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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Debunking Zeitgeist Mythology

I stumbled across a website today, completely without looking for it. It is called "The Debunking of Zeitgeist Mythology" the subtitle is "A Response to the Anti-Christian Movie 'Zeitgeist'". Seems to me the author is "R. Christopher".

If you haven't seen Zeitgeist - part 1, then you probably have no idea what I'm talking about and you might as well skip this post entirely. So far as I understand, part 1 was removed from the latest Zeitgeist movie anyhow, and only exists in old copies. 
To fill you in, there was a movie made some time ago called "Zeitgeist" and it was in 3 parts. The first part was supposedly supressed information about the "real" history of Judeo/Christianity (mostly Christianity). The first part I could have done without, but the other two parts - about debt, money, and how our economy really works - were pretty interesting in the light of how they matched with another movie I've watched entitled "Money As Debt". 
"R. Christopher" disagreed with part 1, and did his own research. The linked site is his response.

I'm not endorsing either side. They exist. I've seen them. You probably have too. I'm not going to comment on what I thought about R. Christopher's review, either. It's better that I let you make up your own mind. I have my opinion. They're free. Go get one of your own (that adds the value to the free item).  


Purple Hymnal said...

Meh, I never was much for the astro-theology angle, personally. Although it could very well have been what the ancients knew intrinsically that's what their holy texts were speaking about. Thousands of years and translation/transcription errors later, things got literalized...literally! :-)

xHWA said...

I'll bet those guys knew a lot more about astronomy than we give them credit for. I mean, look at the Antikythera mechanism. It's incredible! No way did we think the Greeks could do that sort of thing.

Byker Bob said...

Much knowledge left planet Earth when the Alexandrian Library was destroyed. You could also argue that much was lost during the Dark Ages, but that was not a totally worldwide phenomenon. There were certain parts of the world that were not subject to Roman rule, and societal evolution, and the accumulation of knowledge was allowed to continue.


Purple Hymnal said...

Definitely agreed, we are "seeing through a glass darkly" when trying to reconstruct the history of the ancient world. Two thousand years is a lot of water under the bridge.

Do you ever wonder how much of our society, our "world as it is" will survive two thousand years from now? They'll probably say our "religious icons" were Britney Spears and 50 Cent........

If only Alexandria hadn't burned.......

(We might just find out the Nag Hammadi Library was a pre-Christian geek's comic book collection.)


xHWA said...

Nag Hamadi? That's where Louise Simonson of Marvel Comics got the idea for X-Men's Apocalypse character.
True story.

.....OK. Perhaps not.

Byker Bob said...

Heh heh heh! Why would Hammadi's wife nag him?


Purple Hymnal said...

What did the CoG splinter member say to the Gnostic?

"You may HAM-ma-di, but I HAM-ma-DON'T."


xHWA said...

Knock, knock.
[who's there?]
Nag Hamadi.
[Nag Hamadi who?]
Nag Hamadi. They are Gnostic documents. You know, the Gnostics... people who understood hierarchical government (truth #1 of HWA's 18 restored truths) LONG before HWA was born.