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Hall of Classics>Ben Carson: Egyptian pyramids were used to store grain, not Pharaohs' tombs
Dave Lane 12:28 PM 11-05-2015


Egypt’s pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain and were not, as archaeologists believe, tombs for pharaohs, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has said.

The retired neurosurgeon, who is seeking his party’s nomination for the White House, made these remarks in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a Michigan school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, in a video posted on Buzzfeed on Wednesday.

The church is a conservative evangelical Christian one.

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson – who last week overtook Republican rival Donald Trump for the first time in a national poll – told graduates in his address.

“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.”

Asked on Wednesday if he still held these views, Carson told CBS News: “It’s still my belief, yes.”

Speaking to MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday, rival Republican Trump said: “He’s informed me about the pyramids. I think I’ll have to put that in my repertoire about Ben. That was a strange deal.”

In his 1998 address, Carson said: “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’.”

In the old testament book of Genesis, Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob, was said to have “stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped measuring it, for it was beyond measure”.

After seven years of plenty, the story in Genesis says, Egypt suffered seven years of famine, during which Joseph was able to feed the people with the grain he had stored.

Carson has spoken often about his faith, saying recently of his critics: “They say, ‘Carson, you know, how can you be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and believe that God created the Earth, and not believe in evolution, which is the basis of all knowledge and all science?’ …

“But I do believe God created us, and I did just fine … And in fact, the more you know about God, and the deeper your relationship with God, I think the more intricate becomes your knowledge of the way things work, including the human body.”

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...pharoahs-tombs
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Dave Lane 12:19 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Hahahahaha right you cant find Archaeologists who agree on any of the Hieroglyphics and what they mean. Has no one watched PBS and Discovery. Hell these guys nearly come to fisticuffs disagreeing on meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Hell for all we know some Pharaoh was making a monument in the sand of some hotties boobs.

They wrote it down makes it sound like Lewis and Clark mapping the west or the original surveys of the 7 ranges. Those guys are making as big an educated guess as Ben Carson. Get out of here with that shit.

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go bo 12:20 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Dave Lane:
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:-) :-) :-)
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Fish 12:24 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Hahahahaha right you cant find Archaeologists who agree on any of the Hieroglyphics and what they mean.
Bologna.
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go bo 12:25 AM 11-06-2015
baloney!
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Dave Lane 12:27 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Fish:
Bologna.
Maybe he got the hieroglyphics mixed up with his religion. I mean that statement if applied to the bible would make perfect sense.
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Fish 12:28 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Dave Lane:
Maybe he got the hieroglyphics mixed up with his religion. I mean that statement if applied to the bible would make perfect sense.
Bologna.
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srvy 12:29 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Dave Lane:
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Oh look a cute cat meme. You fucking know its right. I remember reading about the deep space probe what was it Pioneer, Voyager? Anyway they hired Archaeologists Scientists and Scholars to decide what they would put on the probe in case it was found by intelligent life. These guys couldn't agree on anything worry warting on how it would be interpreted. The whole thing was getting delayed over stupid shit till finally they agreed to disagree and got on with it.

I am not saying Carson isn't out there on this but those guys saying they wrote it down and we understand it is complete BS.
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Pawnmower 12:30 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Hahahahaha right you cant find Archaeologists who agree on any of the Hieroglyphics and what they mean. Has no one watched PBS and Discovery. Hell these guys nearly come to fisticuffs disagreeing on meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Hell for all we know some Pharaoh was making a monument in the sand of some hotties boobs.

They wrote it down makes it sound like Lewis and Clark mapping the west or the original surveys of the 7 ranges. Those guys are making as big an educated guess as Ben Carson. Get out of here with that shit.
Wut
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Dave Lane 12:31 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Oh look a cute cat meme. You fucking know its right. I remember reading about the deep space probe what was it Pioneer, Voyager? Anyway they hired Archaeologists Scientists and Scholars to decide what they would put on the probe in case it was found by intelligent life. These guys couldn't agree on anything worry warting on how it would be interpreted. The whole thing was getting delayed over stupid shit till finally they agreed to disagree and got on with it.

I am not saying Carson isn't out there on this but those guys saying they wrote it down and we understand it is complete BS.

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Dave Lane 12:32 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Pawnmower:
Wut
At one point I thought Carson was the crazy one...
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L.A. Chieffan 12:32 AM 11-06-2015
Wow
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L.A. Chieffan 12:32 AM 11-06-2015
Put down the meth
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srvy 12:40 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Dave Lane:
They dont even know how they extracted the stone and moved it to the location. They have made guesses on it but thats all they are. I guess the Egyptions forgot to record that in there field notes. Or they did but we just dont fucking know what they mean.
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Fish 12:43 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
They dont even know how they extracted the stone and moved it to the location.
Yes they do..
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Dave Lane 12:45 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
They dont even know how they extracted the stone and moved it to the location. They have made guesses on it but thats all they are. I guess the Egyptions forgot to record that in there field notes. Or they did but we just dont ****ing know what they mean.
My recommendation to you at this point would be the same I would give to Uncle Ben, stop talking. It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
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