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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Debate => Topic started by: ﮎingulaЯiτy on April 23, 2007, 12:53:12 PM

Title: A Contradiction
Post by: ﮎingulaЯiτy on April 23, 2007, 12:53:12 PM
http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm

The very first part was as far as I got before the accelerating disk was contradicted.  ::)
The Earth is allegedly immovable and in a fixed position yet it accelerates straight up to generate the effect we call gravity? nope.

...

"National Bible-Science Conference" lol.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Kasroa Is Gone on April 23, 2007, 12:56:01 PM
Well if the universe is accelerating with Earth you could arge that it's fixed with respect to that. I mean...that's what they're likely to say anyway! Either that or the usual: "Actually I'm an athiest".
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 01:00:58 PM
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Like geocentrists, flat-earth advocates often give long lists of texts. Samuel Birley Rowbotham, founder of the modern flat-earth movement, cited 76 scriptures in the last chapter of his monumental second edition of Earth not a Globe.

And they try to claim this theory is not motivated by the Bible, and that Rowbotham did not have any preconceived notions of what he would find when he set out to find the shape of the earth. ::)

I await Tom's rebuttal.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 01:01:52 PM
Actually, I'd love to see a serious FEer tackle this.

But Tom would be fun.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: ﮎingulaЯiτy on April 23, 2007, 01:08:23 PM
This post is completely serious.  :-\
I want some replies.

In the condition that a responding FE proponent is not a biblical literalist I will have questions.   ;)
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: sheepofdarkness on April 23, 2007, 01:29:21 PM
It is fixed in respect to the people walking on it.  The earth is the reference point for everything else, and thus it cannot be moved within its own reference point.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 01:34:42 PM
Which would... also make a rotating earth fit with the Bible's description of a fixed earth? ???
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: sheepofdarkness on April 23, 2007, 01:44:50 PM
Yes, and because the Earth is moving in both RE and FE theory, real Bible literalists must believe in something completely different.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: ﮎingulaЯiτy on April 23, 2007, 01:51:13 PM
Thats what makes it a contradiction.  ;)
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Tom Bishop on April 23, 2007, 07:29:36 PM
I'm an Athiest myself, but I can provide light on where UA came from. The Universal Accelerator was included when the Flat Earth Society looked into the night skies and noticed that the cosmos were slowly expanding and accelerating away from each itself. This is called the expanding universe, and is prime proof for the Universal Accelerator in action.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerating_universe
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 08:17:13 PM
Or maybe it's proof of the Big Bang, as real scientists treat it.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Tom Bishop on April 23, 2007, 08:32:33 PM
Do you believe that the Big Bang is still happening, then?
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 08:33:48 PM
I believe that the outward acceleration of the universe that started with the Big Bang is still happening, yes. ::)
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Tom Bishop on April 23, 2007, 08:38:07 PM
That's right, I bet you'd automatically believe anything that sounded remotely convincing without checking it out for yourself. Since you're so prone to deception, maybe you should make http://www.gullible.info your homepage.

Tell me, REC, where's your proof that the Earth is a whirling globe?
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 08:41:29 PM
You're hilarious, Tom.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: TheEngineer on April 23, 2007, 09:02:26 PM
Thats what makes it a contradiction.  ;)
But the earth is stationary.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: TheEngineer on April 23, 2007, 09:02:43 PM
I believe that the outward acceleration of the universe that started with the Big Bang is still happening, yes. ::)
What?
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 09:40:25 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_bang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_bang)

Read the first paragraph, chief.
Title: Re: A Contradiction
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on April 23, 2007, 09:44:52 PM
Or, were you referring to my saying "acceleration" instead of "expansion"? ???

Honest mistake. :)  You FEers, such sticklers.