Saturday, August 31, 2013

Author Reza Aslan Explores Uncomfortable Facts About Jesus

  1. In the video clip below, author Reza Aslan makes pointed discusses the pseudipigraha, a literary matrix in which early Christian writers wrote.


    We now know that the four canonical gospels were composite compositions whose various authors believed that putting an apostle’s name on their own work was in no way an abuse of truth (as our current scientific mentality would argue) but rather an act of homage, alignment and even submission to the lineage and witness of the "named" apostle himself. 

    It is ironic that fundamentalist Christians use "literalism" to confine themselves to epistemological traps, needless contraptions that make scripture less meaningful, when the original non-literal approach to sacred scripture was -- and, for many, still is -- more meaningful. 

    Notably, modern passion for biblical "literalism" emerged in the late 1800s, mostly through the destructive work of The Niagara Bible Convention

    Recently, I posted about fundamentalism's conception of God-as-terrorist. Just as God is belittled and demeaned by representing "Him" as a deity who would create a Universe in which human beings might burn -- forever -- in a Lake of Neverending Fire," so too do they belittle and demean The Bible by shackling it to so-called (but intrinsically impossible) Literalism. 

    "Mistakes In Scripture: When The Bible Gets The Bible Wrong"


    Author Explores Uncomfortable Facts About Jesus - AOL On
    Jul 16, 2013
    Reza Aslan joins Ahmed to explore some of the moreuncomfortable facts about Jesus.

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