I love how people get so worked up about Christ’s missing years that they’ll go through this much trouble to invent one for him. There’s a three part set of documentaries suggesting Jesus was in India at the tender age of 13 and that trip changed his life and the lives of all who’d later follow him. I quote from a press release about the latest:
Was there a completely different strain of Christianity, which was actually much closer to Hinduism than Catholicism, that was exterminated by the Roman Empire? Did Jesus teach reincarnation and emphasize meditation? The implications and ramifications of these modern discoveries are staggering.
This film’s intended goal of demystifying the story of Jesus and putting his teachings in a much broader context works without resorting to preaching or being argumentative. Without forcing conclusions on the audience, the film leads the viewer along a path of discovery to come up with their own conclusions but the overwhelming response to the film so far has been “This version of the story of Jesus just makes so much more sense”. Irrespective of your religious beliefs, the film Beyond Belief presents a message of unification and peace and should be watched by everybody.
If I find time, perhaps I’ll have a look. This and the first film of the set, Beyond Me, are available for free viewing online. The third will be available sometime next year.