I found this interview on Fox News quite interesting as regards what happens when people inconveniently don't fit the labels we try to place on them :)
In it, the news anchor tries to attack a Muslim scholar who wrote about Jesus, the implication being that a person of one religion should not dare to have an interest in another ...but the pigeon-holing attempt doesn't go quite as planned :)
EDIT - Full version of interview
Reza Aslan Tells Piers Morgan He Was 'Embarrassed' During Painfully Awkward Fox Interview
Fox News people are so cute when they say stuff and things. Christ wasn't the founder of the Christian religion. You can't even say with any kind of certainty Christ would condone any part of the 'Christian' religion. Christianity also doesn't have exclusivity on Christ's teachings, at all, and even if they did I guarantee you he wouldn't want it that way. He pops up in other religions for a reason. The real Messiah has been teaching his (the same) message since the dawn of time and can do so in the language of any religion or culture, because it transcends those things.
answered 04 Aug '13, 22:55
Stingray....thankyou for highlighting this. The so called christian world often needs to hide its head in shame!! Im ashamed of my old religion, it was a pile of prejudices. And I hope I can finally shake off the remnants of it.
I hope we all do.
answered 01 Aug '13, 14:50
Update after watching the full interview, no she didn't do a good job. I can clearly see why Reza was embarrassed. At least he didn't lose control bursting into laughter at how poor this interview was going.
The below is retracted except for Reza's good job comment. Actually considering how this interview went he did an amazing job in spite of the interview. LOL
The way I see it is, she is a reporter doing her job. She is asking the tough questions on many people's minds. I don't see her interview as an attack although the tone of the man seemed defensive. I do feel he did a good job in answering the questions. Both did a good job I thought.
He made it clear that his book counters Muslim belief about Jesus as much as Christian belief. So it is not a Christian or Muslim view that the book is written from, but his view.
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