Ben Carson: If You Accept Evolution, “You Dismiss Ethics,” Can’t Believe In God And Evolution
Or was he testing out a new comedy act after his political career is over when he stated the above?
The Catholic Church (which has approximately 1.2 billion followers) has, through Pope John Paul II, acknowledged that Evolution is real. And if Dr. Carson hasn't noticed, the RCC and its popes believe in God. Also, every Protestant minister I've met and known acknowledges that Evolution is real, as do Rabbis and other people of faith.
I don't know what Dr. Carson's motive is in making ridiculously stupid statements, but his claim about Evolution is as nutty as saying the theory of gravity is not real and believing in it would be dismissive of ethics. It's as harebrained as saying "You can't believe in God and the theory of gravity, or the general theory of relativity."
Why is this important in a presidential candidate? Because when a president is presented with mountains of evidence for a particular, say, military theory or any situation backed up with facts, and that president willfully dismisses it because of his or her religious conditioning, that president would be a real and present danger to the safety of this country. America cannot afford to have its leader, who has his finger on the doomsday button, believing in absurdities and cockamamie ideas based on no evidence.
Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a noted creationist, once said those who believe in evolution “dismiss ethics” and believe you don’t have to abide by a moral code.
“Ultimately, if you accept the evolutionary theory, you dismiss ethics, you don’t have to abide by a set of moral codes, you determine your own conscience based on your own desires,” Carson told Adventist Review, the magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of which Carson is a member for a 2004 cover story. The interview can be read online via the Web Archive.
“You have no reason for things such as selfless love, when a father dives in to save his son from drowning,” Carson continued.
“You can trash the Bible as irrelevant, just silly fables, since you believe that it does not conform to scientific thought. You can be like Lucifer, who said, ‘I will make myself like the Most High.’”
BuzzFeed News reported last week that Carson in a 2012 speech said the big bang theory was part of the “fairy tales” pushed by “highfalutin scientists” as a story of creation and he believed the theory of evolution was encouraged by the devil.
Dr. Carson, in his confusion, also claimed:
"...the consequences for accepting the theory of evolution would be an abandonment of the human moral compass."
Sorry, Dr. Carson, but an overwhelming majority of scientists and other humans, not infected with nonsensical ideas, believe what you have claimed is the work, not of the Devil (who doesn't exist), but of a very confused and superstitious mind.
I have been alerted, via email from a P.E. reader, that another impostor pretending to be Sue of Helloooo...Mr. President is posting on conservative blogs using Sue's name and avatar. These people infect those particular blogs by plagiarizing people's comments as well. Click on the name "The Stupid things..." and see that this impostor changed its name to "Sue," and it's posting all over the conservative blogs. It's one thing to parody a blogger, but to actually steal a blogger's name and avatar is what a slimeball does, and it reflects on that person's political beliefs. Slime attracts slime.
My friend who alerted me this AM also alerted me to the fact that the above fake commenter who stole Sue's "Hello...Mr. President" name and avatar closed the link to his name. As my friend said, these little worms must monitor my blog 24/7, minute by minute, since just when I put up this information, "Just Richards Opinion" hid all evidence. Worm is the perfect description of these cowardly fakers.
Here's the url address of the "Sue" faker: https://www.blogger.com/blogin.g?blogspotURL=http://justrichardsopinion.blogspot.com/
And here's what the little faking worm just did:
He/she/it ran away from another blog!