‘Bout time someone ripped into the whole ‘prosperity gospel’ scam..and to think that people actually take charlatans – to use your phrasing – such as Joel Osteen seriously…W.C. Fields was correct: there truly are suckers born every minute.
I’ve read some of Azlan’s work and he approaches his research about Christ exclusively from an historical perspective. I like this guy…
Religious scholar Reza Aslan blasted proponents of the so-called “prosperity gospel” last month, claiming the materialistic Christian movement ran directly counter to the teachings of Jesus.
Aslan was speaking at the 2014 Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver about his book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
During a question and answer session, the University of California at Riverside professor was asked about the portrayal of Jesus in movies.
“I love all fictional presentations of Jesus. I think they are fantastic, whether it is the Last Temptation of Christ or The Passion — both of which are fiction. But — sorry about that, did I break that to you? — but again for me what is fascinating about those…
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