Back in March we told you about this event — see Flat Earth Conference in Canada. We said: “This is an event you don’t want to miss, dear reader. We’ll see you there!” Well, we couldn’t make it, but at least we can give you a report about the history-making event.
The headline is Faith flattens reason at Edmonton’s first Flat-Earth International Conference. It appears in the Edmonton edition of the Toronto Star, Canada’s highest-circulation newspaper. We don’t see any comments feature. Here are some excerpts from the news, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Faith took centre stage at Edmonton’s Fantasyland Hotel Thursday as 250 people packed in for the Flat Earth International Conference. Flat-Earthers from around North America came to listen to speakers such as Indiana radio host Rick Hummer, who told them to pull their kids out of public schools and ignore the consensus of the scientific community. “If I were you, I’d get them out of the schools, because they’re not learning the truth,” Hummer told the crowd.
Good advice! Then we’re told:
Presenter Matt Long, a YouTuber from Texas, said he has a “healthy obsession with the Bible and truth” and claimed the Bible is “unequivocally a flat-Earth book.” [He’s right!] Many flat-Earthers believe the Earth is a disc, despite overwhelming scientific and photographic evidence that it is spherical.
The Toronto Star continues:
Most who subscribe to this idea believe humans have not stumbled over the edge of the Earth because it is encircled in a wall of ice, making ground travel impossible, and pilots are too scared to make the trek.
YouTuber Mark Sargent, who spoke and took questions from the audience Thursday, thinks the universe is a planetarium with man-made projections of a fake moon and stars. He spoke derisively of scientists, none of whom were among the presenters at the conference. “We are the new scientists, and we’re heading straight for you,” Sargent said. “We’ll take the cities, we’ll take the suburbs, we’ll take the countryside.”
Thrilling stuff! Let’s read on:
In most cases, it was an unwavering faith in God that seemed to make the flat-Earth theory fit their world view. “If the shape of the Earth is flat, then that means that it’s been constructed. And if it’s been constructed, we didn’t just blow up out of nothing,” said attendee John Wahlstrom, who travelled from Chilliwack, B.C. for the conference. “That means there’s a whole lot more relevance in the fabric of our lives, rather than just coming from mud to fish to monkey to human beings as the evolutionists put forward.”
Flat Earth and creationism — together at last! Here’s more:
Lindsey Clark from Saskatchewan said the flat-Earth concept seemed simple for her because she doesn’t believe that we “came from monkeys.”
The only thing we can’t figure out is why all creationists aren’t flat-Earthers. They believe the bible, and the bible clearly says The Earth Is Flat! Here’s more:
As far as what scientists could stand to gain by imposing such a massive hoax on humanity, some suggested it goes much deeper, beyond even the government. “I think it reaches right into secret societies that have been manipulating us for hundreds of years,” Lawrie McLeod, of Edmonton, said.
There’s much more in the article, and we know you’re going to click over there to read it all, so here’s our last excerpt:
The Flat Earth International Conference was founded by Edmontonian Robbie Davidson, who is a Christian and a creationist.
The linkage is clear. We suspect that many more creationists are flat-Earthers, but for some reason they don’t talk about it. Events like this conference should encourage them to come out of the closet.
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