NPR's Early Easter Guest: Disciples Didn't Believe Jesus Was God; Hall

April 10th, 2014 4:59 PM
NPR's Terry Gross anticipated the Christian holy day of Easter on Monday's Fresh Air by boosting "popular" author Bart Ehrman's latest book, where the agnostic scholar asserted that "Jesus himself didn't call himself God and didn't consider himself God, and that none of his disciples had any inkling at all that he was God." During the segment, Gross…

Newsweek Mocks Bill O'Reilly for Still Fighting for Christmas -- While

December 15th, 2012 10:15 PM
In one of its last print issues, Newsweek mocks Bill O’Reilly in an article titled “The War On Christmas Is Over: Christmas Won.” Christian groups are pleased that retailers have mostly gone back to using “Christmas” instead of the more neutral “Holiday” patter. Religion reporter David Sessions asked: “How did this cultural flash point slide into…

NPR Anchor Lauds Atheist Author on Palm Sunday, Says He's Bought His T

April 3rd, 2012 6:58 AM
If it’s an important Christian occasion, you can predict National Public Radio will seek out an atheist expert. In 2008, NPR marked Good Friday by interviewing John Dominic Crossan, who believed the body of Jesus was not resurrected, but was perhaps eaten by wild dogs. On Palm Sunday, NPR found it was the perfect day for atheist scholar Bart Ehrman, who has a new book out titled "…

WaPo's 'On Faith': Jesus Would Bless 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement

October 21st, 2011 3:07 PM
On Washington Post's On Faith blog, Daily Beast contributor Lisa Miller teased a piece about Occupy Wall Street with a worthy question: "What would Jesus think about Occupy Wall Street?" Her answer was simple, and predictably liberal: "The Jesus of history would love them all." In a piece titled "Jesus at Occupy Wall Street: 'I feel like I've been here…