Muslim Professor writes book about Jesus

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The media is in love with the new book ‘Zealot’ which claims to be a ‘historical’ look at the life of Jesus. There’s just a few problems – the Muslim author has attempted to debunk what made Jesus the center of Christianity. He’s free to write whatever he wants, but isn’t it interesting that the one Jesus book the media decides to promote is the one that attempts to disprove him? Glenn has more on radio today.

Fox News religion correspondent Lauren Green interviewed Dr. Reza Aslan was confronted about his new book “Zealot”, and the interview has gone viral for the awkward exchange between the author and the interviewer.


Glenn took issue with many of Aslan’s statements in the interview, especially his assertion that as an academic with four degrees he is somehow able to redefine Jesus Christ.

Glenn said, “Look, if you don’t believe that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, that’s fine. That’s fine. No biggie. Go your way. I’m going my way. I happen to believe it. And there is no doctorate that could ever be given to me  that would actually prove otherwise. Because you learn that through faith. You learn that through an individual testimony. I got one. You don’t have one, you should find one. You don’t want one, that’s fine. I don’t really care. Stop telling me who Jesus was.”

Aslan describes his stance and his goals in his book, as well as his conversion to Christianity in his teenage years before becoming Muslim:

The moment I returned home from camp, I began eagerly to share the good news of Jesus Christ with my friends and family, my neighbors and classmates, with people I’d just met and with strangers on the street: those who heard it gladly, and those who threw it back in my face. Yet something unexpected happened in my quest to save the souls of the world. The more I probed the Bible to arm myself against the doubts of unbelievers, the more distance I discovered between the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of history – between Jesus the Christ and Jesus of Nazareth. In college, where I began my formal study of the history of religions, that initial discomfort soon ballooned into full-blown doubts of my own.

The bedrock of evangelical Christianity, at least as it was taught to me, is the unconditional belief that every word of the Bible is God-breathed and true, literal and inerrant. The sudden realization that this belief is patently and irrefutably false, that the Bible is replete with the most blatant and obvious errors and contradictions—just as one would expect from a document written by hundreds of different hands across thousands of years—left me confused and spiritual unmoored. And so, like many people in my situation, I angrily discarded my faith as if it were a costly forgery I had been duped into buying. I began to rethink the faith and culture of my forefathers, finding in them as an adult a deeper, more intimate familiarity than I ever had as a child, the kind that comes from reconnecting with an old friend after many years apart.

Meanwhile, I continued my academic work in religious studies, delving back into the Bible not as an unquestioning believer but as an inquisitive scholar. No longer chained to the assumption that the stories I read were literally true, I became aware of a more meaningful truth in the text, a truth intentionally detached from the exigencies of history. Ironically, the more I learned about the life of the historical Jesus, the turbulent world in which he lived, and the brutality of the Roman occupation that he defied, the more I was drawn to him. Indeed, the Jewish peasant and revolutionary who challenged the rule of the most powerful empire the world had ever known and lost became so much more real to me than the detached, unearthly being I had been introduced to in church.

  • James Conway

    There is no God but Allah – Muhammad is last messenger. Jesus told us of him in John 16:7-13. 

  • JETS#1

    You Freakin BIGOT! Jesus is in the Qur’an and is a important figure in Islam we dont have exclusive claims on him

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    But trying to blasting people that believe in Jesus as God as many Americans believe in is not bigoted? Ladies and gentleman liberal hypocrisy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    See the reason why the media is pushing this book is because it goes with their views on Jesus and they want to push their views on others. The liberal mentality.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    When the Lord returns in person in the clouds of glory the good book is clear:

    “Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” May all come to the truth and the light and the life while time remains to them on this world.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    As you know, the leftists god is the state, and no one else. They deny God and they deny Jesus by their own radical ideology unless they can twist and pervert the truth of the gospel to their own twisted and evil ends.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Well said.

  • JETS#1

     Hes not blasting people who think he is you moron his book is about the impact Jesus had on his lifetime by going against the Roman and old Jewish authorities in Palestine

  • JETS#1

     Or maybe is being pushed cause its a great read but I know that thought never crossed your head it rarely does for bigots

  • Bruce

    Not exactly – those verses refer to the Comforter or Spirit of Truth – a.k.a. the Holy Ghost. Christ says if He departs, He will send the Holy Ghost… Your interpretation is a bit too speculative and creative in the liberty you take with it.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Book
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  • Transpower

    We have to earn our material good by hard work, and we have to earn our
    spiritual good by behaving in an ethical manner. I therefore do not believe in
    salvation by grace–that’s the creed of the unearned.

  • Elena

    And this puts you outside orthodox Christianity.

    By grace we are saved through a gift of faith that Jesus is Who He says He is — the Christ, son of the living God.

    Ethical living comes as a by-product of the grace aborting sin’s course in your life, making amends to those wronged, and going out to do the good works prepared for you to do.

    This is the cornerstone of the difference betw Christianity and all other religions.  It’s about Jesus and His act, not about our sinful acts.  For, even in Judaism, you are expected to perform with the grace of forgiveness when you fail.  In islam — it’s all abt what you do and not abt what Allah does for you.

  • Leah

    Mormons don’t recognize the diety of Jesus either, so what difference does Beck’s opinion make????

  • Leah

    We CAN’T earn Salvation !!

  • Leah

     Name-calling won’t change fact, Jet.  Jesus died for those who claim that salvation.  It’s a free gift and no, Muslims do NOT have salvation, they are LOST!  Pray for them, but don’t call people bigots for speaking the truth!

  • Elena

    He’s not a bigot to stand by the claim that Jesus is God the Son as presented in the Bible.  We are not debating non-Biblical Mormon teaching fm the Doctrines & Covenants.

    The Jesus in the Qur’an is not the same personality of the New Testament.  Mohammad did not believe that Jesus died on the cross and was raised.  Rather, he tht Jesus was ascended and Judas, made to look like Jesus, died on the cross.  Mohammad’s theology has zero room for redemptive suffering.  Neither does Mohammad grasp the concept that God manifest Himself in Jesus as both fully divine and fully man.  Mohammad only could grasp sexual reproduction, leaving no room for the Holy Spirit of God to operation outside our parameters.  So Mohammad and his followers complain that God does not have a son — no, not in the way of man, but in the way of God made manifest.  That Jesus is both God and man requires a level of abstract thinking that is simply not present in islam.

    Furthermore, few scholars will say that the Bible was dictated in the ears of the writers.  This is exactly what muslims would have you believe abt the Qur’an.  The Biblical message moves forward through time and does not contradict itself.  It expands as humanity is able to comprehend what God desires.  The Qur’an does just the opposite.  Using the chronological approach, the Qur’an moves fm peaceful coexistence to war of annihilation of other faith groups when Mohammad could not otherwise get his way.  Fm the days of Joshua’s conquest, the Bible moves fm war of conquest and the eradication of human sacrifice to God’s dwelling with humanity in love.Besides, who are you to yell and name call?

  • Elena

    It was actually Judea at the time.  Judea disappears after the bar Kochba revolt in AD 135.  Palestina was the Roman term to humiliate the Jews by referencing their former archenemy — Philistia adn the Philistines.

  • Mick

    why promote this sand niggers book?

  • Anonymous

     I am pretty sure this Professor with four PHDs and a few nights spent at the nearest Holiday Inn will vehemently be working on his next book under the same microscope called Zealot: The Life and Times of Mohammed the pedophile.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    If Jesus were here physically today there would be large numbers of people who would crucify him again.  In the end; however, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  That will happen whether people like Aslan try to denigrate him or not.  It is written.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001792392864 Carol Mulshine

    Apparently Aslan is so overwhelmed with his own self importance as a Scholar of History & a true Islamist, that he cannot see the the Light at the end of the tunnel.
    He is missing the Boat ! Jesus is the Light of the World. He gives us the Faith we need to live.

    It is very sad to say this, but Aslan has lost his Faith in Jesus, if he ever had it in the first place.
    He would not have written this book. I will pray for him to think it over again & hope he realizes his mistake. If he is a true Muslim, he is a lost soul.

    But I will add, where there is Life , there is Hope!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.jeffrey.7 Laurence Jeffrey

    “They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.”  ”For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  As sinful men we need the unearned favor of a Holy and Righteous God, if it were not for His mercy no man would be allowed to live.  Every sin is going to be punished, the question is who is going to bear that punishment?  Christ as your substitute or you in the eternal wrath of God?  Since God is just, every sin must be punished and He put forth Jesus Christ as a propitiation for our sins so that He might be both just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.  So we must repent of both our sin and our “dead works” and put our trust in Jesus Christ, believing the Gospel.  If we do not we stand condemned already.    

  • JETS#1

    Your mindset is bigoted and is the type of  mindset responsible for some of the most horrific mass murders in human history (crusades, Spanish inquisition, etc)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Todd/1424651317 Scott Todd

     Pot calling kettle black alert!!  Pot calling kettle black alert!!

  • Anonymous

    And this guy stands by the Quran? He stands by a supposed prophet that went about conquering other peoples, murdering, forcing… He supports a religion that believes it is right to kill others for not believing as he does? The supposed religion of peace? Why on earth would ANYONE give any credence to any words that he has to say? What a nut job.

  • Know Really

     You make this harder than it really is. 

    First off, your definitions and Christianity’s are different.  Heaven is the ultimate goal.  Otherwise, what’s the purpose of life?   Those who die with the most toys (as the bumper sticker says) don’t win, they die. 

    Once you understand that, then you need to refer to the manual which delineates the procedures to get there.  And to simplify what  the manual, the Bible, says it specifies that you merely ask for the free gift that’s already been earned by Jesus. 

    Many will tell you good works, generosity, loving your neighbor, are what’s needed;  those are things that are done once you’ve accepted the free gift.  Until you have the free gift of salvation,  everything else in vain. 

    I hope you agree.   If you don’t, you should look into it a bit more.  What clinched it for me is when Jesus said “I will be killed, but I will rise again” and then He did it — that was all I needed.   
    He is worth listening to. 
    Everybody else is not, including this Muslim author. 
    Best of luck. 

  • JETS#1

    Cause unlike you he’s smart

  • Anonymous

    The ONLY accurate story about Jesus Christ is the NEW TESTAMENT!   To deviate from it’s content (even one word of it) is by nature inaccurate and blasphemous.  

  • JETS#1

     Really the bible is all about love? “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father
    and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his
    father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at
    the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of
    ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate
    and a drunkard.” 21 Then all the men of his town shall stone him to
    death.” Deuteronomy 21:18-21

  • Leah

     How can ANY book that denies the deity of Christ be a “great read”??  You must love reading TRASH.

  • Anonymous

    Bigotry 
    Is
    Beneath
    Loving
    Entreaties

  • Anonymous

    Ephesians 2:8-9New International Version (NIV)
    8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.  Have you forgotten about that little passage?

  • Anonymous

    Actually the only reason that the author WROTE his book is because of his own bigotry. Mohamed was an evil man. Nothing holy or Godly about him. He murdered and forced others to convert. Why should anyone give ANY credence to this guy or anything he has to say when he supports such a belief system? But your just another idiot that goes around calling everyone else a bigot, when it’s what consumes his own heart.

  • Anonymous

    The Koran explicitly denies the divinity of Jesus Christ.  ALL Muslims are against the teaching of Jesus being the Son of God.  CHRISTians don’t aspire for any exclusivity.  Instead, we are supposed to share the good news of his salvation.  Christ has claim over his own teachings.  If you deviate from his teachings, which ALL Muslims do, simply by being Muslim and renouncing his main tenets, then you are not with him.

  • abovethelaw

    Should Christians start riots like the muslimes do when we mention the false prophet mohammed? I’m sure that the muslime in chief would take no time in putting them down.GO HOME MUSLIMES, YOU ARE  IN THE WRONG COUNTRY!!!

  • JETS#1

     How am I a bigot Im CHRISTIAN! He wrote a book because hes a religious scholar talking about the most important religious figure in history!

  • Anonymous

    Okay but…Muslims have no authority to make baseless claims about Jesus.  It embodies bigotry and purports that Christians are bigots just for being Christian.  Find your own messiah, we got ours.

  • JETS#1

     So? So do Jews should a Jewish man be kept from writing about Jesus?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how the media and Aslan would react if a freelance author disputed Mohamed as written in the Koran?

  • JETS#1

    Hes not calling you a bigot you didn’t read the book its not about his death and resurrection its about his impact on his time period 

  • Anonymous

    Jets, don’t attempt to change the argument by changing the language.  I didn’t say that a Muslim man should be exempt from writing about Jesus.  I said that this man, and all other Muslims are NOT WITH JESUS.  By that I mean, they disobey his teachings outright and do not agree with him.  No Jew or Muslim or anybody should be censured, I for one am with the 1st Amendment, as are you I’m hoping.  No let them speak…But it’s pure blasphemy.  I’m not renouncing the man’s right to speak.  I’m allowed to share my opinion too, and my opinion is that he is full of crap and in complete denial of that fact that he is full of crap.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I am a Christian, maybe I should write a book about Mohammed. The professor has four PHDs  but not a lick of common sense.
    I find it interesting that these people that do not know a dang thing about Jesus can write with such knowledge and then changes facts to suit themselves.
    Chrislam here we come.

  • JETS#1

     How do you know your not full of crap?

  • Anonymous

    He puts down the christian s to build up the muslims. Mo was the only guy that talked to Alla right so how does any one know he was not high at that time???

  • Anonymous

    This professor is saying tings that every Bible scholar has found out. There is a big diference between Jesus the person and Jesus the god-man talked about in churches. Just the same way as there is a difference between Jesus and Christ. The doctrine that should convince you otherwise about Jesus not being the savior of the world is the Bible. He spends lots of diferent verses refuting the idea that he is anything special. Espeially in the Book of Matthew. Jesus says that everything is possible through God and he can’t do anything all by himself. He’s just a person like anyone else. May be a more enlightened person than most(and certainly of that time period)but still a person. It was only AFTER Jesus died that he got turned into an idol and all the stories sprang up around him. Mostly Paul was the one who started the fan club known as Christianity. So that means everyone believing in Jesus as someone other than who he has explained himself to be are actually Paulists. With the Bible being the way Paul gets his message across.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Mr. Muslim, the Bible isn’t your book.  The Advocate, aka Wonderful Counselor, aka the Holy Spirit is what John wrote about.  Stick to your OWN book for your OWN exegesis.  John chapter 16 refers to the fact that people, like yourself, will deny the teachings and the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will guide the truth from the mouth of believers to the ears of unbelievers (you).  It’s up to you whether or not you will heed the advice of the Holy Spirit or the advice of a womanizing, war-mongering pervert who had sex with a young lady named Aisha when she was only 9 (he was 54).  Believe in your sorry excuse for a decent human being (Mohammed).  I for one follow the words of the most shining example of decency in human history (Jesus Christ).

  • Guest

    Aslan knows more about Jesus than Glenn Beck will ever dream of knowing.

    Matthew 7:15 warned about people like Glenn Beck: ”Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”

    Remember Beck, who claims he can see over the horizon, said that Romney was going to win in a landslide? That is just one example of Beck’s false prophesy.

    Glenn Beck: false prophet.
    Glenn Beck: real profiteer. (ferocious wolf, like how he treats politicians that he disagrees with)

  • Anonymous

    You seem to have passed over all of the claims by Jesus that he IS the Messiah.

  • Guest

    Aslan: “The more I probed the Bible to arm myself against the doubts of unbelievers, the more distance I discovered between the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of history – between Jesus the Christ and Jesus of Nazareth.”

    For more on that, see The God Who Wasn’t There:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455507/

  • Anonymous

    “The bedrock of evangelical Christianity, at least as it was taught
    to me, is the unconditional belief that every word of the Bible is
    God-breathed and true, literal and inerrant.”

    This is true to a point. The Bible is true, but the books have to be taken in their individual literary forms.  Ex. Genesis is not a scientific account of creation. The world did not “literally” begin that way. It was a way to explain that God in sovereign over all creation.

  • Anonymous

    If I am full of crap then so is Jesus.  I stand with HIM and I go down with HIS ship.  Your beef isn’t with me.  Your beef is with Jesus Christ.  ANY attempt to write an exposition on Jesus Christ is inaccurate if it deviates from his teachings.  Jesus is who he says he is.  I can’t and don’t argue with Jesus Christ’s teachings because they are the truth.  

  • IIIAtlasIII

    ooooo I can do that too…

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  • Melani Barr

    Hmmm  I think she did a very poor job of interviewing. She never took into account anything he said and he did make her look very stupid.

  • Guest

    And for an entirely different perspective on this, see the Fox interview with Aslan (and the reason Beck is running this story).

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/is-this-the-most-embarrassing-interview-fox-news-has-ever-do

  • Elena

    Yes.  There are no recorded stonings of rebellious sons, now are there?  No, there are not.  Again, you need to read the whole Bible to see the progression of God’s love revealed for humanity.

    In the day and time in which rebellious sons were to be condemned were days in which urban life and social mobility were simply not part of the landscape.  Familial obedience was a necessity to hold the whole thing together.

    Jesus commands us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.  See the progress that God has made with humanity since the days of stone rebellious sons?

  • Elena

    Mohammad is more in the Hadith than in the koran, which is the one-sided conversation that Allah has with his apostle.

    If you were to write abt Mohammad as found in the muslim holy books, you would be castigated since now that Mohammad is a gross embarrassment to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.loftis.16 Steven Loftis

     He best not…if he values his head!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701368797 Robert Preisser

    First of all, what exactly do you mean you’re a “Christian”?  That term means many things to different people.  Many who claim to be one only do so because they went to Sunday School as a child, or because as an American, you are Christian by default if your not Buddhist, Muslim, etc.  But, you can’t be Christian if you do not understand who Christ was, and who He wasn’t.  He was not a radical rebel, bravely fighting against the oppressive Roman occupation.  In fact, he did the opposite.  Which is why the crowd chose to release Barrabas instead.  He was not merely a good moral teacher no different than Buddha or Mohammed, either.  If you believe either of those things, then you aren’t a Christian.  
    All that being said, the arguments in this book are not new.  These same arguments have been made for the past several decades, based on the same surviving documents and contemporary historical records.  This professor hasn’t discovered a new trove of records that didn’t exist before he wrote the book.  The same records have been used unsuccessfully in the past in an attempt to redefine Christ as a moral teacher and simple man, or even to deny he was ever a historical figure in the first place.  However, the only ones typically convinced are non-scholars who read these books they write for profit.  Serious scholars do not doubt the historicity of Christ, even if they aren’t Christians.  Nor do they doubt the historicity of the New Testament books as a whole.  There are theories that the Gospels share a source book of quotes of Christ, but not that the authors invented a fictional character called Jesus Christ or put words in his mouth.  This book is simply the latest in a long string of attempts to redefine Christ to make him simply a man, and thus make it easier to ignore his life, his purpose and identity, and easier to choose to ignore him by including him only as an interesting historical figure that has no relevance to anyone’s life today.

  • Anonymous

    Yuk!  What an ego.  He is obsessed with his importance.  How many times did he cite his education?

  • Anonymous

    Mohamed is the most important religious figure in history?????
    Before making such a statement you need to study who this person really was!!!  I think you will change your mind after
    you empty your brain of all the misconceptions you harbor in there.  Just because one claims to be a religious or historical scholar does not mean the person really is one.  This is one man’s opinion on the subject.  Two people can read the same book and take away something completely different.
    With GOD and Jesus there is FAITH involved, either you have it or you do not.  Think about that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701368797 Robert Preisser

    Which is interesting, isn’t it?  After all, anyone in the world is free to disrespect Jesus Christ (even though there are millions of Christians in the world) without fear for their personal safety.  But, disrespect Mohammed, and embassies burn, have a price put on your head, and fear for your life.  Which religion is truly the religion of “Peace”?

  • Elena

    And the islamic jihad that led to the crusades?  Let’s not forget the wholesale slaughter of the Christian of North Africa and the Middle East.  Let’s not forget Christians who are currently persecuted and killed for taking God at His word.  There is a imam in Tennessee who claims that all non-muslim property is fair game for muslims to seize since non-muslims have no rights.  Christians and Jews were not allowed to ride horses when they were dhimmi.  Hindus and other were simply killed off.

  • Melani Barr

    I love Glenn’s sense of humor, but in this case he has not done his research much better than the female reporter from Fox.  It makes me sad because I generally trust most of his research.

    But Muslims absolutely believe in Jesus Christ…as a prophet, and also believe he will be there on the Day of Judgement so they do acknowledge he is quite important.
    Many Muslims do not know much about their own religion it is true…I have seen Muslims on chat pages saying rude and unkind things about Jesus. That was unfortunate because his own book of scriptures do not support such behavior. It is sad that the religion has evolved into so much evil, I do believe that many minds have corrupted what parts of the religion had begun as good. And good Muslims do exist.

    I happen to be LDS so it’s not that I support Muslims as a faith, but it makes people look silly and unreliable when they mock without research both the reporter at Fox and Glenn and crew.

    I think as a scholarly research paper the book could be enlightening and ADD to my faith. All truth can add to what a person believes.

  • JETS#1

    I was talking about jesus when I said most important religious figure in history you

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps you should be careful about how you communicate then. This Professor has written a book twisting history to discredit Christ and Christianity. If you are in fact a Christian, that would be offensive to you, ‘not a good read.’ Especially, coming from someone that supports a supposed prophet that was a murderer, and advocated murder if the person did not believe as them.

  • Elena

    Galatians 1:6-9:  I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another gospel, but thee are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we or an angel fm heaven should proclaim to yo a gospel that is contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed!  As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed!

    Twice, God Himself curses Mohammad thru His apostle Paul.

    Allah and the Biblical God are not the same being.  Allah hates humanity, esp women.  the God of the Bible loves all of us, even the disobedient ones.

  • Anonymous

    There is a difference between a prediction and a prophecy.  Since you’ve quoted the Bible to prove your point, then I’m assuming that you believe in the book that you are using to prove your point.  If you believe in the Bible, please tell me where Glenn Beck has strayed from biblical teachings.  Being wrong about an election is not such an instance, since it has nothing to do with exegesis or scholarship.  If I lose $100 betting on a football game, it means a prediction gone wrong.  If I was like the guy in Back to the Future 2 with the sports almanac from the future, and claimed wholeheartedly that I knew the future outcome of a game (and was therefore correct, WITH ample evidence to back me up), THAT would be prophecy.  

  • Anonymous

    Aslan claims that he learned that Jesus was a “revolutionary” who “defied” the brutality of the Roman occupation by challenging their rule and “lost”. This proves that his four Ph.D’s didn’t enable him to read the Bible correctly. I’m pretty sure that, when questioned by Pilate, Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world. When asked by the Jews if they should pay the Roman taxes, He said, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s.” His disciples were called on to spread the Good News that Jesus gave Himself up willingly, without a fight and meek as a lamb, to suffer and die on the cross for the salvation of sinners. Maybe advanced degrees cause people to see things that aren’t there.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus did claim to be quite exceptional, with regards to his divinity JUST a few times:
    (1) Col 1:15 (2) John 1:2 (3) 1Peter 3:15 (4) John 8:56-58 (5) John 10:30-33 (6) John 12:44-46 (7) John 13:13 (8) John 14:6-9 (9) John 6:32-35 (10) John 8:12 (11) John 10:27,28 (12) John 5:22,23 (13) Matthew 9:6-8 (14) John 8:23,24 (15) John 10:10-11,14-15 (16) Mark 9:31 (17) John 3:16-18 (18) John 6:40 (19) John 14:21,23
    Read up.

  • Anonymous

    Guy is not TOOOO proud of his P(iled)H(igher and)D(eeper) or his “scholar” status, is he!

    And not to open to question from the interviewer. Typical muslim ‘expert,’ no questions are allowed, I’ll interrupt and out shout anything you want to say.

    And this is where muslims get the idea they know more about Christianity than Christians do. 

  • Anonymous

    >Debate is contention in argument; dispute, controversy; discussion; especially the discussion of questions of public interest in Parliament or in any assembly.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate)<

    This guy is EXACTLY (triple underline, bold, ital) the same as fearless leader. 'Debate' means I, and only I' get to speak. You sit there and STFU!

  • denis

    Too Bad Reza does not understand and write about the philosophy of the Christian religion and then compare it to the philosophy of Islam. The premise and teachings of Christianity is LOVE. Love your neighbor love your enemies. Islam teaches OBEY. Obey the Koran OR ELSE. The or else includes cutting of heads, arms feet, mass murder, misogyny. These are four letter words Reza will never understand.  

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Aslan didn’t make the woman look stupid.  Not at all.  She was polite enough not to get into an argument with a man who has NO special authority of any kind at all to talk about anything.  Denial of Christ’s divinity is FALSE!  He loses credibility instantly by being a Muslim and besmirching Christianity as a whole.  I respect your desire to be enlightened, but if you want to be enlightened about Christ, read the New Testament.  You don’t need any other source about the nature of Jesus Christ.  The message is beautiful in and of itself, and Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (Peter, Paul, Timothy too) are ACTUAL scholars on this subject, since THEY told the truth.  Dr. Aslan is a false scholar and a very arrogant man.

  • Anonymous

    What I want to know is what i this MUSLIM jackass doing in the USA and he’s married to a CRISTIAN and his brother-in-law is an EVANGELIST?  Really?  What a pompous jackass MUSLIM;  I wish that every single MUSLIM was EVAPORATED from the United States in an INSTANT.  On Sunday at our church there was a speaker who is ministering to the Jews and Muslims as a member of Love Without Borders, grateful@lovewithoutbordersint.org She had some interesting literature.  One, Islam History is very interesting and gives the background of Mohammed;  Here is the first paragraph of that:  “In the seventh Century, (570-632 AD) a man named Mohammed was living in Mecca, Arabia.  He witnessed people worshipping 360 gods at the religious center known as the Kabah (Black Stone) One of those gods was the moon god known as Allah.  Allah, the moon god married the sun god and they had three daughters. Mohammed’s tribe from Mecca was particularly devoted to the moon god and his three daughters.  The symbol for worhship of the moon god was the crescent moon.  This symbol exists onMusim Buildings today. Mohammed came to believe that there was only one god not 360, after meeting Jews and Christians on the trade route.  He began preaching this new concept and those who followed were called Muslims, which means “submitted ones” submitting to Allah as the one true god.  The people of Mecca did not agree with his new teachings so Mohammed and his followers were rejected from their own hometown. She also had some interesting literature on Teachings of the Qur’an and Hadith and the Muslims’s quest for World Caliphate and Jihad.  She said that in 1970 there were approx 100 Thousand Muslims in the USA and by 2004 there were approximately 10 MILLION;

  • Anonymous

     1 Corinthians 2:14, “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of
    God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they
    are spiritually discerned.”

    This Muslim will NEVER understand Christianity, sorry Mr. Obama, because he is lost and on his way to Hell as are all other Muslims…I don’t care how many doctorates this man may have earned, he has literally no clue what he is talking about…

  • Mike

    Guys. Come on, Christianity is stronger than any one Character that may write a book.  Historically accurate or not, we Christians are “faith based” and we acknowledge that as if to say, we believe. we take the things revealed to be true on Faith….not arguments on the caloric content of the average Palestinians fish and bean diet.

    After all, no matter what, the Gospel, written by “inspired writers’ who reveal the thoughts and teachings of the Christ, convey the most powerful message for life and salvation ever told.

    Book or no book.

  • Dana Webb

    Considering the Muslim Koran which reads more like a  manifesto it would not matter how many degrees
    this guy has he cannot enable someone else to know Jesus only you can by
    request.

  • Radphord-Leon Howard

    And we have Christian pastors & ministers promoting “Chrislam”! They want to rectify Christianity with Islam by sharing the pulpit with an imam … How does that work? The Qur’an calls Jesus a prophet and a lesser prophet to Muhammad! From everything I have learned from a former Muslim, Islam is the anti-Christ! I don’t care if they want to worship Allah, the Arabian moon god,; that’s their right in a free society but end the persecution of Judea-Christian values and the promotion of Islam through our public schools and the media!

  • Mike

    Totally different “know”.  Ha ha, and you are correct in that context.

  • Anonymous

    The double standard lives on.  Media forbid there would be an anit-muslim book that they would promote that would debunk Mohammed or Allah.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even know where he’d get the ammo for the charged adjective “zealot” – Rebel would be a better adjective.  The people that set him up for the crucifixion were the zealots.  But I’m simply shocked, shocked I tell you!  A muzzy writing a hit piece on Christianity?  Next he’ll do a glowing review of Judaism, and also an unbiased review on the drunk psychopathic pederast named Mohammed.

  • Anonymous

     Sadly, you are making statements about Jesus from which you know nothing about but are simply regurgitating what someone else has said…Jesus was crucified by the Romans at the insistence of the Jewish religious leaders because He DID make claims of deity and they KNEW it…In John 8, Jesus said before Abraham was, I AM and the Jews knew exactly what He was saying…”Christianity” began well before Paul who was himself one who wanted to stamp out Christianity, so we are not “Paulist”…we are Christians, followers of Jesus Christ, the One and ONLY Son of God!

  • Anonymous

    Not much to debunk on Allah, the pagan Arab moon god (who’s symbol is a crescent moon and who’s color is green).

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    What a schmuck this loser is!!!!!!!! Write about Mohammed, he’s your guy

  • Anonymous

    America has gone completely nuts.  They let these moslem bastards write anything they want against Christ, but if someone writes even the truth about their turd, mudhammad, they get a fatwa on their head.  

    But you watch, the moslem brother hood obumhole stinking up the white house, will invite this moslem professor bastard to the white house for a big moslem bash.

  • Anonymous

    So the take-away from his responses is “I got a PhD.  Because I got a PhD, you can’t question my choice of topics and I definitionally can’t be biased because…I got a PhD.”  For a PhD, he had very poor debating skills.  All he could say over and over again was “I got a PhD.  4 of them!”  But he never provided anything regarding the bias perceptions except…I got a PhD.  And like Reza, in case you forgot, the man has a PhD.  4 of them.  PhD’s that his.  In case you didn’t know that.  PhD.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t even bother reading this type of drivel! I already know full well who Jesus Christ is!
    This Muslim has figured now is the right time to spew his nonsense as America is in such a bad state of affairs when it comes to Christianity! He’s an opportunist only with one desire…….to cash in!! He is a sad and angry individual who has a damaged psyche.

  • JETS#1

     I think your late for a cross burning

  • Anonymous

    Just for the record, I was told the following by a couple of ministers for whom I still maintain a good amount of respect:

    B.S., M.S., Ph.D.= Bull S–t and More S–t, Piled higher and Deeper!!!

    and for the man of religious letters:

    M.D., D.D., LL.D. = Marsey Doats and Doesy Doats and Little Lambsy Divey!!!

    As for Reza Aslan, he sounds like he’s been spending way too much time with the other idiots from the Jesus Seminar. All of them offer theology for whoever has a little mind and a little time.

  • JETS#1

     The poor dude keeps bring up his PhD cause fox is trying to discredit him just for being a Muslim

  • Anonymous

    I hope you don’t live in a US embassy abroad.  Once you write your book they’ll be storming the walls down.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, well we got it — he has a PhD.  Fine.  But “Fox is trying to discredit him” is a simplistic claim — no, the interviewer brought up 3 specific points — (1) does being a Muslim bias his viewpoint, (2) his conclusions are at odds with other academic scholars, (3) the conclusions themselves seem questionable.  Reza’s response?  “I got a PhD.  4 of them!  Therefore I can’t be biased.  And in case you forgot, PhD!  Times 4!”  He never actually answered any of the points.

  • tony

    i love this. this guy writes a book discrediting Jesus, and he can walk the streets of the world without fear. If he chooses to write a few words discrediting Mohammed, he lives in fear and constantly looks over his shoulder for the rest of his life.

  • Anonymous

    Like Glenn beck does?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah just like the fucking tooth fairy…..

  • Anonymous

    Yes and with this administration there will be no help coming either.

  • Anonymous

    Do you have any concrete proof that Glenn reads “trash” or are you just parroting the far left propaganda against him?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Squires/1580058045 Greg Squires

    Amen CD, Mohammed was a pedophile and a warrior.  Thus his followers feel that they have to die in defense of the warrior prophet to get to heaven and those 72 virgins.  What a waste, why would you want 72 virgins when all your time in heaven will be spent giving honor and glory to Allah?  You’re not going to have time to sneak out behind the cloud to have sex with 72 virgins.  There is a reason that they are still virgins, they are giving honor and glory to Allah.  No time for sex…..

  • JETS#1

     Your missing his point hes bringing it up to say hes writing this as a more the qualified religious scholar and not as a Muslim but unfortunately because hes different most people on this forum and fox forms and really Beck himself have labeled him as evil

  • Anonymous

    Sam excellent post brother the only part you missed is the part where mohomood flew to the moon to see the lady with the cow that jumped over the moon hey diddle diddle  has anyone seen that flying cow  mock Jesus will they I THINK NOT !
    God bless ya

  • Anonymous

    Mmmm…no, you are automatically giving him a pass to simply proclaim himself unbiased without actually demonstrating how, simply because you don’t like Fox News.  You do the very thing you so loudly declaim in others.  Why can’t he explain any of the three in factual terms related to the contents of the book?  He had 5 minutes — instead of whining about 4 PhDs over and over, cite specific points from his book like…well, like any other author on a debate about his publication.  Can’t he do even that?  Apparently not.

  • Anonymous

    Airplane boy fly away to mommy’s house she made cookies little one .

  • JETS#1

     No Im giving him a pass cause I read the book and its not Christian bashing like your all claiming

  • Anonymous

    You forgot
    Stephan
    And of coarse pito

  • Anonymous

    And like critten is really an adult and especially a man go huge your teddy bear

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should have given the interview, then, since the author couldn’t seem to quote anything of substance from his own book to support anything he said.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should have given the interview, then, since the author
    couldn’t seem to quote anything of substance from his own book to
    support anything he said

  • Anonymous

    As far as I am concerned he is another one of Satan’s helpers. Satan wants to make every single person turn against God and Jesus. This man is nothing, but a loser and God’s enemy.

  • Anonymous

    I am a Ph.D Historian. I have four degrees. I do this for a living. I am a Ph. D Historial. I have four degrees. I do this for a living. I am a Ph. D Historian. I do this for a living. Lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.jeffrey.7 Laurence Jeffrey

    The Romans crucified Jesus as a threat to the empire, the Jews wanted Him crucified for blasphemy, and His ragtag handful of followers ran and hid after His crucifixion for fear they would be next.  But inexplicably they became so bold they faced Jewish persecution and Roman torture, with a simple and undeniable message.  That this One, Jesus Christ, who was crucified, rose from the dead by the power of the Spirit of holiness proving Himself to be the Son of the Living God as He claimed to be.  And that forgiveness of sins might be granted to the repentant sinner who trusts in Jesus’ all-sufficient, substitutionary death on the cross and His resurrection in power and glory.  If the Romans or the Jews desired to stop this message from spreading the only thing they would have had to do was to produce the body of the dead man who claimed to be God, but they could not because He is risen just as He said!!!  God be praised for the mercy and grace found in our Risen Lord Jesus Christ.   

  • Anonymous

    Your problem, sir, is you were never a believer in the sense that you were Born Again and had a real personal encounter with the living Christ. You could never say what you say if the Holy Spirit dwelled inside you. For this I am sorry. If you did experience these things than I am even more sorry. The only unforgiveable sin as a believer is to reject the Christ Jesus and his sacrifice. I will pray that you have a real encounter with our Living God Creator. Walk in faith and you may find Him in a real way. Then He will anoint you with his Spirit and you will truly be  saved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bro.menard Bro Steve Menard

    It’s really strange to me that the “saved by grace” crowd, in most cases, must disregard the statutes and commandments of Jesus in favor of Grace Alone. They must disregard that message of the Gospel preached by the Apostles as Instructed by Jesus and guided by the Holy Spirit! Faith in Jesus is not only an acceptance by professing but also by actions commanded by Jesus including necessary actions to be saved as turning from sin to Good Works! Such as being Buried with Jesus and Reborn With Jesus as a New Creature! How can one accept Jesus as Lord and Savior if they Deny Baptism in The Only Name Under Heaven Given Among Men Whereby We Must Be Saved!!! What all seem to disregard is the Comfort and Guidance of the Holy Spirit which many declare they have but their actions prove otherwise!!! Thank You Jesus!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bro.menard Bro Steve Menard

    To bad All his Truth is spun with his agenda of ignorance to discredit the Word of God. So called theologians without the Baptism of Holy Spirit are more ignorant than the Common Man with the Holy Spirit, when it comes to Spiritual things, matters not if that common man has never had any formal book schooling!!! Paths of Righteousness are made known by the Guide and Comforter!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bro.menard Bro Steve Menard

    If you believe anything a Devout Muslim has to say you have No Faith only a weak mind!!! Muslims are taught to deceive the non believers if it helps their agenda!!!

  • Anonymous

    As EVERYBODY knows, before you get your Piled Hip Deep degree, you have to prove your full of CRAP by earning your Bull-SH–T degree.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bro.menard Bro Steve Menard

    False Prophets with their False Doctrines and Deceived Followers do abound just as the Word of God warns about!!!

  • Deborah Hallsted

     Perhaps the fact that you said- “I know that thought never crossed your head it rarely does for bigots”, made people think you are not a Christian, because of name-calling and foolish unbased condemnations and judgements.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say, I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment in your 3 posts here.  Thereby you got your first “like” from me for said effort.  You seem to have grasped and accepted the Gospel fully in your life, and it brings me great comfort to converse with a REAL believer like yourself.  The Bible was written in plain language so that everyone could understand it because the good news is for EVERYBODY.  The good news of salvation by God’s grace is a message for Dr. Aslan too.  ”Thinking themselves wise, they became fools.”  That particular biblical musing seems to apply directly to Dr. Aslan.  Apparently he contends that it takes 4 PhDs to come to full denial about the true nature of Jesus Christ.  I for one am not even going to mention this book to anyone that I know, even to give it a bad plug, because it doesn’t deserve any attention…NONE!  People are so caught up in their own wisdom that they constantly forget that wisdom is from the Lord and the Lord alone, He who created us.  

  • Mike

    Bro Steve,

    Why stir up trouble here.  Your comment is off topic and divisive in as much as this argument has little to do with the “historical Jesus” if anything.

  • Anonymous

    A true Christian would NEVER promote a book written by a godless Muslim, that blasphemes the Son, suggesting that it could be “a great read”. You obviously have not a clue what it is to be a Christian. Sitting in a pew doesn’t make you a Christian. Christian parents don’t make you a Christian. Owning a copy of the Bible doesnt make you a Christian. Observing man made traditions does not make you a Christian. To be a Christian is to recognize sin, reject it, repent of it, believe upon Christ as the Son of God, and accept his finished work through death and resurrection as the ONLY path to salvation. Having done this, one would be inhabited by the Holy Councilor which leads us to trusting obedience. I suggest you entertain the idea of a false conversion. TIME TO MAKE IT RIGHT. As it stands you will die in your sins. TIME TO BE REBORN INTO EVERLASTING LIFE.

  • Mike

    Whilst I find comfort in your quotation of Scripture, I think one must be careful to proclaim the damnation of another.  

    None of us here can peer into the heart of the Author, nor can we forsee his destiny.

  • Anonymous

    Advanced degrees definitely cause people to see things that are not there. This day in age people should be wary of anyone who claims to be ‘highly educated’ or an ‘expert’ in a particular field (even pastors). The education system in America (K-U) has abandoned YHWY and his teachings.

  • Mike

    Stop….Think for a moment how Our Savior would react. 

    Hold to your Faith and don’t fear trivial things like this. 

    The Author is only enriched by controversy. Like the storm on the Sea of Galilee, “Jesus might say, Oh yee of little faith, why do you worry?  

  • Anonymous

    Islam.  What other religion was started by a middle aged sex pervert who could neither read nor write, who while sniffing the menstruations of a 13 year old girl he had sexual relations with since age 9, and entering into hallucinations, recited his alleged holy book into existence?   Nose to the little girl’s vagina and sniff, sniff, voila: Islam.  Drink camel urine, enslave others and degrade your fellow humanity, beat and herd your women because like cows and horses you ride them also (which also allows gang rape enslavement as what they do to Russians in Turkey  and Copts in Egypt currently); steal your neighbors stuff , kidnap 1st grade aged girls at age 6 and rape them at age 9 because that is what Mohammed did, and all sorts of heinous things are to them called virtuous?  Further, Islam demands you kill anyone who is abhorred at your vile and hurtful felonious activity.  If Aslan were interested in what Christian apologetics has to say , he could get Josh McDowell’s and Gleason Archer Jr.s books, or go on over to the John Ankerberg Theological Institute and realize that there is he is in grave error to have dismissed Christianity for the XXX and perverse mythology that Islam really is.  

  • fire lion

    LOL hypocrites.  There are many christians who wrote about other religions and no one is disputing them. Just because you think Jesus was a magic baby  doesnt mean others can study him as a historic man.

     

  • fire lion

     You brain washed fool. It was FOX NEWS that made this an issue. He would have done a few interviews and people would have forgotten him. But wing nuts had to go and give him free advertizing.

  • fire lion

    The author made the host look like the hack  journalist she is.  Its like satanists getting mad at rosemaries baby.

  • Sargonarhes

    I see his book, the same way I see books like “The Da Vinci Code” or Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Jesus” … works of fiction.  His Phd means nothing to me as most people like him are arrogant people only looking to promote themselves. He might as well be sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard founder of Scientology.

  • fire lion

     So its rational to think Jesus is some magical man?
    I have a magical spoon I would like to sell you.

    Call someone not christian is a typical zealot move. Then again thats why you christians love killing each other.

  • fire lion

     Hey dumb christians why dont you google “  true scotsman fallacy” before you calling people not christian. 

    Everytime a christian does something bad you say ” he’s not a christian” when infact they do horrible things with gods blessing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    You’re the brained washed fool I don’t even watch Fox News. Jokes on you dumb ass.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Like you do you mean. Hypocrite.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    I can care less that he is Muslim. I am just sick of you good for nothing liberals mocking my faith bigot.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to know where the 72 virgins come from and what happens to them after they lose their virginity to a suicide bomber.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    He divorced his first wife for starters. According to the Bible, shouldn’t you stone him to death for that?

  • Anonymous

    Jesus said that people will know that we are believers by our fruit…anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar according to Scripture, not me: 1 John 2:22-23, “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”

    As Christians we must boldly proclaim the good news that Jesus Saves and at the same time we must not shrink away from calling out sin nor the outrageous claims of false religions and their proponents…

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart Reza proves in his book there are no eyewitness accounts That confirm that they saw jesus.  Isn’t that sad?  Your savior doesn’t exist, now what?

  • Anonymous

    The word of god?  Are you a creationist?

  • Anonymous

    You had a personal encounter with the living Christ?  That sounds delusional?  Did he talk to you?  Or did you talk to him?

  • Anonymous

    You believe in satan too?  I’m willing to bet you’re an atheist!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart he didn’t discredit jesus.  He simply told us what the documents claim.  Why do you have an issue with facts?

  • Anonymous

    You know who jesus is? How did you find out, the bible?  If you believe anything in the bible, you’re a bonehead. How do you read numbers 15-32 and not call god an evil prick.  God sucks.  Religion makes smart people do stupid things, like believe in things that don’t exist.  Isn’t that sad? 

  • Beckisnuts

    What’s more false than the nonsense Glenn Beck spews on the airwaves every day? And the Mormon version of Jesus Beck believes in is a far cry from the Christian version too. 

  • Beckisnuts

    KittyKittyKit sounds bitter about not going to college.

  • Beckisnuts

    “Glenn said, “Look, if you don’t believe that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, that’s fine. That’s fine. No biggie. Go your way. I’m going my way. I happen to believe it. And there is no doctorate that could ever be given to me  that would actually prove otherwise. Because you learn that through faith. You learn that through an individual testimony. I got one. You don’t have one, you should find one. You don’t want one, that’s fine. I don’t really care. Stop telling me who Jesus was.”

    In other words, Beck has no evidence to counter the evidence of the author, so he sticks his chubby fingers in his ears and says “NANANANANANNA!” like a child.

  • James LaBarre

    Anyone notice the irony that the author’s name is “Aslan”?   ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslan )

  • Beckisnuts

    The truth is the truth and research reveals it based on evidence. Religion is all man made mythology and it shows. The day when men can use it to bully others is fading fast.

  • Beckisnuts

    “Thinking themselves wise, they became fools.” Like the arrogant religious people on Earth who think THEIR god created the vast universe that surrounds the tiny speck of blue they inhabit. Intelligent life elsewhere may disagree. 

  • Beckisnuts

    Don’t you know? The great divine creator of the entire Universe is reduced to using the primitive method of “carrot and stick” to get the love and adulation from some primates on this tiny speck of blue called Earth. Now who wouldn’t believe that?

  • Beckisnuts

    God’s enemy. Wow. And a loser too? And one of Satan’s helpers? Maybe he has a leprechaun in the wood pile too? You’re ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    What I find interesting is this “professor/scholar/historian/author’s” explanation of how and why he lost a faith he so obviously never had. It is obvious his entire purpose for his book is one of mere sensationalism, (and making a buck from the general ignorance of the basic public).

    One statement he makes is so erroneous as to make a TRUE scholar laugh. This “professor” states that the Bible is “…a document written by hundreds of different hands…” is either a gross mistake (due to ignorance?) on his part or is a constructed lie on his part to make his statement sound overly sensational (in order to sell more books??). His impassioned plea to the reader, at this point in his book (the second page) is engineered to cause the reader to become swept in his Revelation of the Truth, and thus help perpetuate this version of history, as he, the author, see it.

    This “book” is rightly more speculation that truth, and is actually closer to fiction that fact. He states facts without background work of hi own, relying on regurgitation of excepts from the thousands of books he has skimmed in his “research”. His “facts” are the “…document written by hundreds of different hands…”. His “facts” are mere opinion couched in the poorly fitting chair cover of the “PhD.” he earned because of the unsatisfactory unsuccesful  “evangelical” mission he set for himself after Bible Camp so many years ago.

  • Kay

    “the brutality of the Roman occupation that he defied,”

    Um, what is he talking about? I don’t recall Jesus defying many Romans.

  • Anonymous

    I know you are, but what am I?

  • RevJules

    Mr. Aslan is a muslim. Nothing more is needed to evaluate this book. If he were a serious religious scholar, the book would’ve been more of a comparison of religious schools of thought and their origins. To include Islam, and its founder. Being a muslim, rules him out as a serious evaluator or researcher of any other religion with an open mind. The cult of mohammed closes the mind to any other possibilities as being true and valid for “salvation”.
    The media touts this book because it makes the administration happy to have the possible religion of the current prez praised. They continue to be useful tools even in a simple book review.  

  • Anonymous

    Yes. And the part where “he” commanded them to slay every man, woman and child. Or the part where he flooded the world. And when he killed every first born son…

  • Anonymous

    Well, this is unusuall. I just wonder how his former co-religionists will react.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    A dumb ass.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    No it is not.

  • Anonymous

    I can a little different still :
    B efore 
    I gnoring the
    B iblel
    L earn that God’s love is
    E ternal.

  • Anonymous

    The author denies the virgin birth, the resurrection, and that Jesus is the Son of God.  He writes this book from a Muslim Perspective.  There were the disciples that witnessed all of this and most of them went to torturous deaths, not one of the ever recanted.  If  Jesus was not who he said he was, do you think for a minute the apostles would have died for a lie?

    At the judgement, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”  Even Mohammad and Reza Aslan will bow before him and confess he is Lord, but unless they accepted him as their savior, in this life, they will not enter heaven and the eternal reward that God has prepared for us that serve him and believe.

  • Paul Wasser

    I find it most interestng that he has performed his own translation of the new testement which could in itself lead to errors. 

  • Bill Norris

    What’s the bigot comment all about?  The conversation just starts, and your yelling bigot?  Who’s the bigot? You’d better go look in the mirror.  If you are a liberal, a Jesus hater, and a bigot…why do bother coming to this site?  If it’s to irritate Glenn and his listeners, save yourself some time because we don’t listen and often get a chuckle at the stupid crap y’all come up with.

  • Mike

    Is that a question? If that is a question based on opinion, then there is no “now what’. If it is based on fact…..where is the proof of the fact. If it is the writing of the Author….his 30 minutes will be up soon.

  • Mike

    Says you. “let he without sin cast the first stone”

  • Bill Norris

    fire lion, if you can’t add anything to the conversation, then why not go away? Nobody listens to you.  You are part of what’s wrong with this country.  ”One Nation Under God” is not going to be silenced by one of the many village idiots that parades around each web site trying to piss people off.  

  • JETS#1

    did you read it?

  • Anonymous

    Sammy baby Reza proves what you and I already agree on.  There are no eyewitness account’s writing about jesus.  Tell them sam!.  Have you seen my last show?  I rip Glenn Beck a new one.  You’re gonna love it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart we don’t deny god, there’s just no evidence for god.  Why are you delusional?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart the book is about jesus.  Try to keep up honey.  Thanks

  • LeShagBag

    Thank you my nigga.

  • Bill Norris

    No, it’s libtards like you that made this an issue.  The woman was asking him questions…that’s what real journalists do.  I mean as a Christian, you would have questions about this guys book and where he is taking the reader.  If you’re an atheist like yourself, you wouldn’t get it anyway.  It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if all atheists became muslims now.  Libtards – The blind leading the blind.

    Again, you’re a waste of my time and an insignificant tool.   

  • Anonymous

    You are attempting to use the Bible to try and make a Christian feel dumb about standing up for their own faith.  It’s lame and pathetic and it’s not clever.  Stop.

  • Anonymous

    According to the Bible everyone sins and NEEDS God’s forgiveness.  Glenn is human and has made mistakes, just like you and I.  If Glenn, or you, or I were perfect, there would be no need for the resurrection.  I know you are thinking about laws from the Torah, laws that Jesus said no longer applied after his work on earth.  

  • Anonymous

    No, like the arrogant people like yourself who won’t just let Christians be at peace and define their own faith without being chastised by someone who has no respect for their faith.  In your arrogance you are disrespecting my faith with your words.  If you have a problem with me believing in God, fine.  

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    So much for “Question everything, even the existence of God” that he distorts and does not ever mean.

  • Beckisnuts

    You’re willing to believe all the little stories cobbled together BY MEN in the Bible without any doubt, yet you’re the type that regards every media story with as highly suspect at the same time, in spite of all kinds of evidence. 

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Beck is a propagandist of anti-intellectualism, and KittyKittyKat is fine with that since she’s unqualified to be an intellectual. In other words, she’s supports what goes against her self-interest and opposes what is in her self-interest. Beck is brilliant at getting people to act in opposition to their self-interest.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    If you believe anything a Devout Christian has to say, you have No Reason, only a weak mind!! Christians are taught to deceive the non-believers if it helps spread The Word.

  • Guest

    Beck preys on you.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Todd, can you be any more anti-intellectual?

    I didn’t think so.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Beck preys on you too.

  • Guest

    “Glenn took issue with many of Aslan’s statements in the interview….”

    Right, while the rest of the world took issue with Green’s idiotic questions. Just one example:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/is-this-the-most-embarrassing-interview-fox-news-has-ever-do

    Green never asked a Baptist college professor why he wrote a book about Islam. 

    Always count on Beck to promote Islamophobi, hate and divisions.

    “Question everything, even the existence of God….” ~~T.Jefferson. 

    Beck does not do that of course, and one wonders why the heck he mangles that quote over and over.  Jefferson never penned or said the phrase “honest questioning.”  The actual phrase? “homage to reason.” That’s the last thing that Glenn Beck wants to promote: reason.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Just for the record, Beck preys on you.

  • Guest

    So Beck is not “my guy.” Does that mean I should not write a book about Beck?

    I’ll tell that the to author of Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance. I’m sure he’ll organize a book burning right away.

    In other words, you’re being anti-intellectual. 

    Beck preys on you.

  • Guest

    Beck’s critics know a hell of a lot more about Beck than his sheep-like followers do. Why not a non-Christian? I mean, aside from the anti-intellectual crap you typed?

  • http://www.facebook.com/a.s.lopez81 Adel S Lopez

    I would love to read what he writes about Mohamed.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Is that your rationalization for “forgiving” all of Glenn Beck’s lies?

    According to the Bible, Glenn Beck is a false prophet. 

  • Beckisnuts

    Beck wouldn’t know “reason” if it showed up in a bowl of his freeze dried cornflakes. Here he is bashing the book to a group of his loyal audience.

  • Beckisnuts

    That’s because Jesus is a fictitious character in an ancient story book.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Thomas Jefferson also denied the miracles in the Bible and edited the New Testament form his deist perspective. 

    Beck preys on you.

  • Guest

    Beck preys on the nativists like you. It’s a free country, remember?

  • Beckisnuts

    Oh really?? Religion has had its boot on the neck of humanity for centuries and now that science is proving what a total crock of nonsense it is, you start whining that you all just want to be left alone. The problem is Bert30, YOU people won’t leave the rest of us alone. You try to get your religiously driven ideas made into law. You use your make believe god as an authority to tell others what to do, where they’re going after they die and frame them as evil because they don’t believe in ancient hogwash that has no evidence to support it. You want your religious real estate to go untaxed too. Who do you think picks up the slack there?  Push back against religious tyranny is growing. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetpea, We love facts. This author is claiming things about Jesus that are not true. Read the New Testament accounts and you can see for yourself that Jesus’s message was one of peace and not rebellion. Please try not to comment on things you know nothing about.

  • Beckisnuts

    It never happened. The concept of blood sacrifice alone shows how bogus the whole story is. That ancient practice is total nonsense and primitive thinking. The fact that ancient men used it to prove some god existed demonstrates that it’s just a story. A “god” (if one actually existed) wouldn’t be a slave to the idea of blood sacrifices just because people back then practiced it. It’s utter nonsense.

  • Beckisnuts

    Just for the record, learned people with advanced degrees created the science behind the modern life you enjoy rosewood11. Have you ever stopped to realize that fun little fact? No? Obviously not. It’s frightening to see how you religious zealots are so anti science and higher learning, but it is understandable. After all,science blows a huge gaping hole in your religious scriptures and mythical beliefs. At the rate scientific knowledge is growing, you people will probably be the last generation of bible thumpers. 

  • Beckisnuts

    It also divides people, creates fear, loathing and wild paranoia, hold down women and makes them believe their second to men. Speaking of religion, Beck is a Mormon. So why the hell is he not addressing the horrible travesty of the FLDS??? Why is he silent on that cult of child raping thugs? Not one word from Beck EVER on Warren Jeffs and the rest of those hideous freaks. Yet Beck can go on and on about everyone and everything else. What a disgusting fraud he is.

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    Actually
    the only reason that the author WROTE his book is because of his own
    bigotry. Mohamed was an evil man. Nothing holy or Godly about him. He
    murdered and forced others to convert. Why should anyone give ANY
    credence to this guy or anything he has to say when he supports such a
    belief system? But your just another idiot that goes around calling
    everyone else a bigot, when it’s what consumes his own heart.

  • Anonymous

    Hi again, Sweetpea. What’s sad is people like you commenting on things you know nothing about. The Old Testament is the Old Covenant that God had with man and, yes, it can seem harsh, but it was like the Wild West and much worse in those days with people sacrificing their children to pagan gods. Jesus came to establish a New Covenant with man – teaching us to love our enemies and do good to those who hurt us. God loves you and so do we.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    How about the nonsense spewed from pulpits every Sunday morning? Or during Friday prayers? Or in Temples on Saturdays? That covers the big three.

  • Anonymous

    Sam we’re not gonna let you hide behind the faith card.  Your religion needs to be mocked!  All religion needs to be mocked.  Religion is the root of all exil.  Look what’s it done to you?  BATTA-BING!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart Reza ripped her a new asshole.  She needs one because she is an asshole.  Reza is a noted scholar with degrees.  Why do conservatives have such a problem with facts and figures?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, you’re reading from a book, that was written by bronze age peasants, who didn’t know where the sun went at night.  That’s where you get your inspiration?  Why aren’t you quoting numbers 15-32.  Too sick for you?

  • Anonymous

    Good stuff huh choose YOUR poison Sally

  • Anonymous

    Sweetpea, Are there any eyewitness accounts that anyone saw Caesar or Pilate back then? The gospel of John was written by one of the sons of Zebedee that Jesus called to be his disciple. John was there with Jesus throughout his three years of public ministry, witnessed his miracles, and was at the foot of the cross when Jesus was crucified. Please do yourself a favor and research this stuff yourself. Jesus is a historical figure, just like Caesar and Pilate; even atheist historians don’t dispute that fact.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Please stop spamming your crap here no one is going to watch it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Is exil even a word? Look everyone an atheist mind at work making up words like they have meaning and you call us morons. Please stop spamming your crap here no one is going to watch it.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus taught us how to treat our slaves.  I don’t have any slaves, this jesus guy, is an evil prick.  Don’t you agree?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart according to Reza every claim made in the new testament was made by people who did not know jesus while he was alive.  Reza has 4 degrees and is a scholar.  What are your credentials?  How many books have you written.  Why dont’ you go on national T.V and tell Reza you know more then him.  Please do yourself a favor a research this stuff before you embarrass yourself and your family by making a public fool of yourself.  But thanks for the entertainment.  You need to watch my show, you need an education.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Anonymous

    Nice one. Keep fighting the good fight “brother”.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry but Glenn Beck’s name isn’t mentioned in the Bible.  I cannot further dignify your replies…get your anger out…keep talking.

  • omnytamer

    I disagree Glenn.  Either Christ is The Almighty in human form who died for the salvation of all mankind or He was a nutbar that thought He was God’s son or worse, knew He wasn’t God’s Son and is a false prophet that intentionally led everyone astray.  You can’t go half way with Jesus.  Like C.S. Lewis said in Mere Christianity, you either have to completely reject Him as either a madman or worse and have nothing to do with Him, or you bow down and worship Him.  People who believe Jesus was a “good” guy but not God’s son are either ignorant of His story, pandering to the path of least resistance so they don’t hurt Christians’ feelings, or have a very poor definition of “good.”

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Sweetpea, that’s a perfect description of you!

  • Oobgular

    He thinks he’s so damn enlightened because he has four degrees in religion. He can’t bear the fact that he’s wrong because, to him, what he believes is the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetpea, Why do you have such a fascination with this particular scholar when there are hundreds if not thousands of other scholars who don’t agree with his deductions? He doesn’t deny the existence of Jesus – why do you? If you’re so well educated, then why are you so insecure?

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.jeffrey.7 Laurence Jeffrey

    Actually “blood sacrifice” is demanded because “life is in the blood” and the “wages of sin is death.” God is not a slave to blood sacrifice, man is a slave to sin, so an atonement is required because the very character of God demands justice. Sin is treason against God’s authority, if you are hung for treason against your country how much more is death demanded for treason against the authority of God?  ”Blood sacrifice,” as you say, shows how bogus the whole story is?  I don’t believe you understand justice and righteousness nor the sinfulness of man or the Holiness of God.  What is a perfectly good and righteous judge going to do with lawless sinful men?  Every sin will be punished, in fact they must be punished since God is good and God is just. If you happen to be near a Bible read Isaiah 52:13-53 or Romans chapter 3, that explains why a substitutionary atonement must be made if we are to stand before a Holy God.  Jesus Christ paid the just and due penalty for the sins of the many, and while God made Him who knew know sin (Jesus) to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.  Our sin is credited to Jesus and Jesus’ righteousness is credited to those who repent and believe.  In so doing we achieve a righteousness that is by faith and obtain the mercy of God because our sin has been paid for by another, if you do not believe this then you will die in your sins and your punishment will be just.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what Christian church Reza Aslan was brought up in, but in my faith I knew Jesus was rebel–a rebel against the hypocritical Jewish clerics and law makers and the domineering and conquering Roman’s.  But He did not come to teach rebellion of government, for all governments have corruption (some more than others).  Jesus came to prepare souls to love and serve God and live in obedience to God’s will.
    If Aslan is as astute as he claims to be with his many degrees and “thousands” of resources, then he would reject Islam knowing that it is a religion of dominance and oppression over people.  He wrote this book with hopes to be acclaimed by the Islamic clerics and hopefully be in good graces with fellow Muslims and make millions off the Islamic syndicate.
    There is so much proof that God exists if we stop and take a time to look around us.

  • Anonymous

    You are the delusional one man.  Your name fits you well, because you live in your own vacuum.  Take a long pondering and contemplative look around you and you will see God in everything.  Even scientists cannot find proof that God does not exist, no matter how much they try. 

  • Anonymous

    And yet there is far more evidence to prove there is a God then not. It is far more reasonable to believe their is a creator than to simply say we just are.

  • Anonymous

    Frankly I think that they will all b sorely disappointed. There are probably not enough virgins to dole out to them all.

  • Anonymous

    Simply your opinion. Just because some hijack religion or use it for evil purposes does not detract from religion, but in fact just displays the evil in that individual. And as far as murder goes, non believers are more likely to do evil since they have no standards or value system to guide them. Morals and values stem from religion, not the absence of it. Civilization and the very notion of guiding laws, and rights are the product of these morals and values. I would hate to live in a Godless and moral-less world, but thanks to people like you we may one day find out what it’s like, since we are headed in that direction and it won’t be good.

  • Anonymous

    to firelion-
    Christians don’t love killing each other. What an ignorant statement. In fact non-believers are far more likely to take life. They have no moral compass or guidelines. Just because some hijack religion for their own personal purposes, does not reflect poorly on religion, it just makes those individuals evil. Morals and values stem from religion not the absence of it. Modern societies with laws and rights stem from morals and values. I would hate to live in a world absent of morals and values but, thanks to people like you one day our children or grandchildren may have to live in a world like that one day. What a shame.

  • Anonymous

    Vacmancan yet he can’t. The very notion of morals and values stem from religion. Just because some individuals hijack religion for their own selfish purposes does not make religion evil. It simply makes those individuals evil. But people without guiding moral values that are more likely to do horrific things. Civilization with it’s laws and rights is a direct result of morals and values, a direct result of religion. The world that people like you would force on others would be a horrific place to be.

  • Beckisnuts

    Nonsense. Morals and values stem from self preservation of a man and his family. Cooperation, shared common purpose and needs. People were thriving on this planet for tens of thousands of years before the boot of religion came down on the neck of humanity.

  • Beckisnuts

    The Jesus character is a conglomerate of myths that preceded the time of his mythical existence. Virgin birth, son of god, sacrificial death – all done before. Look it up.

  • Beckisnuts

    More BS, just like Joseph Smith, L. Ron Hubbard and the rest of the snake oil salesmen.

  • Beckisnuts

    Ignorant, superstitious, uneducated Johnnygard. He’s frightened of hell and greedy for paradise. And thinks he’s fooling some divine entity when he chants his prayers at night while thinking about wailing on his kid’s baby sitter. Typical bible belt Beck fan.

  • Beckisnuts

    Then Beck should be harping on the FLDS and Warren Jeffs, the child rapist, every day instead of the hogwash he is spewing about the end of the world and all kinds of supernatural bullcrap.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently, I’m far ahead of you. I’m fully aware that it is about Jesus. And it is this guys effort to discredit the Christian views about Christ. Duh, yes do try to keep up.

  • Anonymous

    yes, people need to ignore that guy.

  • Anonymous

    But it can stop here.

  • Anonymous

    You can find articles and books written by scholars on every subject or topic out there, taking every view available. But, it does not make them true. People unfortunately, twist and cherry pick what they want to support whatever view they wish to hold. And that’s a fact.

  • Anonymous

    Got that right! The real Zealot’s would come after him.

  • Anonymous

    Thomas Jefferson never denied the Bible. That is Liberal propaganda. Libs prey on the stupid and depend on their falling for it hook line and sinker…

  • Anonymous

    While I don’t believe everything that Beck does, you don’t know Beck. And that is obvious from your statements. Beck has done more good in this country and for people in a positive light in the last few years then you will ever do if you had even three life times. And he has never encouraged anyone to act in opposition to their own self interest. That is the liberal agenda, to continue with more of the same policies that have been going on for decades and have certainly NOT been in the best interests of the people. The war on poverty for instance, has failed. Their is a higher % of people in poverty now than when this war began. But they want to do more of the same. And yet what rational person thinks that doing more of the same will provide a different result? We have more out of wedlock pregnancies and abortions then when they began the war on unwanted pregnancies, and yet they want to do even more of the same. What rational person would believe that doing more of the same will provide different results? In fact we have a far more promiscuous society since this has all began. Rational thinking evades those on the left, so I guess no one here should be surprised that you know nothing about Beck except for what the lib propagandists put out there.

  • Anonymous

    And yet when ever communism has taken over societies the one group that they get a handle on first is that of the religious, because they are not so easily swayed or influenced, because they do not have weak minds. Tisk, tisk just another weak mind following in step with the lib propagandist. This person is a waste.

  • Anonymous

     So…either you believe that all people will go to heaven if they are “sincere” or you are so afraid that you will offend someone’s sensibilities that you will not warn them about hell? Or maybe you don’t care if they go to hell? The cross of Jesus Christ according to the Bible will be an offense to sinful people…

  • Anonymous

    Truly amazing how losers like you hide behind phrases like Glenisnuts when all you really do is try to project your ignorance onto others. You make it perfectly obvious who the uneducated one really is. Why don’t you crawl back under that rock you came from and keep your vile, stupid comments to yourself. And, by the way, I happen to be a woman who could beat the crap out of a little weasel like you in a hot second.

  • Guest

    I bet you that Aslan never collected Nazi memorabilia as Glenn Beck has:

    http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/07/30/salt-lake-city-tribune-attacks-glenn-with-piece-on-independence-museum/

  • Anonymous

    Sam baby this book is based on facts and reality, something you have a very hard time understanding.  Reza just confirmed what we agreed on.  None of the writtings in the new testament were written by people who actually walked and talked with jesus.  Isn’t that sad?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you have evidence for a god?  Great!  We’ve been waiting for this, I can’t wait to see your proof? You’re up babe.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you can imagine that you see god in everything.  You can make up whatever you want. That’s called being delusional.  You need a dose of reality, you need to watch my show.  BATTA-BING!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart the book is about jesus.  Why are you fixated on Mohamed.  Try to keep up babe.

  • Anonymous

    Reza is trying to prove in his book that nothing written in the new testament was written by eyewitnesses that lived, walked and talked with jesus.  So where does all your evidence for jesus come from?  Is it all made up bullshit?  Probably, unless you can prove otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you claim Reza is twisting evidence.  Why don’t you go on national T.V. and tell everyone you know more then he does.  Then, prove him wrong!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart why do you need faith?  It’s simple, when you have no evidence, you need faith.  See how this works?  When you want to live your life in a delusional state, you have to have faith, don’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart why did you need to be saved?  What did you do wrong?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart he’s not trying to discredit Christians.  He’s simply stating there are no eyewitness accounts ever written about jesus in the new testament.  Is that a problem for you? 

  • Anonymous

    Sammy, you and I know there are no eyewitness accounts for jesus.  Reza is just telling the rest of the world!  BATTA-BING!!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart read the book and tell us what Reza got wrong.  Sound fair?

  • Anonymous

    That’s the second worst interview I’ve ever seen. What an embarrassment.

    Is Fox now completely bereft of substance ?

  • Anonymous

    In the last days, will come many sheeps in wolves clothing. False prophets will coming spreading their message. But do not be fooled,” I told you this ahead of time so you will be prepared when it happens’. This is typical of so called religous scholars, they become so blinded by there education, they lose their faith in Christ. “Claiming to be wise without Chirst you become an utter fool.”It doen’t suprise me one bit the media is jumping on this banwagon to endorse this book. The higher ups in the media are liberals spin artist. They challenge God word at every turn, and try and dilute his message.I laugh when Democrates say, “if Jesus was walking on this earth today he would be a Democrate”. I believe Jesus would have said, “give to Cesear what is Cesears and give to God what is Gods”.People want to keep politics and religion seperate. In doing so you violate the word of God. Where does the Law come from? I submit to you the law was given to Moses through the spirit of God. He said, though shall not kill, there will be no God but I, and love your neighbor as yourself. As well as 7 other commandments. Our laws are based on these commandment, yet you have people saying with the seperation of Church and State we should seperate the two. If you take God out of the law there will be caous, every man for himself. Is that the way we want to live? You can not and should not seperate Religion and Politics. If you live as a Christian, you seek God’s heart and try to live a life pleasing to Him.
    The seperation of Church and State, was introduced so that no one religion would be mandated for society, and government would not fund the Churchs. When it comes to politics, one must ask themselves if God’s law lines up with a perticular party and one should vote accordingly.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Prove it or shut the hell up. I already disproved this moronic claim of yours time and time again so put up or stop acting like a 10 year old bully you are a grown ass man act like one.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    You mean something you don’t understand mister I got to make up words and crap. Or mister I believe socialism works or even mister I believe in phony science. You’re nothing but a parody of liberals.

  • Anonymous

    Sammy  sweetheart, In his book  Zealot, Reza proves that the new testament contains no eyewitness accounts of jesus.  If he’s wrong prove it.  Come on Sam prove to us that you know more then Reza.  Be specific Sam because you know we’re gonna check your sources.  Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em otherwise go away.  What did you think of my last show?  It’s on glenn beck.  What did you think?  BATTA-BING!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Beckisnuts

    What holds more Angie? A DemoCrate or a RepubliCan?  lolol  Typical Glenn Beck audience member.

  • Beckisnuts

    Beck has done more to divide people than any radio show personality out there. He also encourages people to invest in over-priced old French gold coins, MLM scams that cost his suckers thousands, freeze-dried food stockpiles that go to waste, and paranoid ideas about supernatural evil and the end of the damn world! Don’t tell us that Glenn is a force for good. The guy is a one man wrecking crew on the American psyche.

  • Know Really

    Look in a mirror.  And cease with the name calling. Cheapens your stance.

  • Beckisnuts

    Same goes for Mormons. 

  • Beckisnuts

    Think for yourself young man. Regurgitating nonsense from an ancient book written by superstitious ignorant men is ridiculous and unpersuasive. Take this assertion you made “ ”blood sacrifice” is demanded because “life is in the blood”  – what kind of silliness is that? Who demands it? Radical Islamists perhaps. Civilized people have moved past that ancient notion because it’s absurd. 

    Your comments demonstrate how brain washed you are Larry.

  • Anonymous

    We are!

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart religion is the “Root of all Evil.”  Religion makes smart people do stupid things.  I don’t need a book written by bronze age peasants, to tell me what to do.  Time to move on babe.  Are you a creationist?

  • Know Really

    Watched 2 mins.  To say you’re arrogant would be an understatement, and besides, I don’t name call, I just describe what is clearly evident.  One thing for sure, your ego is writing checks your personality will bounce.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart if Reza got it wrong, then prove him wrong.  How many books have you written?  How many degrees do you have?  Just because there are no eyewitnesses who wrote about jesus in the new testament, is not the end of your religion.  Just make something else up.  You have to think like a Mormon and make it up.  You need a reality check watch my show.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Anonymous

    You’re really quite an ass. You believe your little quibs are clever but in fact display your ignorance and intolerance of others. The records that compile the New Testament are written by individuals that did in fact know and witness Christ. This man if he is attempting to show that they did not, is in fact twisting history. You wish to call him a scholar, I call him an educated idiot. Muhammad was an evil man, but this guy wants to put him up on a pedestal and celebrate him, and discredit Christ. Go figure. You can choose to disbelieve in Christ, and God that’s your prerogative. It doesn’t make you right, but it’s your choice. I don’t have to go on national TV to make any point one way or the other. I’m comfortable with my beliefs. You want proof? You would not accept it if you came face to face with him yourself. But here is a tidbit. ‘We are.’ That is far more evidence than believing that things ‘just are.’ Oh, sorry correction, ‘we are’, ‘your not.’ Your just a figment of your imagination.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, we know that this guy is just an ass. We know that what is written by this joke is nothing but twisted story telling and not based in fact. To confuse people or just to make money or both. From this point on no one should respond to his childishness.

  • Anonymous

    Why so vicious babe?  Am I BITCH-SLAPPING you too hard?  Want me to lighten up? 
     Honey…. if it’s too hot in the kitchen….. 
    Are you a creationist?
    Sweetheart you want to beat the crap out of me?  Is that what jesus taught you?  I thought you were supposed to turn the other cheek.  You “simple-folk” are so cute.  Thanks for the entertainment!  Hey watch my show, I’m an old fat guy.  You can’t miss me, I’m the one who’s talking.  BATTA-BING!!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh62Jo6pd-I

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, the granting of marriage to the gay and lesbian communities will open the door for other alternative lifestyles to begin coming out of the dark places to fight for their rights next. They are all waiting and have said as much. Including the pedophiles to come out from the dark and be accepted. This is the world that the libs such as yourself are pushing to create. Nothing fraudulent about Beck, he just has picked his battles.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, what I believe is that science is simply man striving to learn what God already knows.

  • Anonymous

    Unlike our divider and Chief who has in fact along with those others in his administration been tearing this country apart. These sponsors are like everyone else trying to make a living. And there is nothing wrong with preparing for bad times. The idea of collecting these foods is to learn how to rotate them by using them, and not let them go to waste. I have known many people who were very grateful to  have food supplies when times were hard. And had they not had these supplies, would have been in really bad shape. People use to always stock up and have food supplies. It was the norm. So, go ahead and ignorantly criticize these people, but if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re unable to provide for yourself and your family, well you can just starve. Why would any of these people ever want to help you?

  • Anonymous

    No that would be you

  • Anonymous

    Science has in no way discredited religion. How foolish you are. Science is merely man striving to learn what God already knows. People are not always knowledgeable, and that includes the religious if they believe they know everything. But to claim science has disproven religion truly shows how ignorant you are. Science is merely discovering the wonders of God and his work.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.

  • Anonymous

    You are just as much a Zealot as any.

  • Beckisnuts

    And scientists know that science is a method for separating fact from fiction via evidence. There’s no real evidence that some god ancient men imagined ever existed.

  • Beckisnuts

    cdl123, the old French gold coin gimmick is a rip off. The over-priced freeze dried food storage is a bad investment as well. there are many better ways to have a back up supply of food. It’s a scam, just like Andrew Breitbart said.

    You tried to change the topic to Obama and you failed as well.

  • Beckisnuts

    No that would be the LDS and the FLDS cults.

  • Beckisnuts

    cdl123, you may believe that nonsense, but the evidence says otherwise. The more science discovers the more religion retreats into a dark little box. Eventually the lid will be closed on that box and it will be left behind like magic spells, witches, demons, and all other aspects of the supernatural that ignorant people believed was real. Science exposes the truth and that doesn’t include the primitive ideas of ancient men.

  • Anonymous

    Dear non-historian phd, who teaches creative writing for a living, author of this book……..Mohammed, the prophet, said that Jesus was a “prophet”.  Jesus said he was the Son of God.  Therefore, Jesus was the Son of God.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Vacmancan’t repeating yourself is not proof. you want proof Jesus is real? if Jesus was not where in the hell did Christianity come from? things expect for liberal thoughts just don’t come out of nothing. Again you show no proof of your claims and again I am not wasting time and watching some uninformed boob talk about stuff he has no understanding of.

  • Anonymous

    I guess that depends on what one considers evidence. That aside, the real truth is that they haven’t disproved his existence either, let alone that his existence was imagined as you purport. Therefore, on you part all your diatribe is for not.

  • Anonymous

    No attempt to change the subject just a comparison. But since you have the inability to comprehend, it’s merely a waste of time.

  • Anonymous

    The only cult here is your narcissistic self believe in your own intelligence.

  • Anonymous

    In fact your arguments have become increasingly boring and unintelligent. I have tests to prepare for and your a waste of time.

  • Anonymous

    Vacman you are a real pin-head.  Your opinions are nothing more than empty rhetoric.  It is not flying with well educated people.  All you do is regurgitate what the LEFT is putting out there.  Hysterical Hyperbole and calling everybody “Sweetheart” is bizarre.  Your collective howl is embarrassing!!!
    Don’t answer your trash is not welcomed! 

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart when it comes to jesus you can make up any claim you wish.  But as Reza states, you can’t argue with the fact that nobody who wrote about jesus in the new testament were eyewitnesses, or actually talked to jesus.  If you can prove otherwise that’s news, and that would be worth talking about, make sense?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1579960076 Kerry M Collier

    well from the blurb above, he’s absolutely correct..it is wrong and not true.  But neither is the Quaran.  I can’t understand how you can see that one religious text is so wrong but think yours is correct.  Complete lack of logic there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1579960076 Kerry M Collier

    I’m a Libertarian, very much not a leftist, and I see no evidence for God, and in fact, I see plenty of evidence that the religions we know are absolutely man made.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, cdl, I totally agree with your earlier post about ignoring that ass, Vacman. It turns out the weasel is also posting under Beckisnuts – no wonder they both sound like the same idiot. Amazing how gullible he is in believing this “scholar’s” conclusions & totally ignores all other arguments. He’s just a waste of time. Didn’t Christ say, “Don’t throw pearls to the swine”? Seems very apropos here.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Oh moron you do realize the guy your defending only has on PHD and not four but that is ok Vacmancan’t fall for yet another bull shiter.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    First off who the hell are you I don’t think I was talking about you? Second that is your opinion. and when I was talking about leftist atheist I was not talking about atheist Libertarians as far as I see it you guys are cool in my book because at least I know you guys will not take my religious rights and make them illegal like liberal atheist would.

  • Marie

    Okay, this sweetheart business needs to stop.  You’re a mindless imbecile who can’t put forth a coherent argument.  All you have are stupid, stale talking points.

    Prove to me that there isn’t a good, SWEETHEART.  In fact, post a link to a YouTube video showing evolution in process.  I’d LOVE to see it.  I want to see an animal evolve.  I want to see a star form.  I want to see dust coalesce into a planet, so come on.  Clearly a sweet little thing like you has all the answers.  Enlighten us.

  • SRM29

    There were many eyewitness accounts of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. You really think we’re going to trust a muslim over our own teachings? No.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you claim there are many eyewitness accounts of jesus.  Okay, name one and please provide specific proof that they were an eyewitness to jesus.  Remember post specific conclusive proof, nothing less.  Okay?

  • Anonymous

    Sam why don’t you go play in traffic.  After you “pray away” global warming.  Thank you.

  • Kay

    Really? And your proof of this is? 

    You’d be hard pressed to find an ancient culture that didn’t have some kind of belief system. Of course theirs were more like we’re all on the back of a giant turtle or something. 

    Mankind is by and large, innately religious. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    You know what I refuse to speak to such a childish mind ever again.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too
  • Anonymous

    The supernatural facts of Christ and Christianity are brought to life in the soul of a human being “not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts.” Humans who are unwilling (or unable) to take the grace of Jesus, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit at face-value and thereafter act accordingly, can do no more than they do: deny that any of it is true. This Age (the 2000 years that have passed since the Day Pentecost) is the Age of Grace wherein all souls are given a choice and the power to make a choice about God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. The census that Jesus of Nazareth made concerning those who believe-it-or-not is simple and conclusive: “Many are called, few are chosen.” The choice on offer now is “believe it or not.” Sincere hope and strong desire for the righteousness that only God can bring to life is always honored and strengthened by the Christ Spirit. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Jesus of Nazareth is the Author and the Finisher of the supernatural substance called f-a-i-t-h.

  • http://sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/ Gadamer too

    Overgeneralize much?

  • omnytamer

     No character in fiction or reality has had a virgin birth in his story before Christ.  Many Greek heroes of legend were born as the result of a sexual relationship of a Greek god and a woman, but that would make her not a virgin according to their own account of the story.  The sons of gods like Theseus and Perseus were also very different from Christ in that they became great heroes and well liked and respected by all but a few.  Their births were also accidents and they had no particular destiny or mission from their fathers.  In fact, some demi-gods were specifically hated by their fathers.  In regards to sacrificial death, I can think of none that actually willingly died for someone else.  Heracles died primary because he was tired of being human and desired to become a god like Zeus, not to save someone.  Furthermore, even if the stories had been done before, I don’t see why that would discredit the story of Jesus.  After all, if the Bible is truth, as it claims to be, it would make sense that both before and after we would be drawn to stories similar to it both historical and fictitious.

  • Anonymous

    leftists know nothing about Jesus or the bible to speak of. they are a bunch of mindless drones
    with brains size of peas.

  • Jay Crowe

    About Glenn Beck, his real knowledge in anything is low and retarded. In one of his initial program, Glenn was just repeating after repeating about Dr. Resa’s achievement of his Ph.D. while Resa himself did not repeat as much like Glenn.  When it comes to “religion” USA still lives in the “dark ages”. So it’s time to educate the conservative Americans of the new history. 2000 years ago no one visioned of landing on the moon. All religion are corrupt whether it be Christian, Muslim, Jews, and likewise. At the time of Christ people were living like animals and parts of the religious views were adapted as laws to follow. Likewise, God doesn’t haver a gender. Why should we refer God as He and not She? In reality his gender should be categorized as “IT” and not as “HE”. Scientifically and naturally, it would be impossible to give birth to a child without MF unity. Other than Christ there is a name for others in this world born without a father “b . . . . .d”. So does Christ fall on this category? Miracle or no miracle giving birth to a child without Male/Female unity is absurd and nonsensical. There are other issues about Christ like hanging around with groups of men and paintings from prior centuries showing Jesus hugging and kissing the cheeks of other men. Paintings of his “last supper” was also with a group of men. In today’s term what does that say? 

    As for myself, I believe in the scientific version of the  accidental big bang incident to create this universe. So the initial power we consider is what we term as “God” which doesn’t have sex or figure. What is this power and no one knows! So its time to wrap up the centuries old foolish legend on Son of God and such. We cannot prove or disprove God exist? However, we can clearly stay way from the fairy tales Jesus and other religious leaders.

    You will get the in-depth of what you are through science and definitely not through religion. Religion is just a MYTH and its your judgment call to please your very own satisfaction.

  • Jay Crowe

    As for myself, I believe in the scientific version of the  accidental big bang incident to create this universe. So the initial power we consider is what we term as “God” which doesn’t have sex or figure. What is this power and no one knows! So its time to wrap up the centuries old foolish legend on Son of God and such. We cannot prove or disprove God exist because this is something “manmade”.  However, we can clearly stay way from the fairy tales on Jesus and other religious leaders.You will get the in-depth of what you want to know through science and definitely not through religion. Religion is just a MYTH and its your judgment call to please your very own satisfaction. Just google it, all the information is there!

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  • Jay Crowe

    Have the answer for you….

    As for myself, I believe in the scientific version of the  accidental big bang incident to create this universe. So the initial power we consider is what we term as “God” which doesn’t have sex or figure. What is this power and no one knows! So its time to wrap up the centuries old foolish legend on Son of God and such. We cannot prove or disprove God exist because this is something “manmade”.  However, we can clearly stay way from the fairy tales on Jesus and other religious leaders.You will get the in-depth of what you want to know through science and definitely not through religion. Religion is just a MYTH and its your judgment call to please your very own satisfaction. Just google it, all the information is there!

  • Jay Crowe

    There is not factual proof whether God exists or not. Philosophically and through “symbolic logic” we can conclude as a plausible conclusion that the existence or the non existence of God based on “Naturalistic Fallacy”.  

  • Jay Crowe

    As for myself, I believe in the scientific version of the  accidental big bang incident to create this universe. So the initial power we consider is what we term as “God” which doesn’t have sex or figure. What is this power and no one knows! So its time to wrap up the centuries old foolish legend on Son of God and such. We cannot prove or disprove God exist because this is something “manmade”.  However, we can clearly stay way from the fairy tales on Jesus and other religious leaders.
    You will get the in-depth of what you want to know through science and definitely not through religion. Religion is just a MYTH and its your judgment call to please your very own satisfaction. Just google it, all the information is there! 
    There is not factual proof whether God exists or not. Philosophically and through “symbolic logic” we can conclude as a plausible conclusion that the existence or the non existence of God based on “Naturalistic Fallacy”.  

  • Jay Crowe

    About Glenn Beck, his real knowledge in anything is low and retarded. In one of his initial program, Glenn was just repeating after repeating about Dr. Resa’s achievement of his Ph.D. while Resa himself did not repeat as much like Glenn.  When it comes to “religion” USA still lives in the “dark ages”. So it’s time to educate the conservative Americans of the new history. 2000 years ago no one visioned of landing on the moon. All religion are corrupt whether it be Christian, Muslim, Jews, and likewise. At the time of Christ people were living like animals and parts of the religious views were adapted as laws to follow. Likewise, God doesn’t haver a gender. Why should we refer God as He and not She? In reality his gender should be categorized as “IT” and not as “HE”. Scientifically and naturally, it would be impossible to give birth to a child without MF unity. Other than Christ there is a name for others in this world born without a father “b . . . . .d”. So does Christ fall on this category? Miracle or no miracle giving birth to a child without Male/Female unity is absurd and nonsensical. There are other issues about Christ like hanging around with groups of men and paintings from prior centuries showing Jesus hugging and kissing the cheeks of other men. Paintings of his “last supper” was also with a group of men. In today’s term what does that say? 
    As for myself, I believe in the scientific version of the  accidental big bang incident to create this universe. So the initial power we consider is what we term as “God” which doesn’t have sex or figure. What is this power and no one knows! So its time to wrap up the centuries old foolish legend on Son of God and such. We cannot prove or disprove God exist? However, we can clearly stay way from the fairy tales Jesus and other religious leaders. 
    ou will get the in-depth of what you are through science and definitely not through religion. Religion is just a MYTH and its your judgment call to please your very own satisfaction.

  • Anonymous

    Talk yes…Through prayer…You should try it..

  • Anonymous

    Baptize. May GOD the FATHER and the SON JESUS CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRIT BLESS you all and open your eyes to the TRUTH.  GOD BLESS.

  • Anonymous

    Friend  Zealot is a liar  that’s what Muslims do they Lie & kill it’s a religion of peace.

  • B D

    Religion is fading. Humanity is growing up. You might be frightened of that fact, but you’ll have to live with it.

  • Anonymous

    When you get to Hell you’ll be singing a different tune.