It’s hard to comprehend how stupid Laura Green comes off in this interview, this is quite possibly the worst excuse for news I’ve ever seen in my life. Her points have absolutely no foundation and it’s completely obvious that she hasn’t even read the book. I will warn you, this interview is painful to watch it’s so mind-numbingly dumb.
You know how you’ve had that job where you had to watch that absurd video on sexual harassment that shows the most obvious, overt sexual harassment? This is like that only with Islamaphobia.
Green asks Aslan
“This is an interesting book. Now I want to clarify, you’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?”
At this point he must have known this was going to be the longest few minutes of his life having to deal with this woman
“Well to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees — including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades — who also just happens to be a Muslim. So it’s not that I’m just some Muslim writing about Jesus, I am an expert with a Ph.D in the history of religions … ”
Green interrupts him to double-down on her ignorance and says
“But it still begs the question why would you be interested in the founder of Christianity?”
“Because it’s my job as an academic. I am a professor of religion, including the New Testament. That’s what I do for a living, actually.”
I hadn’t even heard of his book, The Zealot, before I saw this and his incredibly patient and well spoken responses have pretty much convinced me to buy the book.