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Again...thanks


From:  DN
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  your website Truth Be Known
Date:  Fri, 7 Dec 2007 17:33:14 -0800

Is very informative and helpful for those like me who speak to private groups and individuals about such matters. Thank you for offering these resources in such an efficient manner. I respect you.


Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 18:06:09 -0800 (PST)
From: "Eduard Diaconu" <dyaconu_rom@yahoo.com>
Subject: To Acharya, from Romania
To: "Acharya S"

Dear Acharya,

Thank you so much for your support. You have no idea how much this means for us and for our fellow citizens. Well, I really don't know what else can I say for now. We just hope that we can also do something for you from here. Once again, thank you, and... keep in touch.

Our very best wishes,
Eduard & friends.


From: CDD
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 17:56:32 EST
Subject: Just a question...
To: Acharya S

I just wanted to say I found your website and book extremely liberating and fascinating and am anxiously anticipating the release of your new book.

The Christ Conspiracy completely annihilated any doubt in my head that Christianity may have any truth to its plagiarized doctrines, and it's very comforting to know there are others out there that hold truth to be one of the highest aspirations that one can aspire to.:) Also, I was curious to know why in the Old Testament the characters are told to have lived so long? Perhaps this question really has no importance in the entire scheme of things, but I am just really curious lol.

Thank You,


From: EC, MD
To: Acharya S
CC: letters@csicop.org
Subject: thanks for your great book
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 17:45:22 -0600

Acharya,

If you don't mind my saying so, I think your book (Christ Conspiracy) should be put in the hands of those who can jump start getting your ideas air time. In particular, I'm thinking of media "moguls" such as Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch, who, if intrigued, could then take off with the idea, gently presenting your ideas (and other similar ideas) to the public in a cable TV format.

I'm sure the super wealthy are plagued with those who want them to spend their money on this or that cause, so I'm embarrassed to pursue this.

But I thought I should at least mention it to you. Another route could be having an organization like the publishers of Skeptical Inquirer magazine begin to plan to sponsor a cable TV program that would present your ideas--and other critical thinking--to the public.


Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 22:33:12 -0800 (PST)
From: JS
Subject: Christ Con, 16 Crucified Saviors, and Suns of God
To: "Acharya S"

I just have to say once again, you rock. You totally rock!!! I hope that I can find a woman like you here in Tennessee. It's hard, as they all go to church. Finding a woman that uses thought instead of fairytale is rare. Thank you for all your work.....


From: JH
To: Acharya S
Subject: THE MOHAMMED CONSPIRACY
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 02:34:27

In light of the current events, when are you going to write "The Mohammed Conspiracy"? Nudge nudge wink wink ; )


From: RL
To: Acharya S
Subject: Hey from Australia+sex and rockets
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 08:48:29 +1100

Hey Acharya

Its me, **** from Sydney again. I was telling my 79-year-old mum about your book/site. She looked up your site and loved it, and then ordered your book for Christmas!!, which is an interesting paradox in itself. Also I have a book called Sex and Rockets. You are listed as copy editor. Well done, cool book.

All the best


From: MM
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 10:32:48 EST
Subject: Christ Con, 16 Crucified Saviors, and Suns of God
To: Acharya S

Thanks for keeping me informed via your mailing list. I've been looking forward to your new book since you first let us know about it.

Please advise the donation amount for the "pre-publication" edition of Suns of God.... I want to be sure the amount is adequate not just to cover your costs, but to contribute a little something to your work as well. And to what address would you like the donation sent?

Thanks again for everything you do...


From: MR
To: Acharya S
Subject: a new visitor to your website
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 11:55:39 -0600

Acharya,

When I said I had found your website amusing, I hope you know that I also thought it serious and educational. It just delights me to read arresting thoughts/ideas. That makes me happy to be alive and all that. It is the most 'hopeful' feeling I know, the thrill of discovering that there is ever so much more to learn, and a chance of making real progress.

Thanks!


From: BI
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: Christ Con, 16 Crucified Saviors, and Suns of God
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 13:11:24 -0600

Greetings,

I've been awaiting the release of your new book for quite some time. I finished Christ Conspiracy some time ago and enjoyed it very much, as did my daughter and her boyfriend. My youngest isn't quite old enough to be able to get much from such a scholarly work but it's on the shelf waiting for when he is.

It's a very important book in my humble opinion. Most of it is a synopsis of things I've been looking at for the last 30 years but in a much easier to read style. It's also full of things I missed along the way. Good job!

Please let me know when the new book is available for purchase and what you'd consider a fair donation for the early edition.

You have fans in Pensacola, FL... You might not expect that from the Bible Belt, right?

Your friend,


From: VI
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 23:08:01 EST
Subject: Christ Con, 16 Crucified Saviors, and Suns of God
To: Acharya S

I'd like an autographed copy of your newest when it comes out. Thank you for being out there--you and your work have validated my experiences and beliefs. It's nice knowing I'm not the only one.


Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 07:46:03 -0800 (PST)
From: RC
Subject: The Origins of Islam and the Quest for the Historical Muhammed
To: Acharya S

Hallo Acharya,

Much as with Christ there is ever growing evidence that Mohammed is also a mythical rather than historical person, and that the Koran was constructed after the events it describes in order to legitimise particular beliefs. Unfortunately, there is a lack of popular books on the origins of Islam written from a historical perspective. Have you ever thought of writing "The Origins of Islam and the Quest for the Historical Muhammed."


Date: 10 Dec 2001 05:47:38 -0000
From: AR
To: Acharya S
Subject: Khomeini Quotes

I want to find out if the Ayatollah Khomeini quotes are directly from him. I noticed that these quotes were taken from his book. Were these his words?

In a discussion forum, there are some Muslims who are saying that these quotes are biased and are untrue, although I believe that they [the Muslims are biased! I just want to know the truth (without having to obtain the book).

Please help.

Respectfully,

If you're referring to the quotes regarding having sex with children and animals, they are to my knowledge straight out of Khomeini's book, per homa.org, which is referenced on my site.


Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 19:00:18 -0800
From: MK
To: Acharya S
Subject: Krishna and the virgin birth myth

Hi!

I just ordered your book, The Christ Conspiracy. I look forward to reading it!

The reason I am writing is because I grew up with a Hindu heritage. My parents, while nonbelievers, were adamant we learn the mythology of our heritage.

I have never come across a story where Krishna is born of a virgin mother. The stories I read portrayed him as the last child born to a relative of an evil ruler. The evil ruler was afraid of a prophecy that claimed that the 7th (or 8th, I can't remember offhand the exact number) son of this woman would kill him. So he killed all her children as they were born.

When Krishna was born, the father snuck out at night and switched baby Krishna with a still born baby of a nearby villager.

After the evil ruler threw this baby to the ground, he heard a voice from the heavens telling him his slayer still lived. So he ordered all babies born within the appropriate time frame killed. However, he couldn't kill Krishna.

Thus Krishna lived and fulfilled the prophecy years later, killing the evil ruler.

On the other hand, there is a virgin birth story that involves Karna, the eldest son of Kunti. Kunti, prior to her marriage to Pandu, was given a boon, where upon she could summon any god and bear his child. She tested this theory out as a teenager and gave birth to Karna. She set him adrift, because she was afraid of the consequences.

Years later, when Karna was fighting against her other (legitimate) 5 sons, the Pandavas(the Mahabartha, during the big battle, where the Bagavad Gita comes from) she confessed to Karna the truth. He promises to kill only Arjuna. However, Karna is the one who dies in the battle. After Karna's death, she confesses to her sons, who are understandably upset.

I was just wondering if you could point me to the virgin birth myth of Krishna; I have never come across it in my readings, but that doesn't mean anything!

Thank you very much for your time!

I am well aware of the mainstream, orthodox Krishna tale. It should be remembered that these are not "biographies" of real people but are myths, which frequently change, based on a number of factors, including what the priests of any given religion want their followers to know. In any case, I go into great detail regarding this question in Suns of God. In the meantime, it should be noted that Jesus's mother, Mary, also was said to have given birth to 8 children; yet, she remained a "perpetual virgin." Such is the case with goddesses, which these virgin mothers are.


From: CM
To: Acharya S
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 20:50:23 -0800

I wonder how difficult it would be for you to send out a little e-mail explaining certain holidays when they arrive. For instance for December, send out an enlightening e-mail regarding the truth behind Christmas, and so on for Halloween, etc. I would find that very interesting, as would many other people out there seeking the truth.

I've read The Christ Conspiracy, great job. I'm looking forward to your new one.

Keep up the good work.


From: MM
To: "Acharya S"
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 21:24:04 -0800

Thank you for all of your incredible work over the years.

Peace to you,


From: DW
To: Acharya S
Subject: Jesus - the bread, mayonnaise, pattie and fries on the side of life.
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 07:37:54 +1000

I had a look at your web-page, and found it to be tremendously exciting, not to mention humorous.

As a Christian myself, I was taught by my religious education teachers in school about the Bible not to ask "Is it true?", but rather "What is the truth taught in it?" In Grade 11 we studied comparative religions, and in Grade 10 a priest who was a teacher at the school did a lecture on Satanism and the origins of it. I am sure that many Christians would go green at the gills if they realised that Satanism as a religion evolved out of Christianity.

If there are two passages in the Bible that make any sense at all as to what Christianity is about, it is realising that people have different levels of faith and not to cause your brother to fall.

What is ironic is that so many self-made Christians have done exactly that. By giving a new dimension to fundamentalist Christianity with your web-page, you have indirectly judged the Christians who judge and picked up people whose Christian brothers have caused them to fall...

I look forward to receiving any updates about you and your work.


From: AC
To: Acharya S
Subject: Freethinker...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 17:07:19 -0600

Acharya,

...my classmate and myself are constantly at odds with Christian fundamentalists on the subject of what to believe. Naturally, any thinking person (emphasis on thinking) would question the bible; however, I still wonder exactly "what" I should believe in. I saw a show on TV that showed a former college professor who used to be an atheist (and he was very proud of being an atheist, and he attempted to sway the opinions of all his students, he states), and he had a "near death" experience that he claims to have had demons ripping him apart. Anyway, he is now a fulltime minister, and he has converted to Christianity. We feel that perhaps he had a guilty conscience or something like that. What is your take on the "late conversions" of such people. Also, love your website. I just happened to stumble upon it by chance. Religion, "just say no"

Thanks,


From: "leg"
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: looks like we got ourselves a reader
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 03:04:21 -0600

Acharya,

My copy of your book arrived days ago--not only can I not seem to put it down, but I find myself, normally a sloooow reader, quickly consuming pages like a schoolgirl with her first naughty book. My sister in-law **** was visiting this past weekend--she saw your book on my coffee table, picked it up, and liked it so much she kept it the whole day. 'Till I threatened her with something to do with a pie and a squirrel, suggesting also that you had a website where with a mere 20clams she too could have her very own copy and leave mine the hell alone, till I was finished reading it...and so she did. 2 other people have signed themselves up for the "hey let me read that when you're done with it" list. That said, I thank you for all you do. Your thoughts, feelings and research are proof that a world exists outside the Baptist bubble I was raised in...beautifully enlightened proof.


From: GEG
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 05:46:41 EST
Subject: Christ Conspiracy
To: Acharya S

Hello Acharya,

I just purchased your book and was called for jury duty. What luck! I knew I would sit around a lot waiting to be interviewed for jury duty. I had time to read your superb book and very much liked it! I will read it again because you have much information in it. It will take several readings to absorb it all. Thank you so very much.


From: EN
To: Acharya S
Subject: There are like minded people
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:44:26 -0500

After a brief (2 hour) scan of your site I must confess that I am now renewed in my conviction that everyone can't possibly be blind to the truth...right on! One point that I was searching for you to touch upon is the insidious nature of the television in the promotion of the herd mentality. I threw the discontentment engine out 3 years ago and, wow, what a difference in all aspects: relationships, purchasing, overall time management.

Your now firmly rooted in the favorites column...a pretty diverse and eclectic group...thanks


From: KO
To: Acharya S
Subject: Suns of God
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 22:33:05 -0500

Dear Acharya,

...Glad to see that Suns of God is about to be released soon. I'm looking forward to it, as, like you said, it ties up CC. I haven't been reading too much philo/theological books lately, since most talk about empty ideas--but you know what I mean! I'll send along a donation... to get myself an autographed copy of SoG, something I'll be very proud to own. It's amazing in its own way how events in Afghanistan have shown up the folly of fanatical religion. In many ways--hopefully--possibly, one of the last major areas on Earth where isolation can be used to regiment people in their views. I feel glad for the people of that nation, as they have thrown off the Taliban rule, which was only held in place over them by force. Let's hope people over here have learned a little more about the their own brutality of righteousness, which hard dogma demands. My six (!)-year-old daughter said something interesting last night as we were watching TV. She turns to me, (even though I make sure never to discuss my views on the subject, and she has been going to religious-ed classes for a couple of years) and says: "But how do we know that Jesus just wasn't a lie, and then they just wrote a book about him!"

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