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(The Raw Story)   Religious scholar Reza Aslan tells the world Megyn Kelly was only half right- Jesus is not white, but Christ is. Well, that clears that up   (rawstory.com) divider line 297
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2013-12-13 02:56:03 PM
This is the only thread submission today on this story that has at least put forth an accurate take.

/not subby
 
2013-12-13 02:58:10 PM
Any bets on how many "he doesn't have a degree in religious studies so can't be a religious scholar" derp era we get on this thread.
 
2013-12-13 03:03:27 PM
Bill O'Reilly = expert on Western religions
Reza Aslan != expert on Western religions

Study it out.
 
2013-12-13 03:07:48 PM
"As everybody knows, before Roman Orthodoxy, there were a thousand different kinds of Christianity," Aslan said. "It could mean whatever you wanted it to mean.

shiat, that's no different than now.

If you're a blond, blue-eyed, white suburbanite woman, then God is a blond, blue-eyed suburbanite

The fact that there's a word missing from the end of that sentence is the subject of an entirely different book.
 
2013-12-13 03:11:03 PM
Fox News sucks. There, I said it.
 
2013-12-13 03:13:58 PM
That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.

And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.
 
2013-12-13 03:28:00 PM
He can't be a religious scholar because he's an imaginary lion from Narnia!
 
2013-12-13 03:32:45 PM
Aslan's left nut is smarter than the entire staff at Fox News combined.
 
2013-12-13 03:35:07 PM
Well he lived in the middle east, so my guess is he was probably, oh I don't know, middle eastern?
 
2013-12-13 03:36:17 PM

mrshowrules: Aslan's left nut is smarter than the entire staff at Fox News combined.


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2013-12-13 03:43:58 PM
I know that in China, they've combined the Mary and Child (Madonna) motif with the Buddhist bodhisattva Guanyin to create this:

www.onmarkproductions.com
www.ancienttreasures.com
www.jonathantan.org
 
2013-12-13 03:47:40 PM
Christ is a title, not a name
 
2013-12-13 03:49:15 PM

cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name


FTA: "What I just described is Jesus. What Megan Kelly described is the Christ - and they're different people," Aslan said. "In other words, the Christ can be whatever you want him to be."

I think he's using it right.
 
2013-12-13 04:00:19 PM
That's actually a really smart way of looking at it.
 
2013-12-13 04:16:07 PM

RexTalionis: cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name

FTA: "What I just described is Jesus. What Megan Kelly described is the Christ - and they're different people," Aslan said. "In other words, the Christ can be whatever you want him to be."
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I think he's using it right.

e to your post, there

Yes, he is. It's for the benefit of people like subby and good Xtians who believe that's his last name.

Also in reference to your post, there is the theory that Jesus went east and turned to Buddhism before going home and spreading it.

But we are having a civilised, decent and intelligent conversation here. That's not allowed on Fark.
 
2013-12-13 05:05:53 PM

gilgigamesh: That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.

And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.


Well, it's green, so, yeah.
 
2013-12-13 05:08:08 PM

gilgigamesh: That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.

And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.


Reza Aslan has done some good work tracing the roots of Fundamentalist movements--Christian, Jewish and Islamic. His How to Win a Cosmic War is a brilliant piece.
 
2013-12-13 05:15:51 PM
Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage
 
2013-12-13 05:25:03 PM
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2013-12-13 05:25:14 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage


Jesus didn't have a 70s porn 'stache, but Christ did.
 
2013-12-13 05:27:46 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage

i100.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-13 05:29:25 PM
I'd like to hear Ted Nugent's thoughts on this subject.
 
2013-12-13 06:00:10 PM

vernonFL: Peter von Nostrand: Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage

Jesus didn't have a 70s porn 'stache, but Christ did.


You always knew it was party time when the "Free Mustache Rides" shirt got broken out
 
2013-12-13 06:03:58 PM
His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.
 
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2013-12-13 06:07:39 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Fox News sucks. There, I said it.

 
2013-12-13 06:15:51 PM

gilgigamesh: That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.

And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.


We were supposed to be outraged?

This whole time I've just been mocking with derision.

I've been doing it all wrong. Is there some RSS feed or something I can follow that will prevent me from further embarrassment?
 
2013-12-13 06:30:26 PM
The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?
 
2013-12-13 06:30:30 PM
You know who else was white?

ROB REINER!
 
2013-12-13 06:32:22 PM
Jesus was Swedish:

content.internetvideoarchive.com

And he played chess with Death and drank Elsinore beer.
Nø kidding.  He ønce bit my sister.
 
2013-12-13 06:33:18 PM

DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?


She knows her audience wants to hear that Jesus is a white dude?
 
2013-12-13 06:34:08 PM

EvilEgg: His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.


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2013-12-13 06:38:00 PM

DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?


She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.
 
2013-12-13 06:39:32 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?

She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.


yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.
 
2013-12-13 06:40:09 PM

cretinbob: Also in reference to your post, there is the theory that Jesus went east and turned to Buddhism before going home and spreading it.


And Yoga and Kung Fu. Can't forget those.

I love that book so much, I think it's about time for another re-read.
 
2013-12-13 06:40:14 PM

syrynxx: I'd like to hear Ted Nugent's thoughts on this subject.


Jesus was a white, draft dodging pants shiatter.
 
2013-12-13 06:40:15 PM
I think somebody would've noted it at the time if two swarthy Palestinian parents gave birth to a blond, blue-eyed white kid.

That would've literally been rarer than another messiah being born.
 
2013-12-13 06:40:18 PM
I would like to see Megyn interview Pope Frank and ask his thoughts on the subject. I imagine she would leave with the imprint of his oxfords on her butt
 
2013-12-13 06:42:25 PM

DirkValentine: She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.

yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.


I'm sure there's going to be a lot of crying about how liberals are being mean, using their facts and historical data to bully her.
 
2013-12-13 06:42:57 PM

DirkValentine: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?

She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.

yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.


Overzealous staffer misspoke out of context.
 
2013-12-13 06:43:46 PM

cameroncrazy1984: DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?

She knows her audience wants to hear that Jesus is a white dude?


Yeah, that's the easy answer but she's proven herself to not be stupid.  Sure, she works at fox at promotes their bullshiat, but that was a really, really weird statement.    Like, outside the bounds of what i would expect from her.   O'Reilly style.
 
2013-12-13 06:46:39 PM

Arachnophobe: cretinbob: Also in reference to your post, there is the theory that Jesus went east and turned to Buddhism before going home and spreading it.

And Yoga and Kung Fu. Can't forget those.

I love that book so much, I think it's about time for another re-read.


Agreed. Big fan of most of his work.
 
2013-12-13 06:48:08 PM
Well, Lemmy is white, so therefore God is white. And British. And FARKING METAL!
 
2013-12-13 06:48:57 PM

DirkValentine: Yeah, that's the easy answer but she's proven herself to not be stupid.  Sure, she works at fox at promotes their bullshiat, but that was a really, really weird statement.    Like, outside the bounds of what i would expect from her.   O'Reilly style.


If she's faking it, she wont last.

It's not enough to just go to Republican Church on Sundays, if you don't truly believe the Republican Religion in your heart of hearts, the derp won't flow through you, it will destroy you.
 
2013-12-13 06:51:08 PM

EvilEgg: His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.


That was nicely done.  Nicely done indeed.
 
2013-12-13 06:52:03 PM

Arachnophobe: cretinbob: Also in reference to your post, there is the theory that Jesus went east and turned to Buddhism before going home and spreading it.

And Yoga and Kung Fu. Can't forget those.

I love that book so much, I think it's about time for another re-read.


Not sure what book that was, but here's an interview with the real guy.

http://vimeo.com/6674005
 
2013-12-13 06:52:36 PM
She's a Doobie Brothers fan but she's always getting the lyrics wrong.
 
2013-12-13 06:53:19 PM

impaler: DirkValentine: Yeah, that's the easy answer but she's proven herself to not be stupid.  Sure, she works at fox at promotes their bullshiat, but that was a really, really weird statement.    Like, outside the bounds of what i would expect from her.   O'Reilly style.

If she's faking it, she wont last.

It's not enough to just go to Republican Church on Sundays, if you don't truly believe the Republican Religion in your heart of hearts, the derp won't flow through you, it will destroy you.


I don't know, man.  I honestly don't pay any attention to Fox outside of links about it but what I have seen tells me there are some serious sociopathic grifters that are there specifically b/c they have critical thinking skills and the ability to disown their soul and use them for the forces of evil.

Aaaaand then there's Fox and Friends.  You can't explain that.
 
2013-12-13 06:56:29 PM

impaler: DirkValentine: She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.

yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.

I'm sure there's going to be a lot of crying about how liberals are being mean, using their facts and historical data to bully her.


She'll use Aslan's explanation.
 
2013-12-13 06:56:29 PM
Jesus was white, because English was only spoken by white people back then, morans.
 
2013-12-13 06:58:04 PM

DirkValentine: It's not enough to just go to Republican Church on Sundays, if you don't truly believe the Republican Religion in your heart of hearts, the derp won't flow through you, it will destroy you.

I don't know, man.  I honestly don't pay any attention to Fox outside of links about it but what I have seen tells me there are some serious sociopathic grifters that are there specifically b/c they have critical thinking skills and the ability to disown their soul and use them for the forces of evil.


You make a good point. You don't have to be a true believer, as long as you're a sociopath or don't have a soul.

These people make up the priestly class of the Republican Religion.
 
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