Normally I completely skip threads that solely consist of a video, because watching a video usually takes much more time than just reading the same
ideas in text. (I know, I know, it's likely I've missed some valuable information because of this shortcoming of mine). But for some reason, in this
case, I felt impelled to pause Doc Martin (the show I was watching in the background) and play this video.
And coming from someone that doesn't like 'wasting time' on videos (especially one that's over 3 hours long) it means something when I say that
this video was definitely worth viewing
. A lot of the information I was already familiar with, but it was good to have it all presented in one
The video as a whole was great, but I have a lot of little nit-picky things about some of the content. I mean, he presented his ideas as though he was
doing a high school class assignment. ...the goofy stock pictures on some of the slides, the quotes (although awesome - I had to write down a few of
them they were so compelling - they were occasionally presented out of context), the presumption of facts, and even the deliberate lack of research.
Like, when he was discussing the power of the media over the masses... how people believe that if it's not
in the media, it didn't
happen, and if it is
in the media it did
happen. His example for something that was in the media that definitely didn't happen was the
moon landing - which I have to disagree with. I just find it funny how he whips that out as fact and then doesn't go into any further detail.
Then, at the end, when he was discussing the Holy Spirit. He says, "No one knows really what the Holy Spirit is, or what it entails...." which, to
me, is just him saying, I didn't do my research on this, so I don't know what it is
. I mean, he could have at least looked up what
Catholicism teaches the Holy Spirit to be, instead of just assuming "no one knows what it is". (As a side - The Holy Spirit is the
manifestation/personification (for lack of a better term) of the love between the Father and the Son in the Trinity).
But yeah, off the top of my head, those were the two major hiccups.
Oh yes, and his consistent reference to his DVD's (ah the self-promotion). And what on earth was that whole shpeel at the beginning about how we pay
hundreds of dollars to opticians to help us see clearly, but we don't pay any money to our "teachers" who help our mind see clearly? *wink wink*
Him *wink wink*.
I couldn't help but chuckle, cuz it was totally a shameless plug to how he's not being paid enough to enlighten us. Haha.
But yes, despite my criticisms above... it really was worth the three and a half hours. Even though I didn't agree with some of the details, most of
the things he presented were correct and made a lot of sense. And despite the mediocre presentation - the information therein contained things that
to know about.
So yes, overall