First off ALL the GOP candidates currently running for the office in the white house claim to be Christian, climate change denier, anti Science, they all believe in Creation myth as told in the King James version of the Bible.
Retired Neuro surgeon Ben Carson has separated himself from the pack for several reasons. First his denial of the GOP’s war on women – telling us that it isn’t a war on women, but rather on what’s inside women. That means the “lady parts”?? I let that remark pass because it appears that female biology, physiology were never part of GOP basic education.
Over the weekend I learned an important fact that makes Carson completely unacceptable to be President of the U.S. Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist – SDA. His father was a minister. Carson is an – End of Timer – the Adventist part of Seventh Day Adventist is the clue. The Adventists go to church on the Seventh Day of the week – Saturday or Sabbath. The believe that the whole Bible is the literal word of God. Their food restrictions are loosely based on the Jewish laws found in Leviticus.
In the early to mid 19th century there was a “great awakening” and new churches emerged. Preacher Miller came up with a theory that Christ would be returning to earth in 1844. Miller and his followers gathered on a hill on the appointed night and waited for Christ’s return. Of course this didn’t happen. Normally that mistake would have killed the church. But a prophet happened along, Ellen White, who through “automatic” writing from Angles who were connected to Christ – sent messages to this group of true believers. This story is told repeatedly as we go through the church and church school religious training. Outsiders who have studied the organization and history of the church give us the rest of the story – without the tireless work of a female prophet there would be no Seventh Day Adventist church. Yet the primary message of this church is misogynistic – because of the Garden of Eden and that evil bitch – Eve. The SDA church is behind the “creation Science” from the book of Genesis. All the other Evangelicals use the SDA “science” to support the rest of the “end of times” message to support their house of cards religion built on mythology. God is coming again and if we all follow the teachings (windbaggery), repent our sins and get ourselves born again then we might get to heaven.
Ellen White grew the SDA church, adding schools and colleges. Loma Linda medical University in Southern California is one of the many colleges. (My point being, that a SAD who is also a M.D., is not unusual.) But these church educated M.D. still believe in Bible mythology – thus the reason for Baboon heart transplant into a human child a few decades ago.
Back to the religious bigot and misogynistic Ben Carson. The SDA church as no women in leadership positions – the Quiverfull male/female ideal of female submission to the male head is the way the SAD church operates. Ben Carson is a hater – that’s the way males are raised. Ministers beating their wives – who can the women turn to for help? The male can do no wrong. Ben Carson’s father was a minister of that backwards, misogynistic church.
I know the SDA church. My great grandmother was a SDA, my mother was a SDA, I was raised in that culture. School, Church, College and then I walked away. I know the cultural, the people. In the U.S. most SDAs are Republicans. They loved Bush’s Iraqi War. Bring on the end times is their daily prayer. “I am sure Jesus is coming soon.” That is a common greeting between SDA members.
That said – there are also good and honest people who are SDAs. In the Caribbean one guy holds a high elected office. If I lived down there and could vote – I would vote for him and campaign for him. Ben Carson is an arrogant retired Neurosurgeon. How did he treat the women he worked with?
P.S. This word processor keeps changing SDA to SAD. Interesting.
Filed under: Politics | Tagged: Ben Carson, history of Seventh Day Adventist church, SDA and Ben Carson | Leave a comment »