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David Correll

Ms. Reid


17 October, 2014

Zeitgeist: The Movie

Conspiracies are a frequent topic and are constantly discussed. They are ideas based on found knowledge that are an alternative to an events original headline. People in society are very optimistic and recurrently do not believe the outcomes of suspicious events. Peter Joseph, and Zeitgeist, analyzes the multitude of conspiracies around the globe. Most people never even consider conspiracies and believe they are asinine. They believe the first thing they see and do not research to discover solid evidence to form their own opinion. Peter Joseph on the other hand, searched for all possibilities to the most famous conspiracies. He is not trying to convince his audience, but instead trying to inform them of situations for them to do something most are not capable of doing; forming their own opinion. The historicity of Jesus Christ is questioned, believes 9/11 was pre-arranged by New World Forces, and claims bankers manipulate world events.

The ideas discussed are very convincing and raise various questions.

The Greatest Story Ever Told questions religion as being God-given stories. His point is to show that Christian Religion was formed from other religions and astrological myths. Peter Joseph is trying to stress to his audience that there are various forms of religion and God but all vary due to one's social and political life. Numerous questions arise from this section of Peter Joseph's inferences and beliefs. Many people believe there is one God; it is just the way he explains it that each religion has a separate God and does not believe in one form of it. There is no specific evidence to ultimately have proof of the situation. Both beliefs are backed up with some facts but also have very obvious holes in them.