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Lying For Jesus: David Barton

June 9, 2011

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.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2011 12:06 pm

    “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?”
    🙂

    • June 11, 2011 8:49 am

      Season Seven of Nu Doctor Who. I’d say more but…spoilers.

  2. June 9, 2011 5:36 pm

    That guy is a historian in the same way that in Junior High I had a girlfriend who lived in Canada. You wouldn’t know her.

  3. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    June 9, 2011 7:48 pm

    This guy must have read an ever so slightly different Thomas Paine than the one I read.

  4. June 10, 2011 12:29 am

    And Thomas Paine died 50 years before The Origin of Species was published, so it was an impressive effort by him to give an opinion on Evolution vs Creationism.

  5. Chris E permalink
    June 10, 2011 4:58 am

    I think this is a good example of Fractal Wrongness. His argument being wrong at whatever scale/level you look at it.

  6. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    June 10, 2011 8:15 am

    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?

    Ees Party Line, Comrades.
    Don’t ask Political Questions.

    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?

    Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia, Comrades.
    Don’t Ask Political Questions.

  7. nazani14 permalink
    June 11, 2011 6:48 pm

    Here’s the thing…
    I don’t really care what the Founding Fathers intended. I don’t care what laws were passed last year, if they don’t fit my present concerns or if they’re unjust. There wasn’t any place in the colonial world for a person like me, a single mother, veteran, atheist, of independent means, so I see no reason to idolize them. Sure, some of them were remarkable men, and they had some great ideas – due more to their classical education than any inspiration from the bible. Plenty of people who came after them and people alive today have ideas that are just as good.

  8. February 22, 2012 8:26 am

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