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Why Majority of Flat-Earther is...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:29 pm
by Garudaman

Re: Why Majority of Flat-Earther is...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:33 pm
by manfred
That is quite easy to answer...

First of all, almost all of the modern flat earthers are not religious people at all, they present their arguments with some mixture of half-facts and conspiracies, and try to appeal to apparent reason, and not religion. No modern "flat earther" would bring biblical verses as his "proof".

It is true though that the view of the cosmos of biblical writers also largely was that the earth was flat and at the centre of the universe.

Here is the difference: a) no Christian or Jews says that biblical texts are guidelines for science.
b) Almost no Christians and Jews suggest or believe that God wrote the bible in the sense Islam teaches about the Qur'an.

We have no problems at all with biblical writer being children of their times, we fully expect them to.

Things are different for Muslims: They say that the Qur'an is written before time by an eternal, all-knowing being. Therefore it is reasonable to expect that there should be no errors or contradictions in such a text, at the very least.

It is also logical to suggest if even just one error or contradiction is found, the theory of the divine origin of the Qur'an, as Islam teaches it, should be dismissed as false.

There are a great many of such errors, which leads to the inescapable conclusion that the Qur'an is simply a medieval Arab text which has used many sources, often used poorly, and which is written for a specific purpose: to legitimize Mohammed.

As this would mean a collapse of Islam for Muslims, they generally try all kinds of ways out of the problem... usually simply re-writing the text, saying it "really says" y when it clearly says x.

Re: Why Majority of Flat-Earther is...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:39 pm
by Fernando
Simple: Christians and other Westerners are unafraid to challenge orthodoxy. Which is unnecessary for Muslims anyway, since a flat Earth IS orthodoxy!

Re: Why Majority of Flat-Earther is...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:28 am
by Nosuperstition
From standard 6th to 10th my first language was Telugu and second language Hindi.For those with second language Telugu,it was mentioned in one of their lessons that the habit of telling a kid that the earth is flat at home and spherical at school must stop.There was a Marwadi boy by name Vishal Saboo who took up Telugu as his second language as the predominant language of that region of India is Telugu.Back then Hindi as second language was compulsory for those with first language Telugu while the vice versa was not true.A great many students with their mother tongue as Hindu took up special english as the second language.There were only a few exceptions.Vishal Saboo was one of them.I have read it in his Telugu book that per Hindu puranas,the earth is flat while science says that the earth is spherical in shape.

According to what had been written by one person at Ali's site around 2002-2003,Hindus even established a research institute somewhere in Gujarat to prove that the earth is flat.