Friday, August 8, 2008
Zeitgeist the new 'truth' movie being promoted by its makers on conspiracy message boards around the internet has been thoroughly debunked. It is disgusting to think the makers would try to sell it as a 'truth movie' considering that it has dozens (over 50) easily provable factual errors. We are talking about specific false claims that have been debunked for years, yet because this is the first time its been put into a form of a movie it has new life.
You will notice that they don't site one single original source for the Jesus similarities they claim exist, you would think if it was true that the ancient texts showed such similarities, they would simply site these ancient texts. They don't because they do not exist; its quite simple, they instead offer books from authors such as Tim Leedom, Massey, Acharya, Doherty. This is laughable as a resource list if you have looked in to these claims. The numerous claims made by this movie concerning Jesus's many similarities are either true or false. Before I move on here are the links to various debunkings of the 'Christ myth'
Here is a great look at the ridiculous claims of most of the authors on that list (how they get away with this stuff is beyond rational thought)
This is another that site handles the major deities and does so with tremendous references.
I like the next site because no stone is left unturned in his search for more and more 'Christ myths deities' to debunk, he has about 80 claims looked in to here:
Because this movie spent so much time claiming the similarities of horus and Jesus here is a specific debunking to show how clearly uninformed in mythology and how easily duped the makers of this film are in making this claim.
Now for Leedoms 'Virishna' I wish there was more information to go on, but there is no such deity, at least in our earth's currently verifiable history. He apparently didn't bother with fact checking. Here is one account of the hunt for Virishna from an earlier source:
This movie also tries to make the claim that the Catholic churches pagan ideals, symbolism ,and rituals are somehow proof that Christianity itself is a part of this, nothing could be further from the truth. Lets take December 25th mentioned at least a dozen times in the film. The date of December 25th, which was officially proclaimed by the church fathers in A.D. 440, was actually a vestige of the Roman holiday of Saturnalia, observed near the winter solstice, which itself was among the many pagan traditions inherited from the earlier Babylonian priesthood. Any person that doesn't drool on themselves will tell you that nowhere in the bible is this date mentioned or inferred in ANY way. It is ludicrous to say that and pagan rituals involving this date can be linked to Christianity before the catholic church got a hold of the idea, that is, ALMOST 500 YEARS LATER.