posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by Jim_Kraken
Hello Jim. I'm an ex-Christian, and while Zeitgeist wasn't the sole reason for my deconversion away from that religion (and religion in general), it
certainly opened my eyes. However, being a person who is familiar with the internet, and the half-truths posing as truth that come with it, I took it
with a grain of salt. But, as was mentioned by another response on this thread, the movie makes points which are legitimate and raises questions
which, in my opinion, poke some significant holes in Christianity.
The subject of Christmas was mentioned. Why is it that Jesus' birth is celebrated on that day, and yet there is zero proof that that is indeed his
birthday? Furthermore, don't you find it a little odd that Christmas also corresponds with the Winter Solstice, a point in the year which has been
recognized by religions and civilizations that existed prior to the advent of Christianity? Why would Christianity adopt a day, one that many pagans
recognized as very important, for such a significant event in the life of it's savior? The only answer I have ever read to that last question was
that it was done in order to make the assimilation of said pagans into this new religion, Christianity, easier. If that is true, then wouldn't that
make Christmas, i.e. the birthday of Jesus Christ, nothing but a farce?
What about Easter? Isn't it strange that the other major Christian holiday falls on the time of year also recognized by pagans during the time of
Christ, and that even earlier religions and civilizations also viewed this time of year as important? In addition, Easter corresponds with the Spring
Doesn't that all seem a little strange to you? Or do you explain it away by believing that God made these significant events for Christianity happen
on those particular days on purpose?