Another way to be “more fair”, according to @TedDavis, is to REJECT the idea that the Church executed people for their views on Science (which he says is an unfair view), but to acknowledge that the Church DID execute people for their Theological views!
And, further, it is MORE fair to say the Church only put you under house arrest because of one’s scienticic views.
This is, in my view, a rather officious set of conclusions!
How exactly do such “corrections” in one’s understanding of the historical facts change the Outrageous and Egregious nature of church policies?
Sure. Such presumed clarity changes the circumstances of the charges against the church in that period… but it hardly changes the conclusion that the church was most pernicious in that period!