Hey there everyone, I have decided to make this thread to announce that I am going to be returning to looking up the whole thing with Zeitgeist: The Movie
with regards to part one of the film The Greatest Story Ever Told
. It will be a video series on my channel which will be featured as soon as the false copyright claim is dealt with (which should anytime between the 13th [today] and the 23rd of this month [July]).
This video series will be a purely unbiased examination of the people on the internet who have been self-styled and self-acclaimed Zeitgeist Debunkers
(ZGDB). This will engage in several forms of researching, giving people the adequate tools, detailing the steps on how one can find these sources, detailing specific methods on what to do with primary sources in order to reach a conclusion via the methodology, and detailing on how one actually does research and how one can identify pseudo-research. Now then, the idea of this series of mine is not to state that ZGDB's are wrong and to show counter evidence to their claims... but is to merely show the outcome of what happens when you research their claims and sources. I am going to start with the examination of the articles, starting with the earliest ones I can find, and then moving onto the most recent ones. I will then see about examining the more famous ZGDB video's on the internet, this will include three particularly interesting documentaries, two by Elliot Nesch and another by KeithTruth.
I will then end the series by investigating the film itself and coming to a general conclusion about both sides.
The specific that is going to make this special is that any criticism or any mistake will be given directly to the creator while I record it being done. After about two weeks to a month goes by, I will post their response. If they state that they have made some errors and agree on the errors that were made, I will wait about a week or two to see if they have done something about it. If they have not done anything about it then that will be reported. This is to show mainly the intellectual honesty of the makers of the material itself.
By the way, this series is not to show that ZG1.1 is correct, its to show that what happens when you research both sides.
Articles I will be examining:
If there are any others that I have missed let me know. I am also going to only be researching articles, not videos or forum posts (unless those forum posts have gotten so much traffic, thus meriting a good reason to research the claims being made). I will be doing videos after I do the articles so as to make it a bit more interesting and get things in order. Also, I am only going to be dealing with the articles that directly address the film, those that do not directly address the film will be examined at a much later time. Each video will be broken down into specific parts for each article.
Part one will be the immediate research, what you can do then and there to find out as to whether or not the article in question actually has valid points or their sources are being used correctly. Part two will be a simple on reading material, it will be too show simply that combing the internet for two or three hours is not sufficient time spent in order to come to a conclusion about a specific topic and/or claim. This will be basically going over the material read, researching that material on critical portions and showing people how the research is done. Part three will be about the conclusions one can draw and the methods used to draw those conclusions on the article and what it says. Finally part four will be the conclusion of the honesty and integrity of the creators of the article. Whether they respond and do something about it or not should in fact be a conclusion as to whether or not the article can be trusted based on basic intellectual integrity.
This method I would assume would be far more objective in the matter and I have been meaning to this for quite some time but just recently have gotten sick of all the people claiming that Zeitgeist has been debunked as the candor claims for debunkers. If everyone here can give any help on the subject or can offer up any sources to work let me know. I also have four of Murdock's own books and I plan on getting the updated version of the Christ Conspiracy when it is done too.
For those more interested in responses however, I will be posted a full response article to it about my findings, what I have insufficient with the article and see what can be done to improve it. And yes, this will also mean I will be responding to J.P. Holding.