Who is Reza Aslan? Glenn exposes his progressive record

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The media went has been going nuts over Reza Aslan’s new book about the “historical” Jesus, “Zealot”. It’s gotten plenty of praise from the left, and anyone upset over it has been portrayed as being anti-Muslim. But the manufactured uproar over Aslan’s Islamic faith is only a distraction from the real issues: he has obscured the facts about his educational background and his deep ties to progressive organizations. Aslan is first and foremost a progressive, whose goal is to raise doubts in believes in Jesus and ultimately have the leave the faith like he did. Glenn laid out the truth during the opening monologue of Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program.

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Well, hello, America, and welcome to The Glenn Beck Program and to TheBlaze. This is the network that you are building, and it is important that we build it, because there’s a problem with truth, and there’s a problem with truth in the media. And we’re all following the media like zombies, and it’s true, you know it is, because why isn’t America – I was out in California. Gas is $4.11 out there. Why is nobody talking about that? Because the media isn’t talking about it.

We follow the media, and this book is evidence. The media is hyping this book about Jesus, and whenever the media decides we’ve got to tell you about this book about Jesus, it’s fairly safe to assume that it’s not going to make Jesus look really good. I saw this book while I was out. I’ve been gone, I think, for what, five weeks now, and I saw it popping up everywhere. And I knew something was up.

And I called the studio, and I called the staff. And I said do me a favor, look into this book, and most importantly, tell me who this man is. Who is the author? Well, NPR was billing this as “Christ in context.” Woo, NPR says that? The Seattle Times wrote Zealot “looks at the age Jesus lived in to expand what’s known about the historical figure.” Really? And Publishers Weekly named it one of their best new books. It’s got to be good.

Generally, it is positive all the way around with anybody in the media, no controversial language attached to it whatsoever, as is the case whenever I or pretty much any Conservative appears on mainstream media outlets, and we mention Jesus. Not surprisingly, the book has ended up to be just another attack on Christian beliefs, and yet no one in the media or the administration is condemning it, which I thought was weird, because I know if I condemn or write a bad book about, let’s say, the Prophet Muhammad, well then I’m going to be responsible for the Benghazi attacks, right?

I mean, do you remember the horrible, evil video questioning Muhammad? It was denounced by Hillary Clinton. It was denounced by President Obama. I guess we just have to go shoot up an embassy to get some attention here, but that’s not what Christians do. But I thought that they were against any denigration of any religious figure? I mean, the president, I guess he was a little more clear when he went in front of the UN. What exactly did he say?


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President Obama: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

 

Ah, that’s it. That’s it. The future can’t go to the people who slander the prophet of Islam. The man who made the video slandering it, and it was an awful, went to jail. This guy, the guy who slanders Jesus, is he going to be condemned? No, they’re giving him cover. You see, it started out strangely. Initially the media failed to point out that the author, Reza Aslan, was a Muslim.

Now, I want to be really clear here. I don’t really care. A Muslim has every right to write a book about Jesus. You don’t like Jesus, you like Jesus, you’re a Muslim, you’re a Hindu, you’re a Christian, I don’t really care, but it should be pointed out, and this is the same thing, a Christian has a right to do a book about Muhammad or a video – freedom of speech.

But I don’t think everybody agrees on that one. And the important thing is if I’m writing a book about Muhammad, everybody should say full disclosure, he’s a Christian. Same thing with this guy; full disclosure, he doesn’t like Christianity. He’s a Muslim. But the media and the author were hiding it at the beginning for some reason. Now, there was an interview early on with NPR, and here’s what he said.

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Q: Are you still a Christian?

Reza Aslan: No, I wouldn’t call myself a Christian because I do not believe that Jesus is God, nor do I believe that he ever thought that he was God or that he ever said that he was God. But I am a follower of Jesus, and I think that sometimes, unfortunately – I think even Christians would recognize this and admit it – those two things aren’t always the same, being a Christian and being a follower of Jesus.

Yeah right, this guy’s absolutely brilliant. Hat’s off, he’s brilliant. He is. Are you a Christian? No, but I am a follower of Jesus. I think I’d call myself that. Really? No mention here that he’s a Muslim who holds the view that Jesus Christ is not the son of God. He does say Jesus isn’t the son of God.

Now again, the fact that Aslan is a Muslim doesn’t matter to the story. In fact, that’s the red herring. The reason why I bring this up is the fact that they’re dishonest about it. That’s what matters. Because as it turns out, he’s being dishonest not about the Islam thing. He is not forthcoming about a lot of things, himself, Jesus, and most tellingly, the associations that reveal his real motivations behind writing the book Zealot.

What is it? It is the latest progressive attempt to change and rewrite history. That’s what it is, and that’s the number one priority now for Progressives. From naming streets after communist labor activist Cesar Chavez to making movies glorifying the murderous revolutionary Che, Progressives are trying to cement the legacy of the radical revolutionary and the leftists.

And that’s what they’re trying to make Jesus into. He was just a radical. He was just a revolutionary. He was just like Che. And if you believe anything else, you’re into the dustbin of history. That’s what they’re doing, and the scary part is it’s working because no one is exposing it. Tonight, we’re going to do just that, and it’s up to you then to carry the water and spread this around to all of your friends.

We’re going to show you the truth behind this author that he and no other media source has even bothered to point out. And when we do, they’ll say oh, there he goes on the chalkboard and the conspiracies. Nope, it’s all out in the open, didn’t take us long to find it. You can find it yourself. Don’t take my word for it. Do your own homework. Get to the truth about well, why? Why? Why is this guy doing it?

Well, he’s just a scholar, right? He’s a scholar. He’s got a passion for this. That’s what he’ll have you believe. When you dig down, people will say no, no, no, it’s because of his faith. No, it’s not about that. So that leaves he wants fame, he wants money, or he wants power. To find out why he’s doing this, you have to begin to uncover the many falsehoods surrounding this book and the author.

Let’s start with the first dishonest claim. He’s a religious scholar and a historian. In fact, I’m quoting him, he has a PhD in the history of religions. That’s how everyone is identifying him because that’s how he identifies himself. In fact, he gets a little snotty about it. In an interview on Fox News, he declared himself a historian and a PhD on the history of religions.

Well, let’s look at this and see how the facts compare. Can you please play the history of religions, or do we have that coming up later? Because I know he has four degrees. He has, in 1995, he got a BA in religion, in religious studies, a BA. That’s not a PhD – Santa Clara University. In 1999, Masters in world religions from Harvard. Okay, good, not a PhD. In 2002, a Masters in fine arts in fiction, interesting – in the University of Iowa.

In 2009, a PhD in sociology. That is bizarre. So he’s studying us. He’s learning how to write fiction, and he learns how to speak the religious language. Wow, it’s a fascinating work here. But you know what I notice, there’s no history degree. There’s no history degree. He’s not a PhD in religions, and he’s not a historian. It’s possible that his Harvard theology degree included some history credits, but that’s not the same, not even on the same planet as an expert with a PhD in the history of religions.

Please play the Fox News piece here where he goes on. Listen to how he says it.

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Reza Aslan: To be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament. I am an expert with a PhD in the history of religions. I am a professor of religion, including the New Testament. That’s what I do for a living, actually. To be clear, I just want to emphasize this one more time, I am a historian. I am a PhD in the history of religions.

]Uh uh, no, no he’s not. He’s not a PhD in the history of religions. He is not a historian. I tell you what, next time I’m on any channel, I’m going to insist that they put historian underneath my name. I spend a lot of time looking at history, a lot of time. Do you think they’d let me get away with historian? How about if I said I was a PhD in American history, and I don’t have that? Would anybody allow me to get away with it?

A cursory glance at his book reveals serious flaws in both fact and logic. But before I leave there, could you please put up where he’s teaching now, because he said I want you to know what I’m teaching here. This is what I do. I’m a professor of history specializing in the Gospels. No, actually he’s at UC Riverside, and he’s in the department of creative writing. Really? He also is…he’s at the University of Southern California in public diplomacy, which is an interesting place for him to be.

He’s also a contributor for The Daily Beast, but my favorite, my favorite is the last one. Can we put this up? He’s a sometimes professor, sometimes professor, and Tiffany, if you can please find that for me. He’s a sometimes professor, and what he’s doing is he’s teaching people something fantastic. He’s teaching people Middle Eastern revolution. That’s what he’s a professor of, revolution through – go ahead, here it is – revolution “on the art of protest in the Middle East, examining protest literature, film, art, and music. There it is, Drew University.

That’s not the same, is it? Now, his education started as most education does. He was a Christian before going into college. And colleges are doing a great job turning people out that are not Christians anymore. It’s there that his professors started teaching him.

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Reza Aslan: I became very angry. I became very resentful. I turned away from Christianity. I began to really reject the concept of Christ.

Interesting. So it’s not surprising to me that the elitist godless professors sway him away from Jesus, but that’s his starting point – anger, resentment, rejection. But he stays in school. He gets his several degrees. For a religious expert, he doesn’t seem to have a grasp on even the most basic facts, but he’s busy teaching revolution in the Middle East so…

Now, Aslan was deflecting the NPR question of his own religious views, but he also blatantly lied about the point in the Gospels. Go back to the NPR piece here where he made this claim in the interview. Watch this.

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Reza Aslan: I do not believe that Jesus is God, nor do I believe that he ever thought that he was God or that he ever said that he was God.

Okay, got a problem with this one, because Jesus made it very clear that he was. He was either God, the son of God, or the Messiah. He’s in the God circle there. And I don’t care how far you get away from it, if you read the Gospels, it’s pretty clear that’s who he’s saying he is. It’s one of the reasons why everybody wanted him dead. He refers to himself as I Am, which is the holy name of God, at least four times. In Mark, Jesus is asked, “Are you the son of God? And he says “yes.” Well, that seems like it’s pretty clear. So why would a religious scholar make such an easily disprovable claim?

The string of dishonesty seems to be a pattern here. Judging his work on his merit, judging him just – forget about everything about that he lied about his PhD, he lied about what he does for a living, what he’s currently teaching, that he’s a professor of. Let’s just judge him just based on the book Zealot. We showed you the one disputed claim. Here’s another one. He wrote in the Washington Post that “the Gospels are not, nor were they ever meant to be a historical documentation of Jesus’ life.”

He said, “These are not eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ words and deeds. They’re testimonies of faith, composed by communities of faith written many years after the events they describe.” Okay, this claim is flat-out false. Let’s go to the Gospel of Luke. Luke says “Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us, just as they were delivered to us by those from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed.”

Now, that’s what it actually says, so I don’t know you can say that it was just a thing on faith. Oh, I remember, I remember, he said because this was written a long time, sometimes 30-40 years after, right? And so the authors weren’t reliable because it was 40 years after his death and after it happened. Well, that seems to be a logical problem here, professor. How are we supposed to take your book seriously 2,000 years later if 40 years couldn’t get it right?

If you need more evidence, read the book. I’m not a book burner. I’m not somebody – you can read the book. It’s garbage. We wanted to give you a taste here. We wanted to establish the clear pattern of dishonesty, but why is the real question, why? What is the reason behind it? That’s what we try to do on this show. We go back to that one question, why?

Well, to answer why, you have to look at who he really is. Who is he? He’s not who the media says he is, and he’s not who the detractors say he is. The media says he’s a God professor of Gospel history. No, no, he’s not. He’s got a PhD in Gospel history. No, he doesn’t. No, he doesn’t. And it’s not who his detractors say. He’s a Muslim, just trying – no, he’s not. He is a Muslim, but that’s not what his motivation is. It begins with Aslan Media. Now, why would this guy who’s so focused on God and religion, because that’s what he is, he’s a professor, why does he have Aslan Media? Go back to what he’s teaching. What is he teaching sometimes at Drew? He’s teaching the art of revolution and protest through literature and music. That’s what he’s doing. So he’s producing literature and media.

Now, who is Aslan Media? Well, they’re operating under the fiscal sponsorship of this group, the Levantine Cultural Center. Well, who are they? Well, they’re easy to figure out. They’re partners with CODEPINK on the founding committee of a project called Narrative 4. What’s Narrative 4? Well, that’s a project dedicated to creating social change, and that was a…that’s a project of the Tides Center. This is starting to look familiar, isn’t it?

He’s also a board member on the National Iranian American Council. Now, who are they? Well, they’re funded by George Soros. He’s also on the Board of Directors of this. This is great. Let’s take our Ploughshares. Take our swords and pound them into ploughshares, so the Ploughshares Fund, which is launched with money from the Tides Foundation. Now, Tides funnels money to the Ploughshares, and now the Ploughshares sends it back to Tides, and they can fund other progressive groups like Media Matters.

Ploughshares also has helped fund the launch of the Center for American Progress. Ploughshares also donates heavily to the International Crisis Group. Isn’t that great? Oh, that’s Samantha Power, which brings us back to the International Crisis Group, the responsibility to protect the Gaza flotilla. Remember when CODEPINK was there? It’s funny. It’s funny that all he wants to do is talk to you about Jesus – does he now?

Whenever somebody wants to change history, it usually comes back, when you really look into it, to the same cast of characters, unless they’re being demonized. If they’re being demonized by the mainstream media, you know none of these people are involved. If they’re being hailed as a God, you know the ends justify the means, Progressives are back, you know, the ones who believe it’s okay to lie as long as the end, the result is the one that you desire.

So forget about this guy being a phony Muslim or a phony scholar. Who is he? He’s a radical Progressive. He is also hardcore anti-Israel. The 2010 flotilla, remember CODEPINK? Yeah, he said about this particular point in history in the world, he said, “At what point are rational, peace-loving, Israel-supporting people of the world going to stand up and say ‘enough’? How much longer are we to bear the Hasbara propaganda…,” that’s an interesting phrase, “…that places the image of the State of Israel above its well-being?” You see, he knows what’s better for Israel than Israel does. I’ve heard that before. I think the president said it.

“How much longer are we going to accept the cries of victimization from the strongest and…,” get this, “…richest nation in the Middle East?” It’s no longer Saudi Arabia. It’s Israel to this historian and PhD in the histories of religion. “How much longer are we going to put up with a policy of collective punishments that has led to the slow starvation of 1.5 million people?”

He also is mainstream at least with the mainstream media and this administration and with George Soros and with the Tides Foundation. He thinks the Muslim Brotherhood is wonderful. “On the Muslim Brotherhood, make no mistake, however the current uprising in Egypt turns out, there can be no doubt that the Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt, and that is a good thing.”

In an interview on the Muslim Brotherhood website, he said, “I decided to study religion in school, even though I planned on being a writer, because of my experience at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit university steeped in the promotion…,” you can hear it coming, can’t you, “…of social justice. The Jesuits taught me that whatever I did for a living, it must benefit society, it must be for the greater good; I must work towards justice and peace.”

Justice and peace, he said these words very carefully to the Muslim Brotherhood’s official English language. Why? Well, I think Americans really need to understand the Muslim Brotherhood is the freedom and justice party. But how does freedom and justice come about with the Muslim Brotherhood? They believe according to their own websites the only way to achieve freedom and justice is with sharia law.

See, this guy is very good at speaking two languages at once. He’s a media guy. He’s a media guy. He’s a radical. There’s a difference between the Catholic understanding of social justice and the Muslim Brotherhood understanding of social justice and freedom, even a difference between the George Bernard Shaw social justice. I mean, he told us why bother keeping somebody alive if there’s nobody, you know, that’s benefiting from their life in society?

There’s a difference. Even the Catholic version of social justice, which I’m sure he doesn’t really even understand that if there’s one God, he sorts things out. And that one God, why would he let his son be crucified? Why would he let his son – Catholics believe this – why would he be crucified? To set the example.

There’s a difference between man’s justice and God’s justice, but see, he seemed to miss that in his Catholic education. Make no mistake, it’s not because he is a Muslim. He’s not writing a book slamming Jesus because of his Muslim beliefs. He’s not writing it because he’s an amazing historian and has uncovered some incredible new facts that the world has to hear.

Make no mistake, he is a progressive radical above all else. He wants to change our understanding of history and our relationship to God to create social change. That’s what he’s teaching at Drew University. I mean, at least when he’s a visiting professor occasionally at Drew University, the class has chosen, they know what they’re walking into, to witness the art of protest in literature, film, art, and music.

What he is currently doing, he’s acting it out. His goal is to cause doubt in believers of Jesus and ultimately have them leave their faith like he did so Progressives will have more devoted followers who can do whatever their hearts desire tells them to do – change our history, change our traditions. That’s what this is really all about, and the good news is for Reza, bad news for us, he’s not trying to do this alone.

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Michelle Obama: And Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices. We are going to have to change our conversation. We’re going to have to change our traditions, our history. We’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation to provide the kind of future that we all want desperately for our children.

 

  • Stephan Bruno
  • Stephan Bruno

    Wait a minute Tides? I USE TIDE TO WASH MY CLOTHES. OH NO MY CLOTHES ARE NOW COMMUNIST!!!

    Idiots.

  • Anonymous

    Soros is a Zionist Jew . Why don’t you address that one Glenn?

  • JETS#1

    Oh no not George Soros the guy who writes an occasional $100,000 check to meidmatters and hated George Bush anything but that guy. Picard take it away (face palm)

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    no not George Soros the guy who writes an occasional $100,000 check to
    meidmatters and hated George Bush anything but that guy. Picard take it
    away (face palm)

  • Anonymous

    Jesus was super progressive

  • Anonymous

     SBF,
    You clearly are not familiar with it means to be a Zionist.  Try again.

  • Anonymous

    Start the riots.  Storm the embassies or consulates or whatever.  No wait a minute.  Jesus teaches tolerance and forgiveness while muslims preach what?  Oh that’s right-death to all.  I think I’ll be sticking with Jesus. The author and lamestream media are a joke.

  • Anonymous

    “Make no mistake, he is a progressive radical above all else. He wants to change our understanding of history and our relationship to God to create social change.” Wait. Glenn Beck. Are you talking about Reza Aslan? Or are you talking about Jospeh Smith?

  • Anonymous

    “Super Progressive”?  So if progressives are for giving more power to the state, then Jesus was for a super state?  Progressivism being a political movement, then Jesus was super political?  What evidence from the gospels supports either of these notions? 

  • Anonymous

    The Tides Foundation is the brainchild of Drummond Pike.  It was set up as a public charity.  Money from donors is funneled through the Tides to the recipients of the donors choice. Many of these recipient groups are radical and the donors don’t want to be linked to them. By letting the Tides give the recipients the donors money, the donors are able to hide their affiliation via paper trail to the recipients.  Works much like members of the KKK hiding behind hoods.

    That aint yo mommas Tide.

  • Beckisnuts

    Here we go again. Glenn Beck attacks the messenger and does everything he can to smear them. Is Glenn really that fearful that his financial base of customers will be eroded by this book? At any rate, his paranoid comments won’t have any impact in the real world because his reputation and credibility is pretty much shot with the average person at this point. He’s preaching to the choir. His most loyal customers would never buy this book in the first place. 

  • Beckisnuts

    Exactly right. Beck is seen as a fraud for good reason.

  • Steven Butterbaugh

    Thank you, Glenn.  Great expose.

  • Anonymous

    I believe the anti-Christ will come from Islam.  We have his precursor in the white house right now. Obama has possibly been placed there to prepare people to reject the Christ who saved them. That is why Christ is being attacked everywhere in our country right now. Look what is happening in the military.  Chaplains cannot talk about Christ?    That would not happen if we had a Christian president. We must be vigilant, study the true Word and pray that God will keep us safe in these troubling times. 

  • Anonymous

    Hope you really know Him.  He is first of all love.  He loved us all enough to die for each one of us.  Some will accept Him and others will reject Him.  He already knows who will be with Him in heaven.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, why don’t you interview Aslan?  You accuse him directly.  Let’s here his defense.  I know you won’t interview Aslan because it’s so much easier to make you freely associated theories by yourself with no other opinions but yours.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.l.wood2 Kandy L Wood

    my college professor told the class to read this book for “fun” outside summer reading

  • http://www.facebook.com/SarahBargo21 Sarah Bargo

    Either Reza is a terrible historian that hasn’t even read the Bible, or he’s just an idiot, or a flat out liar. How could he say Jesus never said he was God? Anyone who has read the Bible knows Mark 14; 61-64. I’m sure he’ll be invited to the White House soon to celebrate.

  • Beckisnuts

    Absence of evidence is evidence of absence. god exists? Prove it.

  • Beckisnuts

    Absence of evidence is evidence of absence. god exists? Prove it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janemag9 Jane Maguire

    My daughter has a PhD in religious studies. She is a professor at UNCC, the only position available in the country when she finished U. of Chicago. I feel sorry for you if you cannot understand the study of religion as a discipline. Try to think of studying literature without reading books that disagree with you.

  • Anonymous

    You actually created your nickname on your dislike for Glen Beck? His thoughts and opinions must give you pause, and possibly make you afraid if you can spend the time to read and then attempt to negate the dialogue. You pointed out zero facts, but purely the biased opinion of a disaffected troll looking for an opportunity to start a comment war. Was your investment of time worth it?

  • Anonymous

    It’s a good thing that Joseph isn’t revered as the Messiah then, isn’t it? Now, did you get your information from your pastor, or was it an online anti-Mormon blog? Both seem credible, unbiased sources of information!

  • Jake Harris

    I agree. I am LDS, which makes me a Christian. Anyone who wants to argue that will A: Be proven wrong because The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ, and B: Why would you really want to discourage another religion that is being attacked and is on your side in this matter? That would make no sense.

    But I am beside my point: As Christians, we are being phased out. That can’t happen without a purpose. You mean to tell me that a religion that has been prominent in history over the last 2,000 years is just now suddenly being threatened to be erased from the history books? When in history has a religion, one that has been alive for 2,000 years, just been forgotten? Hinduism still exists. Buddhism, last I checked, is still prominent here in Taiwan where I am currently living. Those have been around longer than Christianity, and THAT has never been threatened to be flushed down the toilet. Why is Christianity suddenly becoming a target by society? Why is it suddenly WRONG to believe in God? What do other people care? What, they don’t? Really? Well, then I must have imagined the video of the First Lady saying that her husband wants to change history, tradition, and conversation altogether. It might not have been about Christianity specifically. But if I were someone whose political views contradicted the Christian values, and I wanted to “change history”, as it were, I will give you 3 guesses as to what I would change. This is WAY beyond coincidence. And to be honest, I believe it is syncing up very nicely with Revelations in the New Testament; all that’s missing is the pretty red bow to tie up the package.

  • Beckisnuts

    HAHA! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmaE1966kjo

  • Beckisnuts

    LDS is not Christian. It’s LDS. 

  • Derrick

    True. This is a great thing. Wasn’t meaning to cast judgment to those who hold a mormon view. But was simply stating the inconsistency of Glenn’s logic. Did Joseph Smith change ‘the understanding of (american) history’ and ‘the understanding of our relationship to God’ for the sect of Christianity that he founded, altering the Historic Orthodox view of Christianity? If not, I would love to read some sources that disprove this.

  • Jake Harris

    “Entirely disproven by archeology”? You must be mistaken. People who go out looking to prove the LDS church wrong give biased and incorrect answers, and I doubt you have read The Book of Mormon for yourself. I sincerely doubt that because of exactly what you have said. And archeologists HAVE proven people groups moving to North America; in fact, a village called Nahum in the Middle East was mentioned in the Book of Mormon. There was no record of this village until 1991, when tomes were uncovered mentioning its presence, and the synced up location of where it was in the Book of Mormon as they traveled from Jerusalem. But then again, I doubt you read it so I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. I sincerely doubt a man such as Joseph Smith, with a 3rd grade education would have been so geographically accurate.

    But this is beyond the point. If you are going to point out religious flaws, then do so at the ones that are targeting Christians themselves. Unless, that is, of course, you are on the side of Zealot. In which case, feel free to prove everyone wrong and tell us about how smart you are for thinking you outsmarted Glenn Beck and anyone else who disapproves of the book; no one will listen to you anyway because you are one of 5 people who watched and read this that disagrees completely with Mr. Beck, and is looking for more ways to discredit Christianity because you want to watch every Christian’s world burn. But if you are in fact on the side of Glenn Beck and EVERY other Christian who has heard of this book, then shut up and quit questioning the same people that are being attacked as you are.

  • MilkManMike

    Beck’s crazy, delusional, evil, divisive rants do make me concerned. if enough stupid people follow his crazy thinking, it’ll damage the nation I and my family live in even more than it already is. Beck makes false accusations against people, fabricates paranoid scenarios attacking other Americans who differ with his nutty beliefs, lies, distorts and spreads disinformation, and he does it ALL to enrich himself. I agree with Andew Brietbart. Beck is a delusional, dangerous huckster.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8-cduo2Wgk

  • Jake Harris

    Why are we not Christians? What is the definition of a Christian? Someone that believes in Christ, right? Well guess what, Mike: We believe in Christ. We read the Bible just like every other Christian, and we even have another book to back up our faith in Him. What’s that? We have another book so we can’t be Christian? Where does it say that in the Bible? And why would I take offense to the book Zealot if I were not Christian?

  • Anonymous

    You certainly proved Glen wrong this time! I mean, I should’ve seen the light years ago. Instead, your one comment that stated Beck is delusional, evil, divisive and a liar proved it all! The evidence is clear, and I thank you for showing me the error of my ways. From now on I’ll start watching sane commentary of Chris Matthews and Bill Maher. Those guys tell the facts AS THEY ARE, they live in NO SPIN BUBBLES and BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER.

  • MilkManMike

    There’s no information to support your claim about a village of Nahum. Got a factual, generally accepted link to prove your statement?

    http://bibleencyclopedia.com/nahum.htm

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that guy would come on Glen’s show for sure. I’m sure he’s waiting patiently with cell phone in hand, too nervous to even start a game of Candy Crush because of the antici

    pation.

  • MilkManMike

    Are you referencing the invitation the Saudi student Beck falsely accused and his and the other injured people’s invitation to the White House on July 4th?

  • MilkManMike

    LDS is not Christian. It’s Mormon. Mormon beliefs don’t agree with Christian beliefs in areas of who god is, who Jesus is, who Satan is, what Heaven is, etc. There’s no Planet Kolob mentioned in the Bible either.

  • Anonymous

    It is true that Joseph Smith had but a rudimentary knowledge of reading and writing. Having read the Book of Mormon myself several times, I know that it could not have been crafted out of imagination. It does nothing to distort or pervert the teachings of the Bible, but reinforces the covenant God made with Abraham and the law of Moses. It reaffirms the teachings of every prophet who has ever lived – that Jesus Christ is the Savior and redemption can come only in and through him. The peoples led out of Jerusalem were divided, and approximately 400 years after Christ’s appearance on this continent, a very large number were destroyed because of their unbelief, just as God had promised. The remainder are the principle ancestors of the Native Americans.

    It has never persuaded me to do evil to anyone, or to believe in things that contradict the Bible. In fact, I attempted to read the Koran to see if I felt the same spirit of truth, and I did not. The fact is, Derrick, that God requires us to walk by faith. You are free to choose what you believe, who you worship, and how you live your life. If you seek to disprove a faith because of a lack of physical evidence, you needn’t look far. If you seek to discover for yourself if something is true and divine, that is something you must study earnestly, honestly, and ask with sincere purpose for your own personal witness. You will then know if it is true or not.

  • Bret Douglas

     Aslan talks about his religion in the first two pages of his book.  He didn’t hide it as Beck claims.  The rest of this trash is equally worthless.

  • Derrick

    Read below to my reply to milkmandanxx. And if I am mistaken – then let it be so, correct my error with sources so that I may be enlightened. You are right in your assessment regarding my knowledge of the Book of Mormon – it is unfortunate that we can’t all be experts in every subject of that peaks our interest. And so, my main interest not being cults and world religions, I have little to add to the conversation. I was simply stating that inconsistency of the logic that Glenn used when trying to discern Reza’s agenda. But to end your reply with ‘shut up and quit questioning,’ seems a bit harsh, yes? I mean, certainly we didn’t arrive at democracy, liberation, and freedom of thought by shutting up and ceasing to question things.

  • MilkManMike

    I don’t care what you think. The facts run counter to your views on Beck. Bloody riots last summer as Beck claimed would happen? No. Obama covering up for the responsible person behind the Boston Marathon bombings? Wrong. Beck has secret info that will topple our government? Wrong again – another lie. Massive inflation soon as Beck claimed 3 years ago? Never happened. Muslim Brotherhood in permanent control in Egypt? They’ve been thrown out of power. Wrong again Beck. We’re living in the Biblical End Times? LOL! Nope. Wrong again. And there are many many more false statements, misleading narratives, outright lies, defamation, slander etc. that Beck is responsible for. His own people cringe at some of the loony things he says.

  • MilkManMike

    Glenn won’t directly debate anyone because he knows he’d get decimated. He’s a coward who hides behind his little media outlet and hurls false accusations at people in order to keep his audience paranoid and sending him money. He’s not a policy maker, or a pundit or a even a columnist. He’s an entertainer who’s out of his tree. He sells fear and Tshirts and cries like he’s still 3.

  • MilkManMike

    You’ve been fooled and lied to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wray-Cason/1568209160 Wray Cason

     “Christian” is not as specific as you appear to think.  There are vast differences in theology between Christian denominations.  If you are going to disqualify Mormons as Christian, honesty would require that you disqualify many other Christians as well.

    I submit that disciples of Jesus Christ ought to build more bridges than they burn.

  • Tracy Brigida

    False Logic. If that’s the case then your idea of the nature of Christ would make Christ not a Christan himself. Christ never preached the Nicean Creed. That was made up my a bunch of priests sitting around a table in the 4th century. 

  • Jake Harris

    If Christian definitions were so exact, then there would only be Christian. But in fact, there are so many different denominations in the world that hold Christian values, INCLUDING Mormons, that your view of what a Christian is, would be false. As I mentioned before, you are trying to stab allies in the back when we are all being attacked by Zealot and its best-selling ratings. You should focus more on that than whether I am a Christian or not.

  • Anonymous

    MILKMANMIKE and DERRICK followers of George Zoros?  poor little gusanos arrastrados. 100% prefer a good God fearing  mormon over an atheist worm  follower of Zoros.

  • Anonymous

    100% prefer a good God fearing mormon, Jews, Hindu, Muslim, etc than an atheist worm follower of George Zoros. Good job Beck!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a guy that apparently doesn’t know that the name of the LDS Church is “The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints”

  • MilkManMike

    All Christian denominations share the same understanding of who Jesus was, who god is, what Heaven is. Mormons do not agree with them. Mormonism is not Christianity. 

  • MilkManMike

    I follow science, facts, reason. I don’t follow other primates. That’s for you monkeys who can’t think independently.

  • Anonymous

    There’s no “Pope” or “Reverend” or “”Minister”, or “Catholic Church” mentioned in the Bible, either.  What’s your point?

  • Anonymous

    It looks like The Blaze needs better proof-readers

  • LeShagBag

    Reza Aslan is a progressive? THAT EVIL FUCKING SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST/FACIST/MARXIST/MAOIST/PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL. 

  • George Sawrus

    Agent zeero, what’s YOUR point other than the one under your hat where your head ends? Catholics believe in the same Jesus, god and heaven as all Christian denominations do. Mormons don’t. And since Glenn is a Mormon and claims to be against evil, why is he so silent on the atrocious FLDS sect?

  • George Sawrus

    Jake Harris, LDS is not Christian. It’s Mormon. Mormon beliefs don’t agree with Christian beliefs in areas of who god is, who Jesus is, who Satan is, what Heaven is, etc. There’s no Planet Kolob mentioned in the Bible either.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus never said I am God. Is this a coincidence? I think not. If you make a claim on someone, then you would expect that someone to back your claim up. If I claim somebody is a king, you would expect that king to say he is a king, at least once. In the OT God says he is God several times, why not once with Jesus in the NT? Did God change his ways? I think not, since the OT says God does not change. Here are the passages from the OT where God says he is God:

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what country you live in but in my country the United State Of America Christ is neever attacked by anyone especialy the people you are refering to yep the muslims

  • Anonymous

    Jesus never said I am God. Is this a coincidence? I think not. If you make a claim on someone, then you would expect that someone to back your claim up. If I claim somebody is a king, you would expect that king to say he is a king, at least once. In the OT God says he is God several times, why not once with Jesus in the NT? Did God change his ways? I think not, since the OT says God does not change. Here are the passages from the OT where God says he is God

  • Anonymous

    Gen 35:11 And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins

    Gen 46:3 And he said, I [am] God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

    Exd 16:12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD your God.

    Exd 20:2 I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psa 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I [am] God, [even] thy God.

    Psa 81:10 I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

    Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

    Isa 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call [thee] by thy name, [am] the God of Israel.

    Isa 45:5 I [am] the LORD, and [there is] none else, [there is] no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

    Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me,

    Jer 32:27 Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

    Eze 13:9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.

    Eze 20:19 I [am] the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;

    Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I [am] the LORD your God.

    Eze 23:49 And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.

    So as we can see, God is not shy to say I am God. SO if Jesus is God, then how come he never said it once like the God of the OT? This is not a coincidence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1551866818 Janet Brown-Smith

    I watched his interview on Fox and as a Christian saw right through him… as a true anti-Christian.  He mentioned his credentials every 20 seconds…. not impressed.  True Christians will recognize his motives to disclaim the Bible and life up Islam. Yuck!

  • LeShagBag

    You do? Why is that?

  • Anonymous

    You have yet to establish those “beliefs” of all other “Christian” religions as pertaining to “God”, “Jesus”, “Satan”…So, until you provide definitive, undeniable proof that flatly contradicts with the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, then your point is moot.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t say why I follow Glen Beck’s thoughts on social, political and media-driven issues, so to assume that I and every other person here take his spoken word as undeniable gospel is foolish, even for a liberal like yourself. If you were hoping to discredit someone, perhaps you may try MSNBC blogs, or HuffPo, or somewhere you might actually be welcomed where your opinions are greedily gobbled up, instead of on the page of the person whom you seem to vehemently disagree with. Well, liberals never acted along the lines of logic, so why start a trend now?

  • Anonymous

    See, this is the kind of debate that chokes America to death. It is absolutely NO more intelligent than “yes it is! no it isn’t!”. You don’t have any facts, you use blanket statements, full of logical fallacies, and you’ve clearly done zero research into the very faith you are stating disagrees with the rest of Christianity. If you would like to see what “mormons” believe, here ya go: 

    http://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/a-of-f/1?lang=eng

  • Anonymous

    Wait…above you try to argue that the LDS faith doesn’t jive with other sects of Christianity therefore it is not Christian by definition, a definition you’ve yet to prove at all…and now you make a clear and undeniable statement proving your atheism? I should’ve known. If religion is something you don’t believe in, why does it bother you to the point of needing to wage eWars in comment sections of Glen Beck’s, a CLEARLY RELIGIOUS political and social commentator? Your actions betray your statement, or vice versa.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t say why I follow Glen Beck’s thoughts on social, political and media-driven issues, so to assume that I and every other person here take his spoken word as undeniable gospel is foolish, even for a liberal like yourself. If you were hoping to discredit someone, perhaps you may try MSNBC blogs, or HuffPo, or somewhere you might actually be welcomed where your opinions are greedily gobbled up, instead of on the page of the person whom you seem to vehemently disagree with. Well, liberals never acted along the lines of logic, so why start a trend now?

  • Anonymous

    Jesus never said ” I AM GOD” Is this a coincidence? I think not. If you make a claim on someone, then you would expect that someone to back your claim up. If I claim somebody is a king, you would expect that king to say he is a king, at least once. In the OT God says he is God several times, why not once with Jesus in the NT? Did God change his ways? I think not, since the OT says God does not change

  • Anonymous

    Did you read his book or are you following what beck and fox is feeding you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tim.OReilly.from.ND Timothy M O’Reilly

    Jake a “Christian” is a follower of Jesus Christ who, in the Gospel of John chapter 1 is described as the Word of God who was in the beginning with God and is God.

    In Isaiah 43:10 God declares that there was no God formed before him, and that there will be none formed after him.

    In Revelation 22:18-19 it’s written: I testify to everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this prophetic book, God will take away his share of the tree of life and the holy city, written in this book.

    Please compare those teachings with that of the LDS.  Regards

  • Anonymous

    and If you read his book you would know that Glen is a liar … Aslan talks about his religion in the first two pages of his book. He didn’t hide it as Beck claims

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tim.OReilly.from.ND Timothy M O’Reilly

    “the Father and I are one” John 10:30 & 36; John 17:11 & 21 – Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) for which statement the Jews picked up rocks so they could stone him.  They knew what he was talking about, for when he asked them why they wanted to kill him they replied it wasn’t because of the miracles he did, but because he claimed to be one with God.

  • Anonymous

     So, what is so bad about the book?  I’ve read a few articles bashing the authors credibility, but that’s it. What’s IN the book that has Beck so mad?

  • Anonymous

    both the son of God and the term Christ do not mean God. They never have, and never will. The term Christ means Messiah, the definition of Messiah is not God, and the Jews who were awaiting their Messiah did not believe the Messiah would be God

  • George Sawrus

    MilkManDan, this ground has already been covered and my statements are supported by the experts. 

    Latter-day Saints believe that angels are men and women, human beings, sons and daughters of God, personages of the same type as we are. Parley P. Pratt, an early apostle, wrote, ‘Gods, angels and men are all of one species, one race, one great family.’ Elder Bruce R. McConkie, a more recent apostle, wrote, ‘These messengers, agents, angels of the Almighty, are chosen from among his offspring and are themselves pressing forward along the course of progression and salvation, all in their respective spheres. (BYU Professor Robert L. Millet, The Mormon Faith: Understanding Restored Christianity, p.39)

    Christians do not share this belief.

    Mormon Apostle John A. Widtsoe, noted that sexual relations is not only necessary for this mortality, but it plays an absolutely essential role in the next life as well. It is practiced by God, and all those who are considered worthy enough to achieve celestial exaltation:”Sex Among the Gods. Sex, which is indispensable on this earth for the perpetuation of the human race, is an eternal quality which has its equivalent everywhere. It is indestructible. The relationship between men and women is eternal and must continue eternally. In accordance with Gospel philosophy there are males and females in heaven. Since we have a Father, who is our God, we must also have a mother, who possesses the attributes of Godhood. This simply carries onward the logic of things earthly, and conforms with the doctrine that whatever is on this earth is simply a representation of spiritual conditions of deeper meaning than we can here fathom.” (John A. Widtsoe, Rational Theology, 1915 1st ed., p.64)”Eternity of Sex. It has already been said that sex is an eternal principle. The equivalent of sex, dimly understood by man, has always existed and will continue forever. Since sex, then, represents an eternal condition, the begetting of children is coincidentally an eternal necessity. We were begotten into the spirit world by God the Father, and have been born into the world which we now possess.” (John A. Widtsoe, Rational Theology, 1915 1st ed., p.146)In essence, Lucifer is not only the brother of Jesus, but he is also the brother of all mankind. This connection has been made many times by LDS leadership when discussing the LDS doctrine of the “war in heaven.””Our Father said, ‘Whom shall I send?’ (Abraham 3:27). Two of our brothers offered to help. Our oldest brother, Jesus Christ, who was then called Jehovah, said, ‘Here am I, send me’….Satan, who was called Lucifer, also came, saying, ‘Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor’ (Moses 4:1).” (Gospel Principles, 1997, pp.17-18).”After hearing both sons speak, Heavenly Father said, ‘I will send the first.’ (Abraham 3:27).” (Gospel Principles [2009], 15).

  • Anonymous

    So far everything beck says is a lie; The first thing he says is that the author never disclosed that he was a Muslim but if you open the book and in the first 2 pages he does talk about his faith…he is scolar and he knows more about Jesus ( PBUH) than Beck. Beck is ignorant of his own religion and faith and he needs to keep the hate going or he will be out of a job…

  • George Sawrus

    Where is the honesty among Mormons when they insist all kinds of unproven supernatural events occurred in the USA back in the 1800′s? There’s no evidence at all to support it. Just like there’s no evidence to support the fiction of Scientology. Grow up and face reality and stop telling lies.

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

    Might not agree with your views but I would gladly stand by your church for such good it has done.

  • George Sawrus

    i’M NOT A LIBERAL MILKMANDAN ANY MORE THAN YOU WORSHIP sATAN. (Cap lock is now off. Oops.) Lots of libertarians and conservatives regard Beck as a huckster and a fraud. He stole research from Liberty Chick (Mandy Nagy) and Andrew Breitbart soundly exposed Beck’s shenanigans. Are they liberals too? LOLOL

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

    Oh gee it looks like a left wing nut jobs are funding this book what a shocker they came here in groups and attacked anyone that question this propaganda book.

  • George Sawrus

    No they don’t. Everything I’ve stated is factual. Look it up.

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

    Jesus did do it many times it just that you liberals are way too stupid to pick up on it.

  • George Sawrus

    Seprarook – the truth about who Jesus was frightens and upsets Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    He only told lies, buy the book or rent it or borrow it and the first lie is in the first 2 pages…lol Glen is a hater and a coward

  • George Sawrus

    Think about the savagery humans have inflicted on each other over unproven superstitious ideas about a nonexistent supernatural realm. It’s beyond sad and ridiculous. It’s time for humanity to put away its nonsense and try embracing reality and reason. If not, who will be the next deranged delusional nut job to inflict yet another false narrative on us and claim they have “GOD” on their side? Marshall Vian Summers and his hogwash religious organization are taking a run at it. Enough already. Prove it or it should be soundly dismissed.

  • George Sawrus

    Excellent point. Of course, all the quotes from the Old Testament were man made as well.

  • Anonymous

    Glen, stop this hatred and stop the lies people are buying the book and are seeing right through you

  • Jake Harris

    Revelation was the last book in the New Testament, but it was not the last book added to the Bible, thus proving Revelations false. I have been approached with this scripture before, and the interpretation of it is this: Anyone who attempts to ALTER the book for a design other than My word shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book. Secondly, why does ANYONE care if I am a Christian or not? Why are you all so hell-bent on proving me wrong? Why is it YOUR job to tell me I am not Christian? Is it your job to tell me that I am doomed to hell simply because I believe in the exact same God you do? “Oh look, they have an extra book; better prove those guys wrong because I’m so much better than those darned Mormons!” Why do you care if I go to hell or not? A Christian is someone who believes in Christ. Christians interpret the Bible all the time, hence why there are so many different sects. What is it that makes Mormons so different? I know why: it’s because all of you guys hate the fact that we have two guys riding bikes and knocking on your doors. It pisses you guys off, so you have to dedicate your damn lives to make ours miserable, telling us we’re “not part of your Christian club”. Does that make you feel better? Does that make you feel like some kind of saint? Does loving everyone else in the world like Jesus Christ commanded, and following his teachings make me become a candidate for hell? I’m sorry, I’ll save a warm seat for you. Because you and I are apparently no different. Oh wait, that’s right, there is one difference: I NEVER told you your religion was wrong. So why the Bible-bashing? What do I care? You can continue your Crusade against the Mormons. After all, it’s not like you have bigger fish to fry, right? We are the nicest people you will ever meet. We are obviously the real sinners in this world. God will definitely punish us because we believe the same things as you!

  • George Sawrus

    Why the need to have to “pick up on it”?? It’s Satanists like you Sam Fisher that try to confuse people. 

    Sam Fisher: “I’m not a Satanist, but you’re a liberal.”

  • Anonymous

    Who says I was a liberal. Don’t make any assumptions

  • Anonymous

    Unless you have read the book, your opinion means nothing, as it is merely bias. I am a Christian who is married to a Muslim and I’m sick and tired of people bashing those of this faith that they know nothing about other than what the media tells them. I have been married for 8 years, have been to the Middle East many times and can 100% tell you that half of the things you THINK you know are false. Aslan is also married to a Christian. Regardless of what you want to believe, not all Muslims are bomb carrying, hateful despicable people. In fact, the majority of them are kind, peaceful, generous, and not much different from us. All this hatred is not Christian like people. It’s about time you stop judging others and study what your own faith teaches you.

  • Jake Harris

    You know, funny thing about that. Is it strange to anyone else that when John the Baptist was baptising Jesus Christ, the voice of God came down? But… if Jesus is right here, and God is up there….

  • Anonymous

    Have you actually read the book?

  • Anonymous

    Oh George…george george george. What a fascinating and contemplative discussion we are having on the topic of religion! Let me see if I understand you correctly: You try to debunk the LDS faith by recounting deep doctrinal teachings about the relationship between mankind, mankind’s souls, and the matter that makes up our spiritual family in the eternities…Then you go deeper into continuing relationships in the next life (families) and you round it off with the scripture that points out that Lucifer (Satan) was a child of God just as Christ was/is, and how we are all related. Amazing!

    To start with the last first: if the universe and all in it is of God’s creation, why aren’t we considered part of that creation, and logically considered his children? Your presupposition that anything that was not included when the bible was translated many, many, many times over must mean it is not correct is a faulty assumption.

    One of the key articles of faith points out that “We believe in the Bible to be the word of God as long as it is translated correctly.” It is no mystery that from the time Moses documented his dealings with God, including the revelation of the Creation down to his experience leading the Israelites from bondage, not to mention the other books of the NT have been translated many times over from language to language. I have discussed this at length with people of other faiths, and we will differ on this doctrinal point: Many plain truths have been lost as a result of careless or malicious translation. You see, the impression I’ve been given from these discussions is that because God is perfect, anything written by man that came from God is perfect, and that man cannot err in this thing. From the time the apostles were killed til Joseph’s first vision, the Gospel and priesthood authority was not on the earth. Those who were entrusted to translate the original Hebrew texts into Latin and so on may not have been righteous men, or may not have fully understood the language. In any case, you either take it as a matter of faith or you do not. 

    There are many points of doctrine that exist in non-LDS faiths, like for instance, Baptists. My best friend is a baptist minister, and he explains that redemption only requires faith in Jesus Christ, that he has been saved fully and completely, while my faith believes that man must not only repent of his sins, but also be baptized by someone with priesthood authority, and have the gift of the Holy Ghost bestowed by that same authority. I also pointed out that even in the bible, it is written: James 2:14-18King James Version (KJV)
    14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

  • Guest

    Exactly.

  • George Sawrus

    “God-fearing” But why fear an entity that loves you so much? What a silly expression.

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

    Like you’re not.

  • Jake Harris

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capernaum“A mosaic uncovered in 1991 shows an image of the Woman and Dragon motif mentioned in the Christian biblical book Revelation of St.John. It shows a woman about to give birth to a child as a dragon waits to devour it. The mosaic is not mentioned in any articles to date. Two possibilities seem possible: the mosaic is a Christian addition at some point when the synagogue became a Christian church, or that this was a Jewish motif indicating the dangers facing any Messiah who might come in those dangerous times of Christian predominance in Roman-ruled Palestine.”My apologies, it was called Capernaum, which translates to Nahum’s village. I had seen this on a documentary before but I didn’t have much credit until now.

  • Anonymous

    As far as Lucifer is concerned: The universe and all in it are God’s creation. We are literal sons and daughters of Heavenly Parents, even Lucifer. Other faiths believe that he was once a beloved spirit, fallen from grace. Yet, because we acknowledge that he was a beloved SON of our Heavenly parents, that taints the entirety of creation? Lucifer made his choice: destroy the gift of freedom of choice and have every child return to God, and in return, he sought God’s glory. Because Christ being after God’s own heart and a righteous being, offered agency and because this agency to act, to choose between good and evil would ultimately lead to our separation from God’s presence (nothing unclean can dwell in the presence of God), He offered himself a perfect sacrifice and that anyone who chose could return to live with Him on conditions of repentance and obedience. 

    Because we believe that Christ is the Savior of the world, because we believe that He has atoned for the pains, the iniquities, the sufferings and the torments of every last man, woman, and child that has been or ever will be, that his bowels are filled with mercy and compassion for us and knows how to succor his people in their afflictions, and is the keeper of the gate to eternal life…THAT is why we are Christians. THAT is the common thread. You brought deep points of doctrine to the table in order to debunk this common misconception of the LDS faith, because you know for a fact that we share the same basic beliefs as any other Christian faith. I could point out 100 easy ways in which 7th Day Adventists differ from Presbyterians, but they believe Christ suffered on behalf of all mankind that they might look to him as their savior. That is the commonality. I don’t know why I’m arguing with an atheist.

  • Jake Harris

    Whether you believe them to be lies or not, they are what we believe are the truth. Is it so strange to believe Supernatural events happened in the United States? Why specifically the US? Why not some other place and time? Would you call Moses’ miracles supernatural? How about Jesus’? If you want to call bogus on those things then you need to say it about religion in general instead of picking on the Mormons. We aren’t telling lies. We are telling what we believe is the truth. Calling us liars is a personal attack, and those do not go well when debating something. Personal attacks just mean you have nothing left to offer as evidence to your claims.

  • Dan Nowotarski

    Glenn Beck hits the nail on the head with Reza Aslan, who joins in the progressive rant of changing America, against Christianity, American History and any thoughts that don’t fit their agenda. – God Bless America, Israel, the NRA and all Real Freedom FIghting Patriots.

  • Anonymous

    Why should I bear the burden of proof? I’m not attempting to debunk anything…in fact, it is by faith that I have come to know of a surety of the truthfulness of my faith. I like Glen Beck because he takes a clear stand against progressive liberals such as yourself. He is also just as mortal and fallible as any other man, however, I do agree with him in many particulars concerning our government, threats to our freedoms and rights, and the liberal indoctrination that has commenced over the last few decades. You’re a liberal and an atheist and therefore cannot understand these things. No one invited you here.

  • Jake Harris

    I also refer to the things that milkmandanxx says. I might not be as good as talking about what I believe, but I back him up 100% because he and I believe the same things. Many people have used science and logic to prove God false. That’s fine if you believe numbers more than men in the clouds. I have no quarrel with you. But if you really think that throwing infallible logic in my face is going to change my religious views then you know nothing of faith. Why would I put my faith in a man who has the tiniest fraction of a grasp of the universe, when I can put my faith in the logic of a being with knowledge and logic infinitely your greater? Why would I listen to your logic when there may be a logic that not even you understand because we have not advanced our science or philosophy enough yet? We do not know everything in the universe. We aren’t designed to know. We are designed to have faith that something works, regardless of our current knowledge of it. So once again, if you think to call us liars because we have faith in something none of us can even begin to wrap our minds around, then you are only speaking hollow words.

  • LeShagBag

    That made spit out multiple lol’s.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Aslan is another liberal shill masquerading as an intellectual. He has made a career of aligning himself with liberal lies and writes and publishes loads of half truths and outright fabrications when he can’t find facts to back himself up. He has wide acceptance among the liberal intellectual community because he is articulate, but when challenged like he was during the interview on his credentials and reasons for writing his book, he becomes irrationally angry and veers off into a tirade of rage, instead of explaining himself. He does have four degrees, but he lies about the nature of them. He tried to say he makes his living as a historian and passed himself off as a PhD in history of religions, but he lacks those specific credentials. He is a doctor of Social Work, not history or theology, has a masters in Fiction writing, which explains his inventive use of words and trying to give people the impression he is something he is not. 

    His real talent lies in the lies he tells – he attempts to persuade others to believe his works but really has no proof of his theories. He uses an authoritarian personality to create an impression that he is a historian, but his book is written using theory in place of fact. 

    He is just another liberal progressive muslim extremist trying to get people to believe lies instead of the truth. That is who Reza Aslan is.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Why is it you liberals come here and try to change the subject to your hatred for Glenn Beck in such transparent ways? No one here really needs or wants to hear your opinions of Beck, and we are not impressed by your attempts to steer the conversation your way. 

    Your opinion should remain a subject for discussion when you have a website of your own, especially since it has nothing what so ever to do with the subject here.

    Got anything to say about Reza Aslan or his book? If not, then you don’t belong here.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Is it going to harm you if someone believes differently than you do, George? I am sure we could dissect one of your beliefs the same way you are doing here to Derrick. You obviously come here for some reason other than to discuss Reza Aslan and his book. 

    Why don’t you try to stay on the subject? Are you too liberal to do that?

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    You grow up and stop being a pain.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Beck is not seen as a fraud by most people here – if you have that opinion then you have no real reason to be here other than to stir up trouble. You need to figure out that you aren’t really welcome here if that is your purpose. 

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    You follow liberal progressive dictates. You don’t have an original thought in your head.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    I vote for him being idiot and liar.

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    No one is interested in your stupid commentary here. 

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    Victor, you are as transparent as water in a glass. 

  • Elton Robb

    Is Saturn mentioned anywhere in the Bible? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/deedeewind Dee Windust

    glenn,  Oh how I miss your chalkboard and clipout pastings on a board to explain the structure of things.  Love, love, love it.   Keep on the good work…we are all pulling for you and all the good you do to keep us abreast of what is REALLY happening…Love and Peace and good fortune for you, must be because you are a valuable one of a kind in this media scramble we are having to deal with this decade in our lives. 

  • Anonymous

    This is all well and good.  I know several Muslims from Turkey and from Egypt.  They are very nice people.  It is the mad Muslims Christians fear, the ones who fly air planes into buildings or lay bombs in our streets or shoot up people like in Fort Hood.  These are the fanatics which other Muslims should distance themselves from.  Christians are forgiving but we do have a problem with senseless killing of innocent people.  We welcomed Muslims into many Christian nations not only in America but many misuse our kindness and want to destroy our way of life and that seems to be the crux of the matter. “Live and let live”, once all Muslims finally understand this thesis, peace can come to both religions.

  • Anonymous

    And I appreciate your acknowledgement of that. It is those who stereotype all that bother me. There are bad people of all kinds everywhere. Most Muslims do distance themselves from fanatics. I think these people are sorely misunderstood and that others should deeply study world politics,along with Islam before painting all with the same brush. Any person with morals has a problem with senseless killings of innocent people. Again, I too am Christian. 

  • Anonymous

    “GOD-fearing: is not a silly expression, it means that GOD is loving but if you do bad things you should fear HIS wrath, just like a father would punish you for lying or doing something which is not proper.

  • Anonymous

    Remember Obama said 25 million may have to die 4 and a half  years ago this is not normal speak from an American President don’t say you can’t recall that just look it up in his past then just maybe it will be retained !

  • Anonymous

    Remember Obama said 25 million may have to die 4 and a half  years ago this is not normal speak from an American President don’t say you can’t recall that just look it up in his past then just maybe it will be retained !

  • Anonymous

    Remember Obama said 25 million may have to die 4 and a half  years ago this is not normal speak from an American President don’t say you can’t recall that just look it up in his past then just maybe it will be retained !

  • Anonymous

    Mormons belong to a religious cult, so in my opinion there is a big difference in how one would believe, don’t you think

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart when did Obama say 25 million may have to die?  Please post you proof, or piss-off, okay?

  • Anonymous

    Sammy just because Reza proved there are no eyewitnesses who dealt with jesus, is no reason to get made at him.  Just because you fond out the whole thing is a fraud, and jesus is a joke, is no reason to get pissed.  Get even babe.  Reed the book and show us what reza got wrong, okay?

  • Anonymous

    The book proves there are no eyewitness accounts, written in the new testament, that confirms jesus existed.  That’s why everyone is pissed.  They just found out their hero is a hoax.  When you find out you’ve been duped for your whole life, it hurts. These people have been fleeced and their pissed.  Wouldn’t you be?

  • Anonymous

    Numbers 15-32 that’s as far as I got in the bible.  Why is god such an evil prick?

  • Anonymous

    And the drivel and defamation of the left and the progressives does not worry you at all?  If I read all the trash from you, Critten and the other liberals I think either you are all one and the same or there is a socialist “boiler room” somewhere that tells you what to write.

  • Anonymous

    Are you serious?

  • Anonymous

    The folk’s on this site don’t read anything.  That’s why they’re called “ditto-heads”  they just repeat what they are told.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart it looks like I’ve pissed you off GOOD it’s out there but I would not help you pick up a dirt clod BADA BING !

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart how come you only list the happy half of the bible?  I didn’t see numbers 15-32 or exhodus 14-4.  Why?  God is an evil prick, who tells you to go out rape and murder in his name and take the kids as slaves.  Yeah gods an evil prick

  • Anonymous

    Sam check it out vacuum man got had brother look at the top of the page turn about just kicked him right between the eyes boo hoo vaccum gal is mad !

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.vinson.90 Jay Vinson

    Though I do have issues with compartmentalized Christianity; Catholics (!st Timothy 4), Independent Fundamentalist Baptists (if it ain’t the KJV it’s the devil’s book), Church of Christ (music during worship is sinful), Mormons (overturning their own prophet), etc., and admittedly know little about the Book of Mormon, I will say that if Mormons believe Jesus was “Immanuel”, they are certainly on the right path and worthy brethren to be backed up. (I got your back Jake) Glen is on target when stating it is the progressives who are the real and unseen enemy in this once great nation. Most of whom are ignorant lemmings with no historical knowledge, and therefore, no wisdom concerning human nature, but just tow the line of their progressive heroes altruistic arguments. As “aspiring” Christians (how I refer to my sinful self), and avid “republic”ans, we need to focus our attention on the enemies of God and the Constitution. As our first and greatest president said, it is a worthless document if not upheld by a God-fearing people.

  • Anonymous

    There was this other guy who had deep political connections who published a book essentially making the exact same claims regarding Jesus, denying he was born of a virgin or that he was the son of god. Thomas Jefferson was his name. The book is the Jefferson Bible.

    The belief that Jesus was divine was up for debate amongst Christians until the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. Rome pushed that whole ‘Jesus is the son of God” thing, a notion adapted from their previous beliefs in Gods like Zeus and him having a son.

    Aslan says Jesus wasn’t born of a virgin, which Muslims strongly believe. So he’s also at odds with Islam. Arguing about “who Aslan is” is a cheap attempt to distract people from discussing the information in his book. There are plenty of non-Muslim scholars who agree with this understanding of Jesus. Christology deals with this.

  • Anonymous

    Some people believe that Catholics are a religious cult. Some people believe that Lutherans are a religious cult. You believe that Mormons are a religious cult. From one man’s point of view, a number of practices of these religious sects might be understood as cultish or cult-like. All those who say that a particular church is a cult are merely expressing an opinion, but you stated here that Mormons belong to a cult as though it is a fact. That the Catholics or the Lutherans or the Mormons are or are not a cult is not a matter of demonstrable fact, but merely an opinion.

    You ask if “there is a big difference in how one would believe.” Believe what? And what differences are you talking about? If it’s a difference in how one Christian or Catholic group believes or in belief systems, well, OF COURSE there is. So what? That’s why there are different religious organizations or sects with different beliefs, even differences which go to the very heart of a religion itself. Why do you ask such a stupid question?

  • Tim Bryant

    Glennnnn your no fun you diggy to deep. Stop that you rascle.

  • Tim Bryant

    Here here George. United we may stand but divided we surely will fall. Lets remember Jesus fraternized with even prostitutes. Because Paul says we are all as filthy rags. Christ said remove the log out of your eye before you can help your brother with a splinter in his eyes. Judge not lest you be judged, sermon on the mt. last sermon.

  • Tim Bryant

    Here here George. United we may stand but divided we surely will fall. Lets remember Jesus fraternized with even prostitutes. Because Paul says we are all as filthy rags. Christ said remove the log out of your eye before you can help your brother with a splinter in his eyes. Judge not lest you be judged, sermon on the mt. last sermon. Forgive me for paraphrasing but please concentrate on your own walk my friend. God Bless you.

  • Anonymous

    This fool and kin will learn the TRUTH soon enough. Yes Satan and sinful man are at war with GOD but rejoice–this IS the persecution we were promised.

  • Anonymous

    I find it sadly ironical that this “person’s” first name is that of
    The Lion (God) in C.S. Lewis’ book/film The Witch & the Wardrobe. :(

  • Anonymous

     Excellent posting Katepatate!  If you’ve listened to or read
    “The Harbinger,” bringing out nine incredible happenings to
    our country, I think that guy in the white house is number ten.
    The audio book is narrated by the writer & is fantastic. :)

  • Anonymous

    Aslan was interviewed by FOX, during which the interviewer was so amateurish it was embarrassing to watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005995956050 Wayne Turner

    I totally agree with Glen Beck about this book. It is trash and nonsense. The Bible, the book of Moron, etc. were all written by scared frightened mortals.  I believe all religions are based on nothing but mythologies. Why did all the so called miracles stop happening 2k years ago?

  • Anonymous

    So what exactly does the book say that is so offensive?

    This is pretty much what you learn in a Bible Study class. You look at all the things the Bible borrows from folklore, literature and myth. And those are probably are the things that are not literally true.And you look at the historical record to better understand when events are literally true and when they are presented to express a spiritual idea.

    Maybe if people actually studied the Bible and learned its relation to the culture, idiom, and literary forms they would understand it better and not attack books that present a pretty standard interpretation of the history of Biblical times.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly, even if the number of “mad” Muslims is 1 or 2 percent, that still translates into many very dangerous people.  We all realize that “not all Muslims are bomb carrying, hateful despicable people.”  But it would be nice if the decent Muslims would speak up and denounce the ones that use violence and try to distance the bad actors from their religion.  Many, many people are hurt and killed every year by Islamic extremists.

  • Anonymous

    You’re going back centuries here.  And those were just Christian pretenders with political aspirations.  Much more recently anti-religious fanatics trying to create a Godless Utopia, killed 10′s of millions.  People truly following Christ’s teachings are always a good influence on society.

  • Anonymous

    George, I will defeat your statement in one fell swoop.

    Being a christian is not defined by what someone might believe what the nature of God is. Or any other doctrinal differences between churches.The fell swoop:A christian is someone who professes that they believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ.My source. EVERY DICTIONARY! Look it up.2nd fell swoop (Just to establish total victory):The first article of faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:”1. We believe in God, the eternal father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.”

  • Anonymous

     Awesome story bro. Needs more dragons.

  • Anonymous

     I’m guessing you haven’t read the book. The book doesn’t presume any supernatural claim regarding Jesus is true. It contradicts both the Christian and Islamic story of Jesus, but does so based on respectable sources and based on previous scholarship. His only assertion is that he probably did exist, that he was an activist of sorts, and that he was in fact crucified by the Romans.

    The book isn’t “crap”. By the first chapter, any Christian reading the book will be educated on facts he probably didn’t know, facts understood as true by serious Bible scholars both Christian and non-Christian alike. An educated Christian scholar knows the Bible is an imperfect book. It contradicts itself, disagrees with itself. There’s disagreement within the synoptic gospels alone.

    Every Christian should read this book. If for no other reason, to know the academic non-Christian perspective so that they could then address it.

  • Ingenjören

    “When in history has a religion, one that has been alive for 2,000 years, just been forgotten?”

    Met any Zoroastrians lately? Or any believers in Wodan? Or anyone practicing Tengrianism? Or any worshipers of Ra? They all were around for thousands of years, and now they’re gone.

  • Aj Owens Dransfield

    there is not one fact in this video. theres probably more truth in the racist stupid dribble posted below. you’re attacking a mans book on his personal views, thats fucking retarded.

  • Aj Owens Dransfield

    also if you’re not “anti-israel” (anti-zionist) its in no way a bad thing. Israel is a harmful state and a mistake of history that has oppressed and oppressed in an ironic and sad echo of the persecution of the 20th century.

  • George Sawrus

    There will be no “anti-Christ.” You’re wasting your time fretting over myth and nonsense, which is the real shame of it all.

  • George Sawrus

    You have failed Double-edged. By your definition, Satanists are Christians because they also believe in God, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

  • George Sawrus

    Jake Harris, some of the people on this tiny blue speck (Earth) in this photo* assert that a spiritual deity “discovered” by man thousands of years ago and named “GOD” created the entire universe. In addition, they have no evidence or proof of this assertion. They believe it because that’s what they were told since they were little children. Can you understand how ridiculous that assertion is to people who understand how science works (and it does work. Your computer and modern life are proof of that.)

    *The photo is an actual image captured by a scientific instrument we (NASA) placed near Saturn.

  • ScienceWorks

    Tim Bryant, knowing what is true and what is false is one of the most important aspects of being a human being. I do know the difference between the two and I will state it as I see fit. The actions and assertions of others are their burden if they choose to ignore truth, reason and critical thought.

  • ScienceWorks

    Milkmandan, you’re as fervent and zealous about your religious ideas as most radical Muslims, Scientologists, followers of Marshall Vian Summers or any other number of religions. Satanists believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost too, but they’re not Christians either.

    You can use scripture and your own words to make the case for any number of things, but in the final analysis, you have no real world evidence to support any of your assertions. That leaves you holding an empty sack at the bottom of a very deep hole. 

    Best of luck to you Dan.

  • ScienceWorks

    Fact: The truth and evidence about Joseph Smith is that he was dishonest, unstable person – a convicted conman. His fraud conviction and inconsistent “revelations” are reasonable evidence that he was nothing more than a troubled man. How on earth people can be so gullible as to believe otherwise is darkly disturbing, but it does explain how humanity has been mislead by bad men throughout history. Demanding facts and real evidence to support assertions is a step in the right direction for humanity. It works. Otherwise, all kinds of mischief can and will happen.

  • ScienceWorks

    Evidence demonstrates that the Book of Abraham was a hoax. 
    Book of Abraham
    Smith also made an alleged “translation” of an Egyptian scroll he bought, which became the “Book of Abraham”. The Book of Abraham is the source of the Mormon belief that God lives near the star Kolob with his multiple wives; it also makes some rather…’interesting’ claims about Egyptian history, such as claiming that ‘Pharaoh’ is a name rather than a title and that Egypt itself was named after a woman named ‘Egyptus’ (it’s actually derived from the Greek ‘Aigyptos’, which in turn was a mispronunciation of the Egyptians’ name for their capital, Memphis).[7] Unlike the alleged “golden plates”, this scroll really does exist. Scholars who have examined it concluded it to be common Egyptian writings with no relation whatsoever to the text Smith claimed he translated as the “Book of Abraham”.[8] Despite the fact that the Book was exposed as a hoax nearly half a century ago, the Mormon church still officially accepts the “Book of Abraham” as divinely inspired scripture (it is part of The Pearl of Great Price, one of their four standard works of scripture along with the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine & Covenants). There are occasional rumors the book will be removed from church canon, but as of now nothing of the sort has actually happened.
    Facsimiles of some of the scrolls, ostensibly copied by Smith himself, are included in the official church version of the Book of Abraham, along with Smith’s labels and annotations pointing out who individual characters are and what certain words or phrases mean. The facsimiles are, at least visually, fairly accurate depictions of the original scrolls – the hieroglyphs are clear and identifiable, which makes it easy to discover they do not actually bear any resemblance at all to the translations Smith attributed to them. In addition, virtually every single character is misidentified – for example, Osiris is labelled as the prophet Abraham, the female Isis is named as the male ‘Pharaoh’ (which is given as a name rather than a title, which means that he would have been referred to as ‘Pharaoh Pharaoh’), and Anubis (who is missing his snout in the recreation but retains the jackal ears) is inexplicably identified as a black slave with a vaguely Hebrew-sounding gibberish name. The facsimile of a round object (now identifiable as a hypocephalus) is even worse, being mostly nonsense clearly copied from other sources, including several phrases composed of two different languages and large numbers of characters placed upside down, backwards, or in the wrong place, misspelling words. Once the original scrolls were found, it was discovered that several sections were damaged or missing, and were presumably filled in on the facsimiles either by Smith or one of his assistants with what they thought should go there; it’s worth noting that the damaged sections in the original scrolls correspond exactly with those sections of the facsimiles that Egyptologists once had difficulty explaining.
    In summary, the Book of Abraham is an obvious and rather poorly-done hoax whose plausibility relied entirely on the fact that the Egyptian language was unknown at the time of its writing. Even then, the flaws are glaring enough that, had genuine scholars of the time examined it, they likely would have readily been able to identify them. However, laymen of the time would have, generally speaking, been ignorant of Egyptian history, culture, or language, thus making it fairly easy to pass off such a fraud to them.

  • ScienceWorks

    Jay Vinson, you’re an excellent example of the kind of fertilizer Glenn Beck uses to grow his bank account. 

  • Anonymous

    Many of them do denounce it. I understand that I probably see this far more often than most because half of my family is Muslim, but it is a fact. Again, the media shows what they want you to see, not necessarily the truth. A google search will provide various info supporting this fact. I’m not saying that all people see them as evil, but a great deal of comments I see online are definitely sad. I’m not excusing the bad deeds of those who commit crimes, but what I am saying is that those people do not define all and that bad deeds are committed by people of all races and religions every day. Plus, the Middle East is a massive area and each place has a different culture, politics, etc. I feel that people fail to realize this. Many places in the Middle East are a far cry from Afghanistan and the things that go on there would never fly. This is indeed a soft spot for me because I see things very differently. These people have been nothing but loving toward me since the day I met them. I’ve been to Jordan, Egypt, and Dubai and not once was I treated poorly. In fact, people wanted pictures with me because I was American. The media only shows the bad things that go on, never the good side. If all people saw on the news from America was annual kidnapping rates, rape rates, murder rates, etc., they would have bad opinions of us too. Like I said, there is bad and there is good of all races/religions.

  • Anonymous

    Yes but it is the closest to reality that the new NT

  • Anonymous

    I got you but I was only trying to show that he “Jesus” never claimed to be GOD

  • ScienceWorks

    The evidence doesn’t support your assertion MaskedMaraud. Off you go.

  • Anonymous

    Please educate me on where he said

  • Anonymous

    No I am certainly NOT

  • Anonymous

    Would love to see your proof that “Christ is being attacked everywhere in our country right now” really? do we live in the same country, the goood USA? i HAVE YET TO SEE ANYONE SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing but rubish on this site, lies backed up with ZERO FACTS

  • ScienceWorks

    Reza Aslan’s book is excellent and is number 1 on Amazon.com. Beck is a documented liar and is also widely known as a delusional, fear mongering huckster. 

  • Anonymous

    I know right; if I am God why did I allow others to kill me…God is all merciful so why would he need to die for our sins…now God is dead…really…I could go on all day but I have to work…lol

  • Tim Bryant

    Ouch he has a point.

  • Anonymous

    Its amazing to think that Beck is shitting this nonsense out of his mouth while wearing “magical underpants”

  • Anonymous

     Seriously? We have an “author” who is attempting to rewrite religious history and skew the beliefs of millions of people by recasting Christ, the Son of God, as nothing more than a zealot and all you guys can do is argue whether or not Mormons are Christians.

    As long as those who believe in Christ can be divided we can never be united to stand up for Him against those who minimize and malign Him.

    FORGET THE DIFFERENCES IN DOCTRINE. WE SHOULD BE WILLING TO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH ANYONE WHO BELIEVES AND ACCEPTS CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR IN ORDER TO DEFEAT THOSE WHO SEEK TO SUBJUGATE US. 

    Lets fend off this enemy and deal with the doctrinal differences later.

  • ScienceWorks

    Go away MaskedMarauder, and play with your Legos.

  • ScienceWorks

    Now the “Victor” nonsense starts. wow

  • ScienceWorks

    You worship Satan if I’m a liberal.

  • ScienceWorks

    How about the FLDS? Are they Christians ???

  • ScienceWorks

    You’re very confused Ann_W and it shows. 

  • Anonymous

    And you seem to worship at the altar of incoherent delusion.  I did not have that picture of Lucifer ready but you did.  Your visions seems a little too clouded, in the sun too long? 

  • Anonymous

    You woudn’t know the truth if it was staring you in the face…that how ridiculous and upset you sound…how many dgrees do you hold; oh, hold on you get your education from Glen Beck lol give me a break. Get educated on history, oick up the bible and read , really read and research it and then pick up the Torah and really read it and research it some more and then pick up the Koran and read it and do research on. Why were the verses written, you know the whole who, where what and why…this could take a couple of decades to understand and master and come and try to discredit someone who has done that. Enough said. PEACE

  • Anonymous

    Glen Beck is a moron…You woudn’t know the truth if it was staring you in the face…that how ridiculous and upset you sound…how many dgrees do you hold; oh, hold on you get your education from Glen Beck lol give me a break. Get educated on history, oick up the bible and read , really read and research it and then pick up the Torah and really read it and research it some more and then pick up the Koran and read it and do research on. Why were the verses written, you know the whole who, where what and why…this could take a couple of decades to understand and master and come and try to discredit someone who has done that. Enough said. PEACE

  • Anonymous

    I think the Easter Bunny has paved the way for the coming of the Tooth Fairy

  • Anonymous

    Why the scare quotes around “author”?

  • Anonymous

    “I believe the anti-Christ will come from Islam.  We have his precursor in the white house right now.”
    Yikes!

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone on this board actually read the book that you’re so infuriated about?

  • Anonymous

    To be subjected to a scholarly historian writing about the historical Jesus?

    Woe is me!

  • Anonymous

    Thin air is just full of such rich information.

    I know Glen himself regularly reaches for things out of thin air.

  • Anonymous

    “Got anything to say about Reza Aslan or his book?”

    I find interesting, in fact, that Glenn Beck and so many of his disciples have so much to say about his book when it is so clear that none of them / you have actually read it.

  • Anonymous

    I just read a humorous comment from Sarah Bargo: “Either Reza is a terrible historian that hasn’t even read the Bible, or he’s just an idiot, or a flat out liar. How could he say Jesus never said he was God? Anyone who has read the Bible knows Mark 14; 61-64. I’m sure he’ll be invited to the White House soon to celebrate.”

    As a historian, the Gospels don’t really carry very much weight not being primary sources. Actually, any historian who claims Jesus said anything based solely on one of the Gospels is the terrible historian.

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

    Look moron if you want to believe an idiot that has no PHDs in history or Religion and lied about said degrees and got many of his so called facts wrong to begin with things even a child would pick up on than go right ahead believe phony. You atheist claim you don’t have a religion but it is clear through your actions you do bigotry and Narcissism and I am done talking to your bigoted worthless ass so please go poop on a cop car like you Occupy idiots do and leave me the hell alone or even find a job oh wait Obama your god made sure that will never happen.

  • Anonymous

    Aslan is an scholar of religions with a Phd. in sociology yet his focus is on world religions. He may be a progressive and a Muslim but that doesn’t lessen his credentials. David Barton has a bachelors in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University but that doesn’t stop Glenn Beck from proclaiming him to be the greatest historian of our times. That ranks up there with Saudi connection to the Boston bombing and Obamacare for dogs!

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

    Friend I am starting to wonder if atheism is a religion for the bigots and narcissistic. Even when I was an atheist I never acted like this.

  • Anonymous

    Sam got to agree seems things become more evil everyday the worst part is by most out there these things are acceptable the book of ISAIAH tells us things that are GODLY will seem sinful and the worst of sins will be seen as normal as daybreak.
    God be with you
    thanx for the reply

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    I don’t need to read it to know he is a liar progressive. He revealed that in course of a few minutes in the interview.

  • Anonymous

    Breath deep it’s more than air your lacking
    Educate then reply

  • TheMaskedMarauder

    I don’t have to make you happy and I certainly don’t have to follow your insipid instructions. I have been around long enough to retire from my career in information technology, and I don’t owe you anything more than that as an explanation. I got my education from two universities, and several technical schools, and the US Army, as well as my own self directed studies. Your appraisal of my education is really immaterial.

    I know and have lived through more history than you could ever hope to learn, so you you can pee up a rope.

    I know that Reza Aslan is a liar and a progressive like you, and I don’t care how long it took for him to get degrees he has – which are not the ones he claims to have, (another progressive tactic – fake your resume to impress people).

    Enough said? Not hardly.

  • Anonymous

    Well said.

  • Anonymous

    John 6:38 : “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

    John 20:17: “I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.”

    Clearly Jesus saw God as someone other than himself. And he is ( and accordingly is not ) as much God’s child as any of us are. It wasn’t until the Council of Nicea in 325 AD that all Christians were made to believe Jesus was God’s “biological” begotten son. Until then, many took the “son” statement to be figurative. It was the greeks, the people who crucified him, that pushed their inherited pagan beliefs (Mithras, Hercules, Zeus/Jupiter) onto the Jesus narrative.

    Aslan’s book is pretty good. Not done with it yet though.

  • Dan Nowotarski

     Obviously you put yourself on a pedestal looking down at others who don’t hold the same ideology as you do. With all due respect you really wrote a whole bunch of nothing but to use sarcasm, call names and try to tell others what they need to do. What is your argument, you offer nothing. but anyway from your rant I’m going to guess you were liberally indoctrinated.  The Muslim Brotherhood who President Obama supported and continues to support is a threat to our Liberties and Freedoms, although that might not concern you, it does most Patriotic Americans. When the people were protesting in Egypt against the dictator Mubarak, President Obama spoke and acted as if he was in support of bringing those protesting in Egypt Freedom, the protesters naturally accepted the support from the President of the United States, which America is believed by many to be a beacon of Freedom.  President Obama instead of supporting those wanting to enjoy the same Liberties and Freedoms that we are fighting to keep today, he instead sent them a trojan horse by supporting and handing them the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Morsi. The protesters saw that Morsi was going to implement a strict Islamic form of government with sharia being the law of the land, the protesters acted quickly against the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Morsi and with the aid of the Military pushed Morsi along with his Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist friends out of the Egyptian government. The protesters will not again trust President Obama and rightfully so. President Obama has invited Muslim Brotherhood members to the White House, he has supported the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East. President Obama using his influence attempting to place Muslim Brotherhood members in leadership positions of weak and unstable governments throughout the middle east. President Obama supports the same Muslim Brotherhood whose spiritual leader called for the killing of American Soldiers and civilians in Iraq, the same Muslim Brotherhood who gave shelter to terrorists wanted by the U.S. government, the same Muslim Brotherhood who was involved in the Holy Land Foundation scheme, collecting approx. 12 million dollars sending the money to Hamas so they can continue their terrorist activities, and during the Holy Land Foundation investigation documents were found telling how they would destroy America from within. The same Muslim Brotherhood that helped and supported Adolf Hitler. The Muslim Brotherhood’s goals haven’t changed since their inception. Wake up PEACENICE. –  God Bless America, Israel, the NRA and all Real Freedom Fighting Patriots.

  • James Conway

    The anti Christ will come from the Middle East, as Prophet Muhammad mentioned in the hadith. We Muslims believe in the day of Judgement and the anti-Christ and that Jesus will come back to kill the anti Christ and will live on earth for a while and pray like Muslims do to the Creator. He will also come back to clarify the mystery of his death and his so called divinity. 

    If any book has a right to say it is from God, it is the Quran. One just has to read it to see its beauty. It is nothing like the Bible which is boring and does not relate to one. 

  • Dan Nowotarski

    PEACENICE,  Do you believe President Obama has in any way supported Christians in the middle east? If so, how.

  • ScienceWorks

    pfiffi43, here’s the guy who is really delusional. Your hero, Glenn Beck.  

  • ScienceWorks

    Sticks and stones milkmandan. You don’t know anything about me at all and are unqualified to make claims about my politics. Stop behaving like a petulant little child.

  • Anonymous

    No Muslim with any degree of knowledge of Islam would call the Bible “boring” or otherwise insult it. According to Islam, the older scriptures, including that in the Bible, are changed over time, but some of it is genuinely from God, so Muslims aren’t to mock them. This sounds like a rather low attempt to incite hatred.

    I was raised Muslim, but grew up and realized that this religion stuff is made up. Now very much an atheist.

  • SRM29

    You have already convinced yourself God doesn’t exist, so why should we waste our time? 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, that’s why your comments (aka drive-by’s) are on everyone’s posts? And you’re STILL here? This story is a week old. Enjoy the sound of crickets George.

  • Anonymous

     http://readandobey.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/moderate-muslims-yes-they-do-exist/
    they do denounce it and often

  • Anonymous

     This book isn’t a big deal.  Its an effort to approach Jesus from the perspective of a historian.  In other words it approaches the gospel as a historian would any other document, without the assumption that it has any credibility.  Every book is propaganda, they are all arguing a thesis, presenting new evidence or a different interpretation of the evidence.
    Aslan is considered an expert in religions,  BA in religions, Master of Theological Studies, Ph.d in Philosophy with a focus on Sociology through the history of religions.
    You don’t have to have a history degree to be a religious historian, through his other stuff he has studied the history of religions.  Guy is more than qualified to write the book.  The whole interview thing was he wanted to talk about the book and the arguments in the book and not dwell on the fact that he’s a muslim as if that has any impact on whether or not he’s a scholar.
    David Barton doesn’t even have a Masters, and did not major in history in undergrad.  Yet he’s the greatest historian of all time in Glenn’s world.

  • Anonymous

     I would more advise you watch Shepherd Smith and Chris Hayes to between the two get the least spin.
    Better yet ignore cable and focus on long form journalism.  Vice is pretty cool, but they don’t do much day to day news.

  • Anonymous

    http://readandobey.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/moderate-muslims-yes-they-do-exist/
    Islam hardly preaches death to all, only officially condones violence in self defense.

  • Anonymous

     … “believing in … God, the eternal father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost” can be simply mere assent — as in, “yeah, I’ve heard of them, I can believe they probably exist, somehow kinda way, shape or form.”  As pointed out by others in this post, even satan “believes.” Actually, satan seems to have a better-grounded “belief” then the nominal belief postulated here, since he is, after all, personally acquainted with Them, which may be more than can be said for many who claim to “believe”.  And there have always been many “followers” — some following at a great distance, and only minimally / partially — i.e. very vaguely …
    .
    For the record (and even Reza understands this), a Christian believes that Jesus  IS GOD — The Son. He was fully human (yet not by a biological father) and IS fully God. He lived a sinless human life, His blood was therefore sinless, which placed Him in the position to voluntarily offer His Life as a sacrifice to fulfill the requirements of separation of sin from GOD (that is, death) by taking on all the sins of all mankind.  God – The Eternal Father — accepted His voluntary sacrifice on behalf of all mankind.
    .
    A Christian is anyone who understands that their sinful condition separates them eternally from God, and also understands and believes (i.e. places complete, unqualified faith) in that only Jesus’ sacrifice of His sinless life and blood provides Forgiveness in God’s sight for their sin. A Christian thus places complete faith in Jesus Life, Death, and Resurrection as their Savior, and in so doing receives and participates in the completed work of Jesus’ sacrifice eternally. 
    .
    Note that, in all of history, there have been no other “suitable/eligible candidates or arrangements” to accomplish this.  This not to say there are not other ‘religions’ — obviously we have no shortage of religions — even “christian” religions of all sorts — which offer some blend of intellectual, theological, emotional, social, and ritual ‘framework’ for people to hang on to and participate in — if you can’t find one you like, make up one of your own — it wouldn’t be the first time, I can assure you.

    There are (unfortunately) many people in churches today who “like to think of themselves as a Christian” and will support that claim with all sorts of supporting ‘activities’, ‘opinions’, and ‘beliefs’. But it is between them and Jesus as to whether they truly believe in Him and His completed work alone.
    .
    The pivotal question of all of history, and of each person’s life — for which they (Reza Aslan included) will be held eternally accountable — is:  who do *you* say that He is?
    .
    Reza has already given his answer —

  • Anonymous

    not religious myself, but you are just not being honest here.

  • Anonymous

    I normally don’t correct others’ spelling errors on message board, but I make exceptions for people who are insulting my intelligence.

    “you’re” not “your”.

    It speaks to your education level that you resort to hollow ad hominem when you can’t support your ridiculous claim about what the president allegedly said.

  • Anonymous

    Would this image make you happy? Just because he is a muslim it’s ok for him to die and be tortured? Do you get to see what is happenning In Burma against Muslims…?

  • Anonymous

     very sad to see and still think you have it bad. Shame on us. Do you think Jesus is happy that this is happenning?

  • Anonymous

    Vagina your, your your ,You’re an insulted intelligence that’s rich !
    Time for YOUR YOU’RE lesson vagina look up YOUR YOU’RE master’s speech about collective salvation and how you and he can not get there without the collective.
    Now as I’ve written to your YOU’RE dumb ass previously check my spelling because that is all you got
    Educate YOUR YOU’RE  own little selfless ass and do some research it’s all there it’s called history (let me help you a little) dim light
    I can’t get there without collective salvation
    Vagina good luck read it learn it shove it
    YOUR YOU’RE and YOUR YOU’RE intelligence thank you for the spelling lesson
    In my presence i’d drop you like a hot turd just rich RICH
    Good day Vagi. 

  • Anonymous

    hey

  • Anonymous

    here it is 

  • Anonymous

    I am from Texas 

  • Anonymous

    And my imaginary friend can beat up your imaginary friend.

  • Anonymous

    EPIC FAILURE!!! Satanist believe there is a Jesus, but they do not PROFESS TO BELIEVE IN HIS TEACHINGS! And besides it’s not my definition, it’s the dictionary’s.

    ScienceWorksBest, BE A CRITICAL THINKER!