Carson hits 'secular progressives' over pyramid theory

Ben CarsonBen CarsonRepublicans are the 21st-century Know-Nothing Party Sunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Government indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong MORE is going after "secular progressives" in response to mocking by Donald Trump and others of his theory that the ancient Egyptian pyramids were meant to store grain instead of serve as tombs for the pharaohs.  

"Some people believe in the Bible, like I do, and don't find that to be silly at all," the Republican presidential candidate told reporters in Miami on Thursday, according to a report by Talking Points Memo.
 
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"The secular progressives try to ridicule it anytime it comes up, and they're welcome to do that," Carson added about his remarks in a video highlighted by a Buzzfeed.
 
Trump, who is competing with Carson for the lead in the GOP presidential race, poked fun at the retired neurosurgeon's theory about the pyramids earlier on Thursday, saying, "that was a strange deal." 
 
Carson told CBS on Wednesday that he still believed that the Bible's Joseph built the pyramids to store grain, noting they had "hermetically sealed compartments." 
 
The network noted the candidate had in mind the biblical reference to the seven years of plenty in Egypt, when Joseph stored grain to feed people during seven years of famine.