The Flat-Earth Bible: Was Flat Earthism Based Upon the Bible

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The Flat-Earth Bible - Aug 5, 2005 at 1:11PM
Matthewjc
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I was reading my good friend John C. Dvoraks' blog (htttp://dvorak.org/blog) and found an entry on 8/3/05 most interesting.  Since many of you may not want to actually go to his site I will rewrite his post:

President George W. Bush stirred the debate on the teaching of evolution in schools when he said this week that he supported the teaching of alternative viewpoints -  such as the theory of intelligent Design - to help students "understand what the debate is about".

"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought," Mr Bush said in commments to five Texas newspapers on Monday.  "You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."

Dvorak counters:  "I think these guys need to go all the way with this and at least think about teaching flat earth theory.  After all, it is an alternative viewpoint and supported by the Bible."

Read:  "The Flat-Earth Bible" by Robert J. Schadewald (http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm)

"When I first became interested in the flat-earthers in the early 1970s, I was surprised to learn that flat-earthism in the English-speaking world is and always has been entirely based upon the Bible. I have since assembled and read an extensive collection of flat-earth literature. The Biblical arguments for flat-earthism that follow come mainly from my reading of flat-earth literature, augmented by my own reading of the Bible.

Except among Biblical inerrantists, it is generally agreed that the Bible describes an immovable earth. At the 1984 National Bible-Science Conference in Cleveland, geocentrist James N. Hanson told me there are hundreds of scriptures that suggest the earth is immovable. I suspect some must be a bit vague, but here are a few obvious texts:

1 Chronicles 16:30: "He has fixed the earth firm, immovable."

Psalm 93:1: "Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm ..."

Psalm 96:10: "He has fixed the earth firm, immovable ..."

Psalm 104:5: "Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken."

Isaiah 45:18: "...who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast..."

-Robert J. Schadewald

Dvorak states:  "I wonder how the Biblical absolutists deal with these "truths?"

Now that I have concluded my VERY long post, what do all of you think?  As I said, I found it most interesting.


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