Friday, January 16, 2015

THE PRINCIPLE...Are We Listening?

I am putting—what is sure to be quite controversial—the following movie on my 'to-do-list':

From the movie's website:

One Of The Most Heated Debates In History, Coming 2015

Simply put, the upcoming documentary, “The Principle,” is likely to become one of the most controversial films of our time.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the idea of Earth being at the center of the universe is a ridiculous holdover from an ancient, superstitious age. Modern science has long maintained that the human species is nothing special in the context of the cosmos.

We inhabit, in Carl Sagan’s words, “…. an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” His words reflect the Copernican Principle; the foundational assumption underlying the modern scientific world view.

Prepare to re-examine that assumption.

The Principle,” brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican Principle. The film brings before the public eye astonishing results from recent large-scale surveys of our Universe which disclose surprising evidence of a preferred position in the cosmos, aligned with our supposedly insignificant Earth. The film explores from all sides the question of Earth’s station in the universe and whether it could, in fact, have a unique importance among planets.

“The Principle” features narration by Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek Voyager”, “Orange Is The New Black”, and “Ryan’s Hope”), stunning animations by BUF Compagnie Paris (“Life of Pi”, “Thor”), and commentary from the most prominent scientists of our time, including George Ellis, Michio Kaku, Julian Barbour, Lawrence Krauss, and Max Tegmark.

Interviews with leading cosmologists are interspersed with the views of dissidents and mavericks, bringing into sharp focus the implications of an alternative explanation for our place in the universe.

These shocking new discoveries of Earth-oriented alignments in our visible cosmos bring us face-to-face with the challenging question … what does this mean for the soul and the future of humankind?

Grace and peace,



Rory said...


Very interesting. I have known some geocentrists and I have tended to hold to a geocentric universe for a few years now. I can't defend it but I have heard the arguments and they sounded fine to me; Also I don't believe the dogmas and the ridicule of the modern academy. I've thought that according to my faith, geocentrism would be more fitting. I don't need it to be this way, but I think some might more easily believe if they realized that they live in the place that is the center around which all matter revolves.

Rory said...

I was talking yesterday with a guy who knows two of the participants in the film pretty well. He says the movie isn't even going to be about geocentrism, but rather to challenge the Copernican theory.

He has previewed the whole thing and in his opinion, they gave way too much "equal time". In any event, I am sure I'll find a way to see it, even if not in a theater near me.

David Waltz said...

Hi Rory,

The content of your second post makes perfect sense to me, for my first impression was that the thrust of the film was to support the premise the planet Earth is unique--so unique that only a Supreme Creator could have brought it into existence.

I would like to view the movie ASAP...

Grace and peace,


Ken said...

I noticed Robert Sungenis is in this movie.


Does Geo-centrism mean the earth is at the center of the whole Universe or at the center of our solar System?

I thought it was well established that the sun is in the center of our solar system.

Does R. Sungenis think earth is at center of our Solar System?

Rory said...

Ken hey. What does your creed say about the sun? Mine doesn't say anything either. That means it is not "well established".

On whose authority would one one who hasn't had the opportunity of observing from outer space the dynamics between the earth, the sun, the solar system or the universe, rely for affirming the position of the earth in the Cosmos?

I am not saying this is an article of faith. Not yet anyway. But why would we trust those who call themselves "scientists"? They change their minds every generation. Copernicus was a Catholic bishop, and presumably faithful to Apostolic Revelation according with Catholic Tradition. That does not qualify him or a pope to expound on astronomy or climatology. I don't know why you would be very confident about Copernicus and the sun when I am not.

If I am not mistaken, R. Sungenis believes that the earth is in some respect, the center of the universe. Nevermind the solar system. Once again, I don't have any reason to object. I know nothing about it, except what atheistic "science" says now. Which is to say, nothing in which I could have any confidence. "Science" (modern science), in my opinion, is completely without objectivity in pursuit of establishing the kingdom of man.

Another of my mere opinions, is that it would be fitting, though not necessary, if the only place where God became Incarnate, was also the place around which all Creation rotates. For a believer, it would seem to be at the very least, a little bit cool. I would certainly like to be convinced that the earth is the center of the universe. If it would not be downright faith affirming, I could picture that it might upset a few agnostics, eh?