Ben Carson: Pyramids made for grain storage, not as tombs
That's per a commencement speech the Republican presidential front-runner gave in 1998 at Andrews University, which is associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. BuzzFeed surfaced the video Wednesday.
During the speech he talks about "thinking big," and uses the Old Testament's Joseph as an example. He recounts how Joseph, who was sold into slavery, rose to become the prime minister of Egypt and "saved the world" by warning the Pharaoh about a seven-year famine he had seen in his dream.
"My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said. "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."
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Joseph instructed the Pharaoh specifically to store grain.
"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."
Historical evidence would disagree with Carson's theory.
And so would this guy: