The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS "The Bible" .. God's Word and is definitely "THE BEST BOOK OF THIS YEAR" .. or any other in our lifetime! God does not seek out any Good Housekeeping Seals, Booklist Accolades, or Publishers Weekly Reviews - nor does God have to send out any Publishers Sweepstakes or Editorial Reviews on Amazon - so let's start there as a premise.
I was recently exposed to a Muslim biographer named Reza Aslan, author of a book called 'Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth' .. and BigDaddy thinks this is noting more than a big ploy by the left-wing media and other liberals and atheists to show that the real "Zealot is Aslan" .. because from what I could hear Aslan is the a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of his own personal religious views, his own political and Muslim ideals - Aslan seems to be a liar which would be par for the course for his personal fanatic, extremist, activist viewpoints in his book - The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
If you look at and listen to the ORIGINAL FOX INTERVIEW .. it becomes easy to see that the liberal media really miss reality in their jabs at Lauren Green's interview with 'Zealot' author Aslan. Remember .. In the liberal media, one dare not ever question the motives of Muslims .. or their fanaticism. There’s nothing the left likes better than attacking Fox News in the name of "self-righteousness" as they all do their liberal media “analysis” that always revolves around activity that will defend Islam and bash Christians. That was the case when Lauren Green, religion correspondent for Fox News interviewed the controversial author of the new book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” Green dared to ask Reza Aslan, a Muslim who converted to Christianity and then back to Islam, the most obvious of questions: “Now, I want to clarify: You are a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” GOOD QUESTION RIGHT? .. it's like asking Vladimir Putin, President of Russia why he would write a book on American "politics" .. or maybe "LIFE IN AMERICA"? .. the question is obvious - WHY? .. for Money? .. to Stir Controversy? to Further The Goals of The Leaders of Islam? .. or maybe try to muster some tourism from America to places like - Mecca, Masjid al-Haram, Al-Masjidan-Nabawi or the Dome of the Rock or maybe sell more newspapers for The Washington Post?
I think Reza Aslan owes an apology to America! he must think we are “stupid and prejudicial" when people want to know what are Azlan's credentials for having written such a book? Apparently The Washington Post, and other news outlets need a refresher course on the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. It states: “The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources' reliability.” .. and here is as it turns out about the "Zealot Aslan" .. as he enjoys his 15 minutes of fame .. his potty mouth on Twitter, #RezaAslan @rezaaslan really show his stuff .. Tweeters mock Newsweek's #MuslimRage cover and Azlan shows his lack of professionalism... just read an excerpt or two from ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan - then find that storyline on www.BibleGateway.com and see who you want to follow .. or believe?
I just love all the Liberal media sharks that continue the feeding frenzy over this ‘Zealot’ interview story .. can't wait til President Obama get hold of it! Sure, I also believe in Aslan ’s right to hold and propagate his own opinion. It’s a right granted to Muslims, Catholics, Mormons, Christians and even Islamic Terrorists and all the rest here in America - we call it - The Constitution! I detect that reporters who simply don’t understand that RezaAslan has a horse in this race. He is not a Christian .. He is a Muslim! He needs to "self justify" his personal beliefs and actions because deep within he knows he alone will be "judged" by Jesus Christ! Think about this .. Reza Aslan is a Los Angeles based author and a frequent writer on Muslim issues - WHY? Why does the media Ignore threats like 'Flag of Islam' flying over the White House stories .. or chastise conservatives like the Rev. Franklin Graham for pointing out the dangers of radical Islam - The liberal media dares not ever question the motives of Muslims in America - WHY NOT?
I guess I can say that a favorite ridiculous headline would be the one: “Reza Aslan: Speaking Truth to Power.” Aslan’s so-called truth is that Jesus was not the son of God. - Who Does He Think He Is? So all the left-wing web blogs, bloggers, forums etc. like Buzzfeed, Salon, The New Republic, Alternet – churned out the story to make liberals fume with anger at the right wing Christians .. followed by the traditional media – the Post, New York Times, CNN et al. as Aslan whined to Piers Morgan that it was “distasteful” to be asked about his credentials. WHY? Then Morgan, taking a break from his crusade against Our US Constitution, called the questions “ridiculous.” .. WHY?
During the interview with Fox I heard Aslan call his book “an historical biography of a man named Jesus of Nazareth" - when in fact all Aslan is doing is supporting the principle tenet of his faith - ISLAM! Yet he is shocked - that some like me feel he is “attacking my faith.” - that’s exactly what he is doing!
So what do we find when we "dig into" Aslan's Credentials - well first among the Islamists and supporters of Sharia law, Aslan is one individual who is making money by misrepresenting himself and his credentials: Aslan is a "tireless self-promoter", not so different than PT Barnum The Big Three Ring Circus Guy - remember the phrase - "There's a sucker born every minute" it's a phrase most likely spoken by David Hannum, not Barnum - but both PTBarnum and Reza Aslan are American showman and both their customers are those who lay down the cash - buy books and BS! .. the bottom line is many people are gullible and stupid - and we can expect this to continue. Reza Aslan, after 9/11, found the environment ripe in the United States to make profits by exaggerating and fabricating his qualifications and his Muslim beliefs.
So, in passing, I will add some things I have been reading and hearing from The Bible in Matthew 7 , NIRV, to Be Fair When You Judge Others ..
7 “Do not judge others. Then you will not be judged. 2 You will be judged in the same way you judge others. You will be measured in the same way you measure others. 3 “You look at the bit of sawdust in your friend’s eye. But you pay no attention to the piece of wood in your own eye. 4 How can you say to your friend, ‘Let me take the bit of sawdust out of your eye’? How can you say this while there is a piece of wood in your own eye? 5 “You pretender! First take the piece of wood out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see clearly to take the bit of sawdust out of your friend’s eye. 6 “Do not give holy things to dogs. Do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they might walk all over them. Then they might turn around and tear you to pieces.
In Fairness to Fox News and Others .. we all need to be diligent and perceptive .. so we - Ask, Search, Knock
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8 Everyone who asks will receive. He who searches will find. The door will be opened to the one who knocks. 9 “Suppose your son asks for bread. Which of you will give him a stone? 10 Or suppose he asks for a fish. Which of you will give him a snake? 11 Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father who is in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 “In everything, do to others what you would want them to do to you. This is what is written in the Law and in the Prophets. .. and knowing that we all will face judgement for everything we do in this life - we all will enter into That Judgement - Catholic, Muslim, Islamic terrorists, Monks, Priests, Jews, Pharisees, Prophets, Baptists, Evangelists - All
The Large and Small Gates
13 “Enter God’s kingdom through the narrow gate. The gate is large and the road is wide that lead to death and hell. Many people go that way. 14 But the gate is small and the road is narrow that lead to life. Only a few people find it. SO WHAT ARE WE TO DO .. Today? Be politically correct? OR DO WE JUDGE .. A Tree and Its Fruit? 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you pretending to be sheep. But on the inside they are hungry wolves. 16 You can tell what they really are by what they do. “Do people pick grapes from bushes? Do they pick figs from thorns? 17 In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit. But a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t bear bad fruit. And a bad tree can’t bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down. It is thrown into the fire. 20 You can tell each tree by its fruit. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do what my Father in heaven wants will enter. 22 “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord! Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we drive out demons in your name? Didn’t we do many miracles in your name?’ 23 Then I will tell them clearly, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who do evil!’
So in closing today - I will write of what i find out about the Fruits of Aslan - First of all, Reza Aslan has continuously presented himself as a "professor of religion" - and this is done to sell his few books, which lack academic and credible references. In one of his recent interviews, Aslan claims, “I am a scholar of religions with four degrees including one in the New Testament" -- WOW!! -- He also claims to be an "expert with a Ph.D. in the history of religions" - a DOUBLE WOW!! WOW! and Aslan claims to be a professor of religions, including the New Testament – that’s what I do for a living, he says... and more - he states: To be clear, I want to emphasize one more time, I am a historian, I am a Ph.D. in the history of religions. Aslan supposedly Tweeted recently: #Twitter, “I have a BA, MA and PhD in the history of #Western #Religions so yes, again, I am an ACTUAL expert in #Judaism.” - So here is the "fruit" that falls at the bottom of his tree - In actuality, Reza Aslan is not a “professor of religion,” and what he claims he does “for a living” is an outrageous inaccuracy. Reza Aslan is an associate professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of California, Riverside. He teaches there based on his Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction from Iowa, his relevant academic credential. In addition, Reza Aslan received his PhD in sociology – not “History of Religions” – from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009.
Thanks to the internet .. the liberals .. and Fox News - for bringing us the story - and letting us decide!