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That's one of the life verses I love is Joshua 1:8 that if you do things according to His law, you'll have prosperity, you'll have success. You just do it according to His way. You also get the promise of Exodus 15:26 that says now if you do all of the things that I command you, you won't be stuck with all those diseases I put on the Egyptians, you'll really be health. And so this is really the basis of healthcare is actually doing your body the way God wants you to do your body. That's one of the great books out of the 60's called "None of These Diseases" by Dr. S.I. McMillen who's just a medical doctor and he said 'hey, let's go back and look at what God said about health things in the Bible." And, my gosh, four thousand, five thousand years later we doctors have finally figured out God got it right.

And I'll make a speculation on this because I think the Bible is always right on science and science eventually does catch up, we're going to find out salt is not that bad a deal for you. There's a reason Jesus made salt a good thing, that we are the salt, we are the light, we're the preservative.

David Barton, Right Wing Watch 31 Comments [10/16/2012 3:36:41 AM]
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Titania

Oh, great. Now he's branching out to science and medicine. It's not enough for him to try and fuck up history. Now he's got to kill people by way of high blood pressure, too.

10/16/2012 3:52:59 AM

Leighton Buzzard

Yeah, and the minute you get sick you'll run screaming for the doc.

10/16/2012 4:44:27 AM

pete

Hello, Mr. Barton. Your test results are in and it appears that you have pissed off God.

10/16/2012 4:48:24 AM

jesus-face tortilla

well, the salt-hypertension link is in fact specious. but that doesn't make David Barton right.

10/16/2012 4:48:41 AM

VioletBeauregarde

Too much salt DOES make you retain water...I still struggle with that from last year :(

10/16/2012 4:52:47 AM

Mister Spak

"That's one of the life verses I love is Joshua 1:8 that if you do things according to His law, you'll have prosperity, you'll have success. You just do it according to His way."

God wants you to buy all of David Bartons books so he'll be prosperous.

10/16/2012 5:16:23 AM

Churchy LaFemme

"the Bible is always right on science and science eventually does catch up"

So eventually science is going to realize that pi equals 3 and genetics can be affected by looking at striped sticks?

10/16/2012 5:30:39 AM

Doubting Thomas

Science... catching up to the bible? Hell, science has left the bible way back in the dark ages. It's the fundie Christians who keep trying to hold science back, for example stem cell research.

10/16/2012 5:34:26 AM

Dr.Shrinker

"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."

- Matthew 19:24 (KJV)

- So if you follow god's ways, you'll become rich and then almost certainly you will be set to hell.

10/16/2012 5:36:50 AM

UHM

Sure, Jesus made salt, it's not like our bodies have developed to use it well, Jesus made salt. Oh, FFS.

10/16/2012 5:46:53 AM

gravematter

"if you do things according to His law, you'll have prosperity, you'll have success."
So if you're poor, you can't be a true Christian?
But please feel free to literally stuff yourself with salt. The world doesn't need you in it. Oh also, the "health things" in the Bible are either things that people had already known for centuries, or laughably wrong. Leviticus 14 tells you how to make a leper "clean", and provides a ludicrously complicated ritual which bears no relation to the treatments used today. God seemingly thought that diseases were caused by demons, (though I assume you believe that germs are actually just very, very small demons). Although, since God apparently didn't know that bats aren't birds, or that insects didn't have 4 legs, I really don't think you can claim anything close to God's supposed omniscience of his own creation.

10/16/2012 5:48:26 AM

D Laurier

Well it looks like a lot of fundies are gonna start dying of complications from eating too much salt.

10/16/2012 5:55:20 AM



your not a doctor david barton stop calling yourself that.

10/16/2012 5:58:37 AM

dionysus

Salt is good for you, up to a point. Just like anything moderation is the key. But too much salt and you get problems. Hmmmm, that's actually a good analogy for religion. A little bit is good for you (as many studies have shown; yes, I know it's the social aspect and the release of endorphins) but too much can be deadly.

if you do things according to His law, you'll have prosperity, you'll have success

Except that Jesus changed that and said that you should give away everything to the poor. You have every right to believe the Old Testament over the New Testament (which is what you and many other fundies keep quoting) but then you should stop pretending to be Christians. Call yourself what you really are: a pharisee.

10/16/2012 6:25:18 AM

freako104

Human Failure, you failed history and you are worse when it comes to science.

10/16/2012 7:07:13 AM

John_in_Oz

Biblical science says 'demons, not schizophrenia'.
Biblical scientists are still trying to work out why demons respond to lithium.

10/16/2012 8:31:26 AM



'if you do things according to His law, you'll have prosperity, you'll have success.'

Tell it to Job.

10/16/2012 8:32:19 AM

Thinking Allowed

He might be on the right track with salt being a preservative. Mummies were made by using natron. Natron is a naturally occurring mixture of sodium carbonate decahydrate (Na2CO3·10H2O, a kind of soda ash) and about 17% sodium bicarbonate (also called nahcolite[1] or baking soda, NaHCO3) along with small quantities of sodium chloride and sodium sulfate.

10/16/2012 8:34:43 AM

Noni911

@Thinking Allowed
Salt is well-known historically as a preservative. It was commonly used for preserving meat before the invention of refrigeration. You don't need to look so hard at mummification to get that salt is a preservative.

10/16/2012 8:52:06 AM

louislois

This sounds like a great opportunity to market a new product.

Introducing Fundy Fries! There ain't no French in these fries, just pure fundy goodness!


10/16/2012 8:57:12 AM

Mattiedef

Compared to half the things I've read on this sight, this just makes me chuckle.

10/16/2012 11:47:13 AM

Sasha

You're going to make a lot of people sick, David. You know that, right?

10/16/2012 12:08:12 PM

John

If you do things according to His law, you'll have prosperity, you'll have success.

Unfortunately, no one - even people with OCD - has ever done things according to His law, which is how guys like Barton get around the call of obvious baloney.

10/16/2012 12:26:29 PM

checkmate

There's a reason Jesus made salt a good thing

And what was salt before Jesus?

10/16/2012 12:40:57 PM

Papabear

"...I think the Bible is always right on science..."

That is A. Because you don't understand what science is, and B. Because you are an inept thinker.

P.S. I am not a preservative.

10/16/2012 1:02:11 PM
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