Friday, February 15, 2013

Ben Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast



Dr. Ben Carson gave a great speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Ben is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins-- he is highly respected in our profession, and is a genunely humble and good man. He is a devout Christian, and an active public intellectual.

He has much to say on many topics, including political correctness, lawyers (he doesn't like them), Obamacare and death panels (Obama was sitting next to him), the flat tax, and several very funny jokes (I like the one about the talking birds).

Carson has been telling truth to power for a long time. He has even stood up against Darwinian claptrap.

The Wall Street Journal followed his Prayer Breakfast speech with an editorial titled Ben Carson for President.

That would be a prayer answered.













22 comments:

  1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 15, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Are we at the "Uncle Tom" / "Oreo" phase yet? If not, I predict it won't be long until the Race Lobby mobilizes the Character Assassination Crew to serve a heresy warrant.

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  2. I was wondering when you were going to post on this. Brilliant minds go into neuroscience.

    TRISH

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    1. Strictly speaking, TRISH, our host and Dr. Carson are neurosurgeons, not neuroscientists.

      Hoo

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    2. @Hoo:

      I'm sure that Ben has a cv that is quite competitive from a scientific standpoint. Most medical scientists do more clinical research than basic science research, but both are science of a high order.

      Why do you need to denigrate the tangible scientific work of others, especially, it seems, if they are Christians.

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    3. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      Envy.

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    4. Okay, neurosurgery.

      TRISH

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    5. Adm. Boggs,

      Surely you are projecting.

      Hoo

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    6. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyFebruary 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Projecting? Are you a Fraudian?

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  3. I loved his speech. Not surprisingly, Bob Beckel said that the speech was 'disgraceful' and Kirsten Powers of the supposedly right-wing Fox News said it was 'incredibly to the president.' Dem Rep Jan Schakowsky said it was not the place to make such a political speech, as if she would have been equally as upset by a liberal speaker talking about Guantanamo or so-called universal healthcare at a prayer breakfast during the Bush era. Candy Crwoley asked her guests if they thought there was anything offensive in his speech.

    See a pattern here?

    Ben Carson spoke truth to power, and in a very gentlemanly way. I probably would have been less restrained. Liberals are going to pout about it now because no one's allowed to disagree with their hero. if Ben Carson had been there to kiss Obama's ass, that would have been fine.

    Joey

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    1. That should be incredibly disrespectful to the president. I missed a word there.

      Joey

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  4. he is highly respected in our profession, and is a genunely humble and good man. He is a devout Christian, and an active public intellectual.

    He is also a member of a crazy apocalyptic cult: the 7th day adventists. I sincerely hope the GOP will run a lunatic like that for president.

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    1. @troy:

      [He is also a member of a crazy apocalyptic cult: the 7th day adventists]

      ... says a guy who believes the universe came from nothing, life just happened, "shit happens" explains biology, the heart and other organs have no purpose, and nothing is really right or wrong.

      Talk about crazy cults...

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    2. @troy:

      I have several 7th Day Adventist friends in the OR. They're some of the sanest and nicest people I know.

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    3. ... says a guy who believes the universe came from nothing, life just happened, "shit happens" explains biology, the heart and other organs have no purpose, and nothing is really right or wrong.

      There must be some other guy who said Carson is a member of a crazy cult because I don't recognize myself in that description.


      I have several 7th Day Adventist friends in the OR. They're some of the sanest and nicest people I know.

      You must know some scary people if the adventists are among the sanest. The adventists have been predicting that Jesus will return any day now forever, and they have always been wrong, yet they stick to their beliefs. Is that not insane?

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    4. @troy:

      I'm not a 7th Day Adventist, so I offer no defense of their eschatology. Lots of folks have beliefs I don't share. I don't think they're all crazy.

      Some are crazy. Atheists, for example, are crazy. You are the most bizarre and lethal cult man has ever known.

      You actually think the universe came from nothing, objective right and wrong don't exist, life came spontaneously from mud, people are meat machines, ad insanitum.

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    5. So you're saying it's OK that Carson is crazy because you claim there are people who are even more crazy. Wonderful endorsement.

      You actually think the universe came from nothing, objective right and wrong don't exist, life came spontaneously from mud, people are meat machines, ad insanitum.

      Why do you keep making up stuff about me? Is it part of the demonizing process?

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    6. In defense of atheists and 7th Day Adventists...neither one is a cult of crazies. I've known very respectable people who are both.

      Love Dr. Carson's speech.

      Troy: which of the following points do you not agree with?

      1. the universe came from nothing,
      2. objective right and wrong don't exist,
      3. life came spontaneously from mud,
      4. people are meat machines

      I'm asking because I honestly want to hear your answer. I'd like to know more about your beliefs. I'm not taunting you.

      Ben

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    7. OK Ben, it's a bit off topic but I'll humor you.

      1. the universe came from nothing,

      I don't agree with that.


      2. objective right and wrong don't exist,

      I agree with that.


      3. life came spontaneously from mud,

      If you mean that life originated without intervention from a deity, then I agree with that.


      4. people are meat machines

      I agree with that.


      I guess you don't agree with me on most points.

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    8. I wish you would better explain the ones you don't agree with.

      If the universe didn't come from nothing, then it came from something. Right?

      How do you know that life originated without intervention from a deity? It arose all on its own from, for lack of a better term, mud?

      Objective right and wrong don't exist. You surprised me when you said you don't believe that. Hmmm...

      Ben

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    9. Dr. Egnor got your beliefs half right. He's two for four.

      Ben

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  5. @Troy - when was the last time 7th Day Adventists predicted the end of the world?

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