The Man From Earth

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The Man From Earth

Postby JohnnyDontDoIt » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:22 pm

Hi.

Recently, I watched a low-budget movie titled The Man From Earth (2007) The movie has some semi-popular actors in it BTW.

Short summary--The movie depicts a 14000 year old man who is unable to age but gains knowledge along the way.

The twist--yeah, he happens to have been Jesus Christ. (Along with being friends with Colombus and Van Gogh in later years)

That man, aptly named John Oldman(get it?) claims that everything surrounded him was based off myths.

He claims (remember he's playing Jesus Christ) that he was merely a spiritual advisor who studied under Buddha (from ages 12-30) and tried to spread Buddhism to western culture. He also claimed that The Sermon on The Mount was just a 'talk on a hill with little followers' and that his temple started off as a school. Our protagonist also claims the virgin mary, the three wise men, walking on water, and even turning water to wine was pure myth. The main character says that he wasn't nailed to a cross but held by ropes, and that he didn't literally resurrect, but pretended like he was through some Buddhist meditation ritual. The main character also claims that Moses was mere myth based on old traditions as well.

The question I pose is--Is any of this stuff factual? Was it just pulled out of thin air? I really don't know. I searched for it but I couldn't find any answers on this site.

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby Kurieuo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:45 am

JohnnyDontDoIt wrote:The question I pose is--Is any of this stuff factual? Was it just pulled out of thin air? I really don't know. I searched for it but I couldn't find any answers on this site.

The 14000 year old man might be. :P

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby Cross.eyed » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:13 am

Hi johnny Don'tDoIt, welcome.
Short answer;
It's a movie.
It's not factual.
There is no evidence to support the theme.
Game over!
I am the wretch the song refers to.

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby harth1026 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:29 am

This movie is obviously anti-Christian from your description. Was it at least entertaining? Sounds kinda boring.

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby JohnnyDontDoIt » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:17 am

Yea, the movie was boring as God knows what. The acting was terrible.

The 14000 year old man might be.


Heh.

Yup, the movie had negative Christianity remarks. The movie takes shots at both Moses and Jesus. Moses took it the worst in The Man From Earth. TMFE claims he was nothing more than some hodge-podge of ancient myths. Moses had similarities to some elder pagan gods according to the movie. At least the movie acknowledges Jesus existed, but only Jesus was some teacher trying to spread Buddhism to the West; not the Son of God.

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby FFC » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:03 am

JohnnyDontDoIt wrote:Yea, the movie was boring as God knows what. The acting was terrible.

The 14000 year old man might be.


Heh.

Yup, the movie had negative Christianity remarks. The movie takes shots at both Moses and Jesus. Moses took it the worst in The Man From Earth. TMFE claims he was nothing more than some hodge-podge of ancient myths. Moses had similarities to some elder pagan gods according to the movie. At least the movie acknowledges Jesus existed, but only Jesus was some teacher trying to spread Buddhism to the West; not the Son of God.


Sounds like the movie itself is a mixture of a lot of athiest rhetoric.
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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby Furstentum Liechtenstein » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:07 pm

JohnnyDontDoIt wrote:the movie acknowledges Jesus existed, but only Jesus was some teacher trying to spread Buddhism to the West; not the Son of God.


This is so silly that only housewives with Ph.D.'s in Doctor Phil are likely to believe it!

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby brandiejenn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:42 am

Once again we have man trying to impose his ideas about what God and Jesus are about. The whole idea that Jesus studied under budda is sad. I choose to believe my Bible. End of Story. I hope that you will not take the movie seriously. All movies that man has made about the Bible have some form of what man believes has happened. When it comes to your Faith in God Trust your Bible and your Heart. The Holy Spirit will lead you in the right direction.

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby rstrats » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:53 am

brandiejenn,

re: “ I choose to believe my Bible.”


Are you by any chance implying that you have the ability to consciously CHOOSE to believe things?

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Re: The Man From Earth

Postby Kurieuo » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:41 am

rstrats wrote:brandiejenn,

re: “ I choose to believe my Bible.”


Are you by any chance implying that you have the ability to consciously CHOOSE to believe things?

Please keep this favorite topic of yours to one thread rstrats, however you might be interested to read some of William James' The Will to Believe.


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