"Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#21  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Oct 07, 2015 5:35 am

Having what one considers shitty arguments doesn't make someone a fraud.
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#22  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 07, 2015 7:53 am

WayOfTheDodo wrote:Reza Aslan is a fraud in general. Fuck him.



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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#23  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Oct 07, 2015 10:02 am

Spearthrower wrote:
WayOfTheDodo wrote:Reza Aslan is a fraud in general. Fuck him.

Nice assertion you've got there.

I know. I think it's pretty much spot-on.
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#24  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 07, 2015 10:03 am

WayOfTheDodo wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
WayOfTheDodo wrote:Reza Aslan is a fraud in general. Fuck him.

Nice assertion you've got there.

I know. I think it's pretty much spot-on.



Aye, that's what people with nice, shiny assertions tend to think as they dictate reality via their opinions.
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#25  Postby murshid » Dec 06, 2015 3:53 pm

NineBerry wrote:https://www.drew.edu/crcc/programsinitiatives/wallerstein-distinguished-visiting-scholars/dr-reza-aslan


Is a PhD in the sociology of religion the same as a PhD in the history of Western religions? That is a genuine question. I really don't know if they could be the same or not.


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#26  Postby NineBerry » Dec 06, 2015 4:10 pm

No, I wouldn't say that his PhD is in "the history of Western Religion". But I also wouldn't say that an oversimplified message in a Twitter discussion with an idiot is "academic fraud".
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#27  Postby murshid » Dec 06, 2015 4:29 pm

Is this @matanlurey person a well known idiot on Twitter?
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#28  Postby SkyMutt » Dec 06, 2015 4:32 pm

NineBerry wrote:No, I wouldn't say that his PhD is in "the history of Western Religion". But I also wouldn't say that an oversimplified message in a Twitter discussion with an idiot is "academic fraud".


Agreed, not academic fraud. Perhaps a more accurate term would be "chest-thumping misrepresentation."
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#29  Postby NineBerry » Dec 06, 2015 5:13 pm

Everyone is an idiot on Twitter. It's a natural law.
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#30  Postby murshid » Dec 06, 2015 6:24 pm

Ah, so that explains Reza Aslan's chest-thumping idiocy!
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#31  Postby NineBerry » Dec 06, 2015 7:09 pm

murshid wrote:Ah, so that explains Reza Aslan's chest-thumping idiocy!


Excactly. CF Richard Dawkins @ Twitter
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#32  Postby murshid » Dec 06, 2015 7:29 pm

NineBerry wrote:
murshid wrote:Ah, so that explains Reza Aslan's chest-thumping idiocy!


Excactly. CF Richard Dawkins @ Twitter

Yes. It's almost as if a different person posts his tweets. I guess the 140 character limitation does that to people, or it is at least a contributing factor.
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#33  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Jun 10, 2017 6:43 pm

How come Reza Aslan is fired from his job when he's right for once? I mean, Reza Aslan is a grade A asshat, liar and general fucktard, but this time he was absolutely right. Why didn't all his lies and bullshit in the past get him in trouble, but speaking the truth did? Fucked up.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/busi ... trump.html
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#34  Postby tuco » Jun 10, 2017 8:58 pm

What truth was he speaking? He said:

This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He's an embarrassment to humankind.


He got paid by CNN and apparently they were not happy with his conduct. He can post it here because Mr Trump is not member here.
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Re: "Reza Aslan Revealed as Academic Fraud"

#35  Postby Matthew Shute » Jun 11, 2017 2:09 pm

WayOfTheDodo wrote: Why didn't all his lies and bullshit in the past get him in trouble


It must've always been the right kind of lies and bullshit.
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