— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) March 20, 2014
Wrong again: it’s not “barely 40 verses,” it’s 89. Poor Reza! He keeps getting “misquoted”! First it was his claim that Christianity teaches reincarnation, and now this! What’s the problem? Is he unable to speak plainly enough to avoid being misquoted? Why are there so many Misunderstanders of Reza Aslan out there?
In today’s politically correct culture, the mainstream media lionizes people not because of their particular acumen, ability, talents or intelligence, but because they parrot the establishment line that the media wants the public to adopt: contempt for America, hatred for Israel, and endless justification for Islamic supremacists and jihadists.
A prime example of this is the Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan, a Board member of a lobbying group for the bloodthirsty and genocidally antisemitic Iranian regime. Reza Aslan is such an intellectually formidable scholar that he writes “than” for “then” and apparently thinks the Latin word “et” is an abbreviation. He writes “clown’s” for “clowns”; calls Turkey the second most populous Muslim country and refers to “the reincarnation, which Christianity talks about” — although he later claimed that one was a “typo.” He is less a “religious scholar,” in other words, than he is a marginally literate, unevenly educated charlatan with a talent for telling the mainstream media what it wants to hear.
In this case, he claims that the Biblical story of Noah is “barely four verses long,” and then challenges people to “open Genesis.” Okay, let’s do that. When we do, we find that the Biblical story of Noah and the flood is actually 89 verses long, spanning from Genesis 6:9 to 9:29. So Aslan was only 85 verses off. That’s what makes you a “religious scholar” in this debased age.
And why didn’t Carol Costello check the claims of the vaunted “religious scholar”? Does she not have a Bible?
“Is ‘Noah’ film sacred enough?,” by Carol Costello for CNN, March 20:
…Reza Aslan, a religious scholar who wrote the book-and-soon-to-be-movie, “Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” says, “‘Son of God’ is a movie made by Christians for Christians. Non-Christians will not go see ‘Son of God’ — because it’s a terrible movie.”
Aslan is eager to see “Noah,” and, no, it doesn’t bother him in the least if Aronofsky takes liberties with his portrayal of Noah.
He says the story of Noah in the Bible is barely four verses long. “If you wanted to make a biblically based Noah story it would be 10 minutes long. …if you’re going to approach this topic, you have no choice but to expand on it, to make things up, to create a narrative out of it.”
The most interesting aspects of the Noah story, he says, come after the floodwaters recede. “Noah gets drunk and lies naked in front of his son. Go and check it out. Open Genesis.”…