posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 11:28 AM
To say all, Zeitgeist the movie is a digest of the researches by a [pretty blond-haired] religion student self called Acharya S. (among some other
Illuminati and 911 stuff) who all in all just re-discovered the almost forgotten works of a certain Gerald Massenet, XIXth century french mythologist
who got into egyptians stories as Napoleon had recently conquered the place.
Massenet, in a way that today gives the critics about Eliade researches as too-easy-linking-between-different-cultural-entities, discovered, then
decided to methodically point out all the analogies between ancient deities, specially about names and roles of Gospell's main caracters. Lazarus was
so linked to Ausare, Christ with Horus (or the same Ausare-Osiris for the sacrifice aspect), Mary and Isis, Maria-Magdalena and Nephtys, Herod with
The Jesus story is barely recorded by the talmudic jewish community, whose "cultural center" was destroyed by Roma in 70 ce : a "Yeshu", depicted
as one of of the biggest heretics in history, but not much details are given about neither his preach nor his life. Contemporaries observers like
Flavius Josephe, jewish historian that passed to roman party, somewhat named the figure of J-C, but most of these kinds of references are now believed
to have been added late after to the original writings, in a propagandical way.
Anyway, if what Massenet points out can't be dismissed as entirely constructed, his explanation of the gospel writing process as a sort of forgery
founded on egyptian mythologies translations could be used against his proper thesis in a way that backs up the jew-christian structural aims and
implications. Moreover, his hermeneutics gives way to another approach of the christics enigma, that the "Midrashic hypothesis" of Bernard Dubourg
explains through differently, while still explaining Christ as a mainly fictional figure created to save the Jewish Faith from roman
The Dubourg's theory matches some (-rather widely unknown-) operative, genetic (as 'poïetic') structures inherent to jewish tradition. As its name
indicates it, the Midrashic Hypothesis claims that Gospels have been written through the traditional jewish text elaboration methode that the
Midrashes historically illustrate, where thoughts are materialized by figures whose actions lead to expose some deeper truth that the entire story
tends to so enlighten.
While Romans were destroying the Second Temple, some jews took exemple of some existing (or not, according to some most radical view) social activist
to integrate in its story, meant from begining to somewhat become mythic, the SYNTHESIS of all JEWS teachings. Doing so, a people who was aware of
being on the verge of its annihilation, tried to synthetise its entire tradition in the form of a single, easy-to-remember "apologetic" story.
This could quite explain the intrusion of popular myth well known at this time by crowds crawling in a common paradigma made of the different beliefs
out of dozens of differents traditions, moreover all developed from a sumero-brahmano-egypto-phenician common ground. Mithra vs the Bull, but also
Osiris and Horus vs Seth, Enlil vs Enki, are all foundable within the Gospell's lines, as well as in Tanakh (Hebraïc Bible) : Caïn and Abel
("En-Ki" and "En-Lil") are clearly evoked in the Bible as two fighting brothers.
Massenet, Acharya and the ZeitGeist-the-film writer all get wrong by getting in the easy temptation of the "fakery" argument.
The Gospel as a Midrash explanation makes light on the crypto-references through the theory of collective unconscious integrating all levels of
general culture into one synthesis of differents threads of popular (or/while initiatic) wisdom. Also blind allusions to Mary, Horus, Mithra, all
solar gods, sacrified entities or ressurected heroes can be refered to as a way to transmit [QBL] a gnosis that transcends the formalism of such
[TO BE CONTINUED]
[edit on 17-11-2007 by Rigel]