Reza Aslan is not without controversy. You might have heard about him a few months ago when Reza Aslan outraged Hindus by eating human brains on CNN while he was visiting a group of cannibals. Today I’m going to examine more carefully at Reza Aslan’s reasons that he believe that Jesus before Pilate is a fabrication. In 2013 he wrote a book titled “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” in which he has an extended discussion of why he thinks the Gospels’ account of Jesus before Pilate was a fabrication. This discussion took place in chapter twelve of the book.
In this post I want to look first at his credentials, then examine one of the fallacious reasoning in his argument. In my next post I will look at more problems with his reasoning.