Comment by Ash Pryce on December 27, 2011 at 1:28pm

For crying out loud.  There are enough sources online to refute this, there are plenty of books on mythology in your library that can help.  Here's an online rebuttal (complete with VERY extensive source links): http://conspiracies.skepticproject.com/articles/zeitgeist/

Here's a rebuttel I wrote about the Horus/ Mitrhas myth: http://www.thetwentyfirstfloor.com/?p=1519

Seriously.  This makes us all look bad when we repeat it. 

Comment by Scott A. Hunt on December 27, 2011 at 1:43pm

@Ash Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I cringed when I saw this on the TA twitter feed.

Comment by Dustin DuJack on December 27, 2011 at 2:07pm

So where's the movie with all the 'real truths'? 

Comment by Scott A. Hunt on December 27, 2011 at 3:13pm

@kk Check the links on the left of the main page.  Here's the rebuttal to Zeigeist Part One:

http://conspiracies.skepticproject.com/articles/zeitgeist/part-one/

I couldn't find a video rebuttal though except from religious sites.

Comment by Scott A. Hunt on December 27, 2011 at 3:17pm

Another good article here.  "The Greatest Story Ever Garbled"

http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/09-02-25/

Comment by Mostafa on December 27, 2011 at 11:55pm

@Ash

There wasn't supposed to be exact match between all these myths. Whole point of Zeitgeist is that founders of Christianity stole lots of myth from other mythical figures and assigned them to a maybe deluded Jewish monk. I don't think by any means Zeitgiest hearts anything. In worse situation it might force some dogmatic religious people to do some research or if they weren't even come close to listen to this. I found this comment by a viwer of the blog who critisized zeitgiest very appealing:

  "Dr Jesus said:

..... There is no doubt that there are a number of strong parallels between all of the mythological figures you list above and Jesus. Do each of them share *all* of the exact same attributes and back stories as Jesus? Well no, of course not. Few mythological entities do share all their attributes with all others. But it is not a stretch to posit that Jesus is a synthesis of various random parts of the numerous different mythological god-men cults that were all extremely popular during the time that the bible was being written.

Jesus is basically a middle-eastern Frankenstein stitched together from the better bits of a number of the more popular ancient god-man cults, with a strong dose of Judaism thrown in for good measure. His story is, in fact, exactly how you would expect it to be if it were a synthesis of these pagan cults being assembled by early Christian zealots for the purpose of drawing adherents from other competing cults."

Comment by Mostafa on December 27, 2011 at 11:59pm

I have seen first hand how Zeigiest puts doubt in the hearts of believers.Enough shock to break their bubble.

Comment by Scott A. Hunt on December 28, 2011 at 8:19am

Doesn't matter to me if it puts doubt in their minds if it comes from lies and half truths.  I don't want this to be representative of atheism.

Comment by Scott A. Hunt on December 28, 2011 at 10:01am

@kk I looked on your blog before I posted hoping to see your comments but didn't see anything.

Comment by Ash Pryce on December 28, 2011 at 11:48am

Mostafa.  Sorry but I disagreed with Dr. Jesus' response as did others.  And I still do.  Zeitgeist is wrong and is poorly researched.  Why is it okay for something to be poorly researched and wrong as long as it supports our position?  If this were a christian piece attempting to support their position with the same level of research and evidence as presented in Zeitgeist we would all quite rightly rip it apart.  but because Zeitgeist is anti christianity some how it means it's okay to be wrong?

It makes us look bad because it makes us look like we don't care about what is true, that we only care about what supports our position. 

There just AREN'T as many links between jesus and other deities as is suggeste din zeitgeist or by Dr. Jesus.  "There is no doubt that there are a number of strong parallels between all of the mythological figures you list above and Jesus"- that's simply not true.  Any simple research doesn't support this.

Christianity has enough holes in it without us making things up.  Zeitgesit is consporacy theory propaganda, nothing more.  It attempts to make strong links that do not exist and we seem to lap it up simply because it is anti Christian.  That is wrong and I would expect this behaviour from evangelists, not from people who claim to be open minded and evidence based.

"I have seen first hand how Zeigiest puts doubt in the hearts of believers.Enough shock to break their bubble."- So your position is you don't care if people believe something is wrong as long as it is the same as what you eblieve and that they aren't religious any more?  That's just wrong anyway you cut it.

@Kirk- the link to the rebuttal is the home page, there are links down the left hand side of the site to each section.  It's very much worth a read, but isn't a short read.

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