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Gab@StFerdinandIII - Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands.  Cults everywhere:  Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from.  It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Christine Garwood “Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea”

Christians had no interest in a flat earth

by StFerdIII

 

Garwood has written a very interesting book on the Flat Earth phenomenon. Anyone who criticizes the reigning cults of today including: Islam is Peace, Globaloneywarming, Queer genes, Bacteria to Biologist, Cosmic Big Bang, National Socialism, or Keynesianism, is usually branded inter-alia a 'Flat Earther'. The current Flat Earth society president is an evolutionist and globaloneywarming cult member, so perhaps a new ad-hominem and pejorative is necessary.

 

From the time of Christ right through the Christian infused academy of Ptolemy [2nd century], through medieval science and philosophy from Boethuis to the Venerable Bede [8th century]; and into the development of the scientific method [12th to 14th centuries] which included calculations of a spherical earth, mean speed theorems, gravity and even the elucidation of why there are rainbows; no Christian believed in a flat earth. The only exceptions were the minor Christian writers Lactantius and Cosmo [4th and 6th centuries, and both were quite insane]. Christian theology does not support the idea of a flat earth, in fact the Bible is quite mute on the earth's shape, though in Isiah it is called a sphere.

 

As Garwood explains:

..educated medieval people did not believe the earth to be flat, and it was neither Columbus’s intention nor the outcome of his voyage to demonstrate to doubters that it was a globe.”

 

Columbus’s contemporaries assumed that it was spherical – indeed, the point was far beyond any sort of dispute – many believed that the stretch of water between Europe and Asia was uncrossable and sailors risked becoming stranded or running out of food. Under these circumstances, what is widely assumed to be his greatest achievement is a chimera: no educated person in fifteenth-century Europe would have imagined that Columbus was bound to sail off the edge of the world.”

 

Only really clever Darwinists and 'Scientists' state that Christians believed in a flat earth. They were the ones who proved its sphericity [see the voyages of Catholic discovery for more information].

 

 


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