Christians must fight atheist giant: Causeway furore is alarming
Well done the National Trust for having the guts to face down militant atheists and humanists and have Biblical Creation as part of the famous Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre display in north Antrim.
Evangelical Christians across the North should take heart from this recognition and now campaign for a Creationist point of view to be given equal status in Belfast 's Ulster Museum and Armagh Planetarium. And with Stormont Education boss John O'Dowd launching his review of school reforms, now is the time for Christian Churches to ensure Creationism is a fundamental part of the curriculum.
What is really alarming is the hysterical reaction to the National Trust's very sensible Causeway decision on Creation from the weird band of anti-Christian militants. They are not interested in the debate on how the famous Causeway stones were formed. As a staunch Creationist myself, I faithfully believe the Biblical Genesis account. If these militants had their way, Christianity itself would be banned.
Christian Churches should be prepared for the terrible outcome that the National Trust could recant, surrender to the anti-God militants and remove the Creationist display.
Our churches need to face the bitter medicine that the fate of this display is a battle for the very future of the Christian faith in Ireland. Lose the Causeway battle, and the war is over.
The erosion of Christian values will then continue unabated. This was clearly demonstrated in a rather sinister Facebook site which has appeared in recent days called Remove Creationist Display From Giant Causeway Visitor Centre.
I made the mistake of thinking that it could be a site for reasoned debate. So I joined the site and gave it two of my Fearless Flying Columns criticising evolution and calling on the Christian Churches to halt the rot in our faith.
I have never encountered such hatred and bile against the Christian faith as I endured as a result of these two articles, culminating in a telephone call to step up my personal security.
If ever Irish Christianity needed a wake-up call, it came from some of the viciously anti-God reactions. Here are some of the more violent reactions I got from across the world. So much for the concept of free speech.
"But are we not all sick to death of the f**king religious freaks on this planet. I for one can only take so much of the idiotic fairy tales and bronze age mythology without wanting to run up and punch one of them square in the forehead. I have fantasies that imposing that velocity of a knock to the brain might knock some sense in the f**kers."
"Bring back the Coliseum. There are many starving lions in Africa. Please donate a Christian today."
"This man speaks and raises awareness of a debate in our society. Not Creation, abortion. Is it too late to abort him now?"
"Silly backward John. May try being born again, this time by reading a book or two that isn't the Bible."
"You're a deluded cretin."
Who needs Islamophobia when we have such anti-Christian hatred? Such hysterical rantings from militant atheists have made our Emerald Isle the laughing stock of the globe again.