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Featured The Bible Erroneously Says the Earth is Flat

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Hubert Farnsworth, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Hubert Farnsworth

    Hubert Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    As I have emphasized several times before, the bible clearly states that the earth is flat. In another thread, I made the conclusion that a fundamentalist Christian who actually believes the bible is the true word of God and means what it says would not only believe in a flat earth, but would also adhere to the idea that belief in a spherical (or technically ellipsoidal ) earth is Satanic, as well as a damnable sin, since fundamentalist Christians believe that to be a Christian, one must take the bible literally, and that disbelief in the bible is caused by the deception of Satan, and thus, akin to the worship of Satan. This is how they get people to deny their own reasoning and even their own senses. Of course, the earth is most certainly not flat. Yet it is repeatedly made clear that the Biblical authors thought that the earth was flat, and also stationary. A book written by a god would not contain such a laughable error.

    Others have accused me of copying and pasting out-of-context verses from "atheist" sites to show that the biblical authors believed in a flat earth. However, there are groups of Christians who take the bible literally and use it to argue for belief in a flat earth. Here is a link to a Christian apologetics website that quotes 75 biblical verses that state the earth is flat. 75 Bible Verses Prove Flat Earth

    Additionally, the Christian apologist author provides commentary about the verses and their context, showing that they do indeed teach that the earth is flat. He then goes on various tirades about how the spherical earth is a teaching of Satan and an evil deception. This is a serious problem. Similar to the young-earth creationist crowd, there are actually people who are raising their children to blindly follow an erroneous book rather than to actually learn why the earth is not flat.
     
  2. Terry Sampson

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    Uhhh, ... it isn't?

    Orlando Ferguson Flat Earth Map.jpg

    I suppose next you're gonna tell me that there aren't four angels at the four corners. Sheesh! you're a real party-pooper. :D
     
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  3. Darkforbid

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    Ironically: the leading flat-earther today is an evolutionist.
     
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    Really?? What's his/her name?
     
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    Daniel Shenton's “Flat Earth Society”
     
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    I don't think any scholar has believed the flat earth since 500bc
     
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    I don't get what this irony is.

    What does evolution have to do with biblical belief and a flat earth?
     
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    People who believe in the Bible (more or less) and deny evolution but have figured out that the earth is not flat can use him as an example of how ridiculous it is to believe in evolution. Its ironic in rather ironic sense.
     
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    I wanted to join the Fat Earth Society, but they told me I wasn't fat enough.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Hockeycowboy

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    Really!? That's not true?? You mean, there are no corners to the planet? Hmph!!

    What lies!!

    And my wife promised me that she'd follow me 'to the ends of the Earth'!!

    Lied to my face!!

    Hmph!!
     
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    The Bible does not claim the earth is flat.
     
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    It only describes the Earth as flat in word and deed.
     
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    Yeah, there's over 30,000 different sects in Christianity (hence, differing views on its source book, the Bible), more so than any other major religion. I mean....
    Judaism has about 60 sects (?).
    Islam has about 60-70 sects (?).
    But Christianity? Over 33,000?!!!

    Its like some behind-the-scenes Enemy has monkeyed with it...trying to obfuscate the Truth behind it!

    Care to guess who?
    Revelation 12:9. He's got you believing inaccuracies, too!
    Really, he's duping all of us, in one way or another. Be it with certain histories, with fields of science, with religions, etc.

    FYI, How can the Bible mean the Earth has literal corners, when it says the Earth is a "circle"? -- Isaiah 40:22.
    (Could it rather, be poetic? Secular scholars will tell you this.)
    I guess you want to believe it's contradictory, eh? You think you're smarter than Newton, or Boyle, or Kepler was? Why didn't they catch these contradictory ("erroneous") statements?
     
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    I get all my science from the Bible but then again I use Betty Crocker's Cookbook as a sex manual
     
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  15. Hubert Farnsworth

    Hubert Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    Appeal to authority is a fallacy. You think you're smarter than Einstein, Russell, Hawking? Probably not, but I'm not gonna use that as an argument against theism because it's fallacious.
     
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    You're right, probably not.

    But that wasn't my point. I don't recall them ever saying "the Bible erroneously says the Earth has literal corners", as you're implying.

    Prove me wrong...I'd like to see it. Really.
     
  17. Hubert Farnsworth

    Hubert Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    You're right, they probably didn't. If you see it as poetic language and not literal, I guess there's nothing for me to argue with you about. The question is, how do you decide what's literal and what's metaphorical in the Bible?
     
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  18. Subduction Zone

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    I don't think that question has ever been answered by a fundamentalist here.
     
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    Oh come on! That's easy - if the Bible says something that an 'evolutionist' would agree with, that's clearly the Bible being metaphorical, whereas if it says something a creationist would agree with, then its literal - simple!
     
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