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Jesus and 20 Billion Others Died to Save (a Few of) Us

by William Trollinger Image from The Bible Panorama, or The Holy Scripture in Picture and Story (1891). Image via Wikimedia Commons. “Off the rails” doesn’t begin to describe the state of fundamentalist apologetics. Take, for example, young Earth creationism. Its...

We Believe in Dinosaurs: A Must-See Documentary on Ark Encounter

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Image for “We Believe in Dinosaurs” documentary. If we were filmmakers, We Believe in Dinosaurs (directed by Monica Long Ross and Clayton Brown) is the film we would have wanted to make about the making of Ken...

Righting America appears at The Conversation

by William Trollinger and Susan Trollinger We were delighted to write the following article, which was published today at The Conversation! We have shared the article below in its entirety, thanks to The Conversation’s generous republishing policy. Enjoy! At the...

Slaughtering 200 Million Unborn (Among Others): The Angry God of Young Earth Creationism

by Susan Trollinger “Cemetery of the Innocents” by cindy47452 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Susan Trollinger is Professor of English at the University of Dayton (UD), where she teaches courses in visual rhetoric, religious rhetoric, and writing. Her...

“Pro-Life” Christian Right Loves the Death Penalty

by William Trollinger “san marco florence 320” by Walwyn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, is a big fan of the death penalty.  As he told Fox and Friends (where he is a regular contributor),  Let’s admit the...

Creating “Models” to “Confirm” Young Earth Creationism, or, How a Pair of Tortoises Travelled from the Amazon to the Seychelles

by William Trollinger “Seychelles Giant Tortoise eating” by flicksmores is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  Young Earth creationism has its own, unusual scientific method. Most scientists will not recognize it as a “scientific method.” Be that as it may, it...