"As far as the Founding Fathers were concerned, they’d already had the entire debate over creation and evolution, and you get Thomas Paine, who is the least religious Founding Father, saying you’ve got to teach Creation science in the classroom. Scientific method demands that!"
He’s [Barton] a pretty influential guy. So what, exactly, does he teach? On Wednesday, Right Wing Watch flagged a recent interview Barton gave with an evangelcial talk show, in which he argues that the Founding Fathers had explicitly rejected Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Yes, that Darwin. The one whose seminal work, On the Origin of Species, wasn’t even published until 1859.[…] Paine died in 1809, the same year Darwin was born.
At the link above, video of this magnificent interview.
(Found via EdgeOfEurope)
For real, you can’t explain that. Any of that.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand this whole Founding Fathers worship. They were human beings, not demigods sent down by Jesus to create the perfect country. And I’m pretty sure “creationism” never came up in their meetings.
What is it about religious nuts and lying?