The rock formation depicted here is believed to have been built by the giant Fin McCool (a.k.a. Fionn Mac Cumhaill) as a causeway to Scotland allowing the giant Benandonner to cross over so the two could engage in a competition of strength. However, a newly formed group called the “Causeway Creation Committee” now asserts that the rock formation is the result of the Noachian Flood.From the Causeway Creation Committee’s web site:
In the interests of the truth and equality the Causeway Creation Committee desires that any new visitor centre at the Giant’s Causeway should include a display and information concerning its origins from a Biblical perspective. Not only do we desire to see this at the Giant’s Causeway but we want to see it replicated across museums and other tourist sites throughout Northern Ireland. We also desire to see the fact of “Intelligent Design” being taught alongside the “Theory of Evolution” in our local schools.
Quoted in the Belfast Telegraph, CCC founder Stephen Moore claims:
We don’t believe God created it the way it is, it was definitely a result of volcanic activity. … we believe the cause of that activity was the flood we read about in The Bible. It says the fountains of the great deep opened up and because of that there was volcanic activity.The other main difference in our view is the date. … When you follow The Bible timetable it is about 4,500 years ago and due to volcanic activity that surrounds the events of a global flood….”It just comes down to what glasses you are wearing.[source]
(Or, perhaps, what brand of Kool-Ade you’ve been drinking.)You will find more discussion of this on Primordial Blog and links therein. It will be interesting to see which of these two alternative theories ends up being best supported by the evidence. Was it Giants or was it a Giant Flood? What do you think?