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Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim
Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson

Posted on 07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT by arthurus

Reza Aslan, author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list.

Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim.

His book is not a historian’s report on Jesus. It is an educated Muslim’s opinion about Jesus -- yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio.

Aslan is not a trained historian.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; History; Religion; Weird Stuff
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1 posted on 07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: arthurus

But it’s all about feelings ...who cares if it’s accurate.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 1:29:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: arthurus
His argument is basically that Jesus of Nazareth was a political agitator against Roman rule and that the Gospels were written to hide this "fact."

In reality, there is zero evidence of any kind to suggest that He was engaged in a political struggle.

The entire book begins with the assumption - based on nothing - that the Gospels must be the opposite of what He really was.

The book says nothing that has not been said one thousand times before.

It does not rise to the level of boring.

3 posted on 07/24/2013 1:30:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Mohammed says He was not the Son of God so the devout muslims repeat the warlord’s cult writings.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 1:32:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: wideawake

Muslims making up lies....what else is new


5 posted on 07/24/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: arthurus

The left would really love to eliminate Christianity and replace it with a bloodthirsty culture of headchopping and rape of women.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 1:34:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: arthurus
The fact that the writes is Muslim ,
is an OBVIOUS OVERSIGHT by the media.

Sorta like Zimmerman not being Jewish, but later determined
to be a new catagory of "Hispanic/ white" by the 'New World Media'

7 posted on 07/24/2013 1:37:35 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: arthurus

Muslims believe that Jesus was just an ordinary prophet, and that if he were alive today he’d be a Muslim. They say the bible was corrupted and reports the events incorrectly. They especially attribute this to Paul, who they say is a liar. This is because the Bible and the Koran are conflicting texts, and one of them must be wrong. Therefore it has to be the Bible, right?


8 posted on 07/24/2013 1:39:04 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: a fool in paradise

Mohammed would be Weiner’s beard.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: a fool in paradise; Nifster
The guy is not a Muslim ideologue. He is a secularized Persian.

His take on the subject is agnostic.

A believing Muslim would describe Jesus as being a misunderstood precursor to Muhammed, not as a political revolutionary.

10 posted on 07/24/2013 1:40:50 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

He’s as secularized as he is born again Christian (which he also once claimed).

Ironically his parents opposed his conversion to Christianity then his mama converted and remains one.

Maybe he’s trying to get back at his parents eight was from Sunday.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 1:43:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: arthurus

Wouldn’t a devout Muslim actually be offended by this? They claim Jesus is a profit to them, and supposedly the no. 2 prophet, and he is supposed to return to earth and break the cross. Couldn’t Muslims go all Satanic Verses on him for besmirching their faith? He better watch out, he could be the target of a fatwa.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 1:47:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: I want the USA back

No, they will get rid of Muslims later, when they outlive their usefulness.


13 posted on 07/24/2013 1:48:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: I want the USA back

No, they will get rid of Muslims later, when they outlive their usefulness.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 1:48:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: a fool in paradise
He’s as secularized as he is born again Christian (which he also once claimed)

No, I think he actually is secularized as opposed to Christian. His rhetoric in this book is from the viewpoint of "progressivism" not jihadism.

Maybe he’s trying to get back at his parents eight was from Sunday.

I think you have hit the nail square on the head with that one.

15 posted on 07/24/2013 1:48:31 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: I want the USA back; tx_eggman
The left would really love to eliminate Christianity and replace it with a bloodthirsty culture of headchopping and rape of women.

You know... honestly, I would, too. I would love to be able to lop off the head of anyone deemed offensive and to instantly marry, divorce, then destroy as a harlot any woman I choose.

But a higher truth in me tells me that this is evil, not good. And a desire to not fall short of that truth keeps me from acting upon it.

This desire for good over evil is called a conscience.

I am finding more and more of the world sorely lacking one.
16 posted on 07/24/2013 1:53:25 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: wideawake

sorry when you use the term Persian I only think of those who supported the Shah. So let’s cut the crapola. This is another slam at Christianity and it’s fundamental tenet by one who claims to be muslim....ideologue or not.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 2:04:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: arthurus
This is correct, unless you insist on rejecting all historical accounts of the period. The Jews of the 60s fought and terrorized each other more than they did the Romans.
18 posted on 07/24/2013 2:27:23 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: arthurus

There are four chapters in the Bible that tell me all I need to know about Jesus.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 2:30:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: wideawake

Jesus was not a Palestinian revolutionary when He said, “My kingdom is not of this world” and, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s”, or to Pilate, “Your authority is given unto you by God”.

BTW, Reza Aslan is not to be trusted on this or any other subject.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 2:31:40 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: VerySadAmerican
There are four chapters in the Bible that tell me all I need to know about Jesus.

Four Books, maybe?

21 posted on 07/24/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: arthurus

You could probably go with one if you only take the first chapter of John.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: arthurus

I long for this day, For the Scriptures say, “’As surely as I live,’ says the LORD, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.’”

Roman 14:11

Please, LORD, just come quickly!


23 posted on 07/24/2013 3:17:18 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: arthurus
guess Christians will have to declare a fatwa.

Oh, wait minute...

24 posted on 07/24/2013 3:54:02 PM PDT by farsny
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To: arthurus

I typed books but changed it to chapters. And I don’t know why. Maybe I was thinking about one chapter from each book that says He is risen.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 4:16:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: wideawake

According to Pamela Geller (who’s dealt with him repeatedly), he has a hardon for Islam as does our current president. “Secular” visionary or not.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/07/pamela-geller-jesus-vs-muhammad-scholarship-vs-propaganda.html


26 posted on 07/24/2013 4:18:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: wideawake

If by “Secularized” you mean an apologist for the governmnet of Iran who appeals to retarded secularists.


27 posted on 07/24/2013 10:37:49 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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