Friday, April 1, 2016

Flat Earth Refutations


I don't take seriously the idea of a flat Earth. Supposedly there are some interesting arguments in favor of the theory. However, I don't see the need for Christians to argue for a flat Earth. Nothing in the Bible requires it. Also, the arguments I have come across seem very far fetched. So, in my opinion, Christians who defend a flat earth are doing a disservice to Christianity. They are needlessly  creating a stumbling block or obstacle for non-Christians which makes it even more difficult for non-Christians to embrace Christianity. The same goes for those who insist on absolute geocentrism. I find the arguments for geocentrism more plausible than for a flat Earth. However, I don't dogmatically hold to geocentrism for the same reason. Namely, there's no Biblical need to. Having said that I do have a blogpost on the topic here: Quotes in Favor of Geocentrism

The following are links to refutations of a Flat Earth. Some are Christian and others are non-Christian refutations:

Earth is a sphere. Few proofs for the Flat Earth Society
https://youtu.be/d3GD9gXzUBk

Dr. Jason Lisle DESTROYS Flat Earth NONSENSE! | ICR - Christian Creationism
https://youtu.be/KbYbCB5Zj_E

Blowing up the flat earth
http://bedejournal.blogspot.com/2017/08/blowing-up-flat-earth.html


Proving the Earth is not Flat - Part 1 - The Horizon
https://youtu.be/W9ksbh88OJs?list=PLAbO4DdyTGZpp-IOSB7qUbb_QYYg9ZA9B

Soundly Proving the Curvature of the Earth at Lake Pontchartrain
https://www.metabunk.org/soundly-proving-the-curvature-of-the-earth-at-lake-pontchartrain.t8939/