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JCC [juliet] 20 kids got stabbed in philly or pittsburgh or something

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rogue_Ten, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jun 2, 2007
    It does say it is supported by pillars, though. And the Bible never describes the Earth as round, only as a circle at best.
  2. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Jul 13, 2008
    Waiting on those coordinate invariant descriptions of motion.
  3. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 19, 2007
    There do appear to be a fair number of Flat Earthers who claim biblical support for their theory.
  4. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

    Apr 17, 2006

  5. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jun 2, 2007
    Anakin Solo Revanchist

    Please explain how, according to your formula, the distant stars can move many, many, many times the speed of light.
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    What about Jesus commanding the disciples to go to the four "corners" of the world?
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  7. Mr. K

    Mr. K Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 23, 1999
    That was meant to be a joke not to be taken seriously. What a Lord....that's just silly.
  8. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 10, 2012
    I must admit I've not searched very long or hard but the only reference I can find to four corners of the earth is in Revelation 7:1 - I'm pretty sure that's not Jesus talking, it's written by some bloke called John speaking about a vision he claims to have had:

    "Corners" returns 37 results in the KJV; they all seem to relate to idols, altars, houses, streets and a ****ing parachute of some kind.

    "Four corners of the world", etymologically speaking, seems to have its roots in 16th Century Europe (relating to the four continents that they knew about at the time) so I suppose that the KJV, being written at the start of the 17th Century, may have translated an older turn of phrase into a more contemporary one.

    I can't find an example of Jesus saying it, it's unlikely he would have said it (I think the earth was supposed to have three corners at the time anyway), even if he did say it it'd be more easily interpreted as use of common parlance rather than a specific scientific claim... Though you could, if you were dishonestly quote mining, take it as a scriptural claim that the earth has four corners. So let's do that.
  9. slightly_unhinged

    slightly_unhinged Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 28, 2014
    I like the idea of a three cornered world. Like a tricorn hat. Or a star destroyer. Or something else triangular.

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  10. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Mar 14, 2004
    a dorito.
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  11. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Nov 26, 2000
    A Cool Ranch Dorito.
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

    Oct 13, 2003
    I was misremembering Acts 1:8
    8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

    I believe there may be other references, not said by Jesus, in the Bible. But my main point was to the guy who believes in geocentrism because that's in the Bible, to try and show him how silly he was being at taking everything literally.
  13. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 10, 2012
    I don't think he's entirely serious any more. :/

    Should we expect the son of god to be aware of geography and speak in timelessly unambiguous language though? Probably.
  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
    So have those stabbed people recovered fully yet?
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