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Buzzfeed: Ben Carson: Egyptian Pyramids Built For Grain Storage, Not By Aliens Or As Tombs
In remarks made in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, Ben Carson claims that "the pyramids in Egypt were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, and not, as most archeologists contend, as tombs for pharaohs."
Buzzfeed has unearthed the 1998 video of Carson making these remarks:
“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if 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.”
“And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d have to be that way for various reasons. And various of scientists have said, ‘Well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that’s how—’ you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”
These remarks are just one of many that Carson has made that references the Bible. His flat tax plan of 10 percent is based on the Biblical tithe. Tithing is an Old Testament concept often cited as "a requirement of the Law in which the Israelites were to give 10 percent of the crops they grew and the livestock they raised to the tabernacle/temple." Good for the Israelites...good for American government. According to Carson responding to a question at the Republican debate: “What I agree with is that we need a significantly changed taxation system, and the one that I’ve advocated is based on tithing, because I think God is a pretty fair guy,” Carson said. “And that’s why I’ve advocated a proportional tax system. You make $10 billion, you pay a billion. You make $10, you pay one. And everybody gets treated the same way.”
When pundits question his inexperience in government, he responds, "It is important to remember that amateurs built the Ark and it was the professionals that built the Titanic."
If I were to give Carson a nickname it would be "Biblical Ben". His numerous references to the Bible in his political talk have endeared him to his Christian evangelical base. I just wonder if elected if would he try mold the government to be something more like his Seventh Day Adventist church. Don't chuckle and raise your eyebrows like it can't happen. He is the new leader in the Republican polls and in a head to head match-up against Hillary Clinton they are tied. Being tied in a poll with Hillary really means that Biblical Ben has the advantage because his crusaders will vote in enormously large numbers while Democrats, lukewarm on Hillary, will find an excuse to not vote.