No argument there. The Vatican Library is unique however, and I don't think if any Myan codices for example, were spirited out of Central America & taken to Rome, that Luther could have or would have taken them.
i don't see the point here
most mayan libraries were destroyed along with 95% of the population by the Spanish. i find it hard to forgive this too.
i do have a copy of the Bandianus manuscript which was written by a catholic monk who tried to preserve some of the American herbal tradition. This was from the Vatican library.
On the Nag Hamadi scrolls and their Gospel of Thomas; if the Vatican has a copy, do you think they would say so, or continue to hide it?
This is available on line in English. What is the problem?
My previous posts mentioned that over 60% of the Vatican library has been duplicated and available in the USA
What is the problem?
Fine it happens all the time, sometimes it is quite interesting. Angelica is the herb given to the world by Michael to cure its ills. just a dumb name.
Of course I was wearing a my sexy dress & underwear at the time which may have confused you?
I have no argument with the proposition that the Church historically repressed what it saw as "heretical" works in past centuries. Especially in the lead up to the reformation when if felt under attack (justifiably and deservedly? so). It is a hierarchical, monolithic organistion based on the structure of the Roman Legions, designed to enforce conformity. Just as our major multi-national corporations( army and government departments) have adopted such a structure for the same reasons.
I do have an argument with you if you feel there is a modern
conspiracy in the RC Church to hide important historical documents more than 60-100 years old. (The WW2 ones might still upset many)
I just don't believe they feel threatened enough to do this any more.
think they have problems cataloguing and preserving their collection, like most ancient libraries.