Originally posted by madscientistintraining
bs or not, at least...five, religions I can think of off the top of my head are basically sun cults, the documentary has a valid point, even if they
did fail epically to back up their findings with solid facts instead of...trying to get the point across and failing epically...
ed: before you ask, christianity, paganism, islam, the ancient egyptian religion (horus and those guys) and...the maya believe it or not xD all
obsessed with solar phenomena.
edit on 16-2-2011 by madscientistintraining because: (no reason given)
Well, 12 Disciples -- that's just very common. 12 Astrological signs -- unless that new discover is true, that there are 13.
Who cares if the numbers match -- Horus DID rise from the dead, but perhaps was not crucified --- seriously, it doesn't really matter. These are
superstitions and it's impossible for ALL of them to be the truth of God. If someone needs to fear eternal damnation because they are a Calvinist but
are supposed to be Baptist, or if they grew up in the US, and the REAL religion is Buddhist -- they are also screwed.
Face it, your religion is based MOSTLY upon your parents and your environment -- NOT the will of God.
>> If religion and what you believe really did matter, then that means YOUR GOD is a huge DICK
-- and moderators, this appropriate speech. I
don't know about the rules for judging a deity, other than if there were a UNIVERSAL truth, and you just put it in a crappy book, and because I
thought that evangelical preacher who wanted my money was full of crap -- then I'm going to Hell -- that is a purely spiteful move.
We are also talking about the HOLY ROMAN CHRISTIAN EMPIRE. The empire that was so evil, it through Christians to the lions for entertainment -- which
was reborn as Holy and Christian, and so for the sake of piety, then ended its evil ways and threw Jews to the lions. When they formed the religion --
all the old Roman gods and any other catchy pagan tradition, was sucked into this new creation.
>> Religion, like Patriotism and "Dying for your country" (unless you are actually invaded), is just the age old scam of the people in Power who
want to take from the masses and control them. The more fundamentalist you are about a belief -- ANY belief, the more easily manipulated you are.
So, whether Zeitgeist has all its facts right or not -- it has the SPIRIT of the truth; religion is merely a superstition that has people who
currently believe it. And it is very USEFUL. For instance; Catholicism has been really handy for the priests and bishops to get lots of money and
young boys and never go to jail.