We mostly avoid websites with which we’re unfamiliar, but today we found something we can’t ignore at a website called The Inquisitr (that’s how they spell it), which describes itself as “an internationally recognized news website read by more than 40 million unique visitors each month.” Wikipedia has a brief write-up on them: The Inquisitr.
Their headline is Mainstream Pastor: Jesus Christ “Rose Up” To Heaven, So The Earth Must Be Flat And Resting On Stilts. Hey — how can we resist that? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
An influential Christian pastor claims that the earth must be flat, stationary and resting on stilts, because how else could Jesus Christ have “risen” to heaven? Michael A. Fenmore, a columnist at a mainstream publication that also covers sports, entertainment, weather and news, shocked readers with two instances of hardline biblical literalism this week, as reported by Kamloops this Week.
That’s a newspaper in newspaper in Kamloops, British Columbia, and this seems to be the article they’re talking about: Did Jesus Christ really rise from the dead? But since we already started with The Inquisitr, we’ll stick with them. They say:
Fenmore is making it his mission to revive the flat-earth movement, urging his readers to visualise what is happening when they kneel and pray to heaven. “Throughout Scripture, God and heaven are portrayed as being ‘up.’ This doesn’t work well on a globe.”
He’s right! Isn’t this great? Let’s read on:
‘”Up” for someone in the northern hemisphere places God at one end of the universe whereas someone gazing upward in the southern hemisphere would be looking billions of light-years in the opposite direction.’ Fenmore added.
The rest of The Inquisitr article quotes other people, so we won’t bother with any of that. It would appear that the rev is making the same points we made in The Earth Is Flat! and The Earth Does Not Move!
We applaud rev Fenmore for his accurate reading of scripture. He’s a true man of faith.
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