Barton: Founding Fathers Wanted Creationism Taught In Schools

David Barton says there is no need to debate the teaching of Creationism in public schools, because the Founding Fathers made clear that we needed to do so.

Comment by Gaytor on June 13, 2011 at 12:45pm
The idea of evolution does predate Darwin, but not in it's current form as a scientific theory. It had been toyed with. The concept was there, but no supporting evidence existed or was being searched for. To say that they debated it then and had an understanding of the concept or any modern data is quite the farce.
Comment by Bryan B on June 13, 2011 at 3:10pm
Even they did want creationism taught in schools, which they certainly did not, so what? Some of those founding fathers approved of slavery and oppressed women too. Being the founding fathers doesn't make it by default a good idea.
Comment by Gaytor on June 13, 2011 at 3:17pm
We must live like the Amish Bryan. If Congress wasn't given the right to develop a national highway system, no good could come from one. They got it right the first time and no law should ever change. Women, turn in your land!
Comment by Wassabi on June 13, 2011 at 4:24pm
were'nt the founding fathers like a hundred years before darwin???
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on June 13, 2011 at 6:19pm
Hmm, so according to this guy slavery should still be legal, women shouldn't be allowed to vote, and the military should be using front loading muskets and the navy should get around using the wind.
Comment by oneinfinity on June 13, 2011 at 8:01pm
I wonder what Mr. Barton would have to say to these words, also from Thomas Paine from Age of Reason:
the Bible and the Testament are impositions upon the world, that the fall of man, the account of Jesus Christ being the Son of God, and of his dying to appease the wrath of God, and of salvation by that strange means, are all fabulous inventions, dishonorable to the wisdom and power of the Almighty; that the only true religion is Deism, by which I then meant, and mean now, the belief of one God, and an imitation of his moral character, or the practice of what are called moral virtues — and that it was upon this only (so far as religion is concerned) that I rested all my hopes of happiness hereafter. So say I now — and so help me God.

Comment by Merlin Mercer on June 14, 2011 at 1:04am
Ummmmm...what?  Where in hell did he get this idea?  Pure ignorance.

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