Carson: ‘Secular Progressives’ Are Welcome To Ridicule Pyramid Theory

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Ben Carson is standing by his theory that the Egyptian pyramid theory — that the pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain — which has come under scrutiny since Buzzfeed surfaced a 1998 video of Carson referencing it.

“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.” Carson told reporters in Miami during a stop on his book tour. “The secular progressives try to ridicule it any time it comes up and they’re welcome to do that.”

Carson also defended the idea Wednesday evening when asked by reporters about it.

“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,” he said, according to MSNBC.

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  1. Are Christians free to ridicule it too?

  2. For once I agree with Carson. The Pyramids were absolutely built to store grain. A teensy, tiny bit of grain, the amount that would fit in a few hollow spaces the size of a bathroom. After they were constructed and filled with grain the Pharoah would be hungry and demand that the grain be removed to make bread. Once all that bread was eaten by him and his family – which took about a week – he’d say “ah shit, now what are we going to do with that thing?” and decide he should probably be buried in it instead.

  3. Avatar for jarnj3 jarnj3 says:

    Someone please guarantee me that this man will not become President. Please.

  4. By that metric 99.99999999999% of the people in the world are secular progressives.

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