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  • Zeitgeist Part 1 Refuted? Acharya Responds

  • Hello friends. I'm D.M. Murdock, also known as Acharya S,

  • author of 'The Christ Conspiracy,' 'Suns of God,' and 'Who was Jesus?'

  • My work was one of the sources for the Internet movie 'Zeitgeist'

  • which has gone viral online with at least 15 million views so far,

  • not only in English, but in several other languages as well.

  • First of all,

  • let me clarify that I was not involved in the creation of Zeitgeist

  • other than providing a few images and consulting on Part 1 at the last minute,

  • resulting in the final official version,

  • and it is only this version I will be addressing here.

  • Over the past several months, there have been many claims on web sites

  • and in forums and in videos all over the Internet

  • that the first part of Zeitgeist has been refuted or debunked.

  • Contrary to these claims, the facts continue to demonstrate otherwise.

  • Because of my work's influence on Part 1 of Zeitgeist,

  • a number of the debunking sites have been directed largely at me.

  • While we would naturally expect a debate as to the facts,

  • the detractors, whether theist or atheists,

  • quite often have not actually studied my work.

  • And there has not been one refutation site to our knowledge

  • that has proceeded from an informed and unbiased perspective,

  • accurately presenting facts based on serious research.

  • It should be kept in mind that in this short video, I can't cover everything,

  • but I have already written extensively on these subjects,

  • and I have specifically addressed several important issues from Zeitgeist

  • in my Companion Guide to Part 1, available online, right now.

  • Why is the information in Zeitgeist Part 1 not widely known?

  • In the first place, because of blasphemy and heresy laws,

  • in the not-too-distant past, people could lose their jobs, friends,

  • families, or even lives for merely questioning Christian dogma,

  • which caused many people to remain silent on these issues.

  • Also, much of this information can't be found in English,

  • but it appears in other languages, like Greek, Latin,

  • German, French, Sanskrit, Hebrew, and Egyptian.

  • Unless someone can work in other languages,

  • he or she may never encounter these facts.

  • Because of these situations and others,

  • including deliberate censorship by vested interests,

  • many of these parallels between Christ and other gods and goddesses

  • of the ancient world cannot be found in encyclopedia entries,

  • and these seem to be where most of the debunkers are getting their information from.

  • As well as from Christian apologists, whose biases are obvious and well-known.

  • In other words, you won't easily find this information in encyclopedias.

  • The subject requires much deeper research than that,

  • and reading encyclopedia entries does not make an expert out of anyone.

  • In addition, these days, many scholars are so specialized;

  • they don't cover the broad array of subjects

  • involved in this particular field of research.

  • Scholars in past eras were less specialized,

  • and they did in fact make these connections within comparative religion

  • as my research demonstrates.

  • Furthermore, some of these parallels between Jesus and the other gods

  • represent "mysteries" in the ancient world,

  • that were not to be divulged to the masses.

  • In fact, people were killed for revealing these secrets,

  • such that these mysteries were not readily recorded.

  • Nevertheless, with painstaking research and piecing together,

  • we can present a solid case for all of the important parallels.

  • In my investigation of the Horus-Jesus parallels for my Companion Guide,

  • I incorporate many pre-Christian primary sources,

  • as well as the works of scholars highly credentialed in the appropriate fields.

  • The other correspondences found in Zeitgeist can likewise be backed up

  • with either primary sources or the works of highly credentialed scholars.

  • For example, the parallels between Christ and the god Attis,

  • who was brought up in Zeitgeist,

  • are discussed by Doctor Andrew T. Fear,

  • a professor of Classics and Ancient History

  • at the University of Manchester in England.

  • In his article 'Cybele and Christ' Doctor Fear tells us

  • that Attis was killed and then raised from the dead three days later,

  • during a celebration that depicted him being resurrected out of a tomb,

  • basically at Easter time, precisely as was said of Christ.

  • Also, the idea the Indian god Krishna's mother being a virgin

  • is not widely known and is therefore said to be wrong.

  • First of all, the virgin birth motif is specifically stated by ancient writers

  • like Philo of Alexandria to be a mystery,

  • as was the goddess who gave birth to a god

  • and yet remained an eternal virgin.

  • And this fact of secrecy explains why these themes

  • are not found all over the place in writing.

  • I have written extensively about Krishna's mother in 'Suns of God' and elsewhere.

  • In my books 'The Christ Conspiracy' and 'Suns of God'

  • I also discuss in detail the gods Dionysus and Mithra,

  • who are likewise brought up in Zeitgeist Part 1.

  • Concerning other themes in Zeitgeist,

  • there are many good books on the subject of Old Testament myths,

  • and my book 'Who was Jesus?'

  • goes into greater detail regarding the Joseph-Jesus parallels,

  • as well as the lack of evidence for the historical Jesus.

  • We should keep in mind that shouts for primary sources

  • serve to remind us that Christians went on a rampage

  • to censor and obliterate everything outside of their faith.

  • In fact, these censors destroyed a huge amount

  • of the type of evidence that we are discussing here.

  • One straw man argument raised by debunkers

  • concerns the December 25th birth date of various gods,

  • which apologists dismiss by claiming Jesus wasn't really born at that time.

  • However, since the fourth century

  • when this winter solstice celebration was designated as Christ's birthday,

  • hundreds of millions of people have been taught that December 25th

  • IS the date of Christ's birth. And hundreds of millions

  • continue to celebrate that date every year.

  • Indeed, Christian preachers today still insist the Jesus Christ IS

  • the quotereason for the season,” unquote.

  • Furthermore, in 2007, the United States House of Representatives

  • passed House Resolution 847, officially declaring

  • December 25th to be the birthday of Jesus Christ.

  • Raising up this issue of the birthday of the sun (S-U-N)

  • is therefore entirely legitimate.

  • But this assertion that Jesus was not born on December 25th

  • merely proves our point that he is not the reason for the season.

  • Another fallacy concerns the Three Kings comparison,

  • which is dismissed by apologists because nowhere in the New Testament

  • does it mention a number for the wise men

  • who brought gifts to the Christ child.

  • While it is true that the wise men, magi, or kings

  • are not numbered in the New Testament,

  • their gifts are numbered as three at Matthew 2.11:

  • gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

  • Also, Christian tradition follows Matthew's suit

  • by numbering the wise men as well,

  • which is why we have a famous Christmas song called 'We Three Kings.'

  • Christian tradition also calls the three king stars

  • in the constellation of Orionthe Magi.”

  • Much more about all these subjects can be found in my books.

  • A word about the calumny and libel often included in these debunking videos.

  • It shouldn't be necessary for me to address such silliness,

  • but I can assure you that I am NOT a Freemason,

  • Illuminati, CIA agent, or Mossad agent.

  • Nor do I belong to any Satanic or occult organization of any kind.

  • Those making such claims are not only guilty of libel,

  • but are also breaking one of the Ten Commandments:

  • Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor!

  • This type of vitriol has been tossed around by Christians since day one,

  • and it is quite tiresome.

  • And speaking of wearisome speech, the point raised by Zeitgeist

  • about the Book of Revelation and the end times is important,

  • for the reason that this constant talk by Christian evangelicals

  • may actually bring about Armageddon

  • by setting up Christians to do battle.

  • And I firmly believe we must not let that happen.

  • For this reason, we cannot afford to allow these matters

  • to reside in the realm of unproven faith and blind belief.

  • There is much more to this story obviously than meets the eye or

  • than can be covered in a short video.

  • Again, interested parties may examine the volumes on the subject

  • produced by me or others, especially my ebook:

  • 'The Companion Guide to Zeitgeist Part 1.'

  • The same type of information for the rest of the Horus-Jesus parallels in Zeitgeist

  • can be found in my latest book: 'Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection'

  • which covers these subjects in the same scholarly manner,

  • using primary sources and credentialed authorities.

  • Many of us are delighted by the amazing success of Zeitgeist,

  • for the major reason that it has generated tremendous interest

  • in what I consider to be some of the most intriguing subjects on the planet:

  • comparative religion, mythology, and astrotheology.

  • These subjects have unfortunately been swept under the carpet for far too long

  • in favor of biased, ethnocentric fallacies,

  • reducing the grandeur of the cosmos to petty fish tales.

  • We are hopeful that this massive interest in these fascinating subjects

  • will continue to increase. Thank you.

  • For more information visit www.TruthBeKnown.com www.StellarHousePublishing.com

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    王惟惟 posted on 2018/11/29
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