After NASA’s InSight mission landed on Mars this week, Greek Orthodox Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki made a claim about his home planet that puts even Flat Earth theory to shame: Thessaloniki told his congregation that Earth is the one and only planet in the universe.
Anthimos advised the crowd, ‘to take with a pinch of salt’ those who claim that they set foot on other planets.
He said that this knowledge was transferred to him by a Greek scientist “whose name he didn’t catch,” who categorically denied the existence of other planets.
“He told me that many young scientists came to the conclusion that there are no other planets besides earth. Their findings have not been published yet,” Anthimos said.
Oh yeah. Totally. And when I was younger, I had a girlfriend who just attended a different school so stop asking me about her.