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January 2001

From: DB
To: Acharya S
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
Date: 01 Jan 2001 05:03:00 -0700

I finally bought this book, haven't been able to put it down.  This just confirms what I have believed for years, that Christianity is the biggest scam/hoax ever perpetrated.  Unfortunately, it has been successful only because of force, torture and murder. Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read. You are a brave woman to write the truth in this world filled with such insanity. I was wondering if there is one on Islam in the works, it is another religion that needs exposure. Thanks!


Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 14:03:09 EST
From: SC
Subject: "The Christ Conspiracy"
To: Acharya S

I wrote you a couple of weeks ago regarding "The Christ Conspiracy" if you remember. I have since had time to explore your website and become acquainted with your perspective on "God."  I agree with you in that if there is a primal force behind the creation of the universe, I believe it to be gender neutral and abstract--devoid of the patriarchal, male-dominated   characteristics in depictions of some religions.  But at the same time, could not our orderly universe have as easily resulted from nothingness?  I am not well versed in cosmology, but I have read enough to know that some modern theories can account for our genesis without invoking some intentional force. Neither perspective makes much rational sense, for we as humans cannot conceive of nothingness and the absence of time and space, or an eternal primal force for that matter.  So I must inquire:  does your belief result from any substantial evidence, or merely the faith that something intentional must be behind our genesis?  Obviously, the latter belief is much more comforting and I would love to wholeheartedly endorse it, but I cannot due to a lack of sound evidence.

Regarding your new book, a more in depth investigation of the "ubiquitous solar mythos" (to quote you) sounds interesting, but I would also urge you to consider something along the lines of a point by point refutation of the assertions made by the Jesus Seminar.  A sound refutation of a supposedly neutral and academic quest for Christ's existence--not a theologically tainted one--would surely be impressive.  And perhaps you could expound upon it a bit in your next e-mail, as I am largely ignorant of its main theses and assertions.  For instance, is Jesus's historicity--as claimed by the Jesus Seminar--largely contingent on the validity of the gospels?  There have also been recent books claiming the presence of extra biblical evidence for Jesus's existence, and archaeological findings that ostensibly corroborate the gospels.  Do you keep up with the work of the opposing camp, and if not, would you presume that such assertions are resultant of the fraudulent relics and supposed "holy places" as described in "The Christ Conspiracy?"


From: GM
To:  "Acharya S"
Subject: What about your site?
Date:  Tue, 2 Jan 2001 20:23:40 +0100

Dear Sir,

...Italy has a lot of time to wait for enlightening, due to Catholic Church, but "hope is the last to die!"

Thanks for your answer and for you site's content!


From: SB
To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 19:34:40 -0600

...I REread your book, again (for about the 3/4th time) over the holidays!  It gets BETTER with EACH READING!!!   Can't understand WHY it's not on the BEST SELLER LIST!!!  It is THE GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN!


From: DO
To: Acharya S
Subject: Gerald Massey
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 10:46:03 -0500

Hi Acharya,

I think that your web-site is fabulous. A name that is very prominent on your site is that of Gerald Massey. His treasury of six volumes are the most prized in my collection. Could you give me a commentary on his works? (I.E) how it is validated/invalidated by current studies in the fields in which he delved so deep (Etymology, Astronomy, EGYPTOLOGY, anthropology, archeology). The origins of Christianity and its affiliated westernized religions (Judaism, Islam etc) have, I think, been catapulted beyond doubt.

One of my reasons for troubling you with such a request is that I saw on another site, and I paraphrase, "Sources often sighted are G. Higgins, Gerald Massey, R. Taylor, G.R.S Mead, scholars of the early 19th century who have been superseded by 20th century research." And I paraphrase again, "I am told by a skeptic on the web that these above named authors are viewed hilariously in academic circles."

I doubt very much that this person has read the works, much less study them.

"Truth is all potent with its silent power."-Gerald Massey

I look forward to your learned response.

Thanks for your intelligent questions. I find Massey's work to be of the highest quality. These naysayers are absurd and, as you have surmised, have not studied these works, which they likely would be unable to understand in any case, as they have little to no comprehension of myth. Mythologists are in a class by themselves.  The detractors are quite wrong that anything of the 20th century has "superceded" these works.  Practically every time a spade is sunk in the Egypt/Palestine/Israel area, the work of Massey, et al., is validated. It is wise to remember that apologists will say just about anything, no matter how untrue, in order to uphold their silly fables. I give them about as much credibility as they would have afforded the followers of Hercules 2,000 years ago.

In addition, there is an enormous amount of research beyond this handful that these critics are disparaging.  I have been up to my ears in it in researching my new book. What these debunkers are apparently unable to realize is that the literature of the 18th and 19th centuries is FAR superior to that of the 20th, the education level was much higher, and the mentality more evolved. Much of the stuff published post-1950 or so is really crappy.


From: GG
To: Acharya S
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 15:50:20 GMT
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy

I too found your book an asset in my escape from the Christian cult.

However, I have become somewhat of a digger and have wanted to ask for sometime, for references to the claim that the "Gospel" of Marcion was the source of the book of Luke. Though I have found many references which mention this idea, none confirm it to be so.

Also, having a personal interest in archaeology and anthropology I find it very difficult indeed to accept the claims that civilisation came from the Indian sub-continent and all I have found to support such a claim is mere unsupported speculation.

Just a couple of observations but I am certain there will be more as I continue to study your fine work.

Kind regards

Thanks.

Judge Charles Waite in "History of the Christian Religion to the Year 200" proves, in my opinion, the order of the gospels, including Marcion's being precedent, as I have laid out in Christ Con.  It is a very logical sequence of events.

It is not at all difficult to believe that much culture has come from India.  It has been recognized for millennia, including by ancient authors such as Diodorus Siculus.  It is well known that Greek is closely related to Sanskrit.  I think I've shown pretty abundantly in Christ Con that much of the Western civilization did emanate from India, and that the story of Krishna is one major basis of that of Christ.

In any case, thanks again.

P.S.  I will be going into these subjects in my next book, which I'm currently researching and writing, called Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled. There is such an enormous body of literature on this subject that it is difficult to stop!


From: DL
To: Acharya S
Subject: text
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 17:03:02 -0000

unavoidably and enjoyably interesting


From: JG
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 20:32:43 EST
Subject: Hi, I Need Your Advice
To: Acharya S

...I know a nuclear family that is involved in a cult. Do you know of any organizations that I can turn to? (The information on your web site is much too deep for them.)

Also, I purchases several copies of The Naked Truth years ago (wholesale) with the permission of the producer to resell it at retail.  As much as I believe in this important information I also believe that the general public NEEDS religion.  Ironically, I believe that most people can not cope without out it and can actually lose their minds. Therefore I still have all the copies that I purchased about five years ago. However I would like to make such a video available to truthseekers but I do not know where to start.  I have a video website but I do not want to place it there for fear of crazy religious people making death threats.  Do you know where I can turn?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


From: AS
To: AS
Subject: bible
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 22:07:15 -0800

Acharya,

I'm sure you're very busy so I'll keep this short. I was looking through your site "truthbeknown.com" and saw one of the emails sent to you about the validity of the bible and how you think it is a story, but the person disagreed.  Many claim that similar accounts written by people other than the prophets and actual writers of the bible have been discovered and that the books of the bible are simply a summary of similar writings, at least the old testament.  Is this true?  I'm sure you discussed this in your website somewhere but I wasn't able to find this discussion and the one on how the bible is a story.  Some direction would be greatly appreciated.

Also, do you believe that a person who believes in Christianity and is comforted and helped by it, but does not feel the urge to spread their faith and belief to others, because they recognize that it is a personal thing for only them and that others may not benefit from it, is still supporting the negatives of organized religion?  After all, they still put their faith in and support an organization that thrives upon the spread of its religion, because people within that organization feel that in being a "good" person/Christian they must also spread their faith to others, that they believe that it is their duty as Christians to spread their faith to others, and impose it upon them.  Any input would be appreciated, thank you

Try my essays "Is the Bible True?" and "The Origins of Christianity"  Also try the Christ Conspiracy links and don't forget the Site Map. Obviously, I'd also recommend you read my book.

The Bible is indeed in large part a mass of myths, taken from other, older cultures and made to revolve around "the chosen people."

Someone who believes in Christianity may be comforted by it, but he or she wouldn't need comforting if the world was not a treacherous place full of deception and fraud.  The fact remains that Christianity is fraught with both, and such "truth" cannot be very satisfying to a soulful person.  Not to mention that, by upholding a fallacious ideology that has proved itself insidious time and again, they are contributing to the problem.

I have found time and again that people are relieved by hearing the truth at last. Take care.


From: GS
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 02:12:31 EST
Subject: Sentient Life
To: Acharya S

Dear A. S.

Glad to see that there is sentient life on this side of the Oorte Cloud.

"It is not good for man to be alone" is my favorite quote from the Judeo-Christian book. This is followed only by ... "and he sat on his ass, and rode away...." a phrase that had me hee-hawing under my breath so badly in fourth grade Bible History, that I darn near fainted, and had incurred a nearly permanent purple hue to my fair and youthful complexion.  There are a few more, to be sure.

"Idealistic identification results from shared ideas, attitudes, feelings and values...." (Littlejohn, Steven. Theories of Human Communication. Wadsworth Publishing Co., Belmont CA, 2000.)

I don't feel so alone.


Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 17:06:14 +0200
From: OY
To: Acharya S
Subject: What if "The Greatest story ever sold" was published in Hellas (Greece) ?

Hi Acharya,

...I send this message from Atheenae, Hellas (Athens, Greece) and I've just ordered "The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold" from Amazon...

I cannot say anything definitely before I read the book, I have a strong hunch  however it would really worth the effort of translating it in Hellenic (Greek) and publishing it in Hellas.

Since you lived in Hellas for - as I understood - a considerable time, you must have realized the Greek Orthodox Xtian Church's suffocating grip on our modern Hellenic society. Publishing such a book might cause a lot of debates and a disgustingly immoral polemic from the church's part against the book's author, its translator (I consider of playing that part) and its publisher. That would be a healthy thing to happen....


From: "jesusisamyth"
To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 11:55:45 -0600

I have read your book and I must say that you did your homework. Bravo!! Keep up the good work. Jesus is a lie and it is time to put such myths to rest. I live in the southern region of the United States of America and it is way backward in this part of the world. It is hard to believe that America can be so prosperous and be so dumb or at least in these neck of the woods they are. I have been up north out of the Bible belt some and people are not as hung up on Jesus and the Bible and all that nonsense like they are down here. I am glad that the south did not win the war back during the civil war or we would be a nation possessed even further with this viral meme called Christianity. It is an utterly sick religion and offers absolutely no spirituality of worthiness whatsoever. I wish that comparative religion was required for at least two years and two full semesters for young men and women to even be able to graduate from high school. People are still so religiously illiterate in this world especially in the southern regions of the United States. It is sad. Stay strong and keep up the good fight.


From: JR
To: AS
Subject: Site problems?
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 10:02:59 +1000

Hello there,

...Also loved the quote about "30 years of scholarly research"...are you using photos THAT old? :-) OR are you really a sorceress?

Really enjoyed the 1st at look at your Site, but noted long time since any activity at Webmaster level... you haven't been beaten down by the System,  I hope?

I struggled through the May 2000 Emails page... ( sigh)

Not God Bless You,  but  *I* bless you, as a breath of fresh air in the psychosmog!

Cheers!

Thanks!  No, the photos are not that old. I started studying mythology, archaeology, anthropology and history (on my own) when I was a child I absolutely loved National Geographic. I read every issue from about 1930 on...


From: PM
To: Acharya S
Subject: Please tell me!
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 14:39:33 -0500

Acharya,

I love your site!  I agree with most everything you have written (that I have read anyway), but please... please tell me that you are not gay!...

At any rate... keep up the good work.  In the mean-time, I'll keep trying to get my brother to put down his bible and do some REAL research (he HATES your site by the way).

Thanks.  No, silly person, I'm not gay.  Who said I was gay? That's funny.  I'm actually a transsexual transvestite.  Just kidding.

I'm quite sure, however, that Christianity is a gay religion, with its constant emphasis on loving the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  In fact, those who truly hate my site seem to belong to the cult of Gay Nazis for Christ, violent, repressed misogynist homosexuals.  heh heh  (Yeah, don't tell that to your brother, or he'll really hate me.)


Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:14:40 -0800
From: BD
To: Acharya S
Subject: Jesus

I know that sometimes that when you read the Bible and go to church the whole "Christian Thing" just doesn't seem real or it's to much of a responsibility, but you and I are proof that God us real and once you love the Lord OUR God you will want to follow his commands. HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH!! Set down your chains until only faith remains. Satan is the one holding your chains. Let go of him, pull away! I know you can!

No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from.

There is a part of you that wants to follow the Lord! (Isaiah 43:21 "the people which I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.") God didn't place the knowledge in our minds adout him in our minds so that we could have a choice to follow him. Again he loves you and I will pray for you. He has wonderful plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans to prosper you and not harm you plans to give you a hope and a future then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, you will you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.")

I have faith in God that he will speak to you. pull away from the devil.

In Christ's love,

KD

Thank you for the mindless drivel. I have never heard such things before! God did speak to me – he wants you to know that Lord Krishna loves you very much and has a plan for you, if only you'd open up your heart to him and stop letting the demons rule you.

Seriously, so the Great Puppetmaster "didn't place knowledge in our minds about him…so that we could have a choice to follow him," but then you (and he, according to you, who obviously have a direct pipeline) want to compel us to follow his commands and his "wonderful plan!" Sorry, but I ain't buying these shoddy goods from a used-religion salesman.

In Krishna's love.


Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 15:12:50 -0800
From: VY
To: Acharya S
Subject: Question

Hi,

I love your site and all the articles which you have compiled. I have a question about how you handle "encounters" with people who let religion run their lives.  For me it is always a dilemma: should I just keep my views [the fact that I don't believe in god and despise organized worship to myself and just let the other people be, or should I try to engage these people in long and frustrating arguments with the goal of educating them or opening up their eyes.  You seem to take the latter approach, at least on the website.  Is that the right thing to do? Should I, forgive the word choice, preach atheism? Or should I just overlook the religious beliefs and practices of friends, family, coworkers, and simply dismiss them for what they are.  Sometimes I see displays of ignorance that really piss me off and make me want to just go up to the person, and hit them on the head and ask "Hello, anyone home?"  Anyhow, just wanted to see what your views are on this matter.

Thank You,


From: "jesusisamyth"
To: "Acharya S"
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 01:58:30 -0600

Thanks for responding to my email. Your site rocks!! I am sure that you are aware of the Piso information. How much of it in your opinion do you think is accurate? Oh well, I do not want to take up too much of your time.

Thanks. Try doing a Search for my comments on Piso.


To: Acharya S
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 08:39:43 -0600
From: JL

Thank you. Thank you for everything, I mean it.  8P 8P 8P infinity..... ( + 1 )


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