Real Time With Bill Maher

Season 4 Episode 6

March 24, 2006

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 24, 2006 on HBO



  • Quotes

    • Reza Aslan: You know, we have this idea, somehow, that prophets invent religions, that Jesus invented Christianity, or that Muhammad invented Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth. What prophets do is they take the social and cultural and economic and political milieu in which they live, and they reshape it. They recast it. They don't talk about the future. They talk about the present. It's the prophet-followers who then take those words-take those deeds, and turn it into what we call a religion. And it's often the case that it has far more to do with their own ideas, their own biases, than it does with what the prophet said or did.