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Bozell Defends Questioning of Aslan

Fox News is desperately trying to defend its ridiculous interview with Resa Aslan and they brought on partisan hack Brent Bozell to do the job. Notice the framing: It’s all about that “liberal media” and their “attacks” on Lauren Green’s idiotic questions. The irony is that Bozell would be the first one to scream bloody murder if someone asked a Christian why he’d written a book about Islam. That would be proof of “liberal media bias.”

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  1. dogmeat says

    He doesn’t have a degree in religions?

    Hmmm, from his wikipedia bio, a truly difficult source to access:

    Bachelor of Arts degree in religion from Santa Clara University
    Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School

    Now did he throw that “history” element in there to give himself plausible deniability, or did he simply not bother to look up anything about Aslan.

    I also love the statement that there is no difference between the historical Jesus and the Catholic version of Jesus. To claim so is utterly laughable.

  2. daved says

    Somehow, my first thought here was that they were questioning the lion from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

  3. raven says

    That interview on Fox News was so over the top pure clown show comedy that it helped Reza Aslan more than it hurt. His book is now #1 on the New York Times nonfiction best seller list.

    As Ed says, you can’t make up stuff that silly.

    Fox News managed to machine gun their own feet.

  4. says

    raven “His book is now #1 on the New York Times nonfiction best seller list…Fox News managed to machine gun their own feet.”
    Really?…

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  5. raven says

    I’d never heard of Aslan and for good reason.

    He is a US born Iranian who converted to xianity and then to Islam. In other words, he jumped into the frying pan and then into the fire. Bad sign right there.

    Not going to go into detail here, but apparently, he has a history of being continually wrong. Among other mistakes, he claimed the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood were moderates who had no interest in going back to the Dark Age. In fact, they did and that is why all their leaders are in jail, Egypt is run by the military, and on the edge of a civil war involving 85 million people.

  6. exdrone says

    I am equally outraged. Lorne Greene was Ben Cartwright in Bonanza and Commander Adama in the original Battlestar Galactica. How dare the liberal media attack this icon. … Wait. Lauren Green? Who? Never heard of her.

  7. raven says

    Aslan’s problem isn’t that he is a noxian writing about jesus. It’s that he isn’t even trying to be objective about anything. He is pushing a religious viewpoint, Islam, not being an impartial scholar. It’s basically a mild, watered down version of William Lane Craig but in reverse.

    Much of the scholarship about the NT and jesus has been done by nonxians, mostly atheists, agnostics, and spirituals.

    It’s really unavoidable.

    Reading the NT is a proven way to end up a nonxian. It’s so obviously, blatantly fiction that you have to do some mental gymnastics to remain a xian. Quite of few NT scholars started out as xians and ended up nonxians. One common example, is Hector Avalos, whose books are simply great.

    Bishop JS Spong, ended up a xian mystic. People keep trying to figure out what he believes, but it isn’t possible. It’s mysticism and not really explainable. You have to be there, i.e. in his mind

  8. wackojacko1138 says

    Raven,

    There are valid criticisms of Aslan to be made. “You’re a Muslim; why are you writing a book about Jesus?” is still a stupid question.

  9. Blondin says

    I am equally outraged. Lorne Greene was Ben Cartwright in Bonanza and Commander Adama in the original Battlestar Galactica. How dare the liberal media attack this icon. … Wait. Lauren Green? Who? Never heard of her.

    And before he was Ben Cartwright Lorne Greene used to be a newsreader on CBC.

  10. Trebuchet says

    @daved, #2:

    Somehow, my first thought here was that they were questioning the lion from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

    You’re not the only one.

  11. Chiroptera says

    I’ve said this before, Jesus is an important prophet in Islam, so a Muslim writing about Jesus is no different than a Christian writing about Moses or Abraham.

    (Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure Christians have written about Mohammed.)

  12. Michael Heath says

    Chiroptera:

    I’ve said this before, Jesus is an important prophet in Islam, so a Muslim writing about Jesus is no different than a Christian writing about Moses or Abraham.

    It’s important to note that Aslan’s book is written from his perspective as a scholar, and not from the Islamic perspective of Jesus. Aslan just happens to be a Muslim.

  13. krisrhodes says

    The 4:15 appeal to authority is

    PURE COMEDY GOLD

    make sure you watch to at least that point! He’s not just an idiot, he’s a comedian!

  14. caseloweraz says

    Somehow, my first thought here was that they were questioning the lion from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

    You’re not alone in that. Aside from the name identity, there’s some current questioning of Aslan (the lion) being an allegory for Jesus — this despite the obvious parallel and the fact of C. S. Lewis being well-known as a defender of Christian theology.

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