Something to consider.
“Kristus uddriver kræmmerne af templet” by Unknown – http://www.smk.dk and soeg.smk.dk. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
Reza Aslan is not a Christian, he is just married to one. He is a professor at my university. Very controversial. Hated by most Muslims, Christians and atheists. If I was not going to be a teaching assistant next quarter, I would have taken a creative writing class under him. Although, I do not ascribe to his theological views, Reza Aslan’s thoughts on churches as Ponzi schemes ring true.
And so the idea that you could transform Jesus’s teaching into an appeal for material wealth is astounding to me… This is about as far from the message that the historical Jesus preached as one can get. It’s less a church than a pyramid scheme.
Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus
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