Ben Carson: Humans walked on the moon because America was founded on God
Ben Carson speaking in Des Moines Iowa during the annual Lincoln Dinner in 2015 (John Pemble/Flickr)

Ben Carson thinks human beings were able to travel to the moon because the United States was founded as a Christian nation.


"Here’s what is also fascinating," the Republican presidential candidate explains in a video published by the Adventist News Network. "This nation -- the United States of America -- one of the few nations in history to claim God in their founding documents -- we talk about in our Declaration of Independence certain inalienable rights given to us by our Creator, every one of our coins, every one of our bills says 'In God We Trust.'"

In the video, described as a "celebration of creationism from 2011," Carson suggests that America's belief in God resulted in a technological revolution.

"Now I want you to think about something," he says. "This nation has had a profound effect on the world. Before the United States of America came on the scene, for 100 years, 200 years, a 1,000 years, 3,000 years, people did things the same way… within 200 years of the advent of this nation, which believed in God, men were walking on the moon. Completely revolutionized and changed the world because a nation was willing to acknowledge God."

Watch the clip below: