Cosmas Indiocopleustes "Christian Topography"

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Cosmas Indiocopleustes "Christian Topography"

Post by flatterme on Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:28 am

The case for a flat earth is both scientifically and historically a part of Catholic tradition and scientifically sound. This is not necessarily easily discernible in today's world given the heavy indoctrination by atheists and the Elite who desire to keep the truth from the masses, but with the following posts, it is hoped that the Church's position is more easily proven.  Remember that it may take several posts, articles, even videos to observe the proof for yourself. Please refrain from ad hominem attacks, taking the time to review the information and please above all, ask questions!  

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http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/za/za05.htm
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Post by flatterme on Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:06 am

The case for a flat earth is both scientifically and historically a part of Catholic tradition and scientifically sound. This is not necessarily easily discernible in today's world given the heavy indoctrination by atheists and the Elite who desire to keep the truth from the masses, but with the following posts, it is hoped that the Church's position is more easily proven.  Remember that it may take several posts, articles, even videos to observe the proof for yourself. Please refrain from ad hominem attacks, taking the time to review the information and please above all, ask questions!  

Please view this page and the previous page once you enter the link for more information:

http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/#Cosmas_Indicopleustes


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Post by flatterme on Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:15 am

Having introduced Cosmas in the title above, it is important to see the ties the Catholic Church has with the flat earth.  The following from Christian Topography by Cosmas of Indiocopleustes, a 6th century monk speaking for the Church teaches of the form of the earth according to scripture. The book dates 550 AD.  
Book II
The Deity accordingly having founded the earth, which is oblong, upon its own stability, bound together the extremities of the heaven with the extremities of the earth, making the nether extremities of the heaven rest upon the four extremities of the earth, while on high he formed it into a most lofty vault overspanning the length of the earth. Along the breadth again of the earth he built a wall from the nethermost extremities of the heaven upwards to the summit, and having enclosed the place, made a house, as one might call it, of enormous size, like an oblong vaulted vapour-bath. For, saith the Prophet Isaiah (xlix, 22): He who established heaven as a vault. With regard, moreover, to the glueing together of the heaven and the earth, we find this written in Job: He has inclined heaven to earth, and it has been poured out as the dust of the earth. I have welded it as a square block of stone.16 Do not the expressions about inclining it to the earth and welding it thereto clearly show that the heaven standing as a vault has its extremities bound together with the extremities of the earth? The fact of its inclination to the earth, and its being welded with it, makes it totally inconceivable that it is a sphere.17 |31
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Moses, likewise, in describing the table in the Tabernacle, which is an image of the earth, ordered its length to be of two cubits, and its breadth of one cubit. So then in the same way as Isaiah spoke, so do we also speak of the figure of the first heaven made on the first day, made along with the earth, and comprising along with the earth the universe, and say that its figure is vaultlike. And just as it is said in Job that the heaven has been welded to the earth, so do we again also say the same. Having learned, moreover, from Moses that the earth has been extended in length more than in breadth, we again admit this, knowing that the scriptures, which are truly divine, ought to be believed. But further, when God had produced the waters and angels and other things simultaneously with the earth and the highest heaven itself, he on the second day exposed to their vision this second heaven visible to our eyes, which, as if putting to use the creations of his own hands, he formed from the waters as his material. In appearance it is like the highest heaven, but not in figure, and it lies midway between that heaven and the earth; and God [130] having then stretched it out extended it throughout the whole space in the direction of its breadth, like an intermediate roof, and bound together the firmament with the highest heaven, separating and disparting the remainder of the waters, leaving some above the firmament, and others on the earth below the firmament, as the divine Moses explains to us, and so makes the one area or house two houses----an upper and a lower story.
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