The Drool-o-tron™ kicked in suddenly with its sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). Our computer was locked onto WND’s presentation of the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.
Because we’ve been recently slimed by some re-postings of the rev’s older videos, we were skeptical, but that vanished when we saw WND’s headline: Was ‘flat earth’ theory grounded in history? We’ve never seen the rev talk about that before. Creationists usually avoid the subject because the bible is so spectacularly wrong about the shape of the Earth.
But your Curmudgeon has mentioned it. In The Earth Is Flat!, we gave you all the scriptural references to a flat Earth — in the Old Testament and also in the New. So we were curious to see what the rev had to say.
The rev has his own title for the video, which is Testament to the Spherical Earth, Detriment to the Flat Earth. He doesn’t tell us anything new. He points out that Columbus didn’t set out to prove that the Earth isn’t flat. We know that. He tells his drooling fans that Aristotle demonstrated that the Earth is a sphere. We know that too. But what about the bible? Isn’t it the world’s greatest authority on science?
He mentions only the Isaiah passage (Isaiah 40:22) that we discussed in our post, where there’s a reference to “the circle of the Earth” — but as we pointed out, that’s properly translated as “disk.” The rev doesn’t even quote it, although it’s all he’s got. Instead he recites the line before it, which doesn’t help him at all: “Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?”
Otherwise, the rev wisely avoids all other scripture discussions of the Earth’s shape. Smart boy! He knows the bible is a flat Earth book from beginning to end.
We don’t understand the purpose of his video, unless it’s to clarify that he’s not a flat-Earther. Few creationists are, which says a lot about their lack of consistency in relying on scripture. Six-day creation? Oh yeah! Flat Earth? [*Silence*]
The rev is wearing his bible-boy suit — with a necktie — and he’s still the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! The video is his usual 90-second presentation — before the commercial. Go ahead, click over to WND and watch it.
As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!
Addendum: Can you believe it — we’ve been slimed yet again! WND posted the exact same video a year ago — Rev. David Rives and the Flat Earth. This is ridiculous! We’re done with the rev.
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