Thursday, November 4, 2010

Zeitgeist : The Greatest Story Ever Sold

For generations the world has studied religion to its greatest depths, whether it was Christianity or Islam. Historians have tried countless times to explain the true nature of the one and only all-seeing God. It is acknowledged by most of the citizens of Earth that a force greater than themselves exists. That particular force created the Big Bang, so it was sentient enough to create life as we know it. In this particular film that I viewed not too long ago was pretty much astounding. Inconceivable similarities between religions and its connections to astrology. I have never thought of religion having anything to do with astrology but I'm glad that I was wrong.

Perhaps the most enigmatic of all religions, that which most of the humans walking this Earth believe in is Christianity. The religion centers itself around our savior called Jesus Christ who was born of a virgin mother, had 12 disciples, performed miracles such as reviving the dead and walking on water and upon his death by crucifixion he was resurrected. Little do we know that these god-like qualities are already shared by many other important and religious figures. Many thousands of years before the era of Jesus, in particular in Ancient Egypt there was already a God with such events in his life: Horus, the god of the Sun.

After this comparison the film focuses fully upon the connection with astrology. Jesus was born on the 25th of December when a star in the east, also known as Sirius, positioned itself directly in the path of three other stars (the 3 Kings). All of these pointed directly at the Sun, which is considered to be God or in this case Christ. A few days before the Birth of Christ the Sun had dropped to its lowest point on the horizon. It would not rise or fall until the 25th signifying the birth of the Son of God.

"The Bible is in fact an astrotheological literary hybrid developed from many different religions before it"
The movie goes on to tell us what we already could have guessed from the beginning. Christianity is just not based on any historical facts. It is fueled by its believers nothing more, nothing less. Most of the points mentioned throughout the video were negative such as the Dark Ages and the Crusades. But I beg to differ. Religion has brought hope to the poor, the sick and many others during the ages of mankind. Without religion we would have destroyed each other during the early stages of our development. I urge every one of you who watches this video not to take each world literally.


Maciek said...

I am proud of you.