And that the discoveries of dinosaurs and other fossils which are millions of years old, proves that our Earth is far older than the mere 6,000 years that many Christians believe? Do I not disagree that if Christianity never existed, we could very well be at a level of technology and cultural enlightenment so unfathomably advanced, beyond our wildest dreams, in the year 2014? Do I not disagree that the Cadaver Synod of 897 (the posthumous ecclesiastical trial of Catholic Pope Formosus) was one of the most bizarre, freaky, and disgusting scenarios in the history of humanity? Do I not disagree that Pope Stephen VI was a pitiful excuse to be leader of the Catholic Church, as his conduct towards the rotting remains of his predecessor, Pope Formosus, were extremely vile and depraved? And that this religious freedom (uncommon for the era) made Dutch science and technology the most acclaimed in the world during this time? Do I not disagree that Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in the 1800s was based upon tangible evidence and sound reasoning?
Do I not disagree that the Roman Catholic Church played a major role in repressing all major scientific and technological innovation in Europe for the greater part of 1000 years after the fall of the Roman Empire? The corpse was accordingly found guilty, stripped of its sacred vestments, and deprived of three fingers of its right hand.) 8.
With the corpse propped up on a throne, a deacon was appointed to answer for the deceased pontiff.
(The rotting corpse of Formosus was exhumed and put on trial in the so-called Cadaver Synod in January 897.
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