Anyway, I just started on your book for the second time, - it's terrific. I have skimmed through it once, but am now starting on it again to make sure it all really sinks in. I spent 10 years as a fundy myself and only wish that there had been more books like yours and Messrs. Freke and Gandy's around before I got sucked in. One of the primary motivating factors in tossing the whole fundy thing, was finding out through research in a university library about the Pagan/Christian similarities. It really was an eye opener when I found out that Christ wasn't really that unique after all, and then it was all down hill from there. So, in a nutshell, as far as I am concerned you are doing a service to mankind with your book and website and I wish you all the best. I will certainly do my best to make sure "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" gets the recognition that is its due.
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 22:10:05 -0800
To: Acharya S
Subject: Christ Con
... I am enjoying your wonderful book immensely. You are sooo cooool! That our science and religions are astrologically based, is a conclusion my recent work with the Chinese and Mayan calendar systems, had been pushing me towards. Now I'm certain that you are absolutely correct! How fantastic it is to shed that oppressive albatross, Christianity. Bravo!
The solar and lunar myths were certainly the underlying central characters in a huge percentage of ancient references. With the rest of the players of the day/night sky a pantheon of gods developed. One thing I've noticed in your book is that you've missed references to Venus or "The Morning Star." The strange apparent path of the third most noticeable heavenly body has always captured the interest of men and women. It is the descent of Venus, the Sun's twin, which led to the Devil myth. The fallen angel was Venus which was called Lucifer in Latin (The Morning Star). I recommend "Venus Revealed" by David Harry Grinspoon for all kind of great Venus info...
If there is no one listening to prayer, then any strength attributed to religious piety comes from the power of ones own mind, the power of imagination. Taking this one step forward, what can one imagine which is more direct in problem resolution or goal attainment than prayer to a god who, in the mind of the devotee, considers humans sinners, hence flawed and unworthy of prayer fulfillment without severe self sacrifice? ...
Thank you for pointing out the Venus/Morning Star/Lucifer connection. In my book, I overlooked mentioning this prominent factor, in favor of emphasizing Lucifer's role as a solar hero as well.
Subject: Christ Con
To: Acharya S
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 100 20:26:12 -0500 (EST)
I think your book is the MOST IMPORTANT BOOK ever written.
To: Acharya S
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 19:41:17 -0500
I found your web-site very interesting and informative. Like you I am a person who thinks. Definitely you are brilliant. Even though I am a Christian myself (though I don't go around telling people) I didn't take offence by your site. I was comforted even though it gives an excellent argument disproving my beliefs. I am not going to preach to you or anything, I in fact went through a stage where I believed the very same thing your site displays. I would rather not think the Bible is true as it sickens me to believe all those who the Bible mentions will be tortured for an eternity. But I also believe in seeing things from both sides. The Biblical truth is paradoxical. There is in fact very strong evidence supporting that Christianity is not a myth which few are aware of.
First is the 666 prophesy. In every barcode in the world there is three stripes without numbers beneath them. It has been factually proven that those numbers are 6's. The prophesy in Revelation states. "The number of the beast is 666". "No one may buy or sell unless he has the mark of the beast on him". How could secret groups write true prophesies????. Look this up yourself.
Secondly, there are those sites proving the Validity of the Bible. One remarkable proof, which is why I believe, is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Here are some web sites that prove the Pyramid even mentions Christ. I only ask you to consider, I believe in free-thinking as well. (I'm not too orthodox and disagree with puritans) Considering both sides in any argument is important. Bias hurts....
I also found another very interesting site which agrees completely with your site - "www.Neo-think.com" this site claims any belief in any mysticism dumbens people and people should evolve into being "God-Man" I strongly disagree with irrational beliefs and believe firmly in Love, peace and spiritual enlightenment. Christians most often don't "Love their enemies" as they should. You site is very informative and smart, I only think you should be open minded to both sides. People can prove anything they firmly believe in. I would also like to order your book, it sounds interesting. Let the Truth be known!!!!. But I don't think we must assume our known "truth" is correct all the time.
Obviously, I don't assume "our known truth" is correct, since most of my site debunks "our known truth." One can provide all the sites in the world, but nothing will prove the validity of the Bible. This person is very innocent - I received a subsequent email from him saying that he was no longer Christian, in part because of my site, and that he felt freer than ever. His spelling (and typing) was pretty bad, as was that of others on this page - so bad in fact that I had to clean up these messages so they would be comprehensible. Indeed it takes me days to put together one of these " " pages.
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 03:10:26 -0700
To: Acharya S
Subject: Naked Truth II
I saw the first video ... "The Naked Truth" and found it to be fascinating. I was raised to be a Lutheran but became disenchanted with the religion in the late 60's. I could not accept it on a basis of faith when there was so much scientific evidence against it as a literal document.
In the early 70's I ran across the paperback series of the author of Lobsang Rampa. I found his books refreshing and a breath of fresh air in the chaotic world of Christianity. Then it seemed real, and I was drawn into the world of Buddhism. It gave me courage to press on in my search of truth and enlightenment.
I became aware of your website by accident when I was doing Internet searches on religion. I ordered the video "The Naked Truth," and it all came together to me. I found it hard to accept at first but the video had strong testimony as to the fallacy of man's spiritual convictions. I eagerly await the sequel to this video.
I so find one thing about the video in question. When Jordan Maxwell compares the similarities between the Scriptures of various religious "Bibles," I found the comparisons too simplistic. I did a search on the Internet to see if these passages he outlined where for real. I could not find any direct correlations to his references. I am very dismayed by this because I basically believe in the truthfulness of this video - how do I prove it to a person in denial, when I can find no direct correlation to the passages outlined in Maxwell's presentation and found documents? Where do I go to find the direct evidence that these correlations are true. Too many Christians and even believers of other Religions fail to find truth in the presentations of "The Naked Truth." If you could point the way to what books or websites would have overwhelming evidence to validate the Scriptural evidence as presented in the video, it would help me a lot in convincing the "hook on Christ believers" that their faith is flawed and misplaced.
I would like to further add that certain occurrences in my life have led me to believe that there could possible be a greater intelligence in the universe by the name of god. I, however do see this intelligence as an entity in my image, but rather like the Starwars Universal Force concept, neither male or female in embodiment. It's something that I can't fathom. So it is with the universe.
... I am, by profession, a technician and have little time to research all the references referred to on your web site. I seek your expertise to help me to narrow the path to the sources I seek to answer the questions that haunt my mind.
Well, it's always nice to meet an enthusiastic seeker and finder of truth. I too have little time, so I will have to point you to my book, The Christ Conspiracy and its many sources. You may also find much info at my Christ Conspiracy links. I don't know specifically what you are referring to regarding Jordan Maxwell, so I can't help you there. Most of his information is accurate and easily verified.
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 22:41:12 +1100
To: Acharya S
... After spending more time at your site I am humbled by beauty, intelligence and a whole lot of guts. One cannot help but admire you for what you are doing.
If ever you are in Australia doing interviews and lectures I will certainly be there to hear you.
I thank you for your reply to my email. It has been my privilege.
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 18:45:24 -0800
To: Acharya S
Subject: Christ Con2
Brilliant, beautiful, brave, controversial, educated, sexy, of Swedish decent, knows all about entheogens and pantheons, quotes Blavatsky and Lennon, fascinated by this thing called life, describes their body as a vessel, uses words like unctuous, smarmy and proselytizing, Web savvy, erudite and adventurous, yes that's ME! At last I've found my cosmic twin! Tell me you enjoy Kerouac, Dali and McKenna, too!
As the institutional director of the nonprofit Association for Historical Accuracy (AHA!), I am concerned about not only your past but also your future. ;)
To: Acharya S
Subject: kudos and props
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 01:09:05 -0900
The contents of your web site are nothing less than inspiring. As the freethinking adult daughter of Catholic parents, I need inspiration now and again. : ). They are probably at home praying for my conversion back into the Catholic church this very moment.
I was further inspired to discover that you are a woman, and whatever the facts of your age may be, you wear the visage of a woman who is fairly young. I am often frustrated by the apparent lack of credence given to the idea that people who are females of any type can be intelligent.
Furthermore, the idea that a woman person who is young (and can be considered outwardly beautiful) may also be exceedingly intelligent seems preposterous to most people. It is as if, in assuming intelligence to be a male attribute, they expect the manifestation of this characteristic in females to be accompanied by masculine traits of physical appearance, including a lack of "feminine" beauty.
Unfortunately, this widespread mistake of social perception concerning what is and is not possible in the mind of an aesthetically pleasing woman, is difficult to counter when I can find so few examples outside of myself that contradict it. I have found your presence here to be delightfully reassuring.
So thanks for making my day, sistah! : )
Indeed, it's always refreshing to encounter enlightened females. Because they've been so beaten down for millennia, women are very prone to seeking supernatural assistance - thru the very venue and ideology that destroyed them! As far as the "beatiful" part goes, sexism as concerns the intellect is bad enough when one looks like Janet Reno, but when one is attractive, it can become almost unbearable. My getting to this point has been a constant struggle, with the help of a few, wonderful people, male and female, against the continual objections, insults and vitriol of the majority. If I were an old man with a long white beard, a Jew or Indian, perhaps, I could say exactly the same things, and people would be amazed at my sagacity and would be far more respectful. So it goes. You're very welcome.
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:26:21 -0800 (PST)
To: Acharya S
Subject: CHRIST CON
I just finished your book and am compelled to thank you immediately. I've been on an intense spiritual journey over the last year, capped-off with your wonderful expose. Up until a year ago I was a typical American agnostic/evemerist, having delved into Christ-insanity a couple of times growing up, but never really buying into it. Neither of my parents were religious (dad - atheist, mom - agnostic), so I was never "taken" to church. The times I did go were of my own volition out of curiosity. Never could get into it - too structured, stiff, and full of condemning for my taste. So I gave up on the organized religion thing. I have always been a head-strong, authority-questioning, independent freethinker. I am a Leo, an only-child, and a military brat. I have no tolerance for people telling me what to think. Luckily I was raised by two fairly open-minded parents who never hid things from me or left me at home because I was "too young." We spent three years in Germany (my 7th - 9th grade years) and I got to travel through most of Europe. The three weeks my mom and I spent traveling through Italy and Greece will always be in my fondest of memories - I was quite the Greco-Roman mythology buff. Walking through Pompeii is a moment I still have clear flashbacks of as well as standing atop the Acropolis and touring the Mediterranean isles. Along with these fond and beautiful memories of my European stay, I also remember the many dark and oppressive cathedrals I toured. While I was in awe of the artistic and architectural accomplishments, the subject matter of the art and the feeling within the architecture never felt right inside of me. I remember touring the Vatican and being almost nauseously overwhelmed by the amount of gold on display. Anyway, I was very fortunate to have grown up a traveler - it kept my mind extremely open. I'm 30 now and have been a musician for 15 years continuing to move around, though I've pretty much settled in **** ...
Thinking back on those last 15 years, I've met a lot of interesting characters with all kinds of crazy and fascinating ideas and beliefs. I spent most of that time partying and living for the moment, never really giving spirituality much thought - on the outside I was a typical rebellious young rock musician with a bad attitude, but inside I was your typical Joe American mass-consumer; total fucking DRONE! At the end of 1998, I went through an emotional devastation which led me to question every aspect of my life up to that point. Through the help of two enlightened and loving friends I woke up! First I learned about energy and the unified field of consciousness. I became a voracious reader and devourer of knowledge. I studied up on Vedic Science, Einstein's Physics, shamanism, Mayan culture, Tibetan Buddhism, which all correlated with my memories of studying Greek, Roman, and Egyptian history and mythology. Then I came upon Taoism. It spoke to me in such a way that I instantly began practicing the Taoist methods of diet, exercise, and philosophy which promptly elevated all my physical ailments. Plus, the Tao Te Ching is one the most beautiful literary works in human history! Now through my "re-discovered" spiritual connectedness to all living and cosmic things I began to realize that we really were being lied to by the controlling parties in ways I had yet to even fathom. This realization led me to surfing the web for possible answers or theories and that is how I stumbled upon your site - a most glorious day indeed! The past few months I have been learning quite a bit through the Sex to Superconciousness list, and then I finally got a copy of Christ Con - absolutely amazing. I can't thank you enough for compiling the information and relating it in such a clear and concise form, leaving no doubt as to the truth behind and the reason for the 2,000 year plague of ignorance. The info have gained from your writing, web-links, and fellow list members will go a long way in helping me establish my arguments which I will hopefully use to help wake up more humans - specially the new generations - through music and entertainment. I aim to start a Revival of Truth and I hope I can e-mail you with any relevant questions. I'm going to start by getting a few copies of Christ Con into the hands of some people I know who really need it!