Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Zeitgeist The Movie

Some friends have been asking about the Internet film Zeitgeist that "attempts to make the case that Jesus was a fiction created by cobbling together pieces of various myths... The challenge in “Zeitgeist” is why we should consider the stories of Adonis, Osiris, and the other pagan mystery saviors as fables, yet treat as factual essentially the same story told in a Jewish context."

Greg Koukl did a good job responding to these charges  and here's a good soundbyte:

"Michael Shermer raises this myth challenge in his debates with Christians. He says there are other dying messiahs and rising messiahs all over ancient literature. Jesus is just another one of them.

Part of my response to that is this. I could go up to Michael Shermer and say to him that he was Michael Shermer, right? And when he responded he was, I could say no, he couldn’t be. Why not? Because I just met five different people who said they were Michael Shermer in the last three weeks. Of course, it doesn’t mean this isn't the real Shermer no matter how many imposters there are. The existence of impostors doesn’t undermine the possibility that there could be the real Shermer. That fact is determined by different information and not by counting the heads of the impostors."
John Dickson of Public Christianity and Dr Chris Forbes set the historical data straight here:

Zeitgeist: Time to discard the Christian story? from CPX on Vimeo.

For more download details, check out Public Christianity

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