Meet the People Who Believe the Earth Is Flat | Mic


Meet the People Who Believe the Earth Is Flat | Mic – Some flat Earthers identify as born-again Christians; others do not. They all seem to believe that there was some bigger force that created the Earth, moon, sun and stars. “Jesus says he is the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to the father but through him,” Patrice said, quoting John 14:6. “So by him revealing this truth to me, it’s like revealing a part of himself, because he is the truth and everything that is a lie is anti-Christ.” Biblical evidence the Earth is flat: “The Bible does talk about the four corners of the Earth, so it’s very possible that there are actual four corners to the Earth,” Patrice added. “I think we’re contained in the dome and that we’re on a disk. The Bible also talks about the Earth being a disk.” The world is flat “because God said so,” Henderson said. “It is written in scripture, all throughout scripture. There’s over 75 different Bible verses that describe the Earth, and every time they do, it’s flat.” One such quote is Isaiah 40:22, which reads: “He sits enthroned above the circle of the Earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.” One of the first people to assert that the Earth is round was Eratosthenes in 240 BCE, an Egyptian librarian who made measurements of shadows in two spots — hundreds of miles apart — at the same exact time. He found that the pillars in one city cast no shadow at noon and the pillars in the other city cast a significant shadow. “I’m not religious, but I do believe in creation,” Long said. “If you’re coming from a point where you know the Earth is flat, you also know that Earth was created. The two are connected. You can’t be a flat Earther and be an atheist. I’ve never met one; I don’t think there are any out there.” “I guess you could say I was agnostic,” Johnson said. “There’s maybe something going on out there. I don’t believe it was an accident. The accidental big bang theory I never bought.”

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