Reza Aslan: Thoughts on Jesus, Mohammed, "manmade" religion
Reza Aslan speaking at the launch of the UC Riverside Middle Eastern Student Center on Oct. 21. Photo: Kurt Miller/Staff I recently wrote a story on Reza Aslan , the UC Riverside professor whose current book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," was a No.
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#1 Nov 16, 2013
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"Aslan sees similarities between Jesus and Mohammed.
"'What Jesus and Mohammed had in common is that both of them focused far more on economic, social and political reform than they did on religious reform,' he said. Jesusí teachings are primarily about the reversal of the social order, about the care for the weak and the poor. The same is true of the Prophet Mohammed. Actually Jesus said very little theological. The same is true of Mohammed. He was not a theologically minded person. Most of what he talked about had to do with very real concrete needs of people.'"
Most of what Mohammed did was to satiate his own "very real concrete needs," but at the expense of others.
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