Originally Posted by morca007
Fact: The Catholic church actively tried to suppress findings that the earth orbited the sun, because it conflicted with what the church said.
Also, circle =/= Sphere
Catholic church does not = Bible or Christianity. No where in the Bible does it say that the solar system is geocentric. They also didn't cover all 2400 years of suppression.
Originally Posted by StockClassBaller
Circles are two dimensional. That means circles are flat. While circles may not have corners, they do have edges.
In this case from Isaiah, we don't know if it's a 2-d circle or a sphere as viewed from the side. It's like how the sun appears to be a 2-d circle from earth even though it's really a sphere. You cannot take that verse and assume that's it's a literal circle. Either way the Bible doesn't say the earth is flat or square either.
Another one of many examples of the Bible explaining science well before man:
Job 26:7 - "He hangs the earth on nothing". This was in the age (1500 B.C.) when man thought the earth sat on a foundation of a large animal or a giant. Not only was man wrong again, but what shape is easily "hung" in a stationary position? That's right, a sphere. Now God's Word doesn't specifically say a sphere, but again it will never say that earth is a flat object.
How can we say evolution is true when man has been wrong time and time again? Only in our ignorance of God can we do so, which was exactly why evolution was thought up in the first place.