According to the neighborhood gossip, Galileo was broken physically and mentally by the Inquisitors, and being locked up in your home for life is nothing that goes well for a broken man. I doubt if he thought going before the Inquisitors was going to be a picnic. Leonardo knew the despotic ways of the church and was somewhat careful in his approach to free thought. The church is little different today, except they no longer have the combined power with the state and are limited in what they can do. Thank God for separation of church and state in the US. It doesn't work as well when the religion is Marxism and the state is communist, or when the religion is Muslim, and the state is Muslim.