33 Degree Freemason Admiral Richard E. Byrd. The freemasons began the flat earth concept. The flat earth concept is not scripture. Masons are not trustworthy. Earth is a sphere. Read the book of Job. Satan tried to use scripture to tempt Jesus remember! Go read about Jesus's temptation, Satan misuses scripture and the flat earth is a misuse of Scripture. You want a conspiracy? Believe that someone is tricking you to think the earth is flat.