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Friday, May 26, 2023

A recently elected Georgia GOP district chair revealed that she believes the world is flat and that the proliferation of globes is part of a conspiracy,



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... "The people that defend the globe don't know anything about the globe," Weiss responded. "If they knew a tenth of what Matt and I know about the globe they would be Flat Earthers." ...

In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance.
--- Theodore Dreiser (American author, 1871-1945)

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
--- Daniel J Boorstin

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
--- Johann Goethe

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-05-26 01:49 PM | Reply

"Blah, blah, blah believes...." State facts that others can assess otherwise you are a religious nut. Belief is for simpletons.

#2 | Posted by Brennnn at 2023-05-27 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

do tell us who was the amazing atheist who discovered the earth was round?

Oh right it wasn't an atheist.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-28 03:40 PM | Reply

It was an ancient Greek. Hail Zeus.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-05-29 10:53 AM | Reply

Since we're on the topic I can't think of a single intellectual in the ancient world that was an atheist. Aristotle Plato Archimedes none of them were atheists.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-29 11:43 AM | Reply

You know that how?

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-05-29 11:58 AM | Reply

They wrote these things called words.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2023-05-29 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They wrote these things called words.


And they could never use those "words" to admit any doubt as to the Bible's veracity or risk being burned at the stake.

Italian scientist Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for teaching, among other heretical ideas, Copernicus' heliocentric view of the Universe. But what really got him into trouble was his belief in "many worlds". That was heresy.

And the penalty for heresy was being burned at the stake.

So you can probably imagine why no one would ever admit being an atheist in writing if the penalty for heresy was death.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-05-29 01:48 PM | Reply

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