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Among the CreationistsDispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline$
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Jason Rosenhouse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.001.0001

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Movies and Television

Movies and Television

(p.68) 13 Movies and Television
Among the Creationists

Jason Rosenhouse

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author considers how proponents of creationism view popular culture, especially as presented in movies and television. He reflects on his experience as a participant in the Creation Mega-Conference, held on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for one week in July 2005. He recalls attending a session called “Evolution and Pop Culture,” presented by Carl Kerby. He contrasts Kerby's arguments with those of Jack Cashill, who spoke about the evils of movies at the Intelligent Design conference, held near Kansas City in 2002. He also comments on the film High Plains Drifter, a story about the wages of sin and our inability to run indefinitely from our iniquities, and compares it to High Noon.

Keywords:   creationism, popular culture, movies, television, Creation Mega-Conference, evolution, Carl Kerby, Jack Cashill, High Plains Drifter, High Noon

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