Thursday, June 09, 2011

If You Don't Like History - Make It Up! Blatant Lies to Defend "Creation Science".

The right-wingnuts amaze me at how they feel it's just fine to rewrite history, or in this case, just make it up out of whole cloth. Seriously? David Barton, an alleged historian, claims Thomas Paine and other founding fathers argued the theory of evolution? Let's check our facts here. Thomas Paine wrote in 1776 and Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" in 1859. So I am guessing that Paine and the other founding fathers were consulting a Ouija board into the future?  No, the Ouija board wasn't invented until 1890!  Wow they sure were prescient!

What did Thomas Paine really say about creation? Here is his critique of the Bible:
“As to the book called the Bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions, and a history of bad times and bad men. There are but a few good characters in the whole book.” ~ Thomas Paine, Letter to William Duane, April 23, 1806

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