I’m sure by now you’ve seen that idiotic interview on Fox News with Reza Aslan about his new book about Jesus. The interviewer, who is Fox’ religion correspondent FFS, seems absolutely baffled why a Muslim would write a book about Christianity and Aslan rightly shows how ridiculous she’s being:
But as absurd as this video is, the reaction of Sam Harris is just as bad. He decided to attack Aslan and claim that he was making an appeal to authority:
No Sam, perhaps it’s time you understood what an argument from authority is. Aslan did not say that you should believe everything he had to say in the book because he’s an academic with degrees and expertise on the subject, he said that the fact that he is an academic expert explains why he would write a book about Jesus. The only one embarrassing themselves here is you.
@rezaaslan perhaps it is time you realized that the argument from authority is always embarrassing… (even with kosher credentials)