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(Mother Nature Network)   In case you wanted more proof that Romney is going to win the election, the number of members in the Flat-Earth Society keeps growing   (mnn.com ) divider line
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2012-10-30 08:27:10 AM  

i0.kym-cdn.com

 
2012-10-30 08:38:54 AM  
If I was a flat-earther I would have a farking awesome time going on an expedition to the end of the world to prove it. I almost wish I was a flat-earther, just to feel that excitement of a great adventure of discovery. Why aren't they all out trekking to the ends of the earth? Because no one actually believes it.
 
2012-10-30 08:40:40 AM  
The truth is out there.

www.ilankelman.org
 
2012-10-30 08:59:34 AM  
They seem like Libertarians
 
2012-10-30 10:56:16 AM  
I wonder if there are Flat-Earth hipsters now. "I was in the Flat-Earth Society before it was popular. Now it's lame."
 
2012-10-30 10:56:32 AM  
I'm with the "The Door Is A Jar Society".

Have some, wont you?
 
2012-10-30 10:56:32 AM  
They just signed up for the free hat.
 
2012-10-30 10:57:15 AM  
Oh FFS. Screw pot. When are they gonna legalize murder?
 
2012-10-30 10:57:21 AM  
This is a typo. Romney said he believed in flat fees and flat taxes, not flat earths, which the Book of Mormon denies.
 
2012-10-30 10:58:06 AM  
You know what we should be spending our money on don't you? A giant space beacon to warn any alien within 100 light years not to come here. The native apes are crazy.
 
2012-10-30 10:58:22 AM  
Heretics! Persist with this blasphemy at your peril! Recant and repent or I will put you to the flames!

Sincerely Yours,
The Spanish Inquisition

(No One Expects Us TM)
 
2012-10-30 10:58:33 AM  
So they've never flown in a plane?
 
2012-10-30 10:58:49 AM  
Are they the new age liberal hippie types or the hardcore fundie christian types?

/ It's usually both.
 
2012-10-30 11:01:09 AM  
So, if someone was a member they should keep quiet about it right? That is the take away I am getting from this story.
 
2012-10-30 11:02:01 AM  
They're all joining ironically.

Just because Romney's internal structure is 65% iron, doesn't mean he'll get their votes.
 
2012-10-30 11:02:57 AM  
They have flat asses too.
 
2012-10-30 11:03:08 AM  
I had a science teacher in high school (early 90's) who was a full fledged member (he even had a belt buckle). He was always trying to get the class to "disprove" the flat earth theory. He was an odd guy, but probably one of my favorite teachers in high school.
 
2012-10-30 11:03:59 AM  

spelletrader: So they've never flown in a plane?


Look how they explain the horizon.

Link

/My head asploded
 
2012-10-30 11:04:39 AM  
i1.kym-cdn.com

/hot
 
2012-10-30 11:06:50 AM  
WTF is this...I don't even....

Send them, the anti-vaccination people, the creationists, and whomever else is this level of retarded to an island, let them start their own ignorant society...

Unfortunately the dumb-locks always win....
 
2012-10-30 11:06:56 AM  
I'm pretty convinced Romney is the anti Christ. That is all
 
2012-10-30 11:07:35 AM  
Oh man, where do I sign up?
 
2012-10-30 11:10:59 AM  

G.I.R.B.: spelletrader: So they've never flown in a plane?

Look how they explain the horizon.

Link

/My head asploded


so, it's a curved disc or a flat disk, or the elevation decides.

perfect, i'm joining this club tomorrow and time cube's coming with me.
 
2012-10-30 11:11:55 AM  

ghall3: WTF is this...I don't even....

Send them, the anti-vaccination people, the creationists, and whomever else is this level of retarded to an island, let them start their own ignorant society...

Unfortunately the dumb-locks always win....


C'mon now.

They don't "win" as long as we keep fighting them with those strange things called "facts"
 
2012-10-30 11:12:31 AM  

pute kisses like a man: G.I.R.B.: spelletrader: So they've never flown in a plane?

Look how they explain the horizon.

Link

/My head asploded

so, it's a curved disc or a flat disk, or the elevation decides.

perfect, i'm joining this club tomorrow and time cube's coming with me.


"snert"
 
2012-10-30 11:13:19 AM  
I emailed to request one.
 
2012-10-30 11:13:55 AM  
Great A'Tuin approves.
 
2012-10-30 11:14:06 AM  
you realize no one truly believes the earth is flat on that site. even the most die hard "flat earth believers" are just trolling. a quick google search of their user names will reveal they post on other sites stuff that contradicts what they post on their main site.
 
2012-10-30 11:14:23 AM  

Doctor_TeethMD: I emailed to request one.

i48.tinypic.com

Damn it, forgot the pic
 
2012-10-30 11:16:12 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Great A'Tuin approves.


This. It's turtles all the way down.
 
2012-10-30 11:16:12 AM  
wow.. i kept looking at the url to check if in fact i went to an onion story

sadly..no
 
2012-10-30 11:16:14 AM  
"The Earth, shesa flat..."
"The Earth, shesa round!!"
 
2012-10-30 11:17:37 AM  
Bill Maher really sums it up in this video

"When you elect Mitt, you're not just electing him. You're electing every right wing nut he's pandered to in the last ten years. If the Mittmobile does roll into Washington it will be towing behind it the whole anti-intellectual anti-science freak show. The abstinence obsessives, the flat earthers, home schoolers, the holy warriors, the anti-women social neanderthals, the closeted homosexuals, and every endtimer who sees the Virgin Mary in the grass over the septic tank."
 
2012-10-30 11:17:51 AM  

indarwinsshadow: You know what we should be spending our money on don't you? A giant space beacon to warn any alien within 100 light years not to come here. The native apes are crazy.


But the book said they were mostly harmless.
 
2012-10-30 11:17:56 AM  

G.I.R.B.: spelletrader: So they've never flown in a plane?

Look how they explain the horizon.

Link

/My head asploded


I'm speechless. I am without speech.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:44 AM  

kattana: wow.. i kept looking at the url to check if in fact i went to an onion story

sadly..no


Did you go read the FAQ on the site? I'm pretty sure it broke my brain a little bit.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:44 AM  
Remember, you need a lot of duct tape if you're on the other side of the earth.
 
2012-10-30 11:18:58 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: indarwinsshadow: You know what we should be spending our money on don't you? A giant space beacon to warn any alien within 100 light years not to come here. The native apes are crazy.

But the book said they were mostly harmless.


Where's your towel?
 
2012-10-30 11:19:28 AM  

UncleStumpy: I'm pretty convinced Romney is the anti Christ. That is all


And I do believe he will win the election. He's got a lot of the redneck vote. Republicans wouldn't vote for Jesus if he said he was a democrat.

Sadly, my future in laws are republican. I just try to avoid politics as much as I can with them.

I have a very strong Christian faith, that was tested a lot in my twenties, but its stronger than ever as I get older. The more I study the bible, the more I consider the stereotypical republican to be the modern day Pharisees.
 
Skr
2012-10-30 11:22:29 AM  
My theory is that the Earth is indeed flat but the sides wrap around like in old school video games.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 11:22:40 AM  
I like my Earth like my soda.
 
2012-10-30 11:23:40 AM  

ghall3: WTF is this...I don't even....

Send them, the anti-vaccination people, the creationists, and whomever else is this level of retarded to an island, let them start their own ignorant society...

Unfortunately the dumb-locks always win....


Great Britain already did this. They actually had two destinations: The American Colonies and Australia.
 
2012-10-30 11:24:38 AM  
Still seem smarter than christian fundamentalists......at least these folks are basing their wrong conclusions on some form of observation.
 
2012-10-30 11:24:42 AM  

KellyX: Bill Maher really sums it up in this video

"When you elect Mitt, you're not just electing him. You're electing every right wing nut he's pandered to in the last ten years. If the Mittmobile does roll into Washington it will be towing behind it the whole anti-intellectual anti-science freak show. The abstinence obsessives, the flat earthers, home schoolers, the holy warriors, the anti-women social neanderthals, the closeted homosexuals, and every endtimer who sees the Virgin Mary in the grass over the septic tank."


Wouldn't Maher fit right in with the bandwagon as a vaccine "skeptic"?
 
2012-10-30 11:25:12 AM  

JackieRabbit: Great Britain already did this. They actually had two destinations: The American Colonies and Australia.


Good point...we need to make it a much smaller island this time then. And as an added bonus since they don't believe in vaccinations, most if not all will die off in a generation or two....we can hope.
 
2012-10-30 11:25:41 AM  
The Flat Earth Society is just a group of proto-hipsters being ironic and contrary right?

Right?

RIGHT??
 
2012-10-30 11:28:57 AM  
Flat Earthers are like Birthers and all the other whackjobs out there. You can produce enough evidence, over and over, prove over and over that they're incorrect, and they will steadfastly hold to their guns.

I gave up when someone I met, who pretty much gobbled up every conspiracy theory out there, including Flat Earth and Birther, said "No matter how much you prove me wrong, you still won't convince me." That right there, that petulant stubborn refusal to admit when overwhelming evidence is against them, is what boggles my mind. The same goes for the anti-evolution nutbags. You could build a time machine, go back in time, show them every single stage of life on Earth, and they would STILL say the world is 6-9k years old, and evolution is false.

Belief paired with crazy is powerful stuff.
 
2012-10-30 11:29:28 AM  
We should fly them in a plane so they can see the earth is round, and then crash that plane into the ground so they can no longer be a-round.
 
2012-10-30 11:30:23 AM  
Imagine this: all the bumbling, incompetent scientists and their ignorant sycophants in the world with all of their half-baked, contradictory ramblings are at the same time carrying on a great conspiracy involving all of the governments and educational institutions on the entire planet, and only you and a select group of individuals know the secret truth behind it all. What a feeling of power you have, knowing the secret truth behind it all, and daring to go thru that door of dogma and exit out the other side into the great, hidden knowledge of the world that you are mocked for by the ignorant masses for possessing.

Knowing what you now know, will you be tempted back into ignorance?
 
2012-10-30 11:33:21 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: Imagine this: all the bumbling, incompetent scientists and their ignorant sycophants in the world with all of their half-baked, contradictory ramblings are at the same time carrying on a great conspiracy involving all of the governments and educational institutions on the entire planet, and only you and a select group of individuals know the secret truth behind it all. What a feeling of power you have, knowing the secret truth behind it all, and daring to go thru that door of dogma and exit out the other side into the great, hidden knowledge of the world that you are mocked for by the ignorant masses for possessing.

Knowing what you now know, will you be tempted back into ignorance?


That's basically the plot behind the Left Behind books.
 
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