The Ventriloquist

An online publication at and outside the boundary of evangelical Christianity.




September 2013

Galileo was Wrong

by Noah Lantz, on Satire, Creationism, September 2013

In the November 2012 issue of The Ventriloquist, I made the controversial statement that young earth creationism flew in the face of basic observations about the universe. I also, more or less, made the statement that teaching it at an academic institution was an insult to our intelligence and basic capacity to reason. To put it in my own words: "… vocal protests against the teaching of Evolution and basic science…



November 2012

Galileo Rises

by Noah Lantz, on Creationism, November 2012

Cedarville University's creationist approach to scientific study is unique, even among the 100+ Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to whom it belongs, an institution whose mission statement reads “To advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.” Advertisements for Cedarville University in magazines, such as the conservatively-oriented WORLD, flaunt the young-earth mindset embraced by…



October 2012

Creation v. Evolution

by The Ventriloquist, on October 2012, Creationism, Tommy Graves

Answers in Genesis is coming to campus for a conference, and its goals are lofty: "Answers in Genesis and Cedarville University are partnering together to host a conference that points a generation to God, where Scripture is our truth, is our foundation, and is our alone authority." They hope that by defending 6-day creation, our generation can return to God. Is it possible, though, that taking a strict position on…