If there is anything that has significantly helped me along my Atheism path, aside from using my brain to formulate ACTUAL ideas and sifting through the bullshit I like to call religion to find the truth, is a documentary called Zeitgeist by Peter Joseph. "It asserts a number of conspiracy theory-based ideas, including the Christ myth theory, alternative theories for the parties responsible for the September 11 attacks in 2001 and that bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power." Check it out if you are looking for answers that smart people have asked for years. Zeitgeist: The Movie

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Comment by Tina Springer on October 6, 2011 at 10:57am

Nelson, if Price agree's with Acharya regarding "Christianity constitutes Gnosticism historicized and Judaized, likewise representing a synthesis of Egyptian, Jewish and Greek religion and mythology, among others [including Buddhism, via King Asoka’s missionaries] from around the ‘known world’” and that “Christianity is largely the product of Egyptian religion being Judaized and historicized’"

which was the whole premacy of Zeitgeist, then the rest is symantics. 

 

You state: "Zeitgeist is a movie that relies on only a handful of sources in favor of the stated

 hypothesis"

 

which is blatantly untrue.  Anyone and everyone can go look at the Zeitgeist sourcebook and see that there is more than a handful of sources as there are in Acharya's books. 

 

From my understanding, the video was supposed to be college film art project and it got released on the web after it won a prize so I think that it is expecting too much from something that was not supposed to be used as a documentary in the first place.  It wasn't made to give you facts it was made to win a prize. It should make people think and do their own research which suprisingly, so few people want to do.  Instead, I see people go to the first Christian or skeptic website and take their word for it and as a researcher, this is upsetting to me.   I thought the whole idea of skepticism was to look to see if the evidence backs up the claim and in this case it does. 

Not too long ago, I was in a debate with a Christian about this and I notice a few of the people on here are using those same arguments that the Christian was using.  Zeitgeist is not about Acharya S or Dorothy Murdoch or what ever her name is . Honestly,  I don't give a flying pigs patootie what Price thinks of Acharya S, but to insinuate that her sources are invalid, invalidates the scholars that she uses as sources, which more than a few times, is Price himself. 

 

 

 

Comment by Logan on October 10, 2011 at 11:26pm

Zeitgeist was an intriguing documentary. Well made and attention grabbing, especially for people that are looking for answers. That said, most all of the film is scare tactics mixed with conspiracy theorizing. It is not a good movie to show to someone who is vulnerable, as it can plant seeds of doubt, in all the wrong places, and cause a person to fall for more nonsense. In no way am I saying your post is wrong, just that you looked at that film in the wrong way. Any person who has taken a critical thinking class can tell you all the fallacies and fantasies that that film attempts to portrait. Its not a good step toward thinking critically, in fact, its the exact opposite. GG....

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