Horse wrote:btmc wrote:Horse wrote:I know you don't believe what many Christians believe.
And many Christiams don't believe what your little group believe.
I also got this shocking news for you....Conventional Wisdom isn't always the truth.
Most people many years ago had it wrong, believing the world was flat.
When they looked at the Bible which describes the earth as a Sphere, they saw the Bible and not conventional wisdom had it right.
You should read the Bible instead of listening to majority opinions, because the Bible and God are ALWAYS right.
In early Egyptian and Mesopotamian thought the world was portrayed as a flat disk floating in the ocean.
Both Homer and Hesiod described a flat disc cosmography on the shield of Achilles
Thales believed the earth was flat and floated in water like a log.
Anaximander (c. 550 BC) believed the Earth to be a short cylinder with a flat, circular top
Xenophanes of Colophon (c. 500 BC) thought that the Earth was flat, with its upper side touching the air, and the lower side extending without limit
Hecataeus of Miletus believed the earth was flat and surrounded by water
In antiquity, a cosmological view prevailed in India that held the Earth is a disc that consists of four continents grouped around the central mountain Meru like the petals of a flower.
The ancient Norse and Germanic peoples believed in a flat earth cosmography of the earth surrounded by an ocean,
The first chapter of the Nihongi ("Chronicles of Japan") describes the ancient Japanese belief that the world was flat and that dry land floated "like oil" on water:
In ancient China, the prevailing belief was that the Earth was flat and square, while the heavens were round
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