There is a fine line between shutting your brain down and opening your mind to everything that comes along.
For anyone who has been wronged by an authority figure or system, it’s very easy to shift to the ‘open mind’ side and believe every conspiracy that comes along.
For those who cannot afford to be viewed as ‘stepping out of line with popular thought’ they will find themselves shutting down their brain and completely denying the truth in the face of possible adversity.
There is no better training ground to find the balance than that of the flat earth/globe earth discussion. On both sides of the discussion there are very qualified and intelligent people presenting ideas that range from bizarre cosmological models to Masonic Illuminati government conspiracies.
This discussion would rightly be labeled the ‘mother of all conspiracies’ because if it is confirmed true with scientific evidence, then one must essentially forsake the teachings of our education system on cosmology.
And if we are forced to call into question something so basic presented as true by said education system, it begs the question ‘What else have they lied about?’ or ‘Can I trust anything at all?”
For topics like languages, math, music, art and the like, I wouldn’t be too concerned. However, for topics where questions about who you are and why you are here are discussed, I would be highly skeptical and cautious upon confirmation of the earth being flat.
And so it is very important that if we are going to live in a free society of any kind that we need to be able to take a good look at this topic without ridicule. Anyone who has begun to explore the topic will immediately encounter both ridicule and possibly even being ostracized from their social circle. But one should not be surprised, especially in the science community, if they experience opposition by those whose job it has been to teach the teachings without question. It would be akin to Martin Luther stapling his 99 points on the door of the Catholic church: that’s a big boat to rock and a lot of authority and power to question
It takes courage to even consider that the earth might be flat. If you are one who is at least open minded enough to start down this road, good for you. I have found nothing outside of the Bible more intellectually stimulating and spiritually liberating than this topic and I’m hopeful that others will join in.
At the end of the proverbial day, when the sun sets on the seemingly flat horizon, I just want the truth and nothing more than the truth so help me God.