Originally Posted by ThatCanadianGuy
They really thought the earth was flat... and since it was JUST men that wrote the bible (sorry again with the no "godly influence" but yeah) and they knew nothing about the earth being a sphere.
Besides which, none of this accounts for the rest which said that the earth was UNMOVEABLE, and that the SUN moved across the sky; etc.
Philosophers, scientists and mathematicians also believed the world to be flat and that the Sun revolved around the Earth or moved across the sky. There are even stone carvings depicting these. They didn't know that it wasn't and had no way of proving otherwise. Yet, I don't see anyone discrediting them as much as they do the Bible, for exactly the same belief.