When we first discover Flat Earth, we want answers. If Earth’s shadow doesn’t cause an eclipse, what does? Where are the ends of the Earth? How do they fake space?
We want answers, because the system gave us answers. We are conditioned to accept the answers they gave us. How far away is the moon? Just Google it. How far away is the sun? Just look it up. The government-run sites have an answer.
The authorities pretend to have answers. They control the narrative. We ask a question. We get an answer. We are satisfied.
But when we come across Flat Earth, our eyes are open. We see that it was all lies. Though NASA gives an answer to the distance to the moon, it’s not accurate. And we don’t know how far away it is. And nobody in Flat Earth can tell you with certainty. And that can be disappointing.
When a zealous new Flat Earther scours the internet looking for answers, he finds some explanations for things, and he finds gaping holes where information is lacking, and he realizes not everybody can be trusted to give good information.
So, globers and new Flat Earthers want to know, what causes a lunar eclipse? Let’s back up a step. First of all, what is the moon? It looks like a solid, but sometimes it behaves like a liquid. It can disappear and reappear. Sometimes it seems to inflate and deflate, like a bag. Sometimes it’s transparent. Sometimes it’s not. It generates its own light, except when it doesn’t. It’s always there, except when it’s not. We know for at least one day a month it disappears completely and no one on earth can see it. When you can tell me what the moon is, we can talk about what causes an eclipse.
I’m not afraid to say I don’t know what the moon is. I don’t pretend to have the answers. When I was new to Flat Earth, I wrote about what seemed to be the most reasonable explanations for things. I asked people I trust in the community, and I gave what my trusted FE friends and I thought were the best explanations.
But there are still things we don’t know. And we admit it.
For starters, we don’t have an accurate map. People are working on it daily. We don’t understand the sun’s path. We don’t know how tides or eclipses work.
But this we know: Earth is not a spinning ball.
Nobody’s ever been to the moon.
The sun isn’t 93 million miles away.
We keep on lifting our voices about what we know to be true, and being honest about what we don’t know.
When you come to Flat Earth, you figure out what didn’t happen, what’s not true, what our home is not. Figuring out what it is, could take years. We need years of the right people doing study and observation. Most of us have just arrived at the knowledge that earth is flat, so it could take a long time to get the answers we seek.
A mature and reasonable Flat Earther has to be able to say, “I don’t know,” with all sincerity and resolve, and leave it at that. We don’t make up answers. That’s what NASA and the government do. And we’re not like them.
We are like the sentinel, the town crier, waking everybody up in the middle of night, “The earth isn’t a globe! It’s not what they told us!” And somebody shouts from the window, “Well what is it then?” And we say, “We don’t know yet!”
We’re at the Town Crier stage.
Flat Earth brings up a lot of questions. And that’s OK.