Christians Who Believe the Earth is Really Flat — Does It Get Any Dumber Than This?

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Christians Who Believe the Earth is Really Flat — Does It Get Any Dumber Than This?

I’m appalled that people who follow Christ are this dumb (or so easily led astray into embracing beliefs that are demonstrably contrary to reality). This level of willful ignorance dishonors God. The stupidity of modern flat earth belief is transparent in today’s world. Space flight (really, flight between hemispheres), satellite communications, space photography (any photography showing the earth’s curvature), etc. show the idea to be utter nonsense. And that’s before getting into the nuts-and-bolts science. Yet some people think they need to believe it to have a “true” Bible. This is mindless, simplistic literalism at its worst. (Well, maybe it can get worse … keep reading).

My position is straightforward. The biblical writers do indeed describe a flat round earth (with other features the flat earthers skip; see below). They wrote about the world this way because they lived at a time before knowledge of the natural world was sufficient to demonstrate otherwise. But I don’t believe the earth is really flat “because the Bible tells me so.” The knowledge the biblical writers had of their physical surroundings isn’t a truth proposition for biblical theology. Anyone who uses my work to prop up this idea without providing a disclaimer that I reject modern flat earth thinking is unprincipled and deliberately dishonest.

I can already hear the comeback. “Let God be true and every man a liar!” Let me just say God isn’t a liar. He knows (and knew) the earth is a globe. It just happens that the people he chose to produce this thing we call the Bible didn’t know that. And God couldn’t have cared less. The writers God used to produce the Bible were not inspired to write about things of the natural world that were beyond their own worldview and knowledge base

 

12 thoughts on “Christians Who Believe the Earth is Really Flat — Does It Get Any Dumber Than This?

  1. Mac Powers November 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm Reply

    Which God do you follow? I hope it is not Satan.

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    • jwlpeace November 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply

      I don’t “FOllow” anyone
      I co Create with the Creator being
      call it whatever works for you and yours.
      Words are not adequate.

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      • Rick November 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        It’s satan. Look at his fruits.

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  2. Rick Rowland November 15, 2016 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Is this a joke? You can’t feed a brainwashed troll, whether they call themselves Christian or not.

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    • jwlpeace November 15, 2016 at 11:28 pm Reply

      i love that it ‘says it” in the bible, but does not mean it line he uses to justify his position.

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  3. Grunt Gut November 16, 2016 at 3:44 am Reply

    Flat earth is not for everyone. Both sides can argue Face-A and Fact-B all day long. In the end, yareally just gotta see it for yourself (the edge). Otherwise, both sides are believing.

    Furthermore, believing one way or the other doesn’t send you to hell. Not believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior sends you to hell.

    Best example I can give is Kent Hovind. He believes in a ball earth, and so what? GOD exists in both models. His belief is not going to send him to hellfire, period. He is not a “false teacher”, he just has a different calling — to wake up those who believe in Evolution, and he does a fantastic job at it. As there will always be non-Christians and Christians alike who will believe in a flat earth until death, so is his battlefield. We need Hovind-type thinking Christians in the ball model as well.

    And so I conclude with this: flat earth is for the next-generation Christian. The young ones are not set in their ways. If the young ones are taught BOTH models at a young age, it is them that will easily see the truth and lies of each one, and come to the conclusion that yes — the earth is flat, but the model is not perfect. This will then spur a generation of new information and uncovered facts about the flat earth we have yet to see (i.e. no forests on flat earth). “Can it get any dumber” is a silly statement. I could just as easily say that about ball-earthers, but I won’t. To do that, would be the same thing as calling Kent Hovind and other mentors and my family members “dumb”, but they are not dumb — they are honest human beings being given certain revelations by GOD. And if they are missing out on the flat earth, so what? No need for name calling. The next-generation will be showing us all “the real facts” sooner or later. To proclaim either side as absolute fact would be foolish, seeing as how most of us have never ever been to the edge, or straight up into the sky to see the dome’s edge. — Nor has any ball-earther ever seen the “curve” or been to space, or circum-navigated the earth from North-to-South.

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  4. Phil Solesky November 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I read this twice and I’m still not sure what his position is. Who is this guy?
    I don’t know if the earth is flat, but I’ve seen and read enough to convince me it’s not some round ball hurdling at dizzying speeds in outer space.

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    • SOC 7 November 20, 2016 at 1:02 am Reply

      Exactly. The Earth is what we see it is. Nothing more, nothing less. We do not feel it or see it spin because it does not spin. We have never seen its “globe” shape because it is not a globe. Obviousness cannot outdo itself. Earth is what it evidently is; no need for a nomenclature, and definitely no need for fancy instruments to prove the evident. God gave us eyes and a mind, but there is a disconnect between the two for the majority of people thanks to brainwashing and mind-programming.

      For those who thrive on nomenclatures, cliques, camps, parties, collectives, agendas, scenes, debates, opinions, etc…accepting the evident is impossible. It is too drama-less and too self-solving. Mankind is programmed to desire to win ANY belief or opinion-based conflict, and when it’s non-existing, they create one. Flat Earth, bowl, plane, pancake, *insert nomenclature*…they need to name everything.

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  5. mambomar November 16, 2016 at 2:42 pm Reply

    Could someone refer me to a link or article that FE can comment on the supposed “Planet X” related weather,climate, magnetosphere weakening, season changes, earhtquake and volcanism increase. So many parts of FE make sense, can it explain these changes to me? Thank you for your time.

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  6. SOC 7 November 20, 2016 at 12:48 am Reply

    “He knows (and knew) the earth is a globe. It just happens that the people he chose to produce this thing we call the Bible didn’t know that.”

    Do you know you will have to give account to God one day for speaking on His behalf? You better pray Earth is really a globe! One thing is stating an opinion and the other is biting more than you can chew! God chose who He chose when He chose them because God is perfect and all-knowing. The words on the Bible are inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, not by men who back then didn’t know much. Be careful with what you say. You are not dealing with a human.

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  7. Josh January 2, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply

    You have cited no facts. Proverbs 18:13.
    The Word was penned by men as the Spirit have utterance. So the scriptures are not of private interpretation. Come out of the deception if you be of Christ.

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  8. Jerry Kobylski April 22, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply

    Is he trying to insult intelligence of other people and he calls himself a Christian? How does he read the Scripture? No where it states that the earth is a globe or spins around the sun. Who is gullible here? Isn’t gullible the one who blindly believes NASA theories with their fake pictures and ignores facts that we see and observe? What gives God more glory the big bag theory with many balls that happened by chance and insignificant earth or the flat earth with a dome where we are protected and have to admit there is loving Creator? The flat earth humbles us and only humble people will understand it. Wake up from the deception.

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