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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...

A Belated Father’s Day Tribute, or Dad v. The Young Earth Creationists

by William Trollinger William Trollinger, Sr.’s Geologic Timetable William Trollinger, Sr. was a Denver-based petroleum geologist. He died in 2002. While I wish he were still around, I confess that I am glad he did not have to see the openings of the Creation...

White Supremacists, Fundamentalists, and the Ideology of Separation

by William Trollinger “Earth 2 – from Apollo 12” by Marc Van Nordenis licensed under CC BY 2.0 Once you “other” someone, then you can do anything to them. Rebecca Solnit is a wonderful writer, not just because she is masterful with words (and here I...