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The Flat Earth Psyop and Canard Against Religion and Pre-Modern Civilization


The myth of the flat Earth is a modern misconception that Earth was widely believed to be flat rather than spherical during the Middle Ages in Europe. But in reality during the Early Middle Ages, virtually all scholars maintained the spherical viewpoint, which had been first expressed by the ancient Greeks. From at least the 14th century, belief in a flat Earth among educated Europeans was almost nonexistent.

“Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life” author Stephen Jay Gould wrote that “there never was a period of ‘flat Earth darkness’ among scholars (regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now). Greek knowledge of sphericity never faded, and all major medieval scholars accepted the Earth’s roundness as an established fact of cosmology.”

Additional historians of science David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers point out that “there was scarcely a Christian scholar of the Middle Ages who did not acknowledge [Earth’s] sphericity and even know its approximate circumference.”

The flat earth psyops and lie was used to point to the ignorance of certain parties, and in particular the Catholic Church. It has been drummed up again by the usual suspects as something called the “flat earth theory” in recent years to be used as a catch basket to associate with and ridicule “conspiracy theorists.”

The flat earth model has often been incorrectly supposed to be church doctrine by those who wish to portray the Catholic Church as being anti-progress or hostile to scientific inquiry.

It is also used to convey the idea that ancients were generally ignorant and not as advanced as they really were. In “Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians” Jeffrey Russell describes the Flat Earth theory as a fable used to impugn pre-modern civilization.

The Earth is Flat Canard in Action

James Hannam wrote:

The myth that people in the Middle Ages thought the Earth is flat appears to date from the 17th century as part of the campaign by Protestants against Catholic teaching. But it gained currency in the 19th century, thanks to inaccurate histories such as John William Draper’s History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science (1874) and Andrew Dickson White’s A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom (1896). Atheists and agnostics championed the conflict thesis for their own purposes, but historical research gradually demonstrated that Draper and White had propagated more fantasy than fact in their efforts to prove that science and religion are locked in eternal conflict

The flat-Earth myth, like other myths, took on artistic form in the many works of art and story telling displaying Columbus defending the sphericity of the Earth before the Council of Salamanca. American artists depicted a forceful Columbus challenging the “prejudices, the mingled ignorance and erudition, and the pedantic bigotry” of the churchmen.

This bogus history seemed to have originated with Washington Irving (author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”) in his four-volume series titled “A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.”

This quote attributed to Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) is another lie and fabrication. The issue before Magellan was not the shape of the Earth, but its size.

“The Church says the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow of the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church,” he said.

American historian Jeffrey Burton Russell traced the 19th century origins of what he called the Flat Error to a group of anticlerical French scholars, particularly to Antoine-Jean Letronne and, indirectly, to his teachers Jean-Baptiste Gail and Edme Mentelle. Mentelle had described the Middle Ages as 12 ignorant centuries of “profound night,” a theme exemplified by the flat-earth myth in Letronne’s “On the Cosmological Opinions of the Church Fathers.”

Historian of science Edward Grant makes a case that the flat-Earth myth developed as a faked extreme assault upon the Middle Ages scholastic thought.

In Thomas Jefferson’s book “Notes on the State of Virginia” (1784), framed as answers to a series of questions (queries), Jefferson uses the “Query” regarding religion to attack the idea of state-sponsored official religions.

The first president of Cornell University, Andrew Dickson White’s advocated that it be established without any religious ties but be “an asylum for science.” In addition, he was a strong advocate for Darwinism, saw religious figures as the main opponents of the Darwinian evolution, and sought to project that conflict of theology and science back through the entire Christian Era.

In Walt Disney’s 1963 animation “The Sword in the Stone,” wizard Merlin (who has traveled into the future) explains to a young Arthur that “man will discover in centuries to come” that the Earth is round and rotates.

For more on anti-religious black propaganda read “The Spanish Inquisition as ‘Black Legend’ Propaganda.”

16 Comments on The Flat Earth Psyop and Canard Against Religion and Pre-Modern Civilization

  1. not a good article
    I lost hope
    I wanted unsubscribe

    very good comments

    I’m staying for now
    give you a chance

  2. theree are questions they do not answer why did us naval commander sail 18,000 miles around antartica never circling it.why is the flight route from south america to australia the route you would take the shortest way on a flattened areahow does matter coalesce into speres after being blown to smithereens in a big bangself adjusting flight of airplanes on a spere no not gyroscopes

  3. Flat earth from the Catholic Church? Hardly…or does the sayer of Catholic flat earth actually mean Geocentrism (expounded by Tacho Brahi, refuted by Galileo and Kepler?)

  4. It’s flat people. It just takes some people longer to accept than others.amazong that with all the insight winterwatch hasHE JUST CANNOT accept what the evidence is clearly telling him. Join the flat earth people finder at I plan on adding a link from the site to this site soon despite your c9ntinued belief you live 9n a magical spinning ball haha. Peace and keep search for truth.

  5. The Earth is not flat. If it were the cats would have pushed everything over the edge by now.

  6. People are testing curvature for themselves and finding none:

    Infrared footage brings objects into focus which should be beyond the curve:

    The bible IS a flat earth book. Genesis tells us that God placed the sun, moon, and stars within the firmament, which Job says is hard as a molten looking glass. The bible repeatedly states that the earth is set on foundations, is still and unmovable. Jesus looked UP to pray and God came DOWN to earth. Joshua told the sun to stand still. Where is heaven? It is directly above us – God’s throne sits above the firmament and the earth is his footstool. Once you begin to see that we’ve been lied to about the spinning ball, scales fall off and you see flat enclosed earth all over the bible. It’s pretty amazing.

  7. Nobody experiences the world we know as a globe we all experience it as being a stationary plane. We do not need to look back in history we just need to use our own 5 senses. Water always finds its own level and that is not possible on a spinning ball earth. There are so many contentions with the globe theory and everyone should take the time and trouble to research for themselves.

  8. Like everything else I have ever decided to peek into, I found many anomalies with the official stories told by the media or the government. As always, I end up with more question than answers.

  9. If you are not familiar with it already, I recommend an article by Joel Van der Reizden at Institute for the study of global and covert politics. The article I refer to can be found by searching, Police report on the Opus Dei network (never allowed to go public). The connection between this most secretive and sinister cult, the CIA and world politics is extraordinary to say the least. Right now there is an investigation being conducted by a professor with hired experts on the fact that he and his experts have already concluded, that the Sister Lucia of Fatima fame was replaced with a fake…..probable culprit in the crime…Opus Dei….founder Escriva (actual name Escriba…Jewish). The site is RadTrad Thomist. It’s a lot better real mystery than A stupid Dan Brown novel on Opus Dei.

    • Cam — if you haven’t already, give “Who is Esau-Edom” a good study. Written by Charles Weisman. A free PDF exists online. The theories presented would help round out your POV.

      Check out E. Michael Jones — “The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit” as well. One caveat — Jones, sadly, mistakes “jews” for Israelites. But knowing this in advance, will help you “chew the meat and spit out the bones.”.


  10. Yeah Russ, it is not clear what the depth of deception is. Maybe it is a psyops that people before Copernicus all believed it is a sphere. NASA (and RASA and so on) have been caught in faking space flight, Moon landing(s), ISS or how the “planets” look like (to a Nikon P900 they look like twinkling lights, not terra firma and there has been no parallax for millennia). Also there is a problem with the rotation and so on – see e.g. comment above. Then we have the pseudoscientific theories of Gravity, Evolution and Big Bang – all given to us by lying freemasons / jesuits. And captain Cook took much longer to circumnavigate Antarctica than expected. What speaks for a (stationary) sphere are the distances / flights (if not somehow deceptive) between cities in the southern semisphere. But it is possible also that as this world seems to be a creation, then not all physical “laws” apply or sth (it is not a planet, but a realm – Tesla). So do not be in a hurry condemning people for thinking that flat earth may be true.

    • Yep I’m with you here. I trust my eyes and senses more than Newton, the fraud Einstein, etc. I really don’t care who thought the earth was flat or spherical, and it seems like a strawman argument to bring that particular point up. Let’s discuss density vs gravity, NASA’ s ever changing “photos” of the earth, the faked moon landing, the fact that the moon is obviously not reflecting sunlight because it’s cold and not warm like sunlight. . That all of founders of NASA were occultists…I could go on and on.

      I thought you were better than this.

  11. Hmm… Here’s a scientific fact: A body of gas cannot exist next to a vacuum unless there is a barrier between the two. Yet the Earth has a gas atmosphere and space is a vacuum and there isn’t a barrier… I have a horrible feeling we will all have to go back to the very beginning and start again to find our way out of the mesh of deception wrapped around us.

  12. History, and what or when people did or did not think, the earth is not a spinning ball.
    There are quite a number of very good reasons or arguments that show this. What I
    find interesting is that no experiment has ever proven the motion of the earth. Type
    that in and get started. The well known Mickelson / Morley experiment was meant
    to do this but failed. Also, the fact, and it is a fact that you can prove to yourself, is
    that you can’t see any curvature from any height. Now how can that be ?!! No, I’m
    not talking about PHOTOS that you didn’t take. In person, with your own eyes, no
    curvature is detectable, and IT WOULD BE, if it was there. Right ?! You can throw
    around terms like “psy-op” all you want, but my eyes, and the eyes of others, have
    no agenda to deceive. Curvature equations for a sphere are no state secret and
    we could certainly discern curvature for a 25K mile circumference earth IF it was
    indeed so. There’s no coming back from that. The inference to the most logical
    conclusion would be what then ? I mean if we’re being “scientific” and all.
    Balls out physics on youtube. He’s a scientist. Hmmm …

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