Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ben Carson says end times are likely upon us: 'You could guess that we are getting closer to that'

Ben Carson, who's coming in second in polls for the Republican candidate for president, told investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson during an SBG "Frontline" interview he thought the apocalypse could be right around the corner.

"You could guess that we are getting closer to that," Carson said, the Hill reported. "You do have people that have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring and that they're a part of it. [They] would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they could gain possession of them."

His words seemed more aimed at the type of scenario envisioned by radical Islamists and ISIS terrorists who want to hasten the end of times by ushering in world-wide jihad, than at the more Christian-based descriptions found in the biblical books of Revelation and Daniel.

Carson went on: "I think we have a chance to certainly ameliorate the situation. I would always be shooting for peace. I wouldn't just take a fatalistic view of things."

Carson, who's a Seventh Day Adventist, said he was a Christian and "believe[s] on godly principles."

Among them: "Loving your fellow man, caring about your neighbor, developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you."

He also said he believed in boundaries between the church and state, and accused President Obama of putting Americans at risk with his failures to properly address the Syrian refugees crisis.

"I don't think that our policies make a whole lot of sense," Carson said, the Hill reported. "If you have people coming out of a region of the world where you're likely to have infiltration by jihadists, why would you bring them to a country they are dedicated to destroying?"

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