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The "poverbs" of Ben Carson

OMG!

I just saw the photos of Ben Carson's house and I can't decide if I should laugh or cry.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2015/nov/07/ben-carson-house-homage-to-himself-in-pictures

The best, almost as good as anything Herman Cain did - almost - is the bible verse chiseled into his wall, with Proverbs neither capitalised or spelled correctly.



Though this is also pretty amazeballs.

Posted by EdwardBernays | Sat Nov 7, 2015, 07:18 PM (11 replies)

What the media ISN'T telling you about Carson's pyramid claims

Aren't we having fun? Doesn't this remind us of the lunacy of a certain Pokemon quoting philosopher?

There's a lot more to the story though, and the media either hasn't copped on to it yet, or is refusing to run with it, due to concerns about a backlash.

A backlash?

Yep.

You see, Carson's beliefs are inextricably tied up with his religion, and the media can't be seen to be attacking a candidates religion, right?

But we're getting ahead of ourselves, how is this connected to his religion?

Well, grab a beer and settle in; this is gonna take some explaining.

Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. One of the founders of his religion was a woman, who SDA venerates as an actual prophet, named Ellen White. White prophesied alllll sorts of things and SDAs believe these are all factual, that she is, "inerrant" or even that god directly spoke through her. Proving her prophecies to be true would mean that their faith is real.

Ok, so?

Back in the 1990s, there a very famous - in some religious circles - SDA pseudo-archaeologist named Ron Wyatt. He made it his life's work to use "archaeology" to prove the bible was right, but to SPECIFICALLY prove that certain Ellen White prophesies were right.

Here's some of the things he claimed to have discovered:

- Noah's Ark (the Durupınar site, located approximately 18 miles (29 km) south of Mount Ararat)
- Anchor stones (or drogue stones) used by Noah on the Ark
- The post-flood house, grave markers and tombs of Noah and his wife
- The location of Sodom and Gomorrah and the other Cities of the Plain: Zoar, Zeboim and Admah
- Sulfur/brimstone balls from the ashen remains of Sodom and Gomorrah.
- The area of Djoser's pyramid complex believed to be the remains of Joseph's grain distribution bins used during the 7 year famine.
- The Tower of Babel site (in southern Turkey)
- How the Egyptians may have built the pyramids.
- The site of the Israelites' crossing of the Red Sea (located in the Gulf of Aqaba)
- Chariot wheels and other relics of the army of Pharaoh at the bottom of the Red Sea
- The site of the biblical Mt. Sinai (in Saudi Arabia at Jabal al Lawz)
- A chamber at the end of a maze of tunnels under Jerusalem containing artifacts from Solomon's Temple (including the Ark of the Covenant).
- The site of the Crucifixion of Jesus
- Christ's blood, dripped onto the Mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant beneath the Crucifixion site.

You might have noticed something on that list, but if you didn't I'll type it again:

- The area of Djoser's pyramid complex believed to be the remains of Joseph's grain distribution bins used during the 7 year famine.

You see, Ron Wyatt invented a wonderful new theory, that Imhotep, who made the pyramids, was in actual fact the biblical Joseph.

This idea was quite popular in the late 1990s, among the SDA, and surely Carson heard this idea from Wyatt, who was very well known in the church.

And - almost certainly - Carson believes Imhotep was ACTUALLY Joseph.

Wyatt was a serial liar though... and a conman. His wife carries on his, "work" with the "Wyatt Archeological Research" organisation... which is a for profit entity.

http://www.ronwyatt.com/promtional_products.html
http://wyattmuseum.com/shop

Here's a choice quote about Ron:

'Archaeologist Joe Zias of Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has stated that "Ron Wyatt is neither an archaeologist nor has he ever carried out a legally licensed excavation in Israel or Jerusalem. In order to excavate one must have at least a BA in archaeology which he does not possess despite his claims to the contrary. ... His claims fall into the category of trash which one finds in tabloids such as the National Enquirer, Sun etc."'

Info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wyatt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspiration_of_Ellen_G._White
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Ron_Wyatt
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Joseph_was_Imhotep
http://www.ldolphin.org/wyatt1.html
http://www.tentmaker.org/WAR/love_money_wyatt.html

The last link is insane, but worth a read as it does explain some things not in the other links... the author is a rabid anti-semite though - be warned.

So, media, why haven't you asked Carson about Wyatt, and about... Joseph and Imhotep?

There so many questions to ask, if Carson is a Wyatt supporter - and the answers could end his campaign.
Posted by EdwardBernays | Thu Nov 5, 2015, 06:13 PM (81 replies)

Questions the left won't discuss about gun control, but should - and soon.

I have been having the gun control debate with people on the left for decades now and there's a few questions no one will discuss rationally... by that I mean any attempt to have a discussion turns into an argument ... or worse...

I'd like to try again here, and see if we can have a reasonable discussion, with the aim of better understanding the issues at hand and potentially demand more meaningful things from our politicians - and ourselves.

Who's game?

Question 1: Bearing in mind that no one ACTUALLY believes we can reduce gun violence to zero, and bearing in mind the sacrifices that would be needed to reduce violence past a certain point, what is the percentage of current gun violence you could "live with" as an American?

A few examples of how you might think of this question:

- We have lost more people to guns than we lost in WW2, in the last 15 years. That's a lot of people. Would you be willing to accept a 20% reduction in that, if it meant that the fundamental "right" to guns is basically left intact.

- Handguns account for between 65-75% of gun violence in America. Would you be willing to remove them - by force if need be - to get the gun violence rate down by 40-50%?

So - what percentage can you live with, or if you like, what percentage can America sustain long-term?

I ask THIS question, partially, because no politician will dare predict the lives their policies would save, if they were passed, largely because - IMO - the numbers would be so insignificant that they dare not admit it publicly. For example, Hillary's suggestions - at best - would only reduce gun violence by 10%, and probably more like 2-3%... which means she'd have to admit that her plan would at best mean that 2700 children would still be shot every year in America. Hardly a vote getter.
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