Date: 11-11-09 20:40
Ridiculous. Christians in the Middles Ages NEVER believed that the Earth was flat. Is your information so outdated ? That shows you have been DECEIVED but unable to clarify for yourself.
Read this book - "Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians", written by Jeffrey Burton Russell.
Review of this book (extract):
"Neither Christopher Columbus nor his contemporaries thought the earth was flat. Yet this curious illusion persists today, firmly established with the help of the media, textbooks, teachers--even noted historians. Inventing the Flat Earth is Russell's attempt to set the record straight. He begins with a discussion of geographical knowledge in the Middle Ages, examining what Columbus and his contemporaries actually did believe, and then moves to a look at how the error was first propagated in the 1820s and 1830s and then "snowballed" to outrageous proportions by the late 19th century."
The best evidence that Christians in the Middle Ages never believed that Earth was flat is the ORB of any Medieval king --- it was always a SPHERE in every orb, NOT a plate or disk. It was a SPHERE, NOT plate !
Apart from this lie, there are other lies/frauds propagated by anti-religious people, e.g. piltdown man and others.
Christians don't necessarily have to believe the Earth is less than 10,000 years. It is not important, what's important is that evolution has a probability like having a boeing assembled by whirlwind in a yard with airplane parts (Fred Hoyle).
Even if a castrated man lives up to 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years old, if he can't have children, then he can't forever. So even if the Earth is 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years old, evolution still won't happen.
(As for the Earth's real age, I believe we still need further investigations)
The Beauty, Order and Wonderful Designs of the world point to something. What is it then ? Decide for yourself.