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January 2000

From: AW
To: Acharya S
Subject: Wow!
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 21:03:06 -0000

Hiya! Your site is breathtaking… it puts into words what I’ve thought for many a day! Keep adding those articles! And all those languages… and the travelling well… it just goes to show that there are still some sane members bathing in the gene pool (some probably nude bathing :)).

Keep up the great work! Incidentally, I must articulate that I had a mild shock on viewing the About the Author pages… thought I’d stumbled into some supermodel site or something!


Date: Fri, 04 Jan 1980 14:46:38 +0530
From: PS
To: Acharya S
Subject: (no subject

Dear Acharya

... Yours is great site, an eye opener.


Date: Fri, 04 Jan 1980 11:05:57 -0800
From: WR
To: Acharya S
Subject: yeah

I can't believe I finally found your forum! Thank you so much for your hard work. I have been doing the research for years, truth seeking that is, and it's all right here. Everything I feel about, well, everything is all here. What's more is that it has been difficult for me to find others who think the same way. Thank "god" I'm not alone! I am overwhelmed with delight! Thanks!


Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 13:37:21 -0800 (PST)
From: SG
Subject: I AM
To: ACHARYA S

"I once thought that I was human, and that my greatest fulfillment would come from being a god. Now I realize that I am God. And I am fulfilled by simply being human."


Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 17:40:34 -0600
To: Acharya S
From: RB
Subject: Piso Family Theory

Hello Acharya,

I do personal research on the beginnings of Christianity and related subjects. I have read much of your WWW site and have your excellent book The Christ Conspiracy.

I have come across information on the WWW about the Piso Family Theory--a theory that the Roman Piso family, a powerful political family in ancient Rome, wrote the New Testament--all of it.

One of the WWW sites below is selling a little $5.00 booklet on the subject. The most interesting thing in the booklet is the assertion that the politically powerful Roman Piso family wrote the books of the New Testament as an attempt to get the Jews to convert to a new religion that had ethical standards (on slavery, for instance) more politically suitable for the Roman aristocracy to continue its power hold on the Roman empire. It seemed that Judaism didn't think much of slavery, and the Roman empire was largely built on slavery. Well, the Jews didn't go for it, so the booklet suggests that the Roman Piso family organized the Jewish revolt (was that about 70 AD or so?) so that the Piso family could then send in the Roman army and destroy the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. This sounds plausible, given who evil powerful political rulers tend to be.

OK, so I'm sitting here with your book "The Christ Conspiracy" and I don't even see the word "Piso" in the index. Hmm...... Have you heard of the Piso theory? If so, what do you think of it? Since it doesn't appear to be in your book, does that mean you disagree with it?

Anyway, I listed some WWW sites below that are about this Piso theory. So, what did you think?

Could you please let me knew what you think about this? I would really like to know what you think about the Piso Theory. Thanks a lot.

Cordially,

[I didn't include the Piso theory, because I didn't realize anyone would take it seriously. Other than the premise that Christ is a fiction, which is accurate, the rest is hooey. For more commentary, try doing a search of my site. Also see Revilo Oliver's take.


From: GH
To: Acharya S
Subject: Your Website/The Truth
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 20008 21:37:01 -0500

Hi,

I'm a mom of two teens, and someone referred me to your site. I've been reading about your book The Christ Conspiracy. I realized my whole life I never bought into the whole God/Jesus gimmick - it never felt genuine. I am ordering your book and then I will pass it along to my teens, so they can develop their own opinions. Thanks for putting out there what many of us have always really felt. It's time the world woke up, so we can get on with the business of saving our earth from greed, war and pollution. The only way this will happen is if you and more people like you, will get the word out--it's essential!

Keep on keeping on!!! Peace!


To: "From Sex to Superconsciousness"
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 21:24:05 -0600
From: Greg
Subject: Christ Con

I have been busily reading the Christ Conspiracy book. Life is trying really hard to keep me from finishing it within any sort of a nice timeframe, but I shall succeed in the end and then read it a few times more. Is it just me, or is this author trying to insinuate that Jesus and the Holy Babble are nothing more than myth? Hahahahaha. Good gosh I love this book.


From: WS
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 21:38:57 EST
Subject: Your Website/The Truth
To: Acharya S

...you've made a significant impact on generations! And I'm CERTAIN that the CHRIST CON will last the test of time...it shall ALWAYS be on MY bookshelf, and, honestly, my-12-year old son has expressed an interest in it's contents...so there!


Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 23:36:09 -0800 (PST)
From: BC
Subject: Jesus never existed!!!
To: Acharya S

Hi,

My name is Brian and I just saw your site. You are right about Christianity being the source of anti-semitism. I came across some information a few years back that proves Jesus never existed...he was just a tool for the Romans to expel Jews from their land. Look throughout history how Jews have been treated and you see the story worked and still works today. If you want to know the truth that Christianity is the biggest practical joke ever played ... :

the Abelard Reuchlin Foundation

I get no money from this, only the satisfaction of "spreading the word". Send for it, you won't be sorry.

This message refers to the Piso theory. I've owned the pamphlet for about 10 years. There is little in it worthwhile, except, as I say above, the notion that Christ is a fiction.


Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2000 04:02:27 -0600
From: VS
To: Acharya S
Subject: a quick note

Hello...

I am in the midst of perusing all your rants ...

Thank you for your excellent scholarship, which has provided a well-researched and well thought-out summarization of all the historical and comparative mythological reasons for something that I, for one, arrived at through a process of deconstructive analysis and reflection.

I will be glad to get to the time when we can all stop debating these backwards and repressive belief systems and move forward.


From: LM
To: Acharya S
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 01:15:57 +0800

Dear Acharya,

I really have to comment on your marvellous job. I really admire your great wisdom in having the ability to break free from the so-called "truth," and be able read in between the sentences in the "HOLY BIBLE" to find the Lies in it. I had been very disturbed by religions. Wanting very much to seek the truth. Christianity [etc. to me had always been very contradicting in themselves, and those ideas that they uphold - some are ridiculous. Things like, we are born with sins, BECAUSE our ancestors are sinful. So would that mean that we sinners because others have done the act and not us? Non-believers shall go to hell. You should let your enemy slap your other side of the cheek when he slaps your cheek. "God is the Lord" - excuse me, who is this FUCKING damn thing that puts ITself above the rest and said that the meal on my table comes from him when my parents have to work for that?

Acharya, I think the world is pathetic - have you read a issue of the Newsweek that says Christianity is, like, dominating the world? Peoples are deceived by this "beautiful" lie of a promise of heaven, and even phrases like, "oh my god," "god bless you," "swear to god," are common to non-Christians. It's really sad. I wonder when will the truth be awakened to the whole world. I went to the local library and wanted to borrow the book on "Christ Conspiracy" but there were none to be found. All I saw was books that says the positive side of Christianity. You see, many people out there are being shut off from the other side of the religion.

I am a Buddhist. But I have my reserves in it. But I believe in reincarnation. It was also being supported as a truth in the book "Many Masters, Many Lives." I wonder what's your view on it? Have you ever thought about why do some things happens, that are not yet proven by science? Like why are some people born with a silver spoon and why some born without food to eat? Why are there miracles? A family member of mine is being deceived by these people, and she wanted to be baptised just after a year. And because of this, my family is in a chaos. I thought since you are such a intellectual person, maybe you could help me think of something to help her be awaken to the real Truth.

I really hope you can take a few moments to reply to this letter. Thank you very very much.

Yours Sincerely

Well, I don't know how I can help other than providing my site, book, etc. As far as the supernatural goes, bizarre things have happened, that is clear. "Miracles" and the like. But those who claim they and they alone have found the key to the miraculous are simply espousing voodoo: Christian voodoo, Jewish voodoo, Muslim voodoo, Hindu voodoo, Buddhist voodoo. We go through periods when things are in sync, and when everything is chaos. Such is life. Other than having the resources to take care of yourself decently, there is little that is guaranteed to increase your chances of reducing the chaos. Crossing yourself a zillion times or tithing will not help. Bowing down and praying endlessly will not help. Saying rosaries, or bobbing your head while reading the Talmud at the Wailing Wall, will not help. Feeding coconuts to Ganesha will not help. And so on.


From: ST
To: Acharya S
Subject: Nice to meet you
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 02:43:55 -0700

I just got through checking out your website - I was very impressed. I was initially looking for a site on the late great comic Bill Hicks. Bill was one of the first people to open my eyes to a lot of the things that you clearly outlined on your site.

I was thrilled to see such an intelligent and thought provoking section on the ignorance and self-righteousness that is organized religion. You definitely did your homework! Judging by your "About the Author" page you have been doing it for a long time. I too have been fascinated by peoples beliefs for a large chunk of my life. I have read a lot on most of the world's religions and philosophies, but my understanding, education, and intelligence are not near as impressive as yours. I loved that you have a link to "Hemp For Victory" on your site as well. I am a huge fan and supporter of Jack Herer and his Hemp and Marijuana movement. I was also happy to see that you spoke highly of the Tao Te Ching, one of the few truly beautiful and intelligent books on the workings of man and nature.

Speaking of beautiful and intelligent.....I hate to admit it but I did have you pictured as an older man! Sorry! I would love to someday meet a woman that is as learned and wise as you, with such a wonderful perspective on life.

Thank you for your time and your wisdom!


From: WW
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 05:44:28 EST
Subject: My deconversion from fundamentalist Christianity
To: Acharya S

Hi all,

Recently a person I've been corresponding with who is a Christian author asked me why I deconverted from being a Christian apologist.... Anyway, here is a summary of the reasons and things that led to my gradual deconversion from traditional Christianity.

... Yes it is true that hell for all non-believers played a big part, that is something I always had a problem with in the back of my mind, and I'm sure that many Christians today have a problem with it deep down inside but are afraid to express it. Anyway, I lost interest in Christianity because:

  1. Of a girl that I liked whom I lost out on. I felt depressed and thought life was pointless. I was mad at God too and so gave him the silent treatment. It was supposed to be only temporary, but I never regained an interest to go back to Christian fundamentalism.
  2. At that same time, I graduated from high school too, so there were a lot of changes in my life. I had used Christianity as a crutch because of my low self-esteem and many problems with high school and being a teen. I also had low self-worth and low self-esteem. Believing myself to be "saved" while other people who persecuted me were going to hell and were spiritually inferior to me was a feel-good thing that I needed for that period. After I graduated from high school, I no longer had the problems and insecurities I had there, so I no longer needed the crutch.
  3. My parents and my whole family were non-Christian. I couldn't accept that they would all go to hell forever, even though they were good people, just because Adam and Eve ate of the wrong fruit. No matter how I tried to rationalize it away, deep down I knew it was 100% unjust and could not be justified by anyone, whether human or divine. If you think about it seriously and ponder it for a while, you'll know what I mean.
  4. The research I did into other religions, mysticism, new age beliefs, etc. led me to a more better understanding of spirituality, and so I evolved in this respect. When I read many atheist articles and historical critiques on Christianity, I found many amazing things that I never knew of when I was a Christian. There were so many arguments against Christian fundamentalism, and many of them were irrefutable. I had previously thought that the Christian arguments were the ones that were irrefutable, and that worried me since I didn't want to believe in it, and so that gave me a huge wonderful relief to know that each Christian argument could be debunked and sunk like a battleship with a little scholarly reading. In my research, I found a lot more than I bargained for, and was pleasantly surprised.

Conclusion: Anyway, that's the crux of what basically happened. There may be more involved, but I can't think of much off the top of my head now. I was a Christian in the traditional sense from 1983 to 1992. From 1992 'til last year I was never really sure why I lost interest in Christianity and why I didn't come back to it after giving God the silent treatment for what happened with that girl. So that was a mystery for many years, but recently I've begun to realize that perhaps the reason was because I needed to spiritually and mentally evolve to learn higher truths which transcend the dogmas of organized religion. I needed to explore something which would make sense out of the great spiritual truths that make up the various religions and philosophies of the world, not glorify one and demean all the others. This searching led me down the path of mysticism and theosophy and new age and that kind of thing. Of course, some people who go through this searching phase end up back to traditional Christianity, but most do not. And that's another thing I learned from all this, that each person may have different religions and beliefs, but they are right for that person's spiritual growth and destiny. No one religion is right for everyone, although each religion likes to claim that it is the source of ultimate truth. The fact that there are deconverts in every religion confirms this. The beauty and truth of all this is that all our differences, religions, beliefs, etc. form a great cosmic patchwork of who we are, our totality, and realizing this is the first step in transcendence.


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