This is the one hundred and fifteenth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip from dinosaur denier Eric Dubay. Dubay is a flat-earther and a consummate conspiracy theorist. You can check out his blog here. Let me give you an excerpt from Dubay’s blog:
QR – If the earth is indeed flat, then where does it start and end, and why don’t we fall off it?
I could similarly ask NASA and modern astronomers, “if outer-space is indeed real, where does it start and end, and why can’t we go beyond that?” Antarctica is not the tiny ice-continent found confined to the underside of astronomer’s globes, but is rather a gigantic ice wall/plateau 200 feet tall that surrounds the Earth and holds the oceans in 360 degrees around us. How far the Antarctic ice extends southwards and whether it terminates in an edge, barrier/firmament, or whether it is infinite is currently unknown and unknowable to the public thanks to the Antarctic Treaty which prevents ordinary people from independent exploration of Antarctica.
QR – What happens to the oceans at the ends of the earth?
The oceans are all connected, are completely flat (it’s called “sea-level” for a reason), and are held in by the surrounding Antarctic ice wall/plateau. How far the Antarctic ice extends southwards and how it terminates are still unknown to the public at this time.
QR – Where does the atmosphere start and finish?
This is another question which even NASA refuses to answer. They claim that at some undetermined height, “gravity” becomes weaker and weaker until it magically gives way to “outer-space” which is a vacuum which allow astronauts to free-float forever without falling back down. First of all, it is physically and philosophically impossible for “infinite non-gravitized vacuum space” to exist adjacent to and not separated in any way from non-vacuum, gravitized atmosphere. Secondly, no amateur rocket, balloon, or other technology has ever been able to reach this alleged height where instead of falling back down to Earth like a skydiver, people are able to simply free-float. This is because astro-nots are not in outer-space at all and are simply filming the free-floating effect using camera tricks, green screens, wires, dark pools, and so-called “zero-g planes.” The reality is as the old adage states, “what goes up, must come down,” and not because of “gravity” but because objects always rise/fall based on the relative densities of their surroundings. A helium balloon rises upwards because it is lighter than the oxygen, nitrogen and other elements in the air surrounding it. A rock drops right to the ground because it is denser than the air surrounding it. That is all. The helium balloon doesn’t mysteriously escape “gravity” while the rock is subjected to it, but rather, as was known for millennia before Newton’s silly theory, objects naturally rise/fall towards their own density.
QR – There really is some compelling evidence that the Earth is flat and that we’ve all been deceived for centuries. In your opinion who is pulling the wool over our eyes and, more importantly, why?
The Jews, Jesuits, Freemasons and other embedded secret societies in the current New World Order establishment have been lying about the Earth and many other subjects for centuries.
The following video is thirty minutes long. I know 99.9% of you won’t listen to all of it, but I hope you will listen to the first five minutes. You will learn everything you need to know about Eric Dubay.
He has a good point, as none of us have ever actually SEEN a dinosaur before
Of course, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. He is a Fundamentalist who considers himself a Bible believer. Yet, many of his beliefs are founded on people, things, events he has never seen.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was on Sports Nation today. They talked about several football players who have similar views about dinosaurs. Tyson said (and I paraphrase) we live in a free country. People can believe what they want. As long as they stay away from places of power, oh well.
People have the freedom to be ignorant. And you and I have the freedom to point out their stupidity.
As you say Bruce, people have the freedom to hold any opinion they want, however stupid. The level of stupidity here however, and total discounting or understanding of evidence, reaches new heights, at least insofar as anyone able actually to string words together is concerned.
The trouble with holding opinions is drawing the line as to the extent to which those opinions can be made manifest. Societies are struggling with this one. Religious terrorists may feel justified in carrying out bombings, and actually they are entitled to that opinion, but we must refuse them any right whatever to act out those opinions. The problem is how we deal with lower level, less overtly silly opinions, such as those outlined here. I think a starting point would be that politicians stop pandering to foolish public opinion. But then, who decides what’s foolish? And if they don’t pander they don’t get elected. It’s a tough one.
What? You’ve never seen a bird? They’re what (some of the) dinosaurs evolved to be.
I have been so full of Woo I could not even dance anymore. I have filled myself with such delusion that I laughed at all Science and knew the Devil had their tongues. I was taught that I could be a good lad but that I was born broken and fallen and so every time I made a mistake as a child, I blamed my evil self for siding with the evil one and taking over my life. I held these beliefs for many decades and the harm it did to me still lingers in memory, in imagery that comes and goes. We are free to be as stupid as we please. Children do not have the freedom to make such decisions and are infected and injected with their fate. They are forged in the furnace and get the Cross far earlier in their lives than Jesus did.
I’m not going to watch the video. The blog excerpt was sufficient by itself to establish just how Froot Loopy this Dubay character is.
Sorry, feeling peevish about punctuation this morning. ;-)j