The Myth of Jesus: A Refutation of the Zeitgeist — Introduction
Even though it has been a while since I saw the half hour film on the Jesus Myth which is only a small portion of Zeitgeist – The Movie I have only now decided to write a review of it to investigate the claims that it advances. These claims about the copycat Jesus have been widely circulated on anti-Christian websites and have been used against Christians in religious debates.
Among the listed parallels between Jesus and the pagan gods,
- Born on December 25th
- Born of a virgin
- Star in the east
- Adorned by three kings
- Teacher at twelve years of age
- Baptized at age 30
- Had 12 disciples
- Performed miracles
- Called the “Lamb of God”/”The Light”/”King of Kings”/”Alpha and Omega”
- Dead for 3 days
- “Sunday” worship
Of course, to any Christian these claims would indicate that the religion they hold so dear is nothing but a mere imitation of pagan religions that they themselves have rejected.
Also, the film also claims that many of the stories in the Old Testament have been plagiarized from pagan lore. ad that the the Bible is most accurately a book of astrology than anything else. So since the film itself says that we have to be academically correct, I will see if these claims have any truth in them. Also, if we find any parallels between Jesus and pagan gods then they have to be placed into perspective in order to verify their relevance.
To anyone that reads my future posts on this subject, I hope you find what you read informative. I will start to cover details that are advanced in Zeitgeist, the Movie
For your convenience, if you wish to see the film, I have it embeded below: