Lying For Jesus: David Barton
Currently David Barton is the most dangerous dilettante in America. He is not a historian but an ideologue who cherry-picks, misunderstands, and uses history to propagandize a certain ultra-conservative position.
Here is an example of the ‘logic’ that Barton frequently employs. In reality it is little more than lying.
Ridiculous. This guy styles himself a historical expert? Ok…
American Independence? July 4 1776.
The Constitution? Ratified in 1788.
The first Senate, House of Representatives, and president? 1789.
The Bill of Rights? 1791.
Darwin’s Origin of Species? November 24 1859!
Does someone want to explain to me exactly how the founding fathers had the “entire” creation vs. evolution debate decades before the theories of natural selection and evolution were even proposed?
Does someone want to explain to me how Thomas Paine argued that creation science had to be taught in the classroom a hundred years before that term was really used?
Barton who can’t even get the simplest history correct about his own country then says that the scientific method demands creation science be taught in schools! Exactly what scientific method would that be? It’s certainly not the one being used in universities and schools across the world. You know that one where you have pesky little things like evidence, falsifiability, and peer-review. Oh yeah, he can’t be referring to that scientific method because it’s the one that is keeping his bunk out of schools! And thank God for that…
David Barton: proving time and time again that he is nothing but a liar for Jesus.