Do Flat-Earthers Live On The Same Planet We Do?

Do Flat-Earthers Live On The Same Planet We Do? March 29, 2016

Flat-Earthers have been getting more attention lately, for reasons that I cannot quite fathom.

But I will not complain, and here’s why: Jonathan Robinson found a wonderful application for an analogy with those who insist that the Earth is flat. Even though flat-earthers say things about the Earth that are blatantly untrue and clearly wrong, we would nonetheless never deny that the planet we live on together, which they depict so erroneously, is still the same Earth.

And so why do some Christians deny that Muslims, who claim to worship the one true God, the God whom Jews and Christians worship, do indeed worship the same God as they do, however different their conceptions about that God?

If you haven’t quite had your fill of pseudoscience for this evening, do also take a closer look at the “gravity wave truthers.”

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  • John MacDonald

    I think some Christians fault Muslims for not having an exalted understanding of Jesus.

  • arcseconds

    Isn’t ‘doing your own research and critical thinking’ the entire source of the problem?

    People do this for a few hours in their armchair on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and then presume their conclusions are at least as good as those of thousands of experts who spend their whole lives on these questions.

    • David Evans

      I think a few hours on Google ought to convince anyone of the overwhelming evidence that the Earth is not flat. The airline timetables alone should be enough. Satellite photos can be faked, astronauts can lie, but any flat-Earth model I’m aware of would have some Southern hemisphere airliners going supersonic and/or having ridiculously long range.

  • Matt Woodling

    Why do you think the earth is a spheroid and not flat? Evidence? If evidence is the key to understanding whether something is true, why would you think that Muslims, Christians and Jews worship the same god? Wouldn’t there have to be some demonstrable evidence of the gods in question so that their characteristics could be compared and contrasted?