Flat Earth...Why It Matters
Flat Earth...What the heck...people everywhere are talking about flat earth. People everywhere are laughing and mocking and call flat earthers retarded, stupid, and using some of the most hateful language you have ever heard. Nobody wants to be mocked or made fun of, but when truth is on the line, what choice do you have but to get some thick skin and let the insults bounce off...
I too even laughed and mocked at the idea, and if you are a flat earther I would lay down a good sum of money to bet you did the exact same thing. It is what we are "PROGRAMMED" to do!
But for many the programming and indoctrination is just too difficult to break through, they think the idea is so ridiculous that they will not even consider the possibility of even taking a few minutes to entertain the idea.
One of the first things you are taught in school, is that we live on a sphere, they show you a globe, then tell you that this is what Earth looks like. Then every time it is followed up with, "a long time ago, people used to think the earth was flat," then they proceed with something along the lines of, "how silly is that", or "can you believe how ridiculous that is" or they just laugh at the silly notion and move on.
Where's the Edge????
If you have ever brought up the flat earth idea to anyone, the first question asked is ALWAYS "If the earth is flat, where's the edge" then they start laughing and mocking...just like they were taught to do way back when they first started learning about the globe.
It is a funny idea, that just because the world is flat , that there has to be an edge with water falling off of it...Hmm, I wonder why that is the first place the mind goes when you tell someone about flat, could this be the reason?
Where anyone got the notion that water just flowed over the edge is beyond me, because every ancient civilization NEVER depicted an edge that you could fall off of.
So let's talk a little about the Hebrew culture and what the Hebrew bible has to say on the matter of the edge..
Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. I won't complicate this too much, but in geometry, what do you use to draw a circle...a compass..the Hebrew word used for this verse is H2328 which is chûg which means- to describe a circle: - compassive. So all the waves are being held in with bounds, hmm, is there any evidence for this??? Any at all? Well let's see...
So let's talk a little about programming...globes, globes and more globes, they are everywhere. We have a little thing we do in our home. Anytime we watch tv "programming" my son likes to see if can find globes somewhere within the movie or tv series...and you know what he usually does.. try it sometime, start looking for globes in the shows you watch, you will start seeing them pop up everywhere.
I was exploring google maps and noticed that it will not allow you to go south to view Antarctica. Then I remembered reading about Capt. James Cooks expedition and how he never found a southern passage around the ice wall. He even charted and wrote about this voyage in a journal. Captain Cook and crew sailed a total of 60,000 miles along the Antarctic coastline never once finding an inlet or path through or beyond the massive glacial wall! Captain Cook wrote: “The ice extended east and west far beyond the reach of our sight, while the southern half of the horizon was illuminated by rays of light which were reflected from the ice to a considerable height. It was indeed my opinion that this ice extends quite to the pole, or perhaps joins some land to which it has been fixed since creation.”
On October 5th, 1839 another explorer, James Clark Ross began a series of Antarctic voyages lasting a total of 4 years and 5 months. Ross and his crew sailed two heavily armored warships thousands of miles, losing many men from hurricanes and icebergs, looking for an entry point beyond the southern glacial wall. Upon first confronting the massive barrier Captain Ross wrote of the wall, “extending from its eastern extreme point as far as the eye could discern to the eastward. It presented an extraordinary appearance, gradually increasing in height, as we got nearer to it, and proving at length to be a perpendicular cliff of ice, between one hundred and fifty feet and two hundred feet above the level of the sea, perfectly flat and level at the top, and without any fissures or promontories on its even seaward face. We might with equal chance of success try to sail through the cliffs of Dover, as to penetrate such a mass.”