The movement lives on with, among others, Joe Bannister - Agent of Truth. What is preposterous, besides the arguments themselves, is that they always lose in court except for the occasional criminal acquittal using the Cheek defense, In order for them to be right, there would have to be a conspiracy involving the entire federal judiciary among others.
What I finally realized is that conspiracies of that scope and much larger are part of the world view of Kent Hovind, who while claiming not to be a tax protester, played one in court and prison and the continual promotion of his innocence narrative.
And Young Earth Creationism, the notion that real science supports a hyper-literal reading of Genesis that allows you to arrive at the age of the universe by summing up begats and tacking on six days requires an even grander conspiracy. The biology, geology and astronomy departments in every university have to be in on it - just for starters.
There is a continuum that comes with using the Bible as a science textbook. Form YEC, you move to geocentrism. And the next step is flat earth (Usually a disc sort of shape). I'll spare you the scriptural argument, other than to note that it is pretty compelling. The people who wrote the texts that eventually became the Bible probably mostly believed that they lived on a firmament supported by pillars to the extent that they thought about the issue at all.
The scale of the conspiracy to deceive us into believing in a roughly spherical earth revolving around the sun if that is not true is mind boggling. It's not just the professors, There has to be a lot of technology like GPS and even pre electronic aviation and maritime navigation that works differently than we think it works.So the moon landing was a fake. Maybe. But GPS really works because of ground stations not satellites and nobody is talking about that?
Regardless, it turns out that geocentrism and flat earth are bridges too far for Kent Hovind, And that has the flat earth Christians very upset because he is such a solid guy on evolution and creation that it is so disappointing that he does not take the next obvious step into a biblical world view.
To end this perhaps too long introduction, that is what I asked Lamar to look into and here is his report. - PJR
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