Author: Robert Day
Title: The Flat Earth Society
>>3. Contact the Flat Earth Society (I don't have the address handy, but
>> I posted it a while ago). They will provide you with materials and
>> show you how to fight the evil humanistic belief that the earth is
>> round with true evidence and Biblical information that shows otherwise.
email@example.com (Bill Gripp) writes:
>Funny, my Bible says "He compasseth the day from the night" indicating
>that the earth is a sphere (round).
All this proves is that one can support virtually any statement
imaginable from Scripture. Precisely the opposite viewpoint is
expressed by the reference to the "four corners of the earth," and by
the parable of Jesus being shown "all the kingdoms of the earth" from
the top of a mountain -- clearly impossible for a sphere, but
reasonable for a flat surface. See how easy it is? One can play
dueling Scriptures all day, and settle nothing.
Anyway, if you really want to know about the Flat Earth Society,
it's run by Charles K. Johnson, Box 2533, Lancaster, CA, 93539-2533.,
phone 805-727-1635. This group is not a joke, it is deadly serious
and manages to publish some of the most anti-intellectual and vicious
(not to mention illiterate) prose I've seen in a while.
For example, in the Sept 1988 issue, we have the tasty little
excerpt, "IN USA today, as in Russia in '20s and NAZI Germany in '40s
full scale campaign to create USA ALSO A BEAST NATION... no God... no
right no wrong no up no down 2 added to 2 is whatever scientists say
it is... Adults today either jailed or shot down... at own homes for
even teaching their own children... GOD EXISTS and Right and Wrong
exists (State of Utah)... bells have been tolling for so long... for
the helpless pitiful innocent "animals" as they are tortured to death
by priests of the State Religion "GREASE BALL SCIENCE"... now ... 1988
... no use, too late... to send to see for whom the bell tolls... THE
BELL TOLLS FOR THEE!" [Sic. Totally sic, as in word for word,
character for character.]
The Flat Earth News, at least back then, had a regular column, "One
Hundred Proofs Earth is Not a Globe." Number 34, in that issue,
"If the Earth were a globe, there certainly would be -- if we could
imagine the thing, to be peopled all around-"antipodes:" "people who,"
says the dictionary, "living exactly on the opposite side of the globe
to ourselves, having their fee [sic] opposite to ours" - people who
are HANGING DOWN, HEAD DOWNWARDS while we are standing head up? But
since the theory allows to travel to those parts of the earth where
the people are said to hand head downward, and still to fancy
ourselves to be heads upwards, and our friends whom we have left
behind us to be heads downwards, it follows that the WHOLE THING IS A
MYTH - A DREAM - A DELUSION - and a snare, and, instead of there being
any evidence at all in this direction to substantiate this popular
theory, it is plain proof that the Earth is Not A Globe."