Re: [asa] YEC sub-group & fiction

From: Kirk Bertsche <>
Date: Wed Jan 28 2009 - 16:12:52 EST

I've never actually met anyone who thought this way. But it was
apparently the position of Philip Gosse, who combined YEC with
appearance of age in his book "Omphalos" in the 1850's. His son,
Edmund, describes his father's anti-fiction views in his own book
"Father and Son."


On Jan 24, 2009, at 7:01 AM, Merv Bitikofer wrote:

> I've recently become aware, within my school setting, of somebody
> who pretty much rejects all fiction writings as lies. And come to
> think of it, I have a very conservative home-schooling relative
> who, at the moment, I can't remember her daughters reading any
> fiction works either --and now I wonder if she feels the same
> way. (Maybe they read Pilgrim's Progress --I'll have to check.)
> They read lots of history and biographies & such. Is there a large
> community within YEC that feels this way? When my colleague asked
> the first person about parables in the Bible, she immediately was
> inflamed with the suggestion that any parable wouldn't be
> historical. "My God does not lie!" My friend wasn't sure what
> she would do with Nathan telling David fiction a story about a rich
> man, poor man, and his sheep --or probably other places where
> fiction was used to make a point as well. How would you respond?
> (I didn't speak with her directly about it --and don't intend to,
> but just want to know how widespread this sentiment is.)
> --Merv
> (realizing, if I hadn't before, that the YEC camp is hardly a
> unified monolith either.)
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