Ben Carson Goes FULL Creationist: Seems To Think People Came From Dust And Ribs (VIDEO)

Most people of the Christian faith are taught the story of creation and take it with a grain of salt. It’s one of those stories, that even if you believe God created the heavens and earth, one is still pretty skeptical of the story of Adam and Eve. Furthermore, where the story in Genesis 2 claims that man was made from dust and woman from man’s rib.

However, there are those who believe it full-on, just like there are those who still believe St. Nicholas rides a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer around the globe dropping presents down the chimneys of all the good children. And just like those who come around to the truth that Santa isn’t real around 6-10 years of age, many Christians see the story of creation as one that isn’t to be taken literally.

Then there’s Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. A man who was allowed to operate on people. A man, who seemingly, takes the Christian story of creation very literally. In fact, during a recent speech at Cornerstone Church in Nashville, TN, one of the largest churches in the region, Carson explained his take on the whole topic.

He said:

“They say, ‘Carson, ya 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?'”

Continuing he says:

“Well, you know, it’s kind of funny. But I do believe God created us, and I did just fine. So I don’t know where they get that stuff from, ya know? It’s not true. 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.”

Now, there’s nothing wrong with believing in a god, and there’s nothing wrong with believing that a god created the world. Sure, go for it. More power to you. Freedom’s a wonderful thing. However, when you’re a world-renowned neurosurgeon, and one that happens to be running for leader of the free world, and you believe that creationism helps you understand the way the body works? That is deeply concerning.

Question for Carson: Did he learn how to be a neurosurgeon by reading the Bible and praying? OR did he learn how to be a neurosurgeon by taking extensive science courses, practicing on cadavers, and years of extensive ongoing training? Just curious. Because it would seem the latter is true.

Keep in mind, creationism is something that is to be believed in, it is not fact. Just like Santa. There are no facts backing up the story in the Bible surrounding how the Earth was formed. However, there are facts that back up the evolutionary theory and the Big Bang.

How does Dr. Ben Carson refer to evolution and the Big Bang theory? He has said:

“I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary.”

Basically, saying Darwin was influenced by Satan. He also called the Big Bang a “fairy tale.” Which is all very entertaining considering this is the man who seemingly believes man was created from dust, then when man got lonely, a woman was created out of one of his ribs. Seems totally plausible, right? Totally. Or not.

All of this malarkey is stacked up upon Carson’s notion that he doesn’t believe he needs to have any experience in policy-making or diplomacy. Here’s the thing about being leader of the free world, you need experience.

You can find Carson offering his take on how the earth was created and his disbelief in evolution at about the 36 minute mark below:

Video: CSN  Featured image: Gage Skidmore (flickr)/Jim Forest (flickr)