A review of the first amazing film has gone up on my website here: http://www.alison-andrews.com/zeitgeist-the-movie.html
Nice write-up, Alison! Thanks for spreading the information and your sentiments on it all.
Personally, given my understanding of the matters touched upon, I find the best bits, factually speaking, to be the part on religion in the first film, and pretty much the entire third film. On the whole, however, it is all quite thought-provoking and moving, and now we've got a fourth installment (Zeitgeist: Beyond the Pale) to anticipate - plus, I recently heard in an interview with Peter Joseph that there are plans for a fifth film, which is supposed to be the final one from him (for this particular series) - and these last two will apparently be more cinematic than the previous ones, and be more like live-action films.
"After watching the first film we are angry, we are downright f***ing outraged. This is the first step. GET ANGRY." Howard Beale concurs!
I'm really looking forward to the 4th film! And yes totally agree with you, the parts on religion were awesome and I LOVED the third film - review of that is coming up!
I've seen the first Zeitgeist film and was not impressed. The references to Christianity were in fact all references to Roman Catholocism which is actually the beast power forewarned about in the bible. It is completely non-biblical. The sabbath day is the seventh day sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.
The word Sun and Son are not the same in the original languages.
The references to astrology are incorrect as it is based on modern astrology and in Hebrew astrology there weren't even 12 signs.
It is true that Rome controls the world through her many agents, but that's what God is to destroy. Chiefly the Jesuits have the world in their hands now. They infiltrated freemasonry and such. You know bonfire night is all a celebration about how a Jesuit plot to kill King James and sabotage the release of the King James bible for protestants world-wide to see what it actually says.
But sadly even today 400 years later the vast majority of people believe the bible says what Roman Catholocism represents. It doesn't. Read the Catechism. They clearly state they can change the bible to mean whatever they want.
The cannon was established long ago. The apocryphal books were actually introduced and forged by Rome to try to introduce new doctrines. They even have writings admitting they have made these false books.
Please people do not look upon the harlot in revelation and confuse her with what the bible actually says. The bible is ultimately about Jesus. If you have read it you can't deny Jesus is awesome; whether you believe he is fictional or real.
One of the chief lies of Rome is eternal torment. The bible does not teach that. It teaches destruction. It also teaches that the dead are dead, in a dreamless sleep as it were. The destruction which is often made out to be eternal torment is a second death, after a resurrection.
The bible actually advocates veganism too. It simply says if you insist on eating animals, here is the list of the ones that aren't too bad for you, the rest are unconceivable for eating. Note I am not advocating eating animals here.
Look back at Daniel and his friends, all vegans. Samson; his parents were told to not feed him any meat and he was the strongest man ever. There's actually a boxer this century who was vegetarian and had some amazing boxing achievements and strength records (not that two guys beating eachother until one gets knocked out is a good thing).
But seriously get a full picture before making decisions. There are plenty of videos with even 12 year olds spot on refuting Zeitgeist's simplisticly wrong stance on the bible.
Remember who runs universities, schools etc. They all started out as monastery schools generally and new ones came from the same kind of organisations. Jesuits are behind so much.
I hope this isn't received in any wrong way. It's just hard to see so much error around.
And there are some elements of truth in that video, if applied to Roman Catholocism not biblical Christianity. Also about the economy and such. The solution given, I wouldn't agree with. Getting angry is what they want.
They want the lower classes crying out for the rich (lol) middle classes destruction, thus everyone becomes lower class and completely controlled with no chance to start their own businesses or anything.
Lots and lots of small businesses = vibrant economy and prosperity for all. Such a shame that so many laws are purposely introduced to hamper the creation and operation of them.
Anyway sorry, I've gone off track. We probably see the same problems in the world, but look through a different glass.