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Muslim scholar Reza Aslan: Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin would call Jesus a ‘Marxist’

Religious scholar Reza Aslan said American conservatives are basing their criticism of recent comments made by Pope Francis on a “profoundly unhistorical view of Jesus.” The pontiff has ruffled the feathers of U.S. conservatives with comments suggesting the church has focused too much on social issues such as abortion, same-sex…

Reza Aslan: The real Jesus makes a lot of ‘Christians’ uncomfortable

In this video excerpt from his appearance at Washington, D.C.’s legendary Politics and Prose bookstore and coffee house, author Reza Aslan talked about the chasm between some Christians’ view of Jesus of Nazareth and what the historical record actually shows. A member of the audience asked, “Is even a small…

Reza Aslan: Atheist Richard Dawkins is ‘the worst kind of zealot’

When a video goes viral on the internet, you might expect it to feature a kitten dancing on a hippo, or Russell Brand telling an awards ceremony about breasts. Not a theologian putting a Fox News interviewer bang to rights on why he, a Muslim, had dared to write a…

A nun does what Fox News couldn’t do: an interview with Reza Aslan

Sister Rose Pacatte and religious scholar Reza Aslan discussed Biblical literalism and other topics in an interview published by the Ignatian News Network on Thursday. Aslan and his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth have received massive amounts of attention thanks to a recent Fox…

Because sometimes you have to vote with your wallet

Raw Story is going to buy 31 copies of Reza Aslan’s new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Each day in August, we’ll give away a copy to one of our readers via Facebook. To be eligible to win, please follow us on Facebook and watch…

Franklin Graham: Sharia law gives ‘authority’ for honor killings

Comparing US values to Saudi Arabia an ‘appalling and laughable argument’: Aslan During a debate over Islam in the US, Rev. Franklin Graham used a familiar argument against the religion: It’s unfair that Muslims can build mosques in the US while Christians can’t build churches in Saudi Arabia, according to…

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