reply to post by notreallyalive
For the most part, the Bible never really says if the earth is a circle, sphere, square, or what. It uses various figures of speech in different
places, but it uses all of them. How do you know which one to count?
They're mostly all figures of speech that are even still used today. I'm sure you yourself still say that the sun rises and the sun sets even though
we both know it doesn't.
However, the idea that the flat earth theory was even a theory is really just a myth. When Christianity came around it was already known that the
earth was a sphere.
However, the flat earth idea didn't really come too much until Galileo's time when the Church went completely ape retarded. However, the first thing
you must go research for yourself to find out that your school probably led you a line of propaganda.
What they probably told you is Galileo was in trouble with the church because he said the earth was a sphere and not flat or at least they led you to
believe that. This isn't true. His "crime" was because he said the earth orbited the sun. Not that the earth was flat. Even the very first
Christians knew the earth wasn't flat.
They, or at least someone, probably also told you Columbus thought the world was a sphere and everyone else thought it was flat? That's just plain
wrong. They knew the earth was a sphere at that time too.
The problem was simply his plan of sailing the wrong way to get somewhere. They thought the trip would be too long so he wouldn't make it. But nobody
in their right mind thought it was flat at the time. Not in Bible times either. It was just a poetic figure of speech used in the literature. In other
places they used different figures of speech.
Also, in my opinion the Bible does talk about Dinosaurs, it just uses different words for them. Much like where the myth of Dragons came from. They
didn't speak English you know. They were probably very well aware that such things had existed, just had their own name for them.
I also, don't think the Bible says hardly anything about evolution, but I do think it opens the door on that. For one, when the Bible talks about the
beginning of the world or the end of the world, well sometimes if you go back and do a better translation on that, what you'll find sometimes it
actually means age and not world. The beginning of the age or end of the age.
Also, one view is that the Bible talks about kinds of animals. That animals come in kinds. It's saying that all the animals fit into their kinds of
what they originally came from, but it never says anymore than that really.
Anyway, I'm not really sure what your point is.
[edit on 26-8-2009 by tinfoilman]