Did FOX News Really Criticize a Non-Christian for Writing About Christianity…?

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  • Rain

    Maybe he should go and make up his own religion instead of criticizing everyone else’s religions. You know how the old saying goes: Those who can, can do, but those who can’t, teach those who can, even though they can’t do it themselves, or they become movie critics.

    • Mudze

      He hasn’t criticised anyone’s religion.

    • jdm8

      Doesn’t that mean that Fox’s Christian commentators shouldn’t be saying anything about Islam?

    • http://confessionsfromthepeanutgallery.blogspot.com/ YankeeCynic

      Maybe you should be go and become your own religious history commentator instead of criticizing other commentators.

      Oh, wait. I wouldn’t say that. You know, because it’s ridiculous. Perhaps you should do the same.

    • Baby_Raptor

      Cool. Then Christians need to shut the Fuck up about everyone who isn’t a Christian. And yes, that includes how we live our lives.

    • skinnercitycyclist

      “You know how the old saying goes”

      Apparently you don’t.

    • skinnercitycyclist

      Why don’t you listen to the interview, or better yet, read the book. It s not a “criticism” of jesus, it is a scholarly work exploring a (pseudo-)historical person. Are you Xians devoid of ALL critical thought?

    • Nathan Browett

      Maybe all religions should just fuck off and stop turning people into homicidal, segregating pieces of shit.

    • Japooh

      Maybe you should read the book before making stupid remarks about it on the internet, where you are bound to be called out for making stupid remarks out of ignorance of the subject at hand.

      And that’s not how that old saying goes.

    • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

      Maybe people who want to debate him should actually read his book and engage him on the substance of what he has to say? Nah. That would require reading and thinking.

  • http://be.net/mattcoddington matt

    In Fox’s defense, Jeebus(tm) tells them all they need to know about other religions.

  • carrdexter3

    In other thought, Fox has a point in here. But in someways non christian has a edge too to say their own opinion too about Christianity as a freedom of speech. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Viola-author/163188197069440

    • Baby_Raptor

      Faux has no point. Jesus is a respected figure in Islam, though not of the same importance that he is in Christianity.

      Further, Christianity doesn’t own Jesus. In fact, they’re doing everything they can to force him on other people. So they don’t get to whine when other people talk about him, even if they don’t happen to like what is said.

      Next time you’re going to pretend to comment so you can promote yourself, at least think about it for a second or two first. People might be more interested in your spam if you sound somewhat intelligent.

      • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

        he actually went out of his way to mention multiple times that he disagreed with the traditional Muslim view of Jesus. They could at least have heard him out before going on the attack. Clearly the interviewer (or whoever was producing the segment, more likely) had no interest in letting his say anything as they were prepared with attack quotes that had nothing to do with anything he had to say.

    • skinnercitycyclist

      And listen to the damned interview, the whole thing. He stated over and over and over again that he is a SCHOLAR who has written a SCHOLARLY book about the supposed “historical” Jesus. He told us about his advanced degrees, he is a university professor.

      Also, how would it be less biased for a Xian to write a book about Jesus? Because believing he actually rose from the dead would make you a more objective observer?

  • Michaela Samuels

    In an accidental debate over a discussion of privacy leaks in the US (I used such terrible judgement here – I normally avoid debates with fundamental conservatives), I was told that I could not possibly understand how Christian freedoms are being “daily” taken away from Christians as a result of these horrid times since I am, and I quote, “not on her side.”

    I had raved about the beauty of American diversity and the importance in keeping this diversity in tact in our culture. Somehow, that not only made me against Christianity, but indicated my complete inability to even grasp the argument.

    Good logic.

    • C.L. Honeycutt

      Well, you know, they’re losing the invisible freedoms! It’s sophisticated persecutiology, you wouldn’t understand without twenty years of study.

      • Michaela Samuels

        Certainly not. And those twenty years better be spent at the RIGHT kind of schools and not any of those liberal, nonsensical places that persuade our innocent children to the dark side.

        • Japooh

          By using FACTS, the sneaky *******!

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    I guess that means that no one can study or write about any religion other than their own? Of course not. Christian privilege.