reply to post by thepolish1
Not sure why you are perplexed, but according to the Vatican the observatory is used to explore God's handiwork.
From the observatory FAQ:
Why is the Vatican interested in astronomy?
Initially it was for a practical reason, to reform the Julian Calendar, like so many national observatories that were started, e.g., to improve navigation at sea; later at the establishment of the present form of the Vatican Observatory in 1891, for an apologetic purpose, in the sense of defending the Catholic Church's positive regard for science; now to join in doing good science in a way that is possible, given the Vatican's other concerns, as part of the consequence that the Incarnation of Christ applies to all human activity.
edit on 9/15/2013 by Montana because: (no reason given)
The Church has an interest in knowing what goes on as "science" can only explain the "how" or "what" happens. What Scripture there is doesn't delve too deeply into that, does it? Is it an assembly manual for the Universe?
Someone can tell me that two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen can combine to create water and that so many of life's processes require that molecule for function; no one can tell "why" without diverting to "this is how the elements and chemicals work". No one can state "why" things have to be the way they are.
Correlation does not equal causation. The "why" things are as they are, at least for now, lies in the realms of philosophy and religion. And I'm often reminded that intelligent decisions do not always require conscious thought.
edit on 9/16/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)
The only interest of the Vatican is Wormwood described in Revelation. They are terrified that this cosmic object is on its way. The VATT scope is very advanced, very expensive, and very private.edit on 16-9-2013 by mclinking because: (no reason given)
My point exactly, very private......why?........ That's why I was perplexed.....but I would like to thank everyone for their explainations.
why didn't u just say Vatican,, here u go
Researchers say star in Hamlet may be supernova of 1572
reply to post by TrueAmerican
"Every knee WILL bow and every tongue WILL confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."edit on 16-9-2013 by StopThaZionistWorldOrder because: typo