Tom Usher's take on: "Why Everything You Think You Know about Jesus is Wrong | Interview with Author Reza Aslan" - YouTube

Abby Martin interviews Reza Aslan, historian and author of the best-selling book 'Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth', discussing how he arrived at the conclusion that Jesus was a revolutionary political leader rather than the peaceful prophet characterized by mainstream culture.

He admits that pretty much all he has to go on are the Gospels. He then says he splits Jesus the historical person from Jesus the one others supposedly attempted to spiritualize while Jesus said of himself that he is the son of God and one with God and that God is spirit and must be worshiped in spirit.


Tom Usher

Honestly, Reza Aslan's work is pathetically confused and extremely misleading. I believe he has a clear anti-Christ agenda, Jesus being the Christ.

He also wildly overstates the number of "messiahs" going about and the number of types of Christianity there were.

Even the name of his book shows deep ignorance, as Jesus was an anti-Zealot. He rebuked the Zealots.

About the only thing I heard that was correct is that religion and politics were one and the same for Jesus.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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