Last week, we posted a clip of Bryan Fischer explaining that liberals can never be wise because they do not have the “fear of the Lord” that is required for true wisdom.
It comes as no surprise that a similar view is shared by David Barton, who claims that our entire educational system was based on the assertion from Proverbs that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” As such, Barton said, if someone wants to be a good scientist or mathematician, they must first have the proper “fear of the Lord.”
But in recent decades, Barton lamented, education has become increasingly secular and the Bible is not required to be read in public schools any more, which is why people are far less educated today than they were in the past.
“When we had a God-fearing approach to education,” Barton asserted, “our educational knowledge was so much higher than what it is now. Just something as simple as having prayer in school and having a daily Bible reading. Did you know, back when we did that in schools, America was number one in the world in literacy? We had the highest literacy rate in the world. The last forty years we said ‘ah, we don’t want any religion in schools.’ We’re now 68th in the world in literacy. Our knowledge of even how to read has fallen through the floor; correlates exactly to the time we said ‘oh, fear of the Lord can’t be part of our knowledge”: