Rissa Arias

Ramon Arias | November 16, 2015

As presidential candidate Ben Carson’s poll numbers increase, closely catching up to the GOP frontrunner, a desperate Donald Trump lashes out exposing his true conniving nature.

In his latest disgraceful tactics to destroy Carson’s credibility, Trump not only reached the lowest he could go but stepped over the line by scorning Jesus Christ’s redemptive work. He may have said it ignorantly, or let me use his favorite word, he spoke at his highest level of stupidity.

In his one-hour plus speech at Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Nov. 12, 2015, Trump used about 10 minutes to trash Ben Carson for something he (Carson) wrote in his autobiography, Gifted Hands, where he admits having a “pathological” temper as a young man. In the book, Carson described how he tried to hit his mother with a hammer, hit a friend with a padlock, and tried to stab a friend, but the knife was stopped by the friends belt buckle.

Trump doesn’t believe, and even mocked, that Carson’s violent incidents stopped when he went to the school bathroom and had a reckoning with God that changed his life. Trump proceeded to say to his audience that Carson is a liar and has a “pathological disease” similar to that of a child molester.

The following are Trump’s comments:

“I don’t want a person that’s got pathological disease, I don’t want it. Now, I’m not saying he’s got it. He said it. This isn’t something I’m saying — he’s a pathological liar, I’m not saying it. He said he’s got pathological disease. He actually said ‘pathological temper,’ and then he defined it as ‘disease,’ so he said he has ‘pathological disease.’ Now if you’re pathological, there’s no cure for that, folks. OK? There’s no cure for that…. there’s only one cure [for child molesters] … We don’t want to talk about that cure.”

“He goes into the bathroom for a couple of hours and he comes out and now he’s religious. And the people of Iowa believe him. Give me a break. Give me a break. It doesn’t happen that way. It doesn’t happen that way. Don’t be fools, okay?”

“Let me tell you something: If I did the stuff he said he did, I wouldn’t be here right now, it would have been over. It would have been over. OK? It would have been totally over. So that’s who is in second place, and I don’t get it.”

Trump then asks Iowans and Americans how can they believe Carson’s story of redemption by Christ:

“How stupid are the people of Iowa?”. “How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?”

Let’s rewind a little bit, how many times do you remember hearing Donald Trump saying that Carson was a “nice guy”?

The only one of the GOP presidential candidates that Trump has not trashed at the moment of this writing is Ted Cruz.

When Dr. Carson was asked how to respond to Trump’s character assassination he said: Pray for him.

In an interview with Katie Couric, she asked Dr. Carson about Trump’s comment that a pathological temper is equivalent to child molestation and can’t be cured. His calm answer was:

“I guess someone needs to tell him what pathological actually means because it doesn’t mean that it can’t be cured, so perhaps some of his advisers can actually go talk to some people and understand what that term means and educate him and then he wouldn’t say things like that.” [1]

Carly Fiorina, who has been a target of Trump’s nasty tongue, wrote on Facebook about Trump’s comments early on the following day.

“Donald, sorry, I’ve got to interrupt again. You would know something about pathological,” she wrote. “Anyone can turn a multi-million dollar inheritance into more money, but all the money in the world won’t make you as smart as Ben Carson.”

Dear reader, here is a little homework for you, other than the word pathological, look up the meaning of the words ego, narcissism and arrogance, just to mention a few characteristics of a person with a severe personality disorder, also known as inferiority complex. What do you think a person’s problem is when he constantly exalts himself and brags about being the most intelligent, brightest, richest, and to top it off, he says that everything he touches makes it the biggest and the best? This is what Trump has been saying about himself for decades. He has repeated it so much and for so long that he can’t believe anything different or see himself in his true light. Do you want to talk about being pathological, Donald?

There is a long list of statements to further prove that Donald Trump has a severe inferiority complex.  He has said, “The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” “I’m a really smart guy.” “I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.” “The point is, that you can never be too greedy.” I did not make this up folks; you can easily find Trump’s self-aggrandizing statements all over the Internet.

Frank Luntz asked Trump if he had ever asked God for forgiveness, Trump said:

“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so,” he said. “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture. I don’t.” [2]

In an interview with CBN, Trump wanted to straighten out comments he made in the past when refusing to quote his favorite Bible verse that had an impact on him. He uses the following:

“There’s so many things that you can learn from it [The Bible]. Proverbs, the chapter ‘never bend to envy.’ I’ve had that thing all of my life where people are bending to envy. Actually it’s an incredible book, so many things you can learn from the Bible and you can lead your life. I’m not just talking in terms of religion; I’m talking in terms of leading a life even beyond religion. There are so many brilliant things in the Bible…

The Bible, is special, the Bible the more you see it, the more you read it, the more incredible it is. I don’t like to use this analogy, but like a great movie, a great, incredible movie. You’ll see it once it will be good. You’ll see it again. You can see it 20 times and every time you’ll appreciate it more. The Bible is the most special thing.” [3]

Many are furious because Trump quoted a Proverb that is supposedly in the Bible but it doesn’t exist.  It is not in the Bible!

Let’s re-examine what he said. When Trump stated that Dr. Carson’s pathological youth problem couldn’t have been resolved or healed by accepting God’s divine intervention, Trump proves his total ignorance of Jesus Christ’s redemptive work beyond a shadow of doubt. A manifestation of Trump’s stupidity could not be clearer!

If Donald Trump truly believes the Bible is so special, he would be a changed man from the inside out, because he would have repented from all his sins, including the way he went about making his money, even though he claims he has done it according to what the law permits. However, if he knew biblical economic ethics, he never would have gone the way of unrighteousness. The Bible clearly defines there is a right way and a wrong way to increment wealth, and we find this in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 8 and 28.

These principles don’t only apply to Trump, but also to all of us. We should tremble at knowing that God is a just and righteous God and he doesn’t wink at sin. Jesus said we couldn’t love God and wealth equally (Matthew 6:24). Jesus also said it is very difficult for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23). Paul nails the root of man’s problems by stating that it is the love of money that corrupts men’s hearts (1 Timothy 6:10). This problem exists at all levels of society.

The first true lesson in humility for Donald Trump would be if he acknowledges before God the wrong he has done to Dr. Ben Carson and publicly asks him for his forgiveness and also to Christians in America for negating that Jesus truly is the only way, truth and life to reconcile us with God our Father. If he doesn’t, we should know what he is up to and that he knows no shame!

For now, this much is clear: Trump knows that pandering to Evangelicals pays off; he knows Obama is a prime example of that. Just tell Christians you are one of them and two things happen: 1) they will swallow the lie and vote in favor of you, or 2) they will not vote to show their rejection of one who is pretending to be a Christian. Am I encouraging Christians not to vote because their candidate didn’t win the nomination? Far from it, either way, the Evangelical vote is a swing vote to elect a president or anyone running for office. 

So far I have no doubt, Trump thinks we are all very stupid; it is his favorite word.

What say you?