HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » We should mock Carson's p...

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:33 AM

We should mock Carson's pyramid theory? - It reveals a very dim view of humankind & god.

Ben Carson Thinks You’re the Crazy One
Ana Marie Cox


You can see the “thug” tale as self-aggrandizing, but to me it is strangely self-denying—on some level, a kind of blasphemy. In making up a story filled with drama, he has failed to credit God for the original and true, if subtle, miracle within Carson: that a soft-spoken, nerdy young man born in inner Detroit did not have to become a thug at some point, that he was wise and respectful of his own potential without needing God to perform a parlor trick.

I believe that God will do for me what I cannot do for myself, but I also know He won’t do for me what I can do for myself—and my daily miracle is the extent to which His original gifts to me allow me to not call upon Him for specific, material intervention in my life.

I think it cheapens the idea of miracles to think that humans needed one to create the pyramids, or that Carson needed one to put his life on the right track. It speaks to a lack of faith in humans—and, in some sense, God. His creation is so much more awe inspiring than Carson seems to realize.


MORE:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/08/ben-carson-thinks-you-re-the-crazy-one.html

6 replies, 644 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply We should mock Carson's pyramid theory? - It reveals a very dim view of humankind & god. (Original post)
kpete Nov 2015 OP
longship Nov 2015 #1
kpete Nov 2015 #2
longship Nov 2015 #4
FSogol Nov 2015 #3
Lizzie Poppet Nov 2015 #6
ryan_cats Nov 2015 #5

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:38 AM

1. Rubbish. Such beliefs deserve only utter ridicule.

And it presumes a god, which more and more people realize does not exist. And most certainly is a vanishing entity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to longship (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 11:59 AM

2. my understanding of god

is that as a human, i can never have one (an understanding that is)

personally, that does not mean there is not some super-natural forces out there.....
it just means as a human, i do not have the capacity to understand or even imagine that force.



peace,
kp

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:13 PM

4. I would agree, my friend.

However, I take prior plausibility into consideration as well as the vast and mutually exclusive god beliefs on the planet. Plus, then there's what we know that outright falsifies many religious claims.

So, I am a bit more skeptical of anybody making such claims. But I do so respectfully... usually.

My best to you. I understand and respect your position.


But Carson's claims deserve only ridicule.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:04 PM

3. When Carson says God, is he speaking of Ra, The Sun god?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:55 PM

6. Maybe the Aten.

 

I mean...that's where Moses cribbed monotheism.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 12:47 PM

5. Forget

Forget humanity and god, it mocks an understanding of architectural anthropology.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread