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Keyword: zealot

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  • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

    09/06/2013 3:27:07 PM PDT · by James R. Aist
    The Christian Post ^ | August 6, 2013 | James R. Aist
    One day God, seated on his throne in heaven, was looking quite troubled, so his Son, Jesus, who was seated at his right hand, asked him, “What’s wrong, Father?” God replied, “Son, there are so many different ideas among humans about who you are. How can we get it across to everyone who you really are?” Jesus thought for a moment and then said, “Do you remember that popular old TV show “To Tell the Truth”? You know, the one where they assembled a panel of people who all claimed they were a particular person, but they are all imposters...
  • What Jesus Wasn't: Zealot

    09/03/2013 7:50:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Jewish Review of Books ^ | August 11, 2013 | By Allan Nadler
    Within an hour of its online debut, the number of viewers of Reza Aslan’s now notorious interview with Fox News’ Lauren Green had far exceeded the number of Israelites who crossed the Red Sea under the leadership of the father of all Jewish nationalist zealots, Moses. Aslan was being interviewed on the occasion of the appearance of his book that places Jesus of Nazareth at the top of a long list of subsequent, rabidly nationalist messianic Jewish zealots. ...
  • Biblical Archeology Filmmaker Blasts Jesus Book Author Reza Aslan for Suggesting Jesus Called

    08/13/2013 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Simcha Jacobovici is a Canadian-Israeli adjunct religion professor and filmmaker known for his biblical archaeology History Channel series “The Naked Archaeologist.” In an op-ed in the Times of Israel, Jacobovici takes Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” to task for referring to the land of Jesus as “Palestine,” when a review of historical sources shows the place was known as “Judea,” a word that in Hebrew is synonymous with the word “Jew.” Jacobovici writes (emphasis added throughout), “in all his interviews, Aslan goes out of his way to refer to Jesus’ Judea i.e.,...
  • ‘He Is a Progressive Radical Above All Else’

    07/31/2013 7:26:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Dr. Reza Aslan’s newly released book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” has been at the center of considerable controversy in recent days after shooting to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. NPR billed the work as “Christ in context,” while a number of Christians are criticizing its portrayal of Jesus as inaccurate and misleading. Wednesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck gave his own perspective on the issue, arguing that Aslan is one in a long line of progressives seeking to re-write history. “From naming streets after communist labor activist Caesar Chavez to making movies glorifying...
  • Reza Aslan's Jesus book a No. 1 bestseller, thanks to Fox News

    07/29/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Hector Tobar
    Near the end of Reza Aslan's strange, 10-minute television exchange with Fox News, the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," gives voice to a thought that’s entered the mind of many an author while being interviewed: “I’m afraid it seems like you haven’t read my book.” The interview, now circulating widely on social media sites, has helped propel the book to No. 1 on the Amazon bestseller list Monday.
  • Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done? (video)

    07/28/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 27, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Reza Aslan, a religious scholar with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California and author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” went on FoxNews.com’s online show Spirited Debate to promote his book only to be prodded about why a Muslim would write a historical book about Jesus.
  • Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim

    07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson
    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.
  • Gov. Palin With Megyn Kelly and Brett Baier,‘Zealot’ Sound Bite Caught While Gov. Was Speaking

    08/29/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT · by Third Person · 74 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 29th, 2012 | Steve Flesher
    Before posting this video, my co-editors and I detected what we heard as someone saying the word “zealot” in the above video at 1:34 while the Governor was speaking. We verified the separate version of the video posted at RightScoop by asking the site owner and they heard it there as well. It has now hit Twitter and Jedediah Bila says it best: “What .The. Hell.” Absolutely unbelievable. I am no expert on microphone or feedback issues. But, I do know that two completely separate versions of the video (ours from SarahNet and the version RS put up) both have...
  • Warren Jeffs and the abandonment of tradition [Real MormonISM]

    08/15/2011 4:17:17 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Aug. 14, 2011 | Nathan B. Oman
    Last week, a Texas jury convicted Warren Jeffs, leader of the polygamist FLDS Church, of two counts of child sexual assault...For Americans who are increasingly interested in the religion of the two Mormons running for president, Jeffs' conviction raises what could appear to be difficult questions about modern Mormonism. There is no formal connection between Jeffs' FLDS Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... From 1852 until 1890, however, the Mormon Church did publically teach and practice polygamy... Given that history, many Americans ask themselves whether Jeffs' cocktail of religious authority, polygamy and child sex represents some...
  • Was Polygamy, in the Nineteenth Century, Started by the FLDS Church, or the LDS Church?

    08/15/2011 4:53:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 99 replies
    Faith and Reason Forum.com ^ | 2003 | Donna Morley
    During the early 1830s, Emma Smith was beginning to have some strong suspicions that her husband, Joseph (Mormon prophet) might be involved in infidelity. While these were only suspicions, Oliver Cowdery (one of the three “witnesses” to the Book of Mormon) had proof of Smith’s adultery and confronted him on it. Smith denied to Cowdery that he was in any such activity. Cowdery would be excommunicated from the Mormon church on several counts including, “by falsely insinuating that he [Smith] was guilty of adultery.” 1 Emma’s suspicions were confirmed when she caught Joseph and 19-year-old Eliza Partridge locked in a...
  • Mormon presidential politics

    08/11/2011 4:53:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 4, 2011
    <p>CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Eric Marrapodi jumped into the fray on the topic with Foreman as well. He said while religious views shape Mormon politicians on a macro level, there is no evidence Mormon politicians have a "bat phone" to Utah and take orders from the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the church is formally known.</p>
  • Fundamentalist sect leader jailed for life for sex with child brides

    08/11/2011 5:15:06 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | Aug. 9, 2011 | Ed Pilkington
    Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Mormon church that practises polygamy, is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was given the maximum sentence for taking girls as young as 12 to be his brides. SNIP ...a Texas jury took just 40 minutes to hand him the toughest sentence open to them – life in prison for aggravated sexual assault and 20 years in prison for sexual assault of a child... SNIP The polygamist Mormons, under Jeffs's leadership, refused to renounce plural marriages and now have about 10,000 followers. The jury heard that Jeffs...
  • The Companionship of the Holy Ghost - Mormon

    07/25/2011 10:34:37 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 473 replies
    LDS.org ^ | August 1988 | Carlos E. Asay
    The Companionship of the Holy Ghost By Elder Carlos E. Asay Of the First Quorum of the Seventy For many unmarried Latter-day Saints, particularly some of the single sisters, courtship and eternal companionship are unrealized dreams. You long for them, you know eternal companionship is a crucial part of the gospel, and yet you feel frustrated because no worthy partner is available.It is tempting to wish that I could match you with perfect companions in an instant and send you off for the eternities in joyful marriages. But such a solution would be satanic. Satan, you will remember, wanted...
  • Letter: Polygamy comparison fails [BYU Letter-to-the-Editor]

    07/15/2011 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 1+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | June 3, 2011 | Colin Mann
    In a recent letter to the editor, the author of “The right vs. the law (5/26)” compared illegal immigrants to the early leaders of the church. He observed the early church members violated the law to practice polygamy and those men were still doing what was right, therefore there are cases when it isn’t wrong to break the law. This is all true. But then he implies by this same reasoning, illegal immigrants may not be doing something wrong. This is a false analogy, because the two situations are not the same in the relevant way. What made the church...
  • A Different God? Mitt Romney, the Religious Right, and the Mormon Question

    06/12/2011 5:01:54 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 147 replies · 1+ views
    BYU Studies ^ | Reviewer Roger Terry of author Craig Foster's book
    As can be expected from a book published by Greg Kofford, Craig L. Foster’s A Different God? is well researched and engaging. This book begins by examining the rise of the religious right and the power it exerts on the current political landscape. Foster presents a good deal of information that most Latter-day Saints will not be well acquainted with, such as the difference between evangelical and fundamentalist Christians, the emergence of the charismatic movement, the rise and fall of the Moral Majority, and the subsequent establishment of the Christian Coalition. This background is particularly pertinent to the majority of...
  • Mitt Romney's Mormonism: A TNR online debate

    06/12/2011 10:10:18 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 95 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 3-5, 2007 | Richard Lyman Bushman and Damon Linker
    Friday, January 5 Dear Damon, I appreciate your moderate and respectful reply to my objections. It is often hard for non-Mormons to understand how Mormons believe all we do. You at least see how Mormon beliefs and our way of life could be satisfying to educated, reasonable people, among whom you presumably would include Mitt Romney. What troubles you is the implication of belief in prophetic revelation: Would Mormons perform any dire deed for their prophet no matter how contrary to conscience? And what about the belief that the United States and the Church might combine to dominate the world...
  • MHA in St. George: Welcome to an exciting time! [Mormon History]

    05/28/2011 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    After months of planning and preparations, the program for the 2011 meeting of the Mormon History Association, to be held at the well-appointed Dixie Center in St. George, Utah, is now set. Not only will we bask in the sun-splashed beauty of southern Utah, but we look forward to hearing from a terrific lineup of speakers and panels about the latest in Mormon history scholarship. SNIP Sandwiched between these terrific plenary sessions are six concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday. You can find a complete listing of papers and presenters in the preliminary program on the MHA 2011 conference website....
  • The Wacky World of Joseph Smith: And the un-Christianity of Mormon Theology

    12/12/2010 6:06:13 AM PST · by delacoert · 157 replies · 3+ views
    CATHOLIC ANSWERS ^ | Brian Harrison
    The origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ "Bible"—the Book of Mormon—are open to devastating criticism. One would think, for instance, that if part of the miraculous translation from the golden plates was lost in the initial stage, it should not have been too difficult for a genuine "seer" to translate the missing portion again as long as he still had the plates and the miraculous translation stones (the "Urim and Thummin") in his possession. The following incident alone should be sufficient to persuade all but the most credulous that there was something fishy about the...
  • Martyrdom beckons Lebanese teen, but she really wants to direct (Movies or Martyrdom?)

    01/13/2009 12:15:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,072+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 13, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
    Reporting from Tyre, Lebanon -- Hiba Qassir dreams of making movies. She's ambitious and precocious enough. At 18, she's taught herself how to edit video and sound on a computer, and has her sights set on directing gripping social and psychological dramas. But if the movie business doesn't work out, that's OK. She has other dreams: perhaps to become a cop or a pilot. Or maybe a suicide bomber. "Martyrdom is the shortest way to heaven, and the history of martyrdom is not like any history," Hiba says. "It made victory. We wouldn't have achieved victory without these martyrdoms."
  • Profanity on movie CBS showed

    10/26/2008 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Sun · 96 replies · 1,857+ views
    CBS showed the movie "Cinderella Man" at 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2008, and around 9:15 p.m., the movie showed taking the Lord's name in vein, and the Holy family, several times. This is inappropriate and should be illegal on the public's free airways. CBS could have easily cut that from what we thought was a family movie.
  • Senators, Others Seek Answers in Border Agents Case (Ramos & Compean)

    07/16/2007 3:12:53 PM PDT · by msnpatriot · 15 replies · 2,368+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 7/15/07 | Fred Lucas
    Sutton has said that the sentence may well be severe, but pointed out that Congress sets sentencing guidelines. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who initiated the hearings, has disputed that point in letters to the Justice Department asking why charges carrying such heavy sentences had to be brought. Sutton said, "It is the policy of the Department of Justice to bring the highest most readily provable charge against a defendant. We followed that policy in this case because what former agents Compean and Ramos did was a serious crime."
  • EU seeks converts to eco-stoicism (Tacit Recognition of Enviro-Extremism as a Religion).

    03/09/2007 6:18:25 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 7 replies · 374+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Joe Lynam
    The EU's top political leaders meet three times a year in a rose-coloured marble building known as Justus Lipsius. EU leaders arrived in gas-guzzling cars to debate green issues It is named after a 16th-Century Dutch scholar often described, predominantly by his fans, as one of the most learned men of his day, as well as the founding father of neo-stoicism, which combined pagan materialism with Christianity. Nowadays, the new Europe under Jose Manuel Barroso could even be described as eco-stoicism, combining materialism with environmental zealotry. The new movement, though, does not have as many converts as the Portuguese...
  • Crazy Jesus Warrior! - disturbing video clip!

    07/29/2006 5:30:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 1,297+ views
    Not for the squeamish. I understand that this clip is from the Wife Swap show.
  • Who is Iran’s Ahmadinejad "Iran’s Ahmadinejad is not Unhinged"

    07/14/2006 7:22:43 PM PDT · by seeker41 · 44 replies · 1,162+ views
    http://amilimani.com/index ^ | Amil Imani | Amil Imani
    Iran’s Ahmadinejad is not Unhinged May 25th, 2006 The world is captivated by the sudden rise of a relatively unknown to the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, for his torrent of outrageous statements and claims. He has, thus, in a short time acquired great many appellations. He is viewed as zealot, fascist, fanatic, anti-Semitic, lunatic and more. One prominent Western journalist called him “unhinged.” All these labels aim, in part, to dismiss the man as an aberration. As someone who is in urgent need of psychological help, a person out of touch with reality who represents nothing of...
  • (Vanity) Can Gov. Bush declare a Crime Scene?

    03/25/2005 12:17:43 PM PST · by HonestAbe · 9 replies · 359+ views
    March 25, 2005 | HonestAbe
    If Terri does pass away, can Gov. Bush declare the Hospice a crime scene in order to prevent her body being cremated? Can he stop the body from being cremated?
  • HOWARD DEAN APPOINTMENT REAL SCREAM -- Dems: Political Party of Exclusion!

    02/18/2005 1:18:08 AM PST · by Apolitical · 6 replies · 533+ views
    "Aaaaaaarggggghhhhh!!!" That's the scream of pain emanating from the lips of moderate centrist Democrats as it dawns on them that blue-state favorite Howard Dean really is about to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee. "Hurrraaaahh!" That's the scream of joy emanating from the mouths of overjoyed Republican politicos as they realize that even more states will be colored red after the next election, thanks to Howard "Scream 2" Dean. Unfortunately, for the Democrats, Howard Dean's primary constituency resides in such mainstream American locales as Berkeley, Madison, Hollywood, Greater Westchester County and Barbara Streisand's Malibu mansion. Dean is the angry...
  • Court upholds Bible class ban

    06/08/2004 1:02:47 PM PDT · by Kerberos · 153 replies · 302+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, June 8, 2004 Posted: 1:12 PM EDT (1712 GMT) | N/A
    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that argued weekly Bible classes are unconstitutional in the public schools of Rhea County, the same county where the "Scopes Monkey Trial" pitted creationists against evolutionists 79 years ago. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati agreed Monday with a February 2002 ruling by U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar of Chattanooga. Edgar ruled that the Bible Education Ministry program in Rhea County violated the First Amendment's clause calling for separation of church and state. The 30-minute classes were held weekly for...
  • For FReepers Locked Out of the latest Don Matthews Cop Killer Thread

    08/16/2002 9:04:51 AM PDT · by wimpycat · 455 replies · 850+ views
    Ohio.com ^ | August 14th, 2002 | Beacon Journal Staff
    A letter discovered over the weekend at a makeshift memorial for Eric B. Taylor, the 31-year-old Massillon patrolman killed in a shootout Friday night, defends his killer and predicts that more police officers will die in traffic stops. The one-page note begins: ``Eric, Sorry you had to die for a speeding ticket.... you now know it was NOT WORTH IT!'' The letter says that because ``peace officers'' will not ``take a lesson from your death and think twice about stopping people... more will die.'' Police are taking the letter seriously. ``It gives insight into how these people are thinking and...