One thing which is absolutely clear in the bible is that The Earth Is Flat! In our post we cited at least two dozen scripture passage saying that, and we left out some duplicates. There are none saying that the Earth is a sphere — and that includes the often mis-translated Isaiah 40:22, in which “circle of the earth” actually refers to a disk.
We’re all together on that, so take a look at what was just posted at the blog of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title is Falling Flat: A New Book by Dr. Danny Faulkner Refuting the Flat Earth. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Ten years ago, Answers in Genesis [Hambo’s creationist ministry] was rarely asked about whether or not the earth was flat. We often heard atheists comparing a belief in creation to a belief in a flat earth (implying the creationist view violates what we can observe from observational science, which it doesn’t [Yes it does!]), but we didn’t receive serious inquiries about the earth’s shape.
For some reason, things are different now. Hambo says:
However, that’s all changed — it’s a question we hear frequently, particularly directed at our astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner. In fact, it’s become such a popular topic that Dr. Faulkner wrote a book, Falling Flat, that’s now available for order.
Here’s AIG’s biographical information about Danny. They say he taught physics and astronomy until he joined AIG. His undergraduate degree is from Bob Jones University. And here’s the listing for Danny’s book at Amazon: Falling Flat: A Refutation of Flat Earth Claims. The publisher is Master Books. Their website brags that they’re “the exclusive publisher for Ken Ham, the founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter.”
Let’s get back to Hambo’s post. He tells us about Danny:
When he’s out speaking or meeting guests at the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, he receives many questions. He also hears heart-breaking stories about the impact the flat-earth movement has had on families, marriages, friendships, and even whole churches. [Really?] The prevalence of this teaching, and the damage it’s doing inspired Dr. Faulkner to write a book on the topic. He trusts it will be a helpful resource for those with “flat earth” family members or friends and those who are “on the fence” about the issue.
It’s difficult to imagine a family torn apart over the issue of whether the Earth is flat, but some families really are troubled by creationism, so hey — why not flat Earth too? Hambo continues:
Dr. Faulkner was also part of a documentary produced by The Creation Guys [whoever they are]. It features a biblical and scientific look at various pieces of evidence, conclusively showing that the earth is a sphere [Gasp!] and that the Bible doesn’t teach a flat earth. [But it does!] You can find the documentary Faith on the Edge in our online bookstore. [Link omitted.]
And now we come to the end:
If you know someone who has been captured by the modern flat-earth movement, if you have questions yourself or just want to thoroughly investigate the matter, I encourage you to order Falling Flat. [Link omitted.]
This whole topic is strange. Hambo insists on what the bible says when he preaches that the Earth is young, along with the whole universe. The same goes for the global flood and Noah’s Ark. He also believes in Adam & Eve and their sin which caused Yahweh to curse all of creation and condemn us to the Lake of Fire. All that stuff is scientific nonsense, but he claims it’s true because it’s in the bible.
He’s obviously not worried about looking foolish. In for a penny, in for a pound, right? Yet for some reason he’s not a flat-earther, although that’s in the bible too. Can you figure it out, dear reader?
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