Cries of persecution: Presidential candidate Ben Carson complains that “secular progressives” are trying to ridicule his faith.
During a book signing in Miami on Thursday, Carson defended his belief in a six day creation and his wacky theory about the Egyptian pyramids while dismissing critics, scientists and other experts who have disputed his controversial and discredited Bible-based theories.
Carson told reporters:
Some people believe in the Bible like I do and don’t find that to be silly at all. And believe that God created the Earth and don’t find that to be silly at all.
The secular progressives try to ridicule it anytime it comes up. And they’re welcome to do that.
Carson was responding in part to recent reports concerning Carson’s personal theory about the Egyptian pyramids. Carson believes that the pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain. A video uncovered by BuzzFeed earlier this week showed Carson explaining his pyramids theory in a 1998 speech:
My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. Now all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big — when you stop and think about it, and I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time — to store that much grain.
Carson defended his wacky theory concerning the pyramids Wednesday evening when asked by reporters about it, saying:
The pyramids were made in a way that they had hermetically sealed compartments. You wouldn’t need hermetically sealed compartments for a sepulcher. You would need that if you were trying to preserve grain for a long period of time.
Carson has been the target of educated people for some time. Recently Richard Dawkins referred to Carson as a “disgrace” for denying evolution.
Last week Carson was ridiculed after suggesting that if Noah could build an Ark, he could be president.
While last month Carson compared abortion to slavery, saying rape victims seeking abortions are “perverted,” while declaring he would “love” to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, and wants all abortion outlawed, even in cases of rape or incest.
Also last month, Carson said he would use the Department of Education to censor liberal speech on college campuses if elected president.
Bottom line: Carson deserves to be ridiculed. He is an unqualified and dangerous presidential candidate. Every “secular progressive,” every thinking person, every compassionate person, should oppose his candidacy.
(H/T Raw Story. Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Nov. 5, 2015.)