Got to know of Reza Aslan through his Fox News interview. If you want to watch it, it is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5f7fRtnasg
Hilarious isn't it? I am not being sarcastic. I do not expect much from Fox News, but the way Reza Aslan keeps his calm reminds me of a Kindergarten teacher.
I bought the book and enjoyed it very much; learnt quite a bit. For example, I was very surprised to learn about Jesus’s brother’s teachings and that he had been opposed to Paul’s teachings.
When great prophets are written about in this way – when they are humanized rather than deified – they are more appealing. I wonder though, if a prophet came now, would I want to believe that he performs miracles or would I be content to know that he preaches sanity?
The more I read the more I find out that I must learn more. I think I knew the most after high school; since then it has just been a steady realization of my ignorance.