The Naked Truth

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Documentary The Naked Truth traces the origins of modern religions back to stories from numerous ancient civilizations.

Due to the lack of science and facts, stories were created by our ancient ancestors in provide explanations to the amazing, bizarre, frightening, but natural wonders of the world.

Earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, and other forces of nature could not be explained such a long time ago, so stories and tales were created by the human imagination to provide answers to these unexplainable natural occurrences.

Today, we know that Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and other mythology originated from man’s imagination to explain the natural world, but are modern religions so different?

Are the similarities between Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and other saviors and prophets mere coincidences? Or is there a clear and simple explanation that ties all modern religions together?

The Naked Truth, 7.4 out of 10 based on 30 ratings

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  • Luke

    This was an interesting documentary. I was confused at the end, however, because the whole thing seemed to show that religion is nothing more than speculation about things we didn’t understand until science showed us that our speculations were wrong, but then they turned around and did the exact same thing at the end by speculating about the existence of a creator and what it would be like. Overall I thought it was good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tiago.martins.90 Tiago Martins

      hi everyone. it’s not the first time that i see docs about it. actually, im a student of the mystery of religion. the one thing is, humans if they want something they sometimes get inspiration for it. example of the objects founded in tumbss, and now, our planes are just like that objects. people say they were aliens how knows but, who knows aswell that something gives us inspiration to do things. maybye something exists beyond our nature that is coming to an end because of the psicological diseases of some humans? Enjoy life and think about everything, galaxy, space, moon, sun, atmosfere, water, fire wind, seasons who know’s you feell just the same us i. things are enormous and help us live our small big lifes so, if kill others its to meant why things that make us live dont kikk each other? think of that maybye who know’s if you can find some reasonable answer…

  • Nishanth

    I never know Krishna was crucified.. i hope to have facts no fiction or ..i believe there is know religion lets prove it with facts not with fiction..lets not make believe what is fact and illusion.. mythology..lets produce facts..i believe in god not being Hindu Muslim christen or Jew or so on…lets get the right story .. i believe in god lets eradicate religion..not god.. thats only hope people believe in.. there is always god in form of sun or moon which i don’t believe…buts lets produce facts…

  • Andrea

    I’m thankful for this documentary. It really pulled together all the things I’ve come across in bits and pieces over the years.

    It is so obvious that Jesus is the sun, that it’s almost ridiculous that people don’t see it. I feel ridiculous for not having seen it myself before now.

  • Shawn

    Too bad these facts can be used as arguments of “prophecies” of Jesus.

  • Philip

    Not a bad program, all in all, but I’d take it with a grain of salt. The meaning of “Dalai Lama” was given as “lamb of god”, allegedly from the Latin “deus” and a south American camelid. In fact, the term means “great teacher” from the Mongolian for “ocean”, and the Tibetan “blama”, meaning “priest”. Given the one discrepancy, I’d check facts from this before taking them at face value.

  • Unvorsum

    As soon as I heard him use the word “Argha-Noa” I decided to pause the film and look it up for myself.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_Argha_Noa

    And then I stopped watching.

  • Unvorsum

    As soon as I heard him use the word “Argha-Noa” I decided to pause the film and look it up for myself.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_Argha_Noa

    And then I stopped watching.

    • Superflythaiguy

      Not sure if wiki answers is the best source.

    • Superflythaiguy

      Not sure if wiki answers is the best source.

  • Unvorsum

    As soon as I heard him use the word “Argha-Noa” I decided to pause the film and look it up for myself.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_Argha_Noa

    And then I stopped watching.

  • The One

    Ok listen people this documentary is a very well put together hoax. Christian religion or matter fact any of three monothestic religions have no root wat so ever in greek hindu and all those other pagan things. Peep THE REAL NAKED TRUTH. ******THERE IS NO PRIMARY SOURCE OF DOCUMENTATION FROM ANY OF THESE RELIGIONS(WHETHER IT BE GREEK,ROMAN,OR HINDU) THAT PREDATE THE CREATION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT!!!!**** While the similarities are apparent the only borrowing that can be suggested is that of these other “Crucified Saviors”(LIE) from the true savior Jesus Christ. If you are Jew or Muslim do not let this stupid documentary shake your faith. MOST ateist are asswholes just sayin.

    • Renee Lynch

      Wow …. unnecessary use of capitals, terrible grammar,
      appalling spelling & bigotry. Do you really expect anyone to take notice of
      you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=865820443 Hellen Diana

      someone needs to crack a history book 

    • Anonymous

      I like the user name you chose for yourself. It jives really well with your belief in Jesus… but as you are “The One” I’m quite sure you already knew this…

  • Shawn

    A thought provoking documentary. Albeit some of the statements made, as pointed out by some of the other viewers, are false. Although I highly disagree with “the One”s statement about most theists being “assholes”. Being an atheist, coming from a catholic background, i’ve seen both sides of the story and would have to say I see a lot of aggravation coming from atheists when it comes to talking about religious (i think we are just frustrated with being damned to hell for it). But for the most part I have found more comfort among atheists, and sense of earthly calmness. there are less accepting people on both sides and I think they give each a bad rap, it’s too bad. But i’m here to comment on the documentary not defend myself, so i’ll stop here.

  • passerby

    If this is a true curiosity of Yours, check out any and everything by Joseph Campbell!  He was a true scholar and genius on the subject.  Very well respected and he speaks facts.  He’ll even leave You feeling great, no matter where You are on the path of life.  

    There were blaring factual flaws in this, which is a bummer cause I think they might have been well intended.  Who knows. :)

  • passerby

    If this is a true curiosity of Yours, check out any and everything by Joseph Campbell!  He was a true scholar and genius on the subject.  Very well respected and he speaks facts.  He’ll even leave You feeling great, no matter where You are on the path of life.  

    There were blaring factual flaws in this, which is a bummer cause I think they might have been well intended.  Who knows. :)

  • passerby

    If this is a true curiosity of Yours, check out any and everything by Joseph Campbell!  He was a true scholar and genius on the subject.  Very well respected and he speaks facts.  He’ll even leave You feeling great, no matter where You are on the path of life.  

    There were blaring factual flaws in this, which is a bummer cause I think they might have been well intended.  Who knows. :)

  • Smrtj10

    This documentary is important for anyone to watch. The thing that it proves most is how blind religious people can be. Religious people want people to believe blindly to their stories but when it comes to other options or theories they cant even for one second consider it. That is where I think religion plays a horrible part in making people lack the growth of concept of powers in the universal.

  • JustSayin

    Wow… The opening statement (and pretty much the whole intro which seemed to never end) was so full of SMUGness that I could not concentrate on the facts the documentary was proposing… It’s hard to follow something seriously after a premise like this one. Still, I see what they are trying to say, BUT, they speak of religious people as ignorant bigots; maybe they aught to look at themselves for a little when they speak of bigotry… geez….

    PS: I’m not religious or atheist, just an open minded logical person.

  • Anonymous

    Important for anyone to watch… also I would recommend Zeitgeist (specifically the 1st one). Although there do seem to be a FEW errors in translations and such – according to the comments below – generally it is truthful and simply rational, which is the most important thing.

  • Anonymous

    Bit of an anti-climax.
    For a film which is repeatedly described as following the facts, there are numerous theses built upon inaccuracies or vague generalisations. Anyone with an academic understanding of the languages involved, Egyptology, astronomy or comparative mythology will cringe with embarrassment.

    There are a few ideas presented which merit further research, but these are in the minority. Overall, the scholarship is almost as clumsy and unscientific as the superstitions and falsehoods of the religions the film tries to refute or expose.

    • JustSayin

      Totally agree… I can’t decide who is more of a bigot.. The religiulosos or the scientists… It a tough one…

  • johno

    Nearly all the facts about Buddhism are untrue. basic mistakes

  • VanPastorMan

    Jesus claimed to be the Messiah,foretold in the Ancient Jewish Scriptures. The Jews were looking for a Messiah during the time Jesus lived. The Apostle Paul says, “In the fullness of Time,God brought fourth His Son, Born of a Woman, Born Under Law, To Redeem…. The New Testament hearkens back to the Ancient Jewish Scriptures ie Moses,Prophets,Psalms,Wisdom Literature etc. Therefore you have to look at the claims of Jesus and figure out if He fits the bill of the foretold Messiah or not. Either we believe what Jesus said (Faith) or we don’t.

  • Kitty

    No information. Just opinions. Fluff.

  • kiowhatta

    Dogmatic Religious belief is the danger. Despite that the myth and superstitous rubbish declared as absolute truth is nothing more than the manifestation of the humans need for a paternalistic figure guiding, directing and explaining. Their is no proof for God, etc. It is a lazy cop-out to give up your own existential journey and accept someone else’s belief system.
    It amazes me that after the enlightenment that we still have ignorant fools believing in divine beings intervening in their life giving them a purpose. it makes me sick.