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Originally posted by ButterCookie
reply to post by Nyrossius Maxim
I agree...to me, Zeitgeist is one of the most influential documentaries, I say that because regardless of what's not totally accurate, it forces you to at least scratch your head
and realize we've been lied to period
see most don't even know that much; we've been living in a bubble and by Zeitgeist coming along to burst it it brings about the desire to research...
it at least unplugs you from the matrix if only for a minute
Originally posted by Nyrossius Maxim
Maybe I need to watch it again, but the Zeitgeist films didn't expose me to a lot of new information- most of it I already knew- had already "researched", so, which parts are the BS?
Originally posted by stevcolx
Yep I agree. Zeitgeist is on the ball.
There are many points of resemblance between Christianity and the cult of Mithras. One of the reasons for this probably is that the Persian mystics invaded Italy during the first century after Christ and the early history of both cults was closely interwoven. The Encyclopædia Britannica makes the following statement concerning the Mithraic and Christian Mysteries:
"The fraternal and democratic spirit of the first communities, and their humble origin; the identification of the object of adoration with light and the sun; the legends of the shepherds with their gifts and adoration, the flood, and the ark; the representation in art of the fiery chariot, the drawing of water from the rock; the use of bell and candle, holy water and the communion; the sanctification of Sunday and of the 25th of December; the insistence on moral conduct, the emphasis placed on abstinence and self-control; the doctrine of heaven and hell, of primitive revelation, of the mediation of the Logos emanating from the divine, the atoning sacrifice, the constant warfare between good and evil and the final triumph of the former, the immortality of the soul, the last judgment, the resurrection of the flesh and the fiery destruction of the universe--[these] are some of the resemblances which, whether real or only apparent, enabled Mithraism to prolong its resistance to Christianity,"
Mithras was born out of a rock, which, breaking open, permitted him to emerge. This occurred in the darkness of a subterranean chamber. The Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem confirms the theory that Jesus was born in a grotto, or cave. According to Dupuis, Mithras was put to death by crucifixion and rose again on the third day.