It's been brought to our attention that some members of the wider Flat Earth community have engaged in an act of vandalism in a community park in Erie, Pennsylvania. Benches and trees were spray-painted on. While we do not believe that the perpetrators had any affiliation with the Flat Earth Society specifically, we do believe that it merits a response.
To be completely clear, the Flat Earth Society is appalled to hear that there are people in our community who would willfully damage public property. We understand people's enthusiasm to spread the message, but this is not the right way to go about it. Firstly, it does not help our cause - people do not see kindly to vandalism, and our likely to be left with a bitter taste in their mouths after seeing something like this. Secondly, we believe that public property commands a certain degree of respect and dignity from those who make us of it. If we don't all take responsibility for spaces like this, who will?
By all means, please continue educating people on the Earth's shape. Do encourage them to research it and formulate their own opinions. But please, do so in ways that do not harm the community around us. Let's do better than this.
The one and only Shaq has just joined the Flat Earth fight! Dr O' Neal, who most likely does not need a lengthy introduction here, has recently voiced his support for the Flat Earth Theory after he was questioned on Kyrie Irving's beliefs.
You can listen to the full podcast here. The Flat Earth discussion starts around the 9:20 mark.
[edit: The original link appears to have gone down. Here's another one.]
As we've been reliably informed on Facebook a couple of days ago, the Flat Earth Society has recently received some publicity from Yahoo! News. While their article exhibits the usual pro-RE bias expected of the social media, it's good to see more and more news organisations giving us recognition.
From Yahoo! News, What is the Flat Earth Theory?:
The most prominent of the modern groups that believe the Earth to be flat is the Flat Earth Society, which claims on its website: “This is the home of the world-famous Flat Earth Society, a place for free thinkers and the intellectual exchange of ideas. This website hosts information and serves as an archive for Flat Earth Theory. It also offers an opportunity to discuss this with the Flat Earth community on our forums.”
Every article like this spreads our message to more unaware minds. For that, I would like to thank Yahoo! News, even if their original goal was to call us "illogical" or "contrary to all evidence". Here's hoping that our new visitors have found what they were looking for.
IN VERITATE VICTORIA
I am posting to let everyone know that I am resigning from my position as administrator here at tfes.org. As I have let Parsifal know, I am not resigning over anything negative or any dissatisfaction on my part. I simply want to go back to being a regular user for a while. I am not leaving the forum. I plan to be just as active as usual, if not more so. It has been quite the honor helping to shape this community with all of the great admins and mods we have here, I think we have created something pretty special. Anyway, see you all around <3
FLAT EARTH THEORY? Comics Books? The two were made for each other! Vince White explores this interesting concept in "FLAT" - the comic!
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