(speaking of satire) I thought this was a good analysis of what happens when young-earth viewpoints try to counter flat-earth viewpoints without also countering their own.
Having grown up under similar circumstances as Libby Anne, I’d have to agree with her that the “conspiracy” nature of flat-earthism that seems so apparent to the rest of us was also quite present in YEC teachings as well. It really isn’t that big of a leap to go from one conspiracy to the other if you already believe that scientists are all lying to us.
I’d agree with Faulkner that too many people are taught more of the “what” than the “why,” but that can apply to religious communities just as much as public schools.
From the article:
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest something. Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis teach that essentially all modern scientists are lying to the public, claiming that life evolved and that the earth is billions of years old when in fact the earth was created just 6,000 years ago. Maybe—just maybe —individuals who already believe that there is a mass scientific conspiracy in one area—i.e. young earth creationists—are especially susceptible to believing the same in other areas—such as flat earth.