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Apologies for grammar or spelling but the Universe is just too big for that nonsense :P

PS--- I wish I had a WISE adult like you in my life.....Also, Please tell me The Beatles were all I dreamed and not some twisted brainwash unleashed by British Intel.

And are you in Mensa (my parents won't pay the fee, saying it's all a scam) I have so many other questions like the Gnostic Gospels, How people will view Abortion in the future, Secularism giving way to Spiritualism etc. but I'll find them myself.....Thanks for the wonderful sight....

Nice to see such a young one using his/her brain! Is there an afterlife? I personally like a universe that accommodates all, from nihilists to Christians. Of course, the Christian heaven would be my hell... Dunno Zammit. Nietzsche - intriguing but not my forte. I like some of the Illuminati goals, such as the overthrow of the Catholic Church. Naturally, such a powerful group (if they still exist as such) could be used for good or bad... Re the Founding Fathers and the dorks of the past decades, I've often wondered myself. Bad educational system?

I'm fond of the Beatles, regardless of their purported intelligence origins and/or connections. They still were able to use their venue, even if it were handed to them, to bring enlightenment. Re Mensa, I qualify but I'm not much of a joiner. Don't like jumping through hoops!

Take care, and keep up the inquisitiveness - it will keep you alive!

From: PD
To: Acharya S
Subject: Great Book!!!
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 06:47:03 -0800

Dear Acharya, I've read your book (Christ Conspiracy) and think you are one brilliant Babe and one Hell of a Fox!!!!! You are just totally Awesome!!!!! Keep up the good work...

From: AP
To: Acharya S
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 10:58:32 -0500

Hi Acharya,

Thanks for the acknowledgement. I'm looking forward to your next book. I read your book The Christ Conspiracy and see that your information is very well documented. When I attempt to share these well documented truths with others, I usually find that the religious ones rationalize away these evidentiary truths and actually desire their faith-based-truths (oxymoron) instead. They actually want to remain deceived. I get the feeling that we are surrounded by "cult-invaded" minds. I'm 38 years old now, and didn't begin to discover the "other side of this story" until I was about 34. It was only after getting my Master's Degree (engineering) that I decided to open my mind to other possibilities regarding the mysteries of religion. I'm a former Catholic (oppressed adolescence and early adulthood). Now I'm me and it feels great. And generally thanks to you :))

Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 20:12:57 -0500
Subject: praise be to you
From: ALA
To: Acharya S

It's lonely out here amongst these mentally ill people who don't have a clue that they're suffering from all sorts of psychosis called "religion." It terrifies me - that here they are, these supposedly intelligent and well adjusted people who apparently see nothing wrong with telling their daughters they should consider the Virgin Mary their role model - a virgin who gave birth - a most unattainable plateau who's roots lie in somebody's psychotic episode (or an unintentional mastubatory accident).

Anyway - I'm overwhelmed and having trouble expressing myself - please, let it suffice to say - I have the greatest respect and admiration for you.


credentials: poet, short story writer, songwriter, half ass artist and wild lady who's work can be found in various places including at the poetry section, plus don't forget to watch for my new website - - which should be up and running in two or three days.

Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 19:53:04 -0800 (PST)
From: RD
Subject: Reprint Permission
To: Acharya S

Dear Ms. Acharya S:

My name is Rosalind Diallo. I am doing personal research into the origins of Christianity and the divinity of Jesus Christ. It is a long story as to how I have come to do this, so I will spare you the details. I am in the process of gathering content for and designing a website--tentatively titled "The Pagan Origins of Christianity" around my research. I have not checked to see if there are any other pages bearing that name, which is why the name is tentative at this point.

I am writing to you because I came across your website and have found a paper that you wrote entitled "The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ". I would like your permission to put *selected* parts of this paper on my website. I plan to cite you and your website as a reference source, with a link to your page, and also cite the authors of the sources you used. Renumbering the footnotes will be necessary for my page, of course, but the appropriate authors will be cited correctly.

I look forward to hearing from you soon--and hopefully in the affirmative. Thank you very much.

From: CC
To: Acharya S
Subject: extremely interested fan
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 23:13:21 -0600

thank you thank you thank you. Your book The Christ Conspiracy has brought life into my dogmatic mentality. I will never be the same again. please tell me how I can help further this cause. The world has more than a right to know. By the way with your brains and those looks, you could take over the world.

To: Acharya S
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 02:58:27 -0500
Subject: Thank You !!
From: AB


Thank you !! Just when you thought you were the only one, someone lets you know you are not. I especially love the picture of the baby flipping me off!

A Solar Dog

From: RM
To: Acharya S
Subject: A Bumper Sticker Perhaps? "This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs."
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 02:54:00 -0600

Is there any way I can get this logo in a bumper sticker or some other form of media?

You Rock Hard, I'd love to find a job working with humans of your ilk, I am lost by myself with the truth I know and feel inside my being. Any advice for me?

Thank you very much,

Thank you for your kind comments. I was inspired by a bumper sticker that had the Wicca symbol instead of the Yin/Yang Tao symbol. You seem to be on the right path - not to worry. Just remember to have fun and not take life too seriously. But I think you already know that!

Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 07:45:17 -0600
To: Acharya S
From: BC
Subject: Thank you for "Origins of Christianity"

I just wanted to thank you for your excellent web article "The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ". This is the best web-based treatment of this subject that I have seen so far. Your hard work and scholarship are certainly evident, and you have provided lots and lots of useful information that everyone should know.

Thanks again,

From: PT
To: Acharya S
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 00:25:22 GMT+1

I have always thought I was a rational person (and strangely I still believe so today), but when I met your website truthbeknown, I became a reborn rationalist. It's unbelievable the way we live in a culture that does care for truth. I never believed Mary was a Virgin, but I did suppose that there was reality in the legend of Jesus. After your website, I investigated a little and bought a book by Patrick Benoist, which was all new, and bring us some rationality, but not exactly the same way you do. By the way, as you can imagine (and it's not only because of the photo): I love you. And if you happen to pass through Paris, don't forget to ask for the drink I obviously owe to you. Thank you and good bye.

From: KL
To: Acharya S
Subject: Greeting and some comments
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 12:20:55 +0000

...I have read some of your articles about the 'true nature' of all the major religions. To tell you the truth, I was quite happy about it, as I never thought that there will be so many people who wanted to be free from the dogma of religions until now. Actually, it is one of my dreams to break this fanatic trend of man and bring them together and work towards a much better future. At first, this seems to be quite impossible, but with the help of so many people, I believe that eventually my dreams will be fulfilled.

By the way, I have also read your articles about the 'Buddhism's bloody past,' and I wish to give some comments about it. Firstly, I think that what you say about the Tibet people and Buddhism, have some rings of truth in it. As for the comments you give regarding the 'Life of the Buddha', I also think that most of his life described in the sutra is a myth but, however, I do think that he [did exist for a few logical reasons. First of all, Buddha is an enlightened man, and as a enlightened man, he has no reasons to lie or act immorally and, besides, since all of Dharma comes from him, if he lies or acts immorally, why will people at that time believe in his teachings? Next, there is traces of his existences that can be found in history books and the best of the evidence, his relics (collected after his death). Although I believe in his existence, I doubt his story as told in the sutras for it seems to have too much fantasy content. So, it is more of a myth than a real story to me. In my views, I could only give two account of how his story comes about. I believe that his story either contains the symbolic meanings of some events which Buddha experiences or that some fanatics 'Buddhists' add spices and flavours to make the story far more interesting than the actual life story of the Buddha. Anyway, nice to have meet you. Therefore, it seems that you will probably not see or respond to my mail as you don't seem to free most of time but I still hope I will receive your reply.

Thank you for your comments. You will likely be interested in my book Suns of God, which demonstrates that "Buddha" is a mythical character. Naturally, that is not to say that there is no merit to myth - as a mythologist I can state that myth is very important.

From: MR
To: Acharya S
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 10:07:46 -0600

I'm reading Robert Price's new book, DECONSTRUCTING JESUS, and I am wondering what you make of it. He mentions that G. A. Wells (a writer I discovered through your website; I have read two of his books in the past week) has changed some of his views in light of Burton Mack's writings about 'Q communitites.' Now, it seems, Wells acknowledges that there may have been a Jesus, but that he is not the source of the Christ myth we find in Paul's epistles. The books I have read by Wells date from a few years back, so I haven't read any of his 'revisions' in light of Mack's views. I have, however, read Mack's WHO WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT? I've also recently read Hyam Maccoby's THE MYTHMAKER, which I enjoyed very much. I hope to get some more of Maccoby's work. Anyway, I like the idea that Paul wrote a myth with no conscious regard for a recent human figure named Jesus. The next question, for me, anyway, is how did the gospel writers settle on the things about Jesus they DO agree on. (That he was not from Jerusalem, that he was an itenerant preacher/sage, and so forth.) Price devotes a lot of space to the 'scapegoat' theory of Rene Girard; what do you make of that? I have not read any of Girard's books...

I haven't read Price's book. As you may know, he chose to attack me, unreasonably and irrationally, and even gave out my personal information, home address and phone number, which were provided by a mutual friend, in confidence. The man, therefore, is quite lacking in integrity and has some problems. In any case, I find Wells's change of heart, based on such flimsy "evidence" as a handful of sayings that were, in reality, passed along for centuries as part of the mysteries, to be silly, frankly, and with all due respect to the rest of his work. As concerns your other questions, it may be of interest to read my book The Christ Conspiracy, as well as Suns of God, the latter of which oes into greater detail regarding "scapegoatism" or human sacrifice.

From: PD
To: Acharya S
Subject: Physical Reality
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 09:48:59 -0800

Dear Acharya.

I've read your book (The Christ Conspiracy) and loved it so much that I'm reading it again!!!

I've also went through a lot of your web site and have seen most of those emails you have gotten. Maybe it's better for some people just to believe and to not be concerned with reality.

My personal opinion is that these infinite beings love us all very much. Just not quite enough to show themselves....

Anyway, untill Jesus lands on the White House lawn with or with out a space vehicle, I guess I'll continue to be in the dark about stuff like that...

Aren't I terrible????

From: RL
To: Acharya S
Subject: Topic for a RANT!!!!
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 18:21:34 -0700

Dear Acharya;

I just heard this on the news today...and thought it would be a decent topic for one of your very eloquent rants. In Puma Arizona several churches gatherd their congregation's for a good old fashion book burning? It seems that the "Priests" ??? warped the shallow and disturbingly unintelligent minds of their "Followers" and prompted them to burn books deemed to promote "witchcraft, wizardry and worlocks." Duh!!!! They burned many books especially Harry Potter books because they were teaching our childern these "bad" things?????? Maybe some of the more enlightened people should get together and have a good old fashioned "Bible" conflagration in protest because all that book promotes is lying, adultery, incest and murder!!!!

Well, just a thought?
Your avid fan

I've written a few choice words on my discussion list regarding the Potter-Christian brouhaha. Basically, the movie was extremely tame--what's next, "Mary Poppins?" In any case, the Christians themselves practice "voodoo" and "witchcraft" with their prayers and invocations, and the Catholics in particular with their mudras/hand gestures and other such rituals. I've seen the evangelicals on TBN, the Trinity Broadcast Network, take blue cards, upon which were written the debts of those who had pledged to send TBN money, and, after doing some mumbo-jumbo prayer, toss the cards into a fire, to get rid of the debts. Now, if that ain't very typical witchcraft, then there is no such thing.

These people are idiots and hypocrites. I certainly agree with your comments regarding that heinous, wretched rag, the Bible!

From: RL
To: Acharya S
Subject: The Book Burners
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 18:45:28 -0700

Hi Acharya;

OOPS!!!! I sent that last e-mail off without asking what you might think of this type of behavior by these supposedly "Intelligent" people? I personally feel it is just the beginning of an ever increasing social disease spreading throught the world. A particularly insidious form of stone-age ignorance posing as a 21st century form of renewed religious idiology!! An idiology that is threatening the very foundation of any form of individuality we may still posess. Ok, Ok, that we THINK we still posess!! Anyway, I would like to know what your position is on this subject?

Again; Your avid fan

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