Barton: Something, Something, ‘Babylonian Education’


This is just a weird exchange between David Barton and televangelist con man Kenneth Copeland. Barton says that if you put your kids in public schools, God will not bless you or your children. How would you tell if someone is “blessed”? When something good happens to them? Do good things never happen to those who go to public schools? Oh, and something about “Babylonian education.” Whatever the hell that means.

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  1. Doug Little says

    The title of the video is funny.

    “There is no model whereby god blesses…”

    So does that mean that we finally have a good mathematical description of what god is, he would need that if he’s been modelling godly processes, right?

  2. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

    Barton says that if you put your kids in public schools, God will not bless you or your children.

    Barton is a lifelong resident of Aledo, Texas, 40 miles west of Fort Worth. He graduated from Aledo High School in 1972. (From the Font of All Knowledge)

    Imagine how much more successful and rich Barton could be if he had been blessed!

  3. says

    @ Doug Little (#2):
    No, not a math model, it is simple aesthetics. He is arguing that Elle MacPherson was the closest we got, but there is no model, super or otherwise, that causes God to bless us. He is such a diva.

  4. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    Show me any Biblical model where God has his kids put in secular-minded education.

    Show me any Biblical model where God has his followers put on television.

    Checkmate, Evangelicals!

  5. magistramarla says

    What this tells me is that the religious right wackos are getting really, really scared that the younger people are quickly becoming “nones”. Out of desperation, they are trying to fool the rubes into putting their kids into church schools or homeschooling so that the rightwing can start brainwashing them at an early age.

  6. matty1 says

    Hang on a second, God has kids, plural? I thought JC was meant to be an only child or is this a Mormon thing?

  7. AsqJames says

    “Babylonian education.” Whatever the hell that means.

    Well you see the Babylonians used a sexagesimal number system. This is (probably?) why we have 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour. So every time a child in public school learns how to tell the time, they’re minds are being polluted by Satan.

    Or something.

  8. schism says

    Oh, and something about “Babylonian education.” Whatever the hell that means.

    It means David Barton converted to Rastafarianism.

  9. zero6ix says

    The back-trackery is golden. First, the “jew way” is superior to the babalonian way, but then it becomes the biblical way. Which is which?

  10. hunter says

    “Babel.” “Babel education.” I’m sure he said “Babel.”

    Or maybe that’s just the way he talks.

  11. says

    As far as I know it’s making sure that the sons of nobles know cuneiform… also learning something about irrigation because the good running of canals in your lands improves your wealth and service to the king.

  12. says

    Clearly “Babylonian education” is a bad thing since it means some kids might become physicists, architects, and engineers who develop technologies that will make space elevators possible. Then god will strike us down for trying to trespass on Heaven like he did the Soviet Union for sending up Sputnik, which encouraged us to sin by improving our educational system. That’s what Sarah Palin hinted at when she was denouncing the idea of a hypothetical “Sputnik Moment,” but the powers that be wouldn’t let her tell the whole story.

  13. freehand says

    Bronze Dog: space elevators […] Then god will strike us down for trying to trespass on Heaven

    I think I’ve heard of this.

    The Tower of Babylon, right?

  14. Ichthyic says

    also learning something about irrigation because the good running of canals in your lands improves your wealth and service to the king.

    people like Barton are indeed all about the Feudalism.

    every one of them I have ever spoken with, when pushed pretty much define their ideal system as being feudalism, without even realizing it.

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