Jerry Avins <jya at ieee.org> wrote in message news:<3DF90C4E.54C2ECCC at ieee.org>...
> We agree about much of this. Devising religious edicts to get people to
> do what is good for them may at one time have been sound governance, but
> it hardly leads to sound theology. Similarly, that a prophet should have
> spoken of "gather[ing] the remnants from the four corners of the earth"
> ought not be taken as evidence that Earth is rectangular or even flat.
The Earth is Flat based upon the Atlas being a Flat piece if paper.