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  1. This whole article is worth reading and literally "flattens" THEE "flat" Earth Idiocracy. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/earth/is-the-earth-flat/ Here is an excerpt: Accusation of Christianity In the late nineteenth century, two atheistic skeptics, Andrew Dickson White and John Draper, created the conflict thesis that Christianity held back the progress of science. One of their major arguments was that throughout the Middle Ages the church had taught that the earth was flat. In creating this myth, Draper and White suggested that the churchcould redeem itself for this supposed error on the earth’s shape by getting in on the ground floor of Darwinism. This ploy was very successful in that much of the church capitulated on evolution. It also falsely altered history. It is this false version of history that most people have learned. Descent into the Rabbit Hole Within days of my conversation with the people about the young man who espoused a flat earth, I had two additional, yet independent, conversations with people having similar concerns about two other Christian young people. However, while the first young man merely talked about a flat earth as an intellectual exercise, these two young men apparently had become convinced that the earth may actually be flat. With three conversations over less than a week, I wondered, “Is there something going on out there?” There had been a few warning signs along the way. During the previous six months I had been asked about the flat earth several times. One was from the department that handles correspondences and questions directed to Answers in Genesis. It seems that people submit a question about this to Answers in Genesis often enough. Two of our speakers here at Answers in Genesis recently had received questions about the flat earth while traveling. Two other creation speakers not associated with Answers in Genesis had asked me about it. More recently I had someone raise this question after a talk that I gave at the Creation Museum. All of this suggested that there must be some sort of movement out there within Christianity promoting the flat earth. This immediately raised two questions: who are the people responsible for this recent interest in a flat earth, and what is their motivation? The search for those answers required that I disappear inside the flat-earth rabbit hole in the Internet for a while. Before I share what I found, I need to make one point very clear—as in the story of Alice in Wonderland, not everything is as it appears. Most people are aware that there is a Flat Earth Society, thinking that the Flat Earth Society is a serious group of people dedicated to promoting their own peculiar view of the world. The situation is far murkier than that. Actually, there have been several Flat Earth Societies. Some of them clearly have been tongue-in-cheek, while others appear to be far more serious. Some flat earth advocates obviously are having fun, and they don’t seem to mind if their audience is in on the gag. However, some people promoting aflat earth appear to enjoy watching people squirm uncomfortably when confronted with an argument that they disagree with but can’t quite manage to refute. Of course, these people are not about to let on that they are anything but serious about the flat earth. This is perverse. Examples of Flat-Earth Proponents An example of someone who may not be serious about the earth being flat is Matthew Boylan. According to some sources on the flat earth, Boylan is an artist who was an independent contractor with NASA. He supposedly left that job after NASA employees took him into their confidence and invited him to join the conspiracy promoting the lie that the earth is spherical. According to Boylan, NASA fakes nearly everything that it does. Boylan has several videos on the Internet, but some of them appear to be comedy routines. For instance, this videohas an audience that reacts as if audience members understood that they were watching a comedy routine. Boylan’s delivery, including his frequent use of profanity, is similar to so many comedy routines today. In this routine, Boylan included a photo that he says shows the Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) landing on the moon. According to him, because there had to be a camera crew already on the moon to take the photo, NASA faked the moon landing. However, the photograph clearly shows the curved edge of the moon, indicating that the LEM was far above the lunar surface. Actually, this photo was taken by Michael Collins, who remained aboard the Apollo 11 Command Module (CM), as the two other astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon. Collins took the photo shortly after separation of the LEM from the CM. Similarly, Boylan shows an image of the Galileo probe arriving at Jupiter. Boylan mockingly notes that the Galileo probe must have been followed very closely by another spacecraft carrying a camera. NASA frequently produces this sort of image of spacecraft superimposed with an image of some space object relevant to the spacecraft. In other words, this is an artist’s rendition. As an artist, Boylan must understand this. He must be very amused that so many people think that he is serious. All this to say "flat" Earth is as real as the Tooth Faery, Santa Claus, AND/OR Easter Bunny. Sure, entertainment at best while the article does mention, "Some flat earth advocates obviously are having fun, and they don’t seem to mind if their audience is in on the gag. However, some people promoting aflat earth appear to enjoy watching people squirm uncomfortably when confronted with an argument that they disagree with but can’t quite manage to refute. Of course, these people are not about to let on that they are anything but serious about the flat earth. This is perverse." So, "flat" Earth can be dismissed for what it REALLY IS!!! NONSENSE to the knowing and perceiving AND STUPID for the most casual observers.
  2. Yep. They want to annihilate the truth tellers. Yep. They want to obfuscate the 15th Amendment. Fortieth Congress of the United States of America; At the third Session, Begun and held at the city of Washington, on Monday, the seventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. A Resolution Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring) that the following article be proposed to the legislature of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely: Article XV. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude— Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/15th-amendment Yeah, the Snowflake And Buttercup Idiot Brigade Volunteer Forces applying Distract, Dissuade, Deflect AND LIE ABOUT THEE WHOLE THING!!!
  3. When Galileo pointed his telescope into the night sky in 1610, he saw for the first time in human history that moons orbited Jupiter. If Aristotle were right about all things orbiting Earth, then these moons could not exist. Galileo also observed the phases of Venus, which proved that the planet orbits the Sun.Jul 7, 2009
  4. Hmmmmm................... So, YOU, @bigwave, LIE about the Earth being "flat" THEN babble prolifically about nonsensical "flat" Earth idiocy???!!! So, @bigwave, affirm OR deny the statements POSITED EARLIER:
  5. John Calvin did not know much of ANYTHING. I grew up in a Reformed Church and was taught Calvinist teachings. As I matured in God The Son Jesus Christ, I realized the ONLY teacher is God The Holy Spirit NOT any "extra" Biblical prolific babblings like Calvinism about the Bible OR Reality. God The Holy Spirit reveals the TRUTH of Scripture NOT some "man" writing about the TRUTH of the Bible. John 14:15-31 New International Version Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” 22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. 25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave. Any tools HE uses MUST be kept in PROPER perspective and NOT confused with the DIVINE CRAFTSMAN!!! Matthew 24:35 New International Version 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. I'll stick with HIS words. ALL else will burn away. 1 Corinthians 3:12-14 New International Version 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. Matthew 7:24-26 New International Version The Wise and Foolish Builders 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. Yeah, what JESUS said NOT man.
  6. WHAT A STUPID VIDEO. THEE Earth was created SPHERICAL (geoidal) NOT "flat". "flat" Earth. "flat" Earth IS INCREDIBLY STUPID!!!
  7. Here by YOUR OWN words, @ladyGrace'sDaddy, YOU demonstrate "flat" Earth is a LIE AND ARE DELIBERATELY IGNORANT OF The Bible. NOWHERE DOES The Bible STATE THE Earth IS "flat". Job 26:6-11 New English Translation 6 The underworld[a] is naked before God;[b] the place of destruction lies uncovered.[c] 7 He spreads out the northern skies[d] over empty space;[e] he suspends the earth on nothing.[f] 8 He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them. 9 He conceals[g] the face of the full moon,[h] shrouding it with his clouds. 10 He marks out the horizon[i] on the surface of the waters as a boundary between light and darkness. 11 The pillars[j] of the heavens tremble and are amazed at his rebuke.[k] Read full chapter Footnotes Job 26:6 tn Heb “Sheol.” Job 26:6 tn Heb “before him.” Job 26:6 tn The line has “and there is no covering for destruction.” “Destruction” here is another name for Sheol: אֲבַדּוֹן (ʾavaddon, “Abaddon”). Job 26:7 sn The Hebrew word is צָפוֹן (tsafon). Some see here a reference to Mount Zaphon of the Ugaritic texts, the mountain that Baal made his home. The Hebrew writers often equate and contrast Mount Zion with this proud mountain of the north. Of course, the word just means north, and so in addition to any connotations for pagan mythology, it may just represent the northern skies—the stars. Since the parallel line speaks of the earth, that is probably all that was intended in this particular context. Job 26:7 sn There is an allusion to the creation account, for this word is תֹּהוּ (tohu), translated “without form” in Gen 1:2. Job 26:7 sn Buttenwieser suggests that Job had outgrown the idea of the earth on pillars, and was beginning to see it was suspended in space. But in v. 11 he will still refer to the pillars. Job 26:9 tn The verb means “to hold; to seize,” here in the sense of shutting up, enshrouding, or concealing. Job 26:9 tc The MT has כִסֵּה (khisseh), which is a problematic vocalization. Most certainly כֵּסֶה (keseh), alternative for כֶּסֶא (keseʾ, “full moon”) is intended here. The MT is close to the form of “throne,” which would be כִּסֵּא (kisseʾ, cf. NLT “he shrouds his throne with his clouds”). But here God is covering the face of the moon by hiding it behind clouds. Job 26:10 tn The expression חֹק־חָג (khoq khag) means “he has drawn a limit as a circle.” According to some the form should have been חָק־חוּג (khaq khug, “He has traced a circle”). But others argues that the text is acceptable as is, and can be interpreted as “a limit he has circled.” The Hebrew verbal roots are חָקַק (khaqaq, “to engrave; to sketch out; to trace”) and חוּג (khug, “describe a circle”) respectively. Job 26:11 sn H. H. Rowley (Job [NCBC], 173) says these are the great mountains, perceived to hold up the sky. Job 26:11 sn The idea here is that when the earth quakes, or when there is thunder in the heavens, these all represent God’s rebuke, for they create terror. Verse 7 notes the earth hangs over NOTHING.
  8. Keep posting to DEMONSTRATE the ABSOLUTE ABSURDITY of "flat" Earth "mentalities" THAT DEFY actual reality like gravity AND physically verifiable phenomena to PROVE a SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth NOT a "flat" Earth. So, @bigwave, affirm OR deny the statements POSITED EARLIER: The Earth's diameter at the Equator is about 12,756 kilometers (7,926 miles). At the poles, the diameter is about 12,714 kilometers (7,900 miles). The Earth's equatorial bulge is about 43 kilometers (27 miles). So, WHAT, pray tell???!!! The tangential velocity of the SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth IS: 7,926 miles x PI / 24 hr = 1,037.51 miles/hr AT A CONSTANT ROTATIONAL VELOCITY AT THE EQUATOR. At the SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth's North AND South Poles, the tangential velocity is ZERO. 94.502 million mi As noted earlier, Earth's average distance to the Sun is about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) For the SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth ROTATING AROUND THE Sun: 94,502,000 miles x 2 x PI / 8,760 hrs/yr = 67,782 miles/hr WITH A DISTANCE VARIATION OF NOMINALLY +/-1% DUE TO A MINOR ELLIPTICAL ORBIT AT A CONSTANT VELOCITY. CONSTANT VELOCITY = 0 ACCELERATION Basic Physics ACCURATELY notes objects traveling at a constant velocity (rotational, translational, OR otherwise) do NOT experience a change in momentum relative to the object of contact. Do YOU, @bigwave, see how STUPID THIS STATEMENT IS OF YOUR OWN VOLITION???!!! I had stated earlier I have been to South Africa AND Botswana. THE NORTH STAR IS NOT VISIBLE FROM THESE SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth's LATITUDES. THEE SOUTHERN CROSS IS VISIBLE FROM South Africa AND Botswana NOT THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE OF THEE SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth!!! Polaris (the North Star) is visible for navigation of land, marine, AND air craft in THEE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE AND SEASONALLY FOR LOCATIONS SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF THEE SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth Equator DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF NIGHT AND SEASON!!! Due to Europe AND much of the habitable land masses with the associated maritime trade being in the SPHERICAL (geoidal) Earth NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, navigation could be made from Polaris NOT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. All in all, THESE STUPID AND COMPLETELY FALSE "statements" OF THEE "flat" Earth "proponents" MUST BE SHOWN FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE - Biblical HERESY AND PATENT LIES. THEE "flat" Earth FALSE TEACHING AND HERESY: Must NEVER be associated with the Bible since it is an ABSOLUTE LIE. Must NEVER be mentioned in Churches EXCEPT as LIES. Must NEVER be mentioned to children EXCEPT as LIES. Must NEVER be taught in Churches as a viable explanation of the shape of the Earth since the Earth is verifiably SPHERICAL (geoidal). Must NEVER be mentioned to non born again believers in God The Son Jesus Christ as a Biblical view since "flat" Earth IS A LIE. "flat" Earth.
  9. It is unfortunate that facts and the TRUTH of the Bible is so readily and extensively twisted to construe the "flat" Earth "postulation" as "credible". For example: THIS "poster" notes, "nasa says we are traveling at Mach 88". So, a little math, here: Mach 88 = 88 x 1,089 ft/s = 95,832 ft/s or 65,340 miles/hr THEE "flat" Earth "proponents" claim "Earth" AND THEE "Sun", "Moon", AND "Stars" are "accelerating" "up" at 32.174 ft/s2. SO....................................... 95,832 ft/s / 32.174 ft/s2 = 2,978.55411 seconds OR 2.06844 days WOWZERS!!! HOW, pray tell, CAN "flat" Earth GET ANY MORE STUPID THAN THAT!!! BUT............................................ THERE IS MORE........................ Accelerating at 32.174 ft/s in accordance with THEE "flat" Earth "model" for, nominally, 6,031 years: 365.21 days/yr / 353.83 days/warp x 6,031 years = warp 6,224.97 OR 6.123 E12 ft/s. OR MACH 5.623 E9!!! AND THEE "flat" Earth "proponents" are "contesting" Mach 88???!!! Isaiah 66:1 New English Translation 66 This is what the Lord says: “The heavens are my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where then is the house you will build for me? Where is the place where I will rest? John 4:24 New English Translation 24 God is spirit,[a] and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Read full chapter Footnotes John 4:24 tn Here πνεῦμα (pneuma) is understood as a qualitative predicate nominative while the articular θεός (theos) is the subject. God, is Spirit SO "footstool" is SUBJECTIVE meaning ALL THINGS ARE SUBJECT TO GOD NOT THEE Earth is "flat". OBVIOUSLY, there is NO Biblical inferences THEE Earth is "flat"!!! THEE "flat" Earth "proponents" JUST NEED TO COME CLEAN AND ADMIT THEY ARE LYING!!!
  10. This is why I really question Former Vice President Mike Pence's position. Nothing wrong with questioning the validity of the election results with obvious and credible evidence that wide spread voter fraud had been committed then sending back the electoral votes back to the respective States to resolve. The will of We The People had been circumvented. Fortieth Congress of the United States of America; At the third Session, Begun and held at the city of Washington, on Monday, the seventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. A Resolution Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring) that the following article be proposed to the legislature of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which, when ratified by three-fourths of said legislatures shall be valid as part of the Constitution, namely: Article XV. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude— Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/15th-amendment No matter how anyone slices and dices THIS Amendment, the implications go FAR beyond just ascribing an equal vote to ANY The United States Of America Citizen. The OBVIOUS AND WIDE SPREAD voter fraud REQUIRED the 15th Amendment to be applied. To me, this is a valid issue to be addressed by The Supreme Court Of The United States Of America to include remedies to correct the 2020 Presidential Election results AND any other elected position. The voting will of We The People must NEVER be DENIED OR ABRIDGED!!!
  11. I agree! Thank You for your spot on and value added posts, DiveMaster5734!
  12. So, @bigwave YOU are ACTUALLY denying YOUR, @bigwave, VERY OWN "free" "speech" BY DENYING TO ANSWER THEE SINCERE STATEMENTS???!!! By YOUR OWN, @bigwave, "free" "speech" YOU, @bigwave, are DENYING "flat" Earth is "actual". THEE "flat" Earth has the sun "appearing" in the sky from the BOTTOM UP AND "disappearing" from the TOP DOWN in YOUR, @bigwave, LIE!!! "Flat" Earth. "Flat" Earth is REALLY, REALLY STUPID, @bigwave!!!
  13. I am not willing to put Pastors of Churches on some form of pedestal whereas they should know the times and what to do about them then informing the Church they pastor. 1 Chronicles 12:32 New International Version 32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; Sometimes, the Pastor should advise their Church to Give 'em Watts AND show them how it is done!
  14. Yes, as STUPID as YOUR, @bigwave, "flat" Earth free speech is, one can misappropriate the opportunity like YOU, @bigwavedo, to utilize free speech to promote deception and to advance one's "cause" to the detriment of others. Free speech is meant to have value for the hearers. Unlike "flat" Earth, of course, that has NO value to the "speaker" AND "adherents" ESPECIALLY in feeble attempts to "recruit" others into the OBVIOUS STUPIDITY of "flat" Earth "proofs". *********************** So, @bigwave, utilize YOUR "free" "speech" to PERSONALLY affirm OR deny the sun AND moon rises in the East AND sets in the West below nominally 66◘30' N AND above nominally 66◘30'S. ********************** Of course, above nominally 66◘30'N during the summer months AND below nominally 66◘30'S in the winter months, the sun can "hover" in the sky for varying amounts of time depending on how close the observer is to the pole in the respective season. *********************** Furthermore, @bigwave, utilize YOUR "free" "speech" to PERSONALLY affirm OR deny the sun AND moon appear from the top down during their respective rising AND disappear from their bottom up during their respective setting. *********************** So, I can promote benefit for the hearers by utilizing MY free speech in a manner that benefits others AND alerts others to STUPIDITY like the promulgation of "flat" Earth "mentalities". The "flat" Earth "position" IS REALLY, REALLY STUPID!!! I live in The United States Of America AND can see Polaris, the North Star NOT the Southern Cross. I've been to a handful of Western European Countries AND could see Polaris NOT the Southern Cross. I've been to China twice AND could see Polaris NOT the Southern Cross. I've been to South Africa AND Botswana AND could NOT see Polaris BUT could see the Southern Cross. According to the "flat" Earth "model", I should have been able to see the Southern Cross AND Polaris from Western Europe AND China OR, at least, ONE of the Northern Hemisphere locations. THAT was NOT the case. See, @bigwave, THIS is how one appropriately AND effectively uses Free Speech by communicating TRUTH for the benefit of others. Unlike YOU, @bigwave, of course.
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