There were a lot of people that knew the earth wasn't flat at that time and even earlier. Education was not for the common man at that time. People struggled to just have enough to eat and a roof over their heads. Not a lot of time for anything else, much less ponder the shape of the earth or the orbit of the planets. I'm not quite sure it's fair to judge people from the past by the standards we set for our selves. We have an awful lot going for us today.< It's kind of interesting to note that in Daniel's prophecy, that the end of times(change of the age) would be marked by a great increase of knowledge and the *coming and going*(travel) of people.
On Monday, October 13, 2014 9:14 AM, "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: Apparently the Vikings and off course India sailors discovered the earth wasn't flat either and way before Columbus. On 10/13/2014 07:15 AM, Mike Dixon mdixon.6...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote: >Just wondering if Eric Kasum would have been born had there been no Columbus, >much less have his education, wealth,freedom to pursue his hearts desire, and >all the leisure time he seems to have to think and write about peace and >justice. Columbus was a man of his *time* as is Eric Kasum. Kasum judges >Columbus based on what are normal values today, not what reality was then. >Kasum compares Columbus to the peaceful Arawak Indians, not the blood thirsty >Mayan or Aztecs, go figure(sorry willie).We don't celebrate Christopher >Columbus for his personality but what his contribution has done for mankind. >Columbus's accidental discovery lead to further exploration and development >that has given us what we have and are today. Thank you Chris! > > > >On Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:24 PM, "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net >[FairfieldLife]" mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com wrote: > > > > >Why do we celebrate this creep anyway? > >http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-kasum/columbus-day-a-bad-idea_b_742708.html > > > >