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Lynx

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This is a new thread. A nice, pristine, shiny, new thread.

Gee I hope it doesn't get overrun with people carrying their arguments all over the forum...
 

Cameron143

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If I didn't know any better, it's almost like that's what was intended.
 

Sculpt

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Hey Lynx! How was your vacation? Have any pictures for us?
 
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Hello new thread! Are you cotton? Polyester? Silk? :p:LOL:
 

Lynx

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If I didn't know any better, it's almost like that's what was intended.
This thread was made mostly to use as a statement in another thread.

But if the current trend continues, I expect it to soon be overrun with flat earth arguments, like a lot of other threads right now.
 

RodB651

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Well you could be pre- mid- or post soulmate or something like that?
 

Lynx

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I would have to be in the pre soulmate camp. Ain't seen her yet.
 

Karlon

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call it "the trend thread"! but if it gets old & stale, call it "the defend-offend trend thread".
 

Lynx

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I think I'm on Ignore. Well, can't cite someone for good discretion. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Been kinda busy. Grandma fell yesterday and popped her shoulder out of joint. At least it wasn't broke.

My vacation was restful and relaxing. Maybe TOO relaxing. Last few vacations I have spent in a motel room with a laptop, cans of food and everything I might need - fingernail clippers, just in case - spare laptop, just in case - even a (clean, new) plunger, just in case. My goal is to shut the motel room door and not open it until my vacation is over.

This time out, I didn't make it all the way. Two days from the end of my vacation I got antsy. One day from the end, I gave up and went home.

I commented that if this is all the peace and quiet I can take, retirement might be a bit rough. Uncle Fred said now you know why I haven't retired yet. And it's getting easier to understand people like uncle Stanley and Bro. Danny, who we always tease about being backslidden retirees, they keep retiring and then getting another job.
 

Moses_Young

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This is a new thread. A nice, pristine, shiny, new thread.

Gee I hope it doesn't get overrun with people carrying their arguments all over the forum...
Hey! I love the new thread, Lynx. Nice, pristine, shiny... But it's lacking something...

I know! When I posted the below in another thread, you didn't respond, so I guess you must've missed it that time. Well, here's your 'nother chance! There ya go! I've posted it again, 'cause I know you're pretty busy, and can't be checking all the threads all the time. Enjoy!

No need to thank me - you're welcome! :)

 

Eli1

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All right, in this thread, i will engage because it's clean.

What happened to you Moses to lead you to believe that the Earth is flat?
Was it the Internet or were you homeschooled?

 

Moses_Young

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All right, in this thread, i will engage because it's clean.

What happened to you Moses to lead you to believe that the Earth is flat?
Was it the Internet or were you homeschooled?
I was not home schooled, but did go to a Christian school, so that might be the next best thing? I once read a biography about a late Creationist who I learned was also a Geocentrist. His view was that the bible supported Geocentrism over Heliocentrism, and had some science to back it. The more I investigated, the more I realised there is no reason to believe in Heliocentrism, and that this learned man was right - Geocentrism was quite a scientific belief, and also scriptural.

I think in the same biography (if not another one), it also mentioned the man's friends had asked him why he didn't go the full way and become a Flat Earther. Intrigued by this, I investigated what the bible actually said, and learned it did indeed imply a Flat Earth, rather than a ball-Earth (I previously had fallen for the lie that Isaiah's "circle of the Earth" translated to "ball"). It was difficult for me to accept that the Earth was flat, so I prayed about it, that God would reveal to me the truth of the matter. And I read about it - both scripture and the science. And as I read, I realised many of my "scientific" objections could be readily overcome. The more I read about it, the more convinced I was there was no need to believe in a ball-Earth, and scripture did indeed imply a Flat Earth (or at the very least a foot-stool Earth).

So to answer your question... the internet, I guess! :p (Seriously, I believe it was spiritually revealed, as I had asked - but the internet certainly makes me feel a little more comfortable in the belief - when I started reading about it and became convinced, I was the only one I knew).
 

Eli1

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I was not home schooled, but did go to a Christian school, so that might be the next best thing? I once read a biography about a late Creationist who I learned was also a Geocentrist. His view was that the bible supported Geocentrism over Heliocentrism, and had some science to back it. The more I investigated, the more I realised there is no reason to believe in Heliocentrism, and that this learned man was right - Geocentrism was quite a scientific belief, and also scriptural.

I think in the same biography (if not another one), it also mentioned the man's friends had asked him why he didn't go the full way and become a Flat Earther. Intrigued by this, I investigated what the bible actually said, and learned it did indeed imply a Flat Earth, rather than a ball-Earth (I previously had fallen for the lie that Isaiah's "circle of the Earth" translated to "ball"). It was difficult for me to accept that the Earth was flat, so I prayed about it, that God would reveal to me the truth of the matter. And I read about it - both scripture and the science. And as I read, I realised many of my "scientific" objections could be readily overcome. The more I read about it, the more convinced I was there was no need to believe in a ball-Earth, and scripture did indeed imply a Flat Earth (or at the very least a foot-stool Earth).

So to answer your question... the internet, I guess! :p
I don't know what to say.
Thank you for sharing first of all and if you genuinely believe this and it makes you happy, go for it.
It's a good conversation starter and an ice breaker. :cool:
 

Moses_Young

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I don't know what to say.
Thank you for sharing first of all and if you genuinely believe this and it makes you happy, go for it.
It's a good conversation starter and an ice breaker. :cool:
Thanks. Seriously though, I believe it was spiritually revealed, as I had asked God - there was a part of intellect that came in later, but before I could entertain that and even investigate further, there was a spiritual blockage/blinder which I believe God removed (after I asked Him to reveal to me the truth). The internet certainly makes me feel a little more comfortable in the belief (some years later now) - when I first started reading about it and became convinced, I was the only Flat Earth believer I knew.
 

kinda

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This thread isn't new, it's birthday is Thursday, so two day old thread.

I feel that although it wasn't intentional, it is click bait, and will continue to be, and even more so as time goes on. :)

With that said, let me dirty it up some.