Evolutionists as creators—of untruths

The idea that Christians once commonly believed in a flat earth for theological reasons is a myth. The story was invented to promote the claim that Christians have widely resisted scientific advancement due to doctrinal constraints.…

Christian theologians, almost without exception, likewise accepted the fact that the earth is a sphere. The only two Christian writers known to have advocated a flat earth were a fourth-century heretic, Lactantius, and an obscure 6th-century Egyptian Monk, Cosmas Indicopleustes. Later, these two obscure and uninfluential writers were used as the prime evidence to prove that the flat-earth view was accepted by the Church as a whole—or at least by large parts of it.…

The late Harvard professor, Stephen Jay Gould, concluded from a study of their writings that the main goal of both [John] Draper and [Andrew Dickson] White was to discredit Christians who opposed Darwinism.…

In short, defenders of Darwinism who ridicule their critics for being like believers in a flat earth were misled by a myth that Darwinists themselves helped to create.

My two cents

I’d like to know how many Christians have fallen for the flat earth accusation that has been levelled against them.

This is an example of mythology that (some) evolutionists want to believe in. If I were so inclined, I would assemble a list of people who accuse Christianity of fostering a flat-earth belief—I wonder if it would be a big or small list.

Quote source

Bergman, J. (2012). The flat-earth myth and creationism. Available: http://creation.com/the-flat-earth-myth-and-creationism. Last accessed 1st Mar 2013.


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