A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
"[Throckmorton and Coulter] begin by candidly admitting that they are critiquing “Barton and religious conservatives in general,” thereby openly confessing their hostility toward me and my personal religious beliefs."In the eyes of Barton's fans---religious conservatives themselves---with this confession of animus, Throckmorton and Coulter discredit themselves with their own words; Barton wins without needing to go any further. Better luck next time.
Odd that Barnes and Noble describes Throckmorton and Coulter as "two religious conservatives examines key claims frequently made by other religious conservatives about Thomas Jefferson." They don't sound like knee-jerk theophobes. They teach at Grove City College which describes itself as "committed to Christian principles" ... "committed to the advancement of free enterprise, civil and religious liberty" ... "Believing that the fruits of civilization would be destroyed if religious and ethical roots were allowed to wither, the founders intended that the claims of Christ as God and Savior and of inspired Scripture be presented to all." http://www.gcc.edu/about_gcc.phpI'd have to see the quote Barton is using in its context.
In the comments, Warren says he didn't write “Barton and religious conservatives in general,” atall, meaning David Barton misquoted him.Unfortunately, Warren doesn't say that in his rebuttal, so IMO Barton wins that one by default.
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