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Fox News Anchor’s Brain Is Broken By The Thought Of Academic Biblical Studies

July 29, 2013

Everybody put on your surprise faces: Fox News doesn’t understand the humanities or historical biblical studies.

In this video, Lauren Green interviews academic and author Reza Aslan, who is forced to respond to a barrage of idiocy from the Fox News anchor. Holy cow, talk about adventures in missing the point. She just doesn’t get the academic thing. She’s the “religion correspondent” for Fox ‘News’ but demonstrates that she knows very little about religion other than some possible fear-mongering and hyper-polemics.

It’s hard to believe someone could be this daft, but here’s the evidence.

I half expected Lauren to yell out in the middle of this interview, “You damn dirty Muslim.” Or “Biblical Studies what does it mean?”

You can watch the entire interview HERE, where Green drops further gems of ignorance such as:

You’re quoting yourself as a scholar, and I’ve interviewed scholars who have written books on the Resurrection, on the real Jesus, and who are looking at the same information that you’re saying… to say that your information is somehow different from theirs is really not being honest…

She also accuses Aslan of not disclosing that he is a Muslim, despite the fact that he actually does state that in the opening pages of his book.

Of course, I have never encountered religious discrimination like Mr. Aslan; however, I have had mildly similar conversations trying to explain to people historical biblical studies.

It’s an awkward conversation with a confused person looking at you askew and asking you ten different ways why on earth you would want to study that, and what the hell are you going to do with a degree in that.

Sometimes, if I’m in a playful mood, I’ll lay down the historical and sociological deconstruction of the Hebrew texts pretty thick just to cement in their mind that I’m probably the biggest heretic walking the planet.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wonderman permalink
    July 30, 2013 10:26 am

    I love the way he slowed down and emphasized each word like he was talking to a child… I guess he quickly recognized the capacity of the intellect that was questioning him!

  2. August 9, 2013 8:07 am

    Watching him slowly try to explain it to her is hilarious. Imagine dishonest, uneducated mass media news reporting. Must be a first, especially for Faux, I mean Fox news.

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