Thursday, July 19, 2012

Giant's Causeway III - A New Hope

This is the third e-mail I've sent to the National Trust and the Caleban on the subject of Young Earth Creationism at the Giant's Causeway. Read part 1 and part 2 first if you like. Mervyn and Wallace are chair and vice chair of the Creationist Caleb Foundation, David works for the National Trust.

Dear David, Mervyn and Wallace,

Can it be true? Should we kill the fatted calf? I see that the National Trust has "decided to review the interpretive materials in this section [Giant's Causeway]." I cannot express the joy these words inspired in me - my Fian will be so happy to see that you're taking our constructive criticism seriously and considering adding our views with equal prominence to our fellow giant believers in the Caleb Foundation.

We've already discussed with you the examples of extreme strength displayed in the Old Testament, and in an earlier e-mail we went over some of the many mentions of giants in the text Mervyn and Wallace consider inerrant, so I think there's definite room for collaboration.

Seathrún, our chief poet, was so excited I saw him forsaking his traditional vellum and scratching out some initial calculations on paper! This is a rather significant change for the man; he is tradition embodied. His position is something akin to a researcher and it is to him I turn with questions on science and the Bible. I'll have to translate from the old Irish for him, and naturally he won't touch computers.

Are our views at odds? Seathrún sees no reason why so. We stand shoulder to shoulder on giants, and nothing in the Old Testament rules out giants having roamed the Celtic lands in ancient history. We're more than happy to accept that giants also roamed the Middle East. Although none of my Fian are Christian (we are, sadly, a small group) we are certainly open to Christian members and do not feel we contradict any doctrine of yours.

You may be concerned about our other views - like the Isle of Man being plucked from Lough Neagh and flung into the Irish Sea, or the true origins of Rockall Island. When heard initially they tend to provoke skepticism, but I'm sure it's a reaction with which you are sadly all too familiar. We're sure, with the support and backing of a respected organisation like the National Trust, and a friendly collaboration with the Caleb Foundation, that people will be willing to give us a fair hearing. Like you, we find ourselves in a David and Goliath struggle. We are stronger together.

I look forward to discussing our next steps.

Best regards,

Rígfénnid Geoff

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