Christian Prof Doesn’t Say Jesus a Muslim

Christian Prof Doesn’t Say Jesus a Muslim July 16, 2012

The Worldnutdaily does its usual job of distorting the truth with this article about a Christian professor who thinks Jesus’ focus on social justice is similar to the focus of much of the Quran. But since that doesn’t sound outrageous enough, WND distorts that and says that the professor “says Jesus was Muslim.” The lie is in the very first sentence:

A professor at an Iowa college says as a Christian, he has to say that Jesus was a Muslim.

But the professor didn’t say that:

In a video report that was uncovered by, the professor is interviewed by In The Community television in Raleigh, N.C.,

Shedinger said the issue arose when a Muslim student challenged his teaching about Islam, and he rethought not only Islam, but all of religion.

He came to perceive Islam as a social justice system instead of a religion, and found that he thought the same about Jesus.

“I had to rethink what Islam is,” Shedinger said in the interview. “I came to the conclusion that it was a social justice movement and I think that’s who Jesus was in the first century so I conclude Jesus is more like a Muslim.”

That simply isn’t the same thing as saying that Jesus was a Muslim (he could not have been, of course, because there was no Islam until about 700 years later). I don’t think the folks at the Worldnutdaily give a damn whether anything they report is true.

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