Aslan: King or Clown

Much has been written about the Fox News interview of progressive scholar Reza Aslan and the reaction is predictable - how dare anyone question a Muslims take on Jesus? But the real question is how can you respect a milk toast, goody two shoes, academics take on Jesus? What knowledge could a coddled, NPR loving "religious scholar" who's spent 20 years lecturing late adolescents on the subject of "historical truth" in scripture bestow on the good people of planet earth regarding the Christ? Isn't he exactly the kind of person Jesus would be expelling from the temple? Wouldn't Reza Aslan have been a one of Antipas's courtiers in the days of the New Testament?

Perhaps all his years of "work" studying religion and playing politics in the academy (and elsewhere) have skewed Reza's perspective. I suggest he read some CS Lewis Narnia and contemplate the fantasy character who shares his name. It might be that he finds the Christ more accessible in a land of make believe than in his "real" world.


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