The Flat Earth Society

Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Q&A => Topic started by: oldfart3000 on April 29, 2009, 06:38:36 AM

Title: Who dun' it.
Post by: oldfart3000 on April 29, 2009, 06:38:36 AM
 K k, I have been told about this website by several of my friends(very amusing though). I've been wondering, who started all this "flat earth" bussiness, and is it something religous? BTW, i am christian sop don't think I am atomatically opposed to religion. -Oldfart
Title: Re: Who dun' it.
Post by: Parsifal on April 29, 2009, 08:09:30 AM
You may not be opposed to religion, but most of us are athiests. Also, post in the correct forum, read the FAQ, and most importantly, read my sig.
Title: Re: Who dun' it.
Post by: Apathy King on April 29, 2009, 09:11:48 AM
The ancient Mesopotamians believed the Earth to be flat. Pythagoras was one of the first to theorize about a round Earth, and Columbus popularized the idea. Ultimately, Flat Earth Theory was revived by Samuel Rowbotham.

FES holds appeal to religious groups because it makes the Earth more significant than other planets, and coming up the a natural creation story for the Flat Earth universe is next to impossible. However, as you may have noticed, the vast majority of debate on these forums ignores the possibility of a deity entirely. A Flat Earth and God are not necessarily related.