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From: SM
To: Acharya S
Subject: your web site
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 07:52:54 -0500

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Romans 1:18.

can Hare Krishna perform miracles?...and have their been thousands of eye witness's to account for the fact? and documented even by unbeilevers?

I dont ask you this to start an argument..just to remind you that only a true God can perform miracles.  I agree that there are thousands of relegins...and most people just beleive the way they were raised up by their parents.  But it would be a shame to beleive or not beleive a certain way before knowing the truth.  Because if we are wrong...its Hell...or what ever you believe is after death.  If Jesus is for real wouldn't you want to know the truth so you might get to heaven?...I mean if you could just know the truth would you believe what you knew to be the truth or would you still ignore it?

where I'm going with this is this...if you really want to know the truth, honestly pray this:

"God if you are for real...and your Son died on the cross so that I could have eternal life in Heaven, reveal yourself to me, and make me aware enough to know that it is you".

I promise you if you pray this and really want God to reveal himself to you...he will.  Hey look at it this way, what do you have to lose? you already dont if God does reveal himself to will have saved your soul eternally.

Thank you.  I will pray that Lord Krishna reveals himself to you TODAY so that you will know He is Lord.  If you will only open your heart to Lord Krishna, he will appear to you and take away your pain.  800 million Hindus can't all be wrong!  I can't help but think that Lord Krishna is dealing with your heart right now - why else would you write to me?

Hare Krishna.

"can Hare Krishna perform miracles?...and have their been thousands of eye witness's to account for the fact? and documented even by unbeilevers?"

Actually, yes, as people who actually study the subject know well.  But, blind believers seldom study anything, and when their infantile arguments fail, they come up with quotes like Romans 1:18 to threaten and scare others into their idiotic beliefs.

Please, spare me the childish drivel.  I have abundantly shown where the mindset your present is erroneous.

Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 08:22:25 -0500
Subject: Conspiracy???
From: RB
To: Acharya S

You are actually selling this kind of trash? The devil wants the entire human race lost for all eternity. Second Corinthians 4:4 states, The god of this world [Satan hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel...should shine unto them.  This demon of darkness blinds his subjects as to the good news found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. The text states, I declare unto you the gospel. What is this glorious gospel? That Christ died... he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. This and this alone is the pure, unadulterated gospel.....THE TRUTH!!  Maybe you should study the bible a little closer, all the study I have done shows me nothing of the stuff you have come up with...must be from satan. Why are you trying to decieve so many people, aren't you worried about judgement from God?? Seems the bible speaks of those as you are, guess that makes it more proof to me.

Thank you for demonstrating that the brainwashing is still functioning as designed. As to the silly claim that I need to "study the bible a little closer," I have read it numerous times, in a variety of translations, as well as cross-referencing it in the original Hebrew and Greek.  I doubt that you or any of the other rabid believers who write to me have done the same.

Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 08:09:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: ML
Subject: Here's to the truth!! :-)
To: Acharya S

Greetings Acharya.

I came upon your site a few weeks ago and I just wanted to tell you how incredible and extraordinary YOU and your site are!

How refreshing to know that there is still some semblance of sanity in this world; to know that not everyone's sleepwalking through this life, living by dogma without really knowing or questioning why.

I hope your site is around for a long time to come. We need more of the truth!!!! So mote it be!

Blessings to you

Secular Pagan in Chicago

From: AN
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 17:38:13 EDT
Subject:  hello
To: Acharya S

hello x2,

Your website is impressive, really makes you think (yes I realize that was the point).  As a Buddhist and a, 'true believer' I have to to say that though your essay on Buddhism was very informative, I kind of figured it out a while ago.  Everything comes from something.  As with every good idea, once it becomes an institution, the idea becomes clouded.  No matter what, the ideals of the Buddha stand unchanged by the added religious trappings.  Your final comment on the page about life not having meaning is troubling.  Do you mean to say that their is no reason to live or since there is no predestined order or way, that we have to find a different way?...

P.S. have you tried qigong?

I'm not sure which page you are referring to with the comment that was "troubling," but what I likely meant was that, since the entire cosmos could disappear, and there would be no one there to give a hoot, and since there is no giant anthropomorphic god person who gives a hoot, we must give meaning to ourselves.  To me, this concept represents the ultimate freedom.

A friend once took me through some qi gong moves.  I liked them very much but didn't continue the practice.

From:  Rev. B
Date:  Mon, 20 Aug 2001 21:52:22 EDT
Subject: What can I say?
To: Acharya S

I found your site.  WOW!  I did not know others existed.  I am being so enlightened by your essays.  I have ordered your book Christ Conspiracy.  I am looking forward to reading it.  Keep up the good work.  Peace and Love

Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 05:55:58 -0400
To: Acharya S
From: SR
Subject: RahRahRah acharya_s for World Prez

Just loved your web site BRILLIANT (especially the sex bit ;)....can't wait to read the book.

I'd like to see what you have to say on spirits, spooks, ghosts and NDEs.

You wrote about Perceiving the Divine and enlightenment, do endeavour towards this goal? Have you achieved it? Do you practice any form of "ritual" (for want of a better word) to achieve it...meditation, copious amounts of sex, baseball etc?

Other than writing and radio appearances, are you engaged in any other activities to promote your ideas (obviously not setting up a....ahem....religion)? Have you been.....watched?!! or hassled for your views?

I liked your politics and society stuff too, maybe your next book could focus on these.

Anyway, big thanks for putting in the leg work and trawling through all that hocus-pocus for years and years only to come to the conclusion that it's all baloney anyway. A lot of us have come to the same conclusions but don't have half the background knowledge to back up our convictions and add weight to our arguments....

Warmest regards,

To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 01:31:52 -0500
From: BW

I love your website, and I must say that you are doing a great job. I just ordered the 2-hour version of the Naked Truth and I am about to order the other videos that are in the set.

I have read that Allah is derived off of Allat who was a pre-Hebraic Sumerian/Mesopotamian Semitic Goddess of the moon. This is why the Muslims worship Allah on the eve of the Moon which is from sun down on Sunday to sun down of Monday. Is this true?

Yes, the Allah-Allat connection is correct.  There's more info (unless that's where you got it from originally) in my "Origins of Islam."

From: BT
To: Acharya S
Subject: a few things
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 15:59:39 +0000

A friend introduced me to your site. Though it was during the time I was persuaded by the seventh day Adventists, I thought your site was a load of shit. I stopped going to church, it felt like a chore, I should be able to worship my creator whenever I want, not on the demand of a man. I recently cam across a book that has helped me a great deal. It was called "Conversations with God" I find this book amazing and highly enlightening, it touched me very deeply and now I see and am now outside of the illusion that the religious world has created. I do believe Jesus is real though I see him as a master, we can all be like Jesus if we choose to. We just need to have the faith in ourselves as we are all Gods as well. Buddah was a master as was Karihna (SP?) There is no devil, no hell either, there is only us creating and living the game of life. I will be checking into your site now,

Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 23:38:34 -0700
To: Acharya S
From: RM
Subject: Sczeckley; Thank you for responding

...When do you expect this new book to become available? Of course that (when it does) would be the perfect time for you to be on (again) with those guys [Art Bell and Jeff Rense. If you would not mind; I will be more than happy to email them on your behalf (maybe I could then get the opportunity to hear you myself) I find continuous frustration with the general lack of understanding of so many, not overly complicated aspects of subjects which you bring to light. In this (as Hotema referred to it) world of Ignorance, Fraud and Superstition....

From: RH
To: Acharya S
Subject: I wanted to thank you
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 06:32:32 -0700

Hi Acharya:

...I can't wait for your next book.

It was great to get your reply. I think you are so awesome.

Lots of love and best wishes to you!

From: JL
To: Acharya S
Subject: Saying Hello.
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 17:19:54 -0700

Hello, again.

I hope I'm not being a burden. However, I rarely get emails from such interesting people. I love writing and books. But are you interested in the cinema as well? I have been watching "My Dinner With Andre" quite a lot recently. It is an excellent, American independent film from 1982, with a fantastic script about roving over the earth, or staying put, searching for meaning. I recently based a portion of a European trip on its contents. I went to Findhorn, in Northern Scotland, because of what "Andre" says in the film.

I like that film. Most people, of course, will not have the patience to sit through a couple of hours of two funny-looking guys talking.

From: JU
To: Acharya S
Subject: Fwd: Comments on your insights
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 08:32:38 -0500

It seems to me that these kinds of people must doubt their own faith. If God existed, why should they be threatened by you?  Why should they threaten you?  If they were truly faithful should’t they just ignore you as another test?   That God’s a pretty tricky feller, huh?

From: CM
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 08:23:10 EDT
Subject: Hi
To: Acharya S

Thank you for responding to my email. I realize that you are a very busy person, and have tons of mail to sort through. I plan on ordering your books. I am a believer but I think that every angle should be studied and considered. I'm going to go ahead and read all your pages as well. I hope that you don't mind if I ask you some questions once I review everything. I'm very mixed up.

Religion will do that to you!

From: GB
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:16:21 EDT
Subject: Jesus
To: Acharya S

Hello, I intend to buy your book. I am shocked at the things I am finding out about "The Origins of Christianity." I am grateful for the internet. Are you atheist? Although it certainly appears all religions are the product of human imagination I still leave open the possibility of a creator entity of some type. Best regards,

From: JT
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 02:07:37 EDT
To: Acharya S

...It is a shame that so many women have been conditioned to ignore their higher reasoning capabilities. I am a Nail Technician (a profession formerly known as manicurist), and as such, spend a great deal of time with women, generally upper middle-class. I have a peculiar attribute, in that people have always confided things to me that they normally wouldn't confide in anyone else. I don't know why. But the point is, so many of these women have never had anyone validate their intelligence, and their so called "strange" ideas, so they keep their ideas to themselves, and in an effort to remain a member of the pack, they, in turn, ridicule the ideas of others. My corner of the salon always has the most interesting conversations going on, especially in light of all the Jesus-freaks and super-Christians that we have in the place, spreading their light and joy. You know, I have found that gently suggesting ideas here and there, like the facts about the Founding Fathers and Gnosticism, goes a long way towards helping these poor deceived people open their minds a bit. Fear and anger only make folks dig in their heels when their whole belief system is challenged, and discovered to be untrue. The bitterness they feel at the deceit of the whole religious system is a wretched pill to swallow. It is only natural for them to hate and ridicule the bearer of the truth, and label them a freak, unless that person has established their credibility as a "normal" member of society. In other words, if they think you're like them, they tend to listen more so than if they think you're different. Pack mentality. In any event, my goal in this life is to make people think, especially women. When someone can incorporate emotion and logic, and see themselves as they really are and be ok with that, only then can they obtain a higher level of awareness. Answer back when you have time, I look forward to your response to these ideas of mine. I"m looking forward to reading this new book you've been working on!

So delighted to see that there are "real people" in the working world using their brains and spreading the word!

Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 19:28:26 -0400
To: Acharya S
From: SR
Subject: lawsuit against church

have you considered mounting a class action law suit against any religions on charges of fraud?

I think with the right backing and some ex-follower plaintiffs you could mount a successful attack on the catholic church.

You already know their defense material and have successfully reduced it to rubble. Leave an open invitation for other ex-Catholics to reclaim donations, bible costs etc from a successful suit outcome.

Backing would be critical since although you would undoubtedly win the arguments it is unlikely you would win the case ......but think of the publicity!!

From: FL
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 01:18:02 EDT
Subject: truthbeknown
To: Acharya S

I appreciate your effort on your website. Your enthusiasm is entertaining. I am a 19 year-old (and I hesitate to give you my age for concern that it may taint this email with naivete) Christian but I do not believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God. I just have faith that Jesus was the ultimate example of love. In our world today, faith is difficult to have and some (including myself at points in my life) feel as though faith is merely for the morally week. "What will we do now that God is dead" asked Sartre. I don't have faith because I would go out and kill people or drink my life away if I didn't have it, but because I have seen God's hand work in peoples lives. Every philosophy is flawed and every paradigm erroneous in some way or another. I think one of the failures of the modern paradigm is to forget to limit the human mind. We will never figure everything out or have an explanation for everything. A friend of mine was dying of cancer but a large number of people began praying for him and it went into remission. He is now healthy. Most today would call this "merely a psychological phenomena" or dismiss it as a coincidence. Others would ask why this only happens to some but not others. Who knows. But so many things like this happen in the world and I ask why we are all so eager to dismiss the possibility of the existence of the supernatural? The modern paradigm, which is built on questioning others, can often lead people to forget to turn the magnifying glass on themselves for an occasional introspection to ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" The truth is that the supernatural can neither be proved or disproved so it takes FAITH to believe in one or the other. It takes a larger amount of faith than I have to believe that there was no mind behind the grand existence that we are such a small part of.

Well, I didn't even intend to write that but it sort of just came out. The reason I wrote you was to tell you two things 1) I appreciate your knowledge and willingness to share it. I hope I can eventually know as much about biblical history as you 2) The point about Christians being opposed to knowledge and science was a harsh stereotype/generalization and simply untrue. If you study the history of science you will so often encounter that many great discoveries have come from those exploring "God's creation" (in their own words). If you don't believe me, I would gladly put together a list for you in the effort to end stereotypes--which make their homes in the minds of conservatives and liberals alike and are responsible for the growing division in our nation.

From: KP
To: Acharya S
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 06:44:32 +0000

...Thanx for the answer and keep up the GREAT work.

Christianity is the cyanide of the masses.

Love / K

From: BY
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 17:50:31 EDT
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy - A Marvellous Work
To: Acharya S

Hi Acharya,

I have just read your book The Christ Conspiracy. It is a marvellous work. I purchased it because I have recently lost my wife to the Pentecostal Born Again Christian Movement.

My very best wishes to you.

From: MO
To: Acharya S
Subject: Masons, Flirtations, Salutations, Exaltations, Pagan Nations!
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 11:34:29 -0400

Dear A:

I just read yr "Krishna, Crucified?"--Excellent Excerpt! I have a Hindu friend who is very delighted by yr work, especially since she is constantly pestered by Xtians entering her business establishment trying to "save" her. Every time I bring some of yr writings into her shop, she pounces on them and calls her sisters in India and England to share the info! Remember, these are not theologians, but everyday people (of the "merchant" caste) who simply worship but who don't think overly much about their Gods. But once the connections are made for them, they see yr thesis regarding Krishna/Christ as eminently plausible. As you point out British domination of India for so many years doubtless exercised a certain restraint upon ideas that could be discussed or even thought about! (My friend, for example, went to a British school.) Still it is nice to talk to non Xtians, and so I often drop into her store for a chat. Most "neo"pagans are rather, well, let's just say that I get the feeling that most of them are not really recapturing the spirit of pre-Xtian European spirituality. (I am trying to be charitable, because ANYTHING which helps to weaken the Xtian mythological spell I regard as good.)...

As for flirtation, why 'tis one of my hobbies! Someone would HAVE to be gay if they didn't respond to a flirt from someone as intelligent, charming, and cool-groovy as you! You are a gentlewoman and a scholar, and your wisdom and kindness are exceeded only by your good looks! (I saw those photos on yr site! Cutie-pie to the max!)

Flirtation is a means of creating a more multilevel communication, makes for more sophisticated relations between people, has no calories, is harmless and indeed sometimes leads to a deeper understanding between individuals! ;)

<I can hear your thought: yeah, right, "deeper understanding"! First time I've ever heard it called THAT!>

Also its fun!

So far as AIDS goes, I again salute the sane, thoughtful stance you take on the subj. Is it me, or are most people really stupid? Or are they simply all "asleep" like Gurdjieff and his buddies like to say? SOMETHING has to account for things like Xtianity, and WW I. I don't remember if I sent you this URL, but it is to Rae West's site concerning AIDS/HIV:

HIGHLY recommended....

I am very glad that, in this universe which I inhabit, you also exist and are doing so much for the Truth.

Thank you for just being YOU!

From: JQ
To: "Acharya S"
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 20:22:46 -0700

...Please keep up the good work? Thank you for all your great work.

From: Rev B
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 17:12:23 EDT
Subject: Information
To: Acharya S

Hello! I am having a great time reading your book. I have come to a portion of the book that I need some information on. I have researched until I have run out of search. Hope you can help. Ref. Page 93, last para, fifth sentence...Goddess Zion.

I have learned that Zion is the city of Jerusalem. (More indoctrination that needs to be deprogrammed) Please let me know where you got your information about the Goddess Zion. If such a goddess existed in ancient times it would sure make a big difference to the interpretation of the scriptures.


Peace and Love
Rev. B

P.S. - the information you share is such that enlightens my soul. I have known for some time that Christianity had pagan origins.

Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 23:51:16 -0600
From: AP
To: Acharya S
Subject: Myths

Acharya S

I've loved reading your site, specifically the historical non-existence of Jesus. I always bought that a guy named Jesus was executed by the Romans (I never believed the factuality of the Bible beyond that). It's illuminating to hear otherwise.

But I still have one question.... Once a myth is revealed as what it is dose it lose it's value as a tool of teaching? Personally I believe that a religion that admits it's myths are just that, even if it is organized, would be a safe alternative to the current mainstream religious trends. There are people who, for whatever reason, cannot maintain morals, self-worth, and spirituality without guidance. A religious leader is often sought to provide this guidance. I guess what I'm saying is that religion isn't all bad, and that myths have a place.

I would love to hear your take on this...

Thanks for the enthusiastic comments! Yes, myths exist as "teaching tools" to pass along information. Mythologists such as I are fascinated by them for that very reason; hence, they are not just something to be dismissed.

Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 04:40:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: RR
Subject: Just one question to start with
To: Acharya S

Dear AS,

I came across your site by accident. I share your passion of anti-dogmatism, including in nationalism and patriotism, and free thinking. I am a woman myself (and as you, many confused me as a (old, boring, bespectacled, scholarly, nerdy) man, esp. because I write stuff resembling yours read by many from many parts of the world), working and living in Indonesia. I gather that you are into mysticism as I am. My background is Buddhism as I was brought up by Buddhist parents. I have only read very quickly some of your stuff, esp. on Buddhism. While I am not in the least religious, I am very spiritual and have
found the strengths and what I am now in the very tenet of Buddhism (including my "loath" of monotheism and even a penchant to side with atheism as yours, and a distaste for all organised religions in general since Buddhism itself is fundamentally against organised "truth.").

I have one question at this point re. your assertion that Buddhism itself is not free of delusion. I would like you to further elaborate what you mean by that and on what basis do you found this assertion. How do you define Buddhism; as an organised belief system or the original teachings of the Buddha? Do you also include the throng of delusional Buddhists into the equation? We can move on from your reply.

Thanks and will be interesting to hear your response.

From: MO
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 17:32:48 -0400 (EDT)
To: Acharya S
Subject: Myth

Your paper is great. How much does Joseph Campbell play in your research? Are you a Ph.D? Do you teach? Reason for these questions is that in order to share your thoughts and enlighten others, I would like some kind of credentials that makes you legitimate. I have a couple historian friends at U.C. and will show them your paper before showing anyone else your web site... My brother and I have always thought the control religion has over everyone is strange. He has warned me after studying Campbell not to teach, some Christians seem to have emotional problems.

Keep up the good work,

From: JR
To: Acharya S
Subject: Please Help
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 02:11:20 -0400


I've been all through your website and have been thoroughly impressed. I have visited hundreds of non-theist websites and most seem much the same. However, your site is put forward very directly, accurately and with personality. I am also starting a website. Actually, I'm starting several....

My hope is to start a COMPLETE website presenting rational thought from a humanistic perspective. What I've found primarily in other sites is a lot of the same information repeated over and over. I would like to create a very fun website that "makes sense" much like yours does only with more resources and the budget to really get people active. I wish that the atheist community were half as active as the religious community. That's where I need your help.

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