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#956937 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reza Aslan, Fox News, and Bulverism
You’ve probably seen a clip of it already: Fox News aired a cringe-worthy interview of the author of the latest Jesus tell-all book on Friday, much to the delight of many on the internet. In the now-viral interview, Fox News anchor and religion correspondent Lauren Green shows zero interest in the arguments or content of scholar Reza Aslan’s new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
Instead, she leads off the interview with “You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” Aslan’s eyebrows threaten to rise right off of his face, but he comports himself honorably in a painful ten-minute conversation that never moves past this misguided line of questioning:“It still begs the question though, why would you be interested in the founder of Christianity?”
But even if Green’s line of questioning weren’t laced with xenophobia, ignorant about the purpose of scholarship, or breathtakingly incurious, it would still be problematic. There is a deeper philosophical problem behind focusing on the fact that Aslan is a Muslim.
Let’s suppose for the sake of argument the following: Reza Aslan brings personal biases and prejudices from his Muslim faith to his study of the historical Jesus; the liberal media is breathlessly excited by Aslan’s book, even though it merely rehashes debates that have been going on in historical Jesus studies for decades, because that media tends to be hostile to traditional Christian faith.
In fact, there may very well be reason to believe those things. But to think that they have anything to do with the merits of Aslan’s arguments about Jesus is to engage in a logical fallacy that C.S. Lewis called Bulverism. He explains:
You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The modern method is to assume without discussion that he is wrong and then distract his attention from this (the only real issue) by busily explaining how he became so silly… Assume that your opponent is wrong, and explain his error, and the world will be at your feet. Attempt to prove that he is wrong or (worse still) try to find out whether he is wrong or right, and the national dynamism of our age will thrust you to the wall.
Bulverism a great way to score points while getting no closer to the truth, and it comprises perhaps 95% of writing about religion on the internet.
If you’re actually interested in Zealot, you shouldn’t care about Aslan, or Fox, but about the man from Galilee: what was he like? what did he teach? was he the Christ? If you’re looking for answers to that question, Aslan’s Muslim faith, Fox’s hostility, and any number of dreary facts about America’s cultural grievances are strictly irrelevant.
Textual criticism and and historical methodology can be boring and hard. Questioning motives and feigning outrage is always fun and easy, and serves as a particularly shallow way for people to engage in intellectual triage. That’s why interesting subjects only suffer when they get dragged into the culture wars.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/bulver...
IMO, Lauren Green had some nerve insinuating that "Jesus of Nazareth" is only associated to Christianity. I should hope that Aslan put her in her place by informing her that, unlike Jews, Muslims believe in Jesus and recognize him as the greatest messenger sent by God for All mankind...not just Christians.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956938 Jul 30, 2013
Assassins Creed wrote:
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Sarah Palin looked like an imbecile with her Big Gulp soda float. Can we agree she is one big reason McCain didn't have a chance? If something happened to him, the country would be run by a soccer mom who didn't know basic geography or even who world leaders were.
Like the country being run by Joe Biden?

McCain was the person who killed the campaign. Constitutionalists didn't like him. Social conservatives didn't like him. That only leaves RINOs who liked him. Palin drew social conservatives out that otherwise wouldn't have even bothered to vote.
The vote wasn't for anything, but rather against the (then thought to be) socialist agenda of the Democrats (that turned out to be communist). There was nothing to vote for.
Given the ability of the media to dupe the country, it was a foregone conclusion.

I judged the debate between Palin and Biden a draw. Take into consideration that the so-called moderator was giving Biden the last word on every question (check the statistics of the debate), if the debate had been moderated by a real moderator, Palin would have thrashed him.
However, to thrash a clown like Joe Biden wouldn't have been a big accomplishment.
No, I disagree. I think Palin actually brought more people to the polls than would otherwise have come.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#956939 Jul 30, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Executive Order and Executive Privilege are the hallmarks of the Jerk-In-Chief. And buying votes from the electorate and from business.
Get real.
LOL. You really have no idea what an executive order is do you?

That said, Georgie boy issued 291 Executive orders during his administration. Obama has a long way to go to match tht number. And, as far as Executive Privilege is concerned, Bush invoked it six times. Obama has invoked it once. You really should do a little research before you open your mouth.
Assassins Creed

Spring, TX

#956940 Jul 30, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/27/sara...

Sarah Palin still can't shut up and is rambling about elitist COP tactics and redneck version of a white board. Does anyone care?

She wants to go from being governor to senator.

Inchworm, inchworm.

Who wishes she would take her prom hair and go home?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956941 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, why did we offer not to invade if Afghanistan turned over Bin Laden?
My God you are an idiot.
Do you get that dumb by accident or do you need to work at it?
That would have demonstrated that the Taliban was not part of the attack, and they were a legitimate government that were taken advantage of. However, as it turned out, the Taliban were part of Al Qaeda, which they demonstrated when we went in and took the country over.
The Taliban turning over bin Laden to the US would have been a statement to the world that muslim country was opposed to Al Qaeda and all other organizations with that agenda. A big win in the muslim world.
Well, the Taliban ended up being the usual Arab muslim government mentality.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#956942 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"MOSCOW, Russia – Edward Snowden, hacker-fugitive and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, revealed Tuesday that a series of solar flares is set to occur in September, killing hundreds of millions of people. Documents provided by Snowden prove that, as of 14 years ago, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remote viewers knew that the event was inevitable. Ever since, the world’s governments have quietly been trying to prepare for the sweeping global famine to result."
Blogs and Moonie-owned Washington Times, no wonder you don't cite your sources. Hopefully when you get into High School you'll learn about sources ... and citing them.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#956943 Jul 30, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>That's the best you have in your quiver, Yeahoo? You keep telling us to leave our birthright country. You're the squatter, and you and your lieberal opinions prove it with every post..
Yeah is extremely delusional these days. He sees foreigners every where. I mean everyone, except him, and his commie wife, usasincenever, appear to be the only United States citizens. It is a similar delusional disease to: O'bama sees dead people. Dead People, foreigners...aren't they all the same to Liberals? they both can vote.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956944 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Term life insurance is what?
Glad to see you're still butt hurt over that. That worked out way better than I ever dreamed.
It certainly is NOT heath insurance which is what I was talking about.

As for the other, I'm still laughing my ass off.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956945 Jul 30, 2013
BEER SUMMIT TIME Two Escambia County sheriff deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave after they opened fire early Sunday morning and shot an unarmed black man in his own driveway.

Roy Middleton, 60, had gone to find cigarettes in his mother’s white Lincoln Town Car, which was parked in the driveway of the man’s home in a quiet neighborhood in the town of Warrington.

A neighbor, who apparently didn’t recognize Middleton, called 911 to report a possible robbery, and police arrived at the scene at approximately 2:40 a.m.

Their guns drawn, deputies Jeremiah Meeks and Matthew White told Middleton to put his hands where the officers could see them.

Middleton told the Pensacola News Journal that he initially believed that the voices were from a neighbor who was playing a joke on him. When he got out of the car, however, the deputies began shooting.

“It was like a firing squad,” Middleton told PNJ from his bed at Baptist Hospital.“Bullets were flying everywhere.”
TSM

El Paso, TX

#956946 Jul 30, 2013
If Historian records Obama’s Presidency correctly, Obama will be known as the Renter/ Welfare President!! Homeownership at a 18 year low, 47% of adults have full time Jobs in 2007 59%, Longest Stretch of 7.5%+ Unemployment on Record,10 million Americans on disability HOW’S THAT HOPE AND CHANGE WORKING OUT?
Assassins Creed

Spring, TX

#956947 Jul 30, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/27/sara...

My post about Palin didn't post.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956948 Jul 30, 2013
WOW wrote:
RIP ANOTHER DEMONCRAT Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., the Democrat-turned-independent who began his career as a staunch segregationist and preached fiscal restraint in Washington long before it became fashionable, has died. He was 98.
Byrd’s son, Tom Byrd, is president and publisher of The Winchester Star, which first reported the death. Tom Byrd’s office confirmed that the former senator died Tuesday.
Byrd was a gravy train rider. His philosophy was dictated by what was necessary for him to stay in Washington. His fiscal restraint was dependent on who was in the White House. He didn't want to give any Republican president any money, and did what he could to heap mountains of money on Democrat presidents.
Good riddance. I hate racists, anyway.

Will he be getting a KKK burial?
Assassins Creed

Spring, TX

#956949 Jul 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Like the country being run by Joe Biden?
McCain was the person who killed the campaign. Constitutionalists didn't like him. Social conservatives didn't like him. That only leaves RINOs who liked him. Palin drew social conservatives out that otherwise wouldn't have even bothered to vote.
The vote wasn't for anything, but rather against the (then thought to be) socialist agenda of the Democrats (that turned out to be communist). There was nothing to vote for.
Given the ability of the media to dupe the country, it was a foregone conclusion.
I judged the debate between Palin and Biden a draw. Take into consideration that the so-called moderator was giving Biden the last word on every question (check the statistics of the debate), if the debate had been moderated by a real moderator, Palin would have thrashed him.
However, to thrash a clown like Joe Biden wouldn't have been a big accomplishment.
No, I disagree. I think Palin actually brought more people to the polls than would otherwise have come.
Obama didn't have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. No one was worried about the much younger Obama dying like Grandpa McCain. Also, McCain had the skeletons in his closet about his ex-wife and his trophy wife. Was the trophy wife actually found hanging out with another man? Who could blame her? Why don't you give everyone the back story to McCain? I'm sure you know it all.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956950 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"MOSCOW, Russia – Edward Snowden, hacker-fugitive and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, revealed Tuesday that a series of solar flares is set to occur in September, killing hundreds of millions of people. Documents provided by Snowden prove that, as of 14 years ago, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remote viewers knew that the event was inevitable. Ever since, the world’s governments have quietly been trying to prepare for the sweeping global famine to result."
SEE WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE OBAMA LOOK BAD you know wow why you gotta bring this up see you RACISTS lololhahahahaha OBAMA WILL STOP THAT BLACK HOLE IN THE SUN maybe HE WILL GO BACK IN THE SUN lololhahahaha THEY KEEP US ENTERTAINED WHILE THEY PLAN TO ESCAPE TO OTHER PLANETS and you are crazy for not thinking with the CROWD you can only post

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#956951 Jul 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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IMO, Lauren Green had some nerve insinuating that "Jesus of Nazareth" is only associated to Christianity. I should hope that Aslan put her in her place by informing her that, unlike Jews, Muslims believe in Jesus and recognize him as the greatest messenger sent by God for All mankind...not just Christians.
Liberal Christians and Moslems are alike according to you. Got it!
Moslems only believe what Mohammed made up about Jesus...600 years later. But better to lie late than never I guess. Look at O'bama and his moslem roots--he lies all the time.:)

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956952 Jul 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That isn't what you said birdbrain!
the "5" was obviously supposed to be "25" from reading the post.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#956953 Jul 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Byrd was a gravy train rider. His philosophy was dictated by what was necessary for him to stay in Washington. His fiscal restraint was dependent on who was in the White House. He didn't want to give any Republican president any money, and did what he could to heap mountains of money on Democrat presidents.
Good riddance. I hate racists, anyway.
Will he be getting a KKK burial?
a KKK burial?

he was a conservative, so yeah probably.
Assassins Creed

Spring, TX

#956955 Jul 30, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/cind...

Just looking around for something to discuss. Anyone want to discuss Weiner or Cindy McCain?

I'm sure someone can link it to Obama. Has anyone read his books?
The Titles elude me, but I have seen them at the book store. Maybe I'll check them out. Not sure I want to won copies.
LCN Llin

United States

#956956 Jul 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>What nomination did Biden get son?
Can you start making sense for a change?
Biden 10
Ryan 0

Great debate,
fox had a cat
LCN Llin

United States

#956957 Jul 30, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Liberal Christians and Moslems are alike according to you. Got it!
Moslems only believe what Mohammed made up about Jesus...600 years later. But better to lie late than never I guess. Look at O'bama and his moslem roots--he lies all the time.:)
Le us Know when President Bush will attend a republican convention.

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