Author: Robert Day Title: The Flat Earth Society writes: +gt;+gt;3. Contac

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====================================================================== Author: Robert Day Title: The Flat Earth Society ====================================================================== writes: >>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. (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."


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