Dr. Ben Carson’s One-Liner Response to Atheist-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson responded to an atheist who called people who believe God “morons” with a one-liner that has gone viral on social media sites.
This one is true.
Dr. Ben Carson recalled an exchange with an atheist who thinks people who believe in god are “total morons” during an address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference in July 2015:
A few years back I was engaged in a debate in Hollywood with a leading atheist. This guy thinks that anybody who believes in God is a total moron. As we got to the end of the conversation, and he’s denigrating anyone who could be believe in creation, and I said, “You know what? You win. I believe I came from God, and you believe you came from a monkey, and you convinced me you’re right.”
We couldn’t find a record of the original exchange with the “leading atheist” that Ben Carson referenced in his speech, but he may have been talking about Bill Maher.
In July 2013, Bill Maher named Ben Carson a “smart stupid person” on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Maher said:
Dr. Ben Carson is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and the first doctor to separate twins conjoined at the head. And he believes that the earth is 6,000 years old, and that homosexuality is akin to bestiality, and that the Bible calls for a flat tax. He’s half brilliant brain surgeon, half Tea Party dumb ass. He doesn’t just operate on conjoined twins — he is one.
Either way, based on Ben Carson’s speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference, this one is true.