Anyone else reading zealot?

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  1. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho The original Dorb VIP

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    Thoughts? I'm a couple chapters in so far. I like the history lesson, but his constant referring to Jews as "the Jewish cult" etc makes me kinda think he's telling the story he'd like to believe instead of an objective one that actually happened.

    The author seems like he'd be an incredible douchebag if you met him Irl.

    onward!
     
  2. yippeekyaa

    yippeekyaa Moved forward. VIP

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    Maybe the Jews should send him a picture of Allah? Or is it an image of Mohammed that gets them all riled up? Hell, send him photos of both.
     
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    I'm ordering it on amazon.com today. I've only read excerpts and like you, I'm only really interested in it for his historical perspective, that is, going through all the available materials and checking them against other, known historical documents, etc.

    BTW, the word "cult" didn't always have a negative connotation.

    Is that the context in which Aslan uses the word? :scratch:
     
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    Too early to tell.
     
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    he's a muslim, no surprise.
     
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    ...with a PhD in the history of religion... :coffee:
     
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    Also was a Christian , no surprise
     
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    Here's the full interview with Reza Aslan by NPR's Terry Gross.

    As usual, Terry hits it out of the park...

    [video=youtube;9fLoE3Sup_I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fLoE3Sup_I[/video]
     
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    [video=youtube;ZMMhgvbmfjw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMMhgvbmfjw[/video]
     
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    In for the feedback, also thinking about reading it.

    I think the twitter feed is hilarious. Wonder if thats him or someone else.

    Was looking at the reviews.

    Went through the first 10 pages of the 1 ratings, there were 4 verified amazon purchases.

    First 10 pages of the 5 ratings, there were 32 verified purchases.
     
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    How come none of his books about Islam have a picture of Mohammed on the cover? Will all of his degrees in the history of religion you figure the guy might have an idea what he looks like and can maybe draw a picture of him.
     
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    ... and he's the first one to tell you that. Again, and again, and again, and again.

    Reminds me of a few assholes at work who have MBA next to their names in their email signatures. No one gives a shit that you spent all that time in school.
     
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    The cover? Really? That's your two cents? :jj:
     
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    dude, you're kidding, right? He's had to recite his academic credentials because it was those very credentials that Foxnews.com's Lauren Green seemed to keep ignoring, over and over and over and over again.

    For her, it bore repeating.

    Her wiki page says her degree is in music. I wonder if she's qualified to earn a living as a journalist. :munch:
     
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    I don't think that's bad.
    I mean when jackoffs keep hounding you on twitter sometimes you have to be rude right back to em.
     
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    People are giving Aslan shit for busting a few balls when he has to? This is the Howard Stern forum, we should be all for it. Sounds more like you can't handle or don't what to hear what he's saying.
     
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    If you're so fucking smart, answer the question.
     
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  20. FlaFlaFlunkie

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    If I understood the point of the question, that might help.