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All that was all I had for understanding where all this God concepts came from for a long time; till I found Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman's The Bible Unearthed.  Actually, this book is only concerned with the Old Testament fraud and does it VERY well!  I've been arguing with various religious people at this soapbox messageboard for awhile now, and someone came in presenting your findings.  Now I have a bunch of reading to digest!  While I do hate the Christian church,  I now find all these archaeological findings against the Christian religion and its connection with human history intellectually interesting.  I can now see so much more with understanding....

Are you being threatened by the Church?  Is anyone able to set up surveillance on the Vatican people to see if we can catch them saying that they know about all this, all the time, but are using it for money and power?

Nah, nobody's paying any attention to me. I'm not a threat to that monstrous operation! It's got enough tentacles in the pockets of hundreds of millions around the world to keep it alive for centuries. We can only hope otherwise...

Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 04:18:36 -0800 (PST)
From: JP
To: Acharya S
Subject: Cancer research?


Thanks for the great web site articles, book, and introduction to the TNT video series.

I am trying to learn about cancer research outside of the mainstream medical cartel, and since one of your articles deals with the AIDS issue I was hoping you might have some insight.  From my searches online this subject area seems to be supersaturated with charlatans of all varieties, but very little reliable information.  Do you have any suggestions?

This is a toughie! Nothing is a "magic bullet," of course. Like you say, there are umpteen "cures." Obviously, I can't dispense medical advice. Usually, because of costs and liability, most people should attend an allopathic physician for such a serious condition. See if you can find one who is open to methods other than slash-and-burn or in addition to it.

From: JS
To: Acharya S
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 15:35:46 -0800

Dear Acharya,

Your web site has been a constant encouragement and source of sanity for me.  I AM very grateful.

From: DF
To: Acharya S
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 15:09:04 -0500

Pourquoi tant d'acharnement vouloir dmontrer que Christ est une supercherie ? Moi qui croyait en lui, vers qui me retourner maintenant ? Avez-vous une autre solution me proposer ?  En quoi o en qui dois-je croire ?

From: SI
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 16:41:15 EST
Subject: Jeff Rense/Sightings.
To: Acharya S

Just listening to your Sightings Interview and just like to say a few things.

I am not classically trained etc but have thought similar to what you are saying about the basis of religion, without reading it anywhere.

Furthermore it's obvious to me that the Sun is the first circle that early Humans became conscious of, I believe that it must have been copied by us to create the wheel etc.

Just because the major worlds religions are based on this Astrological Symbology does not mean that there is "No God!" The Sun is the originator of life on earth therefore the Sun can be viewed as the eye or an eye of god! That is a Spiritual Metaphor of course!

Again I agree that much of what is written in the Bible, that Christians and people generally perceive as being wise are in fact misleading and in fact non-sense! Yet people still believe that is wisdom. Even the revered Temple on the Mount is not as wise as people believe. These religions are misleading and the effect they have on the Human Organism/ Consciousness is like a Virus!

Finally have always had a gut belief that Christianity is a load of Rubbish!  That doesn't mean to say that there isn't an intelligent source behind life the universe and everything! Thus I am glad that you are doing what you are doing, but isn't it becoming a bit of a cult?

But you know a part of us is a being of the Stars... which is represented by this Astrological Symbology!

Tx. Yup, I'm a big cult leader.  My cats follow me around with a tremendous amount of devotion, particularly when they're hungry.

From: SI
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 17:06:58 EST
Subject: Jeff Rense/Sightings.
To: Acharya S

The way that  interview ends, makes me think that we need another interview with you at Sightings talking about the facts around why Jesus was not a Historical Figure! I always thought that perhaps at least he existed as a person. So I'd like to hear you prove that he wasn't real!

Yes, well, that would be nice but apparently I am persona non grata at Sightings. I've made some grand offense, evidently. I believe I gave plenty of reasons why Jesus is not "historical" character, such as that his basic "life" is composed of mythical motifs found around the globe centuries and millennia prior to the Christian era. Myths, btw, that revolved principally around the sun.

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 19:56:11 -0800 (PST)
From: AN
To: Acharya S


I bought your book and I think its great. I have been reading how Vietnam is trying to stop Christian broadcasts cause they are causing political problems.  Ever consider mailing copies of your book to officials in the far east like India, Korea, China, etc? It would be a great thing for them to have.

Anybody out there some $$ to do something like this?  Of course, high officials would have little interest or time for such important endeavors.

From: SC
To: Acharya S
Subject: Truth Be Known!
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:46:34 -0500

Just wanted to say, FABULOUS and well presented content!  I've definitely bookmarked your website!

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 13:39:39 -0800 (PST)
From: CP
To: Acharya S

I just want to thank you for answering some of my questions with the articles that you wrote at "truth be known" web site.  I'm a 19-year-old female and I have alot of thoughts and questions and not enough smart people around me to answer them and I just wanted to thank you for actually answering some questions that I haven't even thought of yet, (lol).  There are still many things that need to be brought to light, just hope that there are many intellectual persons as yourself to  help answer them.  Thank you

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 19:19:10 -0500
From: ohgod@****
To: Acharya S
Subject: Your Borg theory is flawed and will fail!-Says seven of nine

If we humans do have immortal life (verses immoral life) without a good guiding god to take our souls or whatever through eternity it would be a living nightmare hell! Only a super-intellect could provide all the requirements for such a difficult task! (The neurons in the human mind can only store a thousand years of inf0) So a personal good  god would have to coordinate eternity and our souls! Of course were stuck with a pin-head god so let's with our eternal life well! (Ho-Ho-Ho) Non-existence looks better and more masterful all the time doesn't it!

From: JB
To: Acharya S
Subject: help??
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 18:42:42 -0600

Hey I don't why the way you think but please come back to God, He loves you. If you don't believe me then just ask Him to show you just once as a favor to me. Thanks and I hope you find the Truth I will pray for you.


P.S. If you want proof that he existed buy the books: Josh McDowell A Ready Defense and  1 NIV BIBLE. If you read those 2 books and read them all the way through I will stop bugging you but until then I will keep in touch and encourage you.

Well, thanks!  And Goddess loves you too! I'll pray to Her for you!

"Come back to God?" Why, you need to come back to Lord Shiva! Re praying, sorry, but the mystical mumbo-jumbo doesn't work that easily. If it did, everyone on the planet would be rich, fat and happy.  In fact, prayer and the Bible create more atheists than anything else, probably.

Re your "proof," you need to look up that word!  This silly book written for 100 IQ'ers with a sixth-grade education only proves that there's a sucker born every minute. And what on Earth makes you think I haven't read the Bible? I've cross-referenced not only numerous versions in English, including the NIV, but also in the original Greek and Hebrew.  When you've done that, I'll stop bugging ALL Christians. Furthermore, why would I want your "encouragement?"  Quite a superiority trip, eh?

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 20:21:47 -0800 (PST)
From: TP
To: Acharya S

In response to your article, I suggest reading a book entitled "Lives of the Master" by Glenn Sandfur for another viewpoint as the figure known as Christ.  According to the Edgar Cayce readings, and outlined in Sandfur's book, Christ in fact had many lives, one of them being Zoroaster. You are definitely right about Christ being drawn from mythical gods of different cultures and times; however, there is no hoax, only misinformation, because all of the mythical gods you attributed to Christ are in fact one, with many faces.

just another way to look at.
enjoyed reading your article.

Well, I don't know what "article" you were reading, but I suspect it was "The Origins of Christianity." The reason all these gods were so similar was not because they are all real people, or the same person reincarnated, but because they are personifications of the sun god. It's that simple.  We don't need to go into trances or channel. These "theories" are just silly.

Passing the sun god off as a "human being" certainly is a hoax.

Edgar Cayce is not a scholar or a credible source.  The book you recommend also does not sound scientific but based on "hunches."

From: PB
To: Acharya S
Subject: at last some sense
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 12:54:40 -0000

I am an 18-year-old with great interest in the studies of religions and politics within them.  At last a site that tells the truth, so many people believe what they are told and grow hateful if that equilibrium is upset.  Hateful and bitter I turned to find a religion, after reading up on many religions from wicca to Christianity I have gained great ethics and morals but deduced that religions that believe in a god are foolish and misleading the bible is composed of a small part of three scripts from the original 18 that were written, much of the religion has been edited to harness belief, the other scripts have been proved to contain yet more contradictions and explanations that the entire bible is purely a fictional book of morals.

I tend to favour the beliefs of wicca and paganism but still find that many of the concepts within. I have deduced my own beliefs, with no god and no Lucifer-why would there be a devil if there was no divine being for it to contradict.

I was wondering whether you have ever read the satanic bible-a brilliant retrospect on Christianity, or Solomon Rushdie's satanic verse-which upset the Muslims so much because they couldn't comprehend the metaphors contained within. a great read to advance and widen your mind to the down falls of modern religions.

I would like to hear more on your beliefs and thoughts on religions and discuss the finer points of the ancient religions, aside from that I would be interested to hear your views on euthanasia and the death penalty.

yours faithfully (and possibly damned)

From: DR
To: Acharya S
Subject: Great Site!
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 12:41:55 -0500

I just ordered your book off of Amazon and am very excited to read it. About seven years ago I read Holy Blood, Holy Grail and found it extremely interesting. I am not nor have I ever been a Christian or a participant in any other religion. It bothers me that people of other religions are hell-bent (excuse the term) on converting me to their way of thinking. The behavior is totally inappropriate and is a symptom of low self-esteem. When people ask what religion I am I always say none (or my own-I am my own god) they look at me as if I just stepped off of a spacecraft. It amazes me that they tend to be so disturbed that I may not believe the same way that they do. It infuriates them. I always say that I don't tell them how to believe so they shouldn't request the same from me. It is also the height of arrogance to believe that you will go straight to hell if you do not conform to their religion. Well, which one should I choose: the Catholics, the reformed Catholics, the Baptists, fundamental Baptists, black Baptists, Christadelphians, reformed Jewish Pentecostal church of god, Jesus and the spook...? And coincidentally they are all mutually exclusive.

Forgive me for babbling but it is so rare for me to find someone that holds the same belief that I do (or similar). But one last point: as a student of logic, it is my understanding that the Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only 144,000 people are going to heaven. So my question is: why would they try to convert more people since statistically their own odds are reduced at the shot for a spot for every person they convert. Makes me wonder...

Thanks again for your website.

Are you aware that those 144,000 are to virgin males only, "undefiled with women?" It's a gay club, evidently. Jehovah's Witlesses, by the way, was started by Charles Taze Russell, a 33-degree Mason. When the brotherhood runs the planet, the people live in a frat house.

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:44:03 -0500
From: BK
To: Acharya S
Subject:  Nazareth

Hi Acharya,

I got in an email discussion with a bible beater friend of mine and made reference to P. 190 of your book The Christ Conspiracy.  On that page in the text you made reference to "As Holley says, " There is no such place as Nazareth in the old testament..... ". Who is Holley?  There is no reference to Holley in the notes at the end of the chapter.

My email contact claims Nazareth existed and had a population of 450 or so. Of course he gave no references.

Who Holley is, is irrelevant, but he is referenced in the bibliography. There is no evidence, textual or archaeological, that Nazareth existed prior to around 300 CE.  In fact, it apparently was a burial site prior to that, which absolutely precludes it from being a town, as Jews kept their burial sites away from occupied areas. I've covered this subject a bit elsewhere - try doing a Search. Also, read Frank Zindler's "Where Jesus Never Walked." Your friend's rebuttal is quite incorrect, based on wishful thinking, apparently.

From: CF
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 10:59:11 EST
Subject: Dr. Malachai Z. York
To: Acharya S

Acharya S

There is this guy name Dr. Malachai Z. York who no one seems to be able to debate and leave with any sense of pride...and every thing you say in your book Christ Conspiracy he contradicts... This guy seems to have possession of Infinite Knowledge... I'm absolutely confused now... He says that heaven and hell are states of mind as well as solid realities...and frightening enough he seems to have the facts to prove... Does this rollercoaster ever end?

please respond quickly

P.S. He has many many books out and also he has a site online just check type in Holy Tabernacle Ministries and that should do the trick

Yes, well, oddly enough, just after I received your message, I met a very disturbed individual who was completely possessed by York's book and started reading it very loudly in a health food store. I got a chance to take a look at the book, and, I hate to be cruel, but HOOEY. That was one load. His "infinite knowledge" comes from an overhyped imagination and numerous "new age"-type books, such as Alice Bailey's. He can contradict anything he wants, but all he's doing is "channeling" through his own psyche, not presenting factual, scientific information.

From: LH
Date:  Fri, 16 Feb 2001 22:32:03 EST
To: Acharya S

Don't worry I am not an 'evil Christian' out to prove my ignorance by trying to convince you of something you are so bent on trying to destroy. My father is a Buddhist and because he is not very open to me choosing Christianity he sent me this web site. I wasn't going to e-mail you anything at first because I thought "what's the point, this person does not know me or care about what I think so why bother" then I realized that it is because I wanted to rise to the bait yo dangled so temptingly in front of me....I thought you should know that before I became a Christian I met with many ignoramises (forgive my spelling please) who claimed to be Christians too...but I have also met a lot of very lovely people who really are Christians...however it wasn't people who made a believer out of me it was alot of study and seeking....whether you accept Christ as your Lord is between you and God...I am not your judge and neither are those Christians out there,,,,after all you could end up like Darwin and on your death bed renounce all of your teachings and confess Christ too...then again maybe not....but I do admit to finding it interesting that you proclaim religeous freedom for yourself and mock anothers defense of their equal right to the same...if you are so confident of your own beliefs and so share them with others in your "Evangelistic" way I am suprised you are so violently opposed when Christians do the same....I guess we are not the only hypocrites eh?  I tell people about Jesus because I believe with all of my heart it is the truth...but as I had free will to believe or disbelieve so do they...I just tell them what the Bible says is truth..if they tell me they don't want to hear it then that is fine I will be silent until they ask. To use a small illustration: if I went to an indian restaurant that served the best food I have ever tasted I will probably share the news with many people. Some may like Indian food and try it out...and there might be one or to that hate Indian food...but just because some might not like indian food is no reason for me to stop telling people about it...even if I meet one or too that violently curse me because of their hatred for indian food. After all just because you don't like it doen't mean it isn't the best Indian food ever made....and just because you hate Christianity and Christians does not mean that for some it is the best thing that ever happened to them. I have met many who becuase of faith in Christ were healed and moved on to live and die very happily...when before Christ they were angry bitter people....some lives have been wonderfully changed...actually many lives have been wonderfully changed...including mine....

Whew! The first thing I suggest is that you listen to your father.  Of course, there are "lovely people" within any religion, cult, etc. Most of my friends over the years belonged to one organized cult or another, mostly Christian or Jewish. I don't think you actually did "alot of studying," although you may have sought.  If you had studied the Bible, for instance, as well as the numerous "sacred" texts of other cultures, you would surely see the folly.  The Bible is full of horrendous stories and atrocities - it is quite clearly a book of propaganda designed to raise one ethnic group/cult above all others. It is a wretched rag, indeed. 

I have no idea what you are referring to with the word "violently opposed," etc. I'm not the one who goes to other people's websites and writes long, rambling and childish messages. Your "small illustration" regarding Indian food is not comparable to religion - Indian food is innocuous and does not kill people by the millions, nor does it divide people into packs of wolves at each others' throats. As for your anecdotes about "angry bitter people," we could easily remove "Christ" from that sentence and put in "Buddha" or "Krishna" or "Isis" or "Athena," and make the same claim. In kind, many people have expressed to me how much better their lives have become after studying my pages and freeing themselves from religious mind control.

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 02:02:06 -0800
From: DVD
To: Acharya S
Subject: Keep On!


…picked up on your book The Christ Conspiracy, excellent. I was born a Romanist and turned Fundamentalist (8 yrs) before I finally saw the light. I know you must be very much under fire (as I was with my artwork, and others who point the finger against organized religion), but keep on burning for truth. You kick major ass!

BTW I do believe in one cult and one cult only. BLUE OYSTER CULT! ;-)

Take Care

Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 10:13:09 -0800
From: KD
To: Acharya S
Subject:  Wow!

I recently read your book The Christ Conspiracy. It is an excellent piece of work, fitting in synchronistically with all the information coming to me in recent years about various subjects. Your style and sense of humour are refreshing to read in light of many other informative, yet dry scholarly endeavours.

On your website bio it says you have students. Of course it seems that since reading your book I feel like a bit of a student, yet I would like to know if there is a more serious side to becoming a student of yours.  In the end though we are all students and teachers to one another.

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