In this op-ed, Reza Aslan (religious scholar and host of CNN’s new show on religion called “Believer”) talks about his own faith.
“My well is Islam, and in particular, the Sufi tradition. Let me be clear, I am Muslim not because I think Islam is ‘truer’ than other religions (it isn’t), but because Islam provides me with the ‘language’ I feel most comfortable with in expressing my faith. It provides me with certain symbols and metaphors for thinking about God that I find useful in making sense of the universe and my place in it.
“….My goal — as a scholar, as a person of faith, and now as the host of ‘Believer’ — is to be the linguist, to demonstrate that, while we may speak in different religions, we are, more often than not, often expressing the same faith.”