Creationism and democracy

 

Sir, – Letter writers who suggest that creationists consider the Earth to be only 4,000 years old appear to be one-third short of the mark.

The real figure is around 6,000 years ago.

This is linked to a synthetical chronology devised in the mid-1600s by the Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, James Ussher. Calibrating biblical events and persons, he determined that the Earth was created in 4,004 BC.

He even provided a date, October 23rd.

So when the 35 members of the electoral elite of the Democratic Unionist Party have ushered in a new leader, the 6,025th birthday of the Earth can then be celebrated in late October this year. – Yours, etc,

CHRIS

SPURR,

Ballygowan,

Co Down.