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Chipmaster

Just one question
« on: December 17, 2006, 08:26:39 PM »
Hello all.

I recently discovered your website via a link from wikipedia.  I consider myself an atheist, and generally don't have the time of day to listen to unfalsifiable claims put for by religious zealots; however, your site struck me as being different.  The reason I feel this way is because this claim that you make that the world is flat can be easily proven or disproven.  By easily, I mean that is in fact possible within the course of human life.  If we are to venture deep enough into space (you guys believe in space, correct?) the view of earth should be able to determine beyond a shadow of a doubt whether or not the world is flat.  Also, one could travel to the "edge" of the earth and see if these ice walls exist.

I'm currently developing a thesis, and I think that your organization might be able to provide me with a perfect example or source.  My thesis is not condescending towards your belief or any one else's as I believe that we are all entitled to view the world the way we choose and that it is wrong to try to influence other's opinions.  If you are willing to help that's great.  If you delete this post because it contradicts your beliefs (even though it doesn't...) or challenges your believes, I will also use this information in my thesis.  So here is my question:

If given the opportunity at no cost (monetarily or otherwise) to travel into space or the "edge" of the earth, would you? Why or why not?  And also, would you accept what you see even if it contradicts your belief?

Thank you for your time.

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Dioptimus Drime

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 08:47:43 PM »
Firstly, I'd like to mention that most Flat Earthers (those of us who believe in the Flat Earth) are atheists as well, and the Flat Earth Theory has no correlation to Christianity, any other religion, nor religion in general. I'm not sure if you were implying otherwise in the beginning of your post, but just to clarify all of that in case you were.


As for your questions: Yes, and yes. I'd be very surprised if it contradicted my beliefs, but yes, I would definitely see if I could get over to the ice wall or into space if it were possible.
I'm nearly positive that most everyone here would concur with that response as well, seeing as the Flat Earth Theory is a zetetic theory, based on facts and true results, rather than preconceived biases.

~D-Draw

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beast

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 01:10:06 AM »
I too would definitely make the trip, and not only would I be happy to do so, but I am 100% confident that the Earth would appear exactly as I believe it would appear, but probably more awe inspiring than in my head.  I think I would definitely not accept what I saw if it contradicted my beliefs.  I just can't imagine the Earth being any other shape.

I'm also an atheist.

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Sanirius

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 04:52:17 AM »
Quote from: "beast"
I too would definitely make the trip, and not only would I be happy to do so, but I am 100% confident that the Earth would appear exactly as I believe it would appear, but probably more awe inspiring than in my head.  I think I would definitely not accept what I saw if it contradicted my beliefs.  I just can't imagine the Earth being any other shape.

I'm also an atheist.


if you fly past the ice wall the earth will probably leave you behind, and u can wave at the turtles":P:P

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beast

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 05:05:05 AM »
You should think about what I wrote a little harder.  I would never lie for a scientific survey.