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Lisa Bauer's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by Lisa Bauer

Just to be an insufferable nitpicker...

I have to correct RD on one thing -- in Part 5 at about 9:15, he says, "if you had been raised Muslim you would not believe in the Virgin Birth" (of Jesus). Muslims DO believe in the Virgin Birth, the story of it is told in the Qur'an more than once as an example of "Allah does whatever he wants, he says 'Be' and it is." Muslims don't believe that he was the Son of God (just a prophet) or that he was crucified and raised from the dead; generally it is held that somebody else was crucified in his place or that it was a hallucination, and Allah took Jesus "to himself."

That said, this was a very fascinating interview.

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 21:29:00 UTC | #285417