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Do you, or does anyone you know think the earth is flat?

My great grandma was probably the most amazing woman ever. I never met her, she died in 1973, but my grandma tells me stories about how she would work in the field all day and still find time to clean house, cook three meals, and raise five kids. I hate that I never got to meet her.

But one particular thing always strikes me as odd...she believed till the day she died that the earth was flat. She claimed that there was a Bible verse that said "...and the angels flew to all four corners of the earth." She said that the earth couldn't be round if the angels flew to the four corners.

Do you know anyone like this?

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caitxrawks

Asked by caitxrawks at 7:08 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I do not know anyone like that nor do I believe that.

    She sounds like a neat lady though.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 7:11 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • no but as a side note, the most amazing sight I've seen, geographcially speaking, was flying to Scotland and seeing the curvature of the earth out the window. I was in awe.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:12 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • The Bible also said, "It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in." Isaiah 40:22

    This indicates that the earth is round. I think when people talk about the four corners of the earth they are usually indicating direction (North, South, East, and West)
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:16 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • This shocked me but...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkrkaH_V7fE

    this is more ignorance, but hey.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Also, before we knew we were just a ball floating in space, the Bible told us, "He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing." Job 26:7 (the oldest book of the Bible).

    Pretty cool : )
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:18 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Cinnamon, you beat me to it!
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:19 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • i own a globe, so no, i don't think the earth is flat
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • No, and neither does anyone I know of
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:43 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Of course it's flat! Stuff doesn't roll away... duh!
    TBandNCmommy

    Answer by TBandNCmommy at 9:51 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • nobody I know believes that
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:58 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

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