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To:  "Acharya S"
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:46:44 -0800
From: JB
Subject: Jesus

well I don't believe god is a male for the simple reason that all the examples we have here on earth only the female procreates, as above so below... so much male arrogance in the Christian view; I believe the god of creation has to be a god of love.

Sure would be nice to have a god of love as creator. Unfortunately, the god of maintenance is pretty crappy. All you need to do is look around at this world - Romanian children living in sewers, people murdering each other - even eating each other in Indonesia! Etc., etc., ad nauseam.


Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:37:05 -0800 (PST)
From: CC
Subject: Knowledge
To: Acharya S

Hi

I have just been reading through your website and see that you have put in a lot of effort and time to help us see the truth. Your work helps us break through the hypnotised state that most of us live in....


From: DA
To: Acharya S
Subject: hello, just wondering....
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 16:19:55 -0800

...I regularly post on a teen Christian message board. I know it must seem like a waste of time, but the people there are real funny to, well, discuss things and fuck with. I was wondering if you could send me any information from your book with which I can post to them so as to, put the nail in the coffin on their beliefs and religion. I told them to go to your site and get your book, but I would like to give them a good reason of why not to believe and get your book and read it. Also, I was wondering just what paranormal and supernatural things have you experienced? Most notably things you've seen. I can tell you that it is a strange and weird world in which we live just from my experience with ("supernatural") things. Thank you for your time.


From: JW
To: Acharya S
Subject: Your Book
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 20:16:21 -0800

I have read your book with great interest having been brought up in a fundamentalist religion and studied theology for 5 years before studying many other University disciplines - that was many, many years ago. Much of which I was not a believer in anything. I had a hunch that what you say in your book was largely true since the 1960's.

The dilemma your book provides me and my earlier youthful experiences of Christianity are this - where to find a relevant and coherent belief system to make my life meaningful and provide a code for living.

Must we ultimately set reason and "revelation" aside and trust the gnostic intuition of our hearts?

I am dismayed at the apparent decay of our western civilisation in my lifetime. If Christianity cannot hold it together one wonders what can.

I have spent a lifetime studying the indigenous belief systems and ponder whether the "Dreaming" will eventually return to a post technological world and bring some sanity to replace the insanity of the "Christian" culture that has dominated the West for 2000 years. (I have written a novel to this effect).

Anyway thank you for your honesty and courage in writing this book.

I personally now choose to believe but in what I am not certain.


From: AR
To: Acharya S
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 08:09:05 -0800

Dear Preceptor,

Thank you for writing The Christ Conspiracy. You have done your scholarly research. I am delighted to have a comprehensive resource that I can refer to again and again. I am in the middle and find it hard to put down. I am very interested in the mystery schools and will be checking out your website more after I finish your book. I noticed that you have a recommended reading list. One book worthy of study is "12 Secrets for Manifesting your Vision, Inspiration and Purpose". On the surface it seems like it may be only (although very well written) a self-help book. Between the lines, you can detect more than a little of the hidden mysteries. At the beginning of the book are the words "Aka Nefer", and at the end "Par Nefer". I'm sure most readers stumble by them without notice. I have read it a dozen times and get something new with each reading. I'm back to your book for the day. Thanks for being a "voice in the wilderness."


From: AC
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 21:07:35 EST
Subject: aaah...
To: Acharya S

Dear Achy,

I just discovered your website (while taking a detour from the hilarious Landoverbaptist.org site) and after a few hours browsing I am...overwhelmed. But being a good old-fashioned egotist I'm compelled to send a missive when I should be pondering what on earth to say to such an interesting woman….

The site goes to so many places -- some comical, some serious, some no more dangerous than some of the ideas you are debunking. I'm duly impressed with your credentials, but I'm "bugged" with the anonymity of your "name" and the vague historical background in the "About the Author" section. Yes, you're a scholar, a deep thinker, perhaps a seer, but it would be nice to know what you left behind in your journey to becoming "Acharya S" -- a birth name for starters. Some of us simple folk enjoy hearing the tales both simple and complex of what it was to grow up and become [fill in the blank with the name of someone interesting. You do or did law, eh? What kind?

I'm sure you enjoy the mystery of this identity you've donned, and we all like delving into a good mystery, but there is so little time, and even a limited web-surfer like myself feels too much of it is being wasted cruising the web. So, could you offer a small town lawyer, who in my own way have waged a peaceful and sometimes successful war against the loony christers who rule this country, some insight into who you were? I must confess it isn't just idle curiosity, you resemble a character I thought I invented as part of a story... And if I ever finish it, and it ever gets accepted for publication outside the vanity press, I wouldn't want my tale to go the way of an early Anthony Burgess novel, that not only resulted in one of the silliest of England's libel suits ever to be waged but took the book right out of circulation to this day!


From: YOB
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 17:24:11 EST
Subject: A Happy Ending
To: Acharya S

When Hypatia was murdered by a gang of Christian thugs she called on the protection of the Muses. They took her to heaven and told her the evil soul of the Christian religion had been created and buried by Zoroastrian sorcerers.

The sorcerers had planted it in hidden places throughout the Middle East. Because the soul is dark, when a part of it hits the light, it dies and along with it--the Christian religion.

The Muses decreed the dark soul would be unearthed during the age of Aquarius after humanity had learned compassion.

It seems that nowadays, each time one of these parts of its external soul is found, the Christian Church weakens, soon to perish forever.

P.S. Yer a genius.


From: JT
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 00:17:04 EST
Subject: CHRIST CONSPIRACY
To: Acharya S

Dear Acharya,

I haven't read the book, Christ Conspiracy yet, though I have read "The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ." I found it to be fascinating. I have read some of the e-mail you have loved, at your website.

You seem to be a woman of uncommon intelligence, which probably accounts for your lack of patience with those of common mental attributes. I don't have the scholarly accomplishments that you hold, but you sound like someone with whom I would like to discuss things with. I have been on a search for truth myself, for much of my life, which was encouraged by my Jewish/Buddhist father, my pagan/Christian/psychic mother, and the rest of my rather strange religious upbringing. You and I have reached similar conclusions about the major religions, though, where you have looked to archaeology to explain them, I have looked to anthropology.

…I would like to pass on some useful information that I have finally acquired from years of travail. People will believe what they are capable of believing, i.e. their intelligence and evolutionary level of development have a direct impact on what they need spiritually. Some people still need to believe what they have been culturally conditioned to believe, and aren't yet able to process new information, regardless of the intensity of truth behind that information. Have patience with them. They can't help that their mental circuit boards aren't as full as yours. However, some people have reached the next level, and are looking for more in spite of cultural conditioning, religious conditioning, and environmental situations. Give them straight information and logic. What they do with that information is up to them.

Thank you for validating many of "my" ideas in print. It helps a lot. Looking forward to your response.


Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 21:17:18 -0800 (PST)
From: FL
Subject: I agree with most of what you say,Question?
To: Acharya S

I found your web site while surfing "spirituality." I agree with most of what you say. I have read many books that agree with your interpretation of most modern religions. I recently found out that I am dying of cancer and my spiritual quest has intensified. I guess I am just trying to find peace or maybe just a crutch for my weakness. I am 53 years old and I have lived a fulfilling life, I guess I am just a little scared as I get ready for immortality. If you can help I will be very appreciative.

Thanks for sharing with me. I could attempt some advice but I feel it would seem very pretentious. The first thing, of course, would be to say that there are many cancer-treatment alternatives and that people beat cancer often these days (or at least extend their lives significantly). But I'm sure you know all about that, and it's all very difficult in any case. I can appreciate that you are scared – I've faced horrendous illness where every day I thought I'd die. I didn't feel any fear of where I might go (e.g., "hell" or eternal punishment or even nihilation), but I was horrified at leaving a mess behind (e.g., people I love and who loved me, heartbroken and distraught). I wouldn't consider anything that brings solace in times like this a "crutch." Take care, and good luck.


From: AL
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 13:19:59 EST
To: Acharya S

 

…I really do enjoy your site. There aren't a lot of original thinkers who cut through the crap with humor. Nice writing style. Thanks for sharing.

You may not appreciate this observation, but you remind me of an old friend. I used to have a neighbor with the same knack and, deep down, almost the same outlooks. **** ******* was the absolute patriarch of a weird polygamous community in southern Utah, and the most amoral, yet highly ethical, man I've ever known. I'm the most anti-institutional guy he'd ever met (just happened to have a vacation cabin near his compound) and we used to sit up all night around a bottle (or two) of Irish Whiskey and roll around the floor laughing at each other's ideas. Little wizened shrimp of a guy, self-educated but very quick and bright, tough as wang leather, mean as a snake and wacky as a wooden watch who would, after the second pint, admit that he'd made up almost everything his cult believed in, and cackle about it. The really marvelous thing about him was the way scads of young, vibrant, attractive, educated women (straight & les) flocked to him and adored him. The males he attracted were, without exception in my experience, ignorant, slow, dull and passive. His explanation was that he gave both exactly what they really, truly wanted: a thoroughly defined ego-centrist world where they were relieved of critical decision-making, and had the comfort and protection of an extended family where sexual conflict was rarely a problem. Truth be known, he had very little regard for the males who followed him (admittedly, a strikingly dumb bunch) and great respect for the females. He wasn't at all a randy guy - his reward was all the children the women gave him (29, as I recall). It would be hard to find a fairer man, or one I'd less care to cross. He'd warn a man twice. Men who didn't get the message often just disappeared. "Its a big desert," he used to say. He died a couple years ago and I suspect the great stories of his exploits will be forgotten as his cult disperses. That will be an all-too-usual shame.

Don't suppose you ever thought of writing about polygamy. The theory is strangely sensible, the practice is anthropologically fascinating (if personally exhausting), and while the followers may be cattle-like, the leaders are almost all fabulous and hilarious characters….

Be well.


From: KK
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 19:29:49 EST
Subject: God quote
To: Acharya S

Hi, this is a short and sweet quote by Rage Against The Machine: "Fear is your only God."

By the way, I think you're doing a really excellent job on your website.


To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 21:13:57 -0600
Subject: Your Book - Great
From: TZ

Hey Acharya... Good work!

I'm hungrily reading your book. I've read a number of similar books, but yours brings it all together and lays it out with perfect direction.

I'm amazed at what I didn't know. I can only hope that it gets the exposure it deserves and you with it!

I was very glad to see it on Amazon. Keep up the GOOD work. Maybe there's still hope for the human mind after all.

Peace


From: DM
To: Acharya S
Subject: Nice work...!
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 00:10:32 -0800

It is so refreshing to see that there are still people with brains posting on the Internet.

With W.'s recent 'selection' there has been so much ignorant hatemongering by the religious right on the Web I was beginning to get sick. I suppose they regard his 'victory' as a validation of their 'crusade'...Also, I think your pages are very well put together...

Keep up the good work, I am looking forward to reading more of your writing.


From: SHA
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 21:33:47 EST
Subject: about your webpage
To: Acharya S

I was wondering everything on that page is true or was that like just false??


From: BS
To: Acharya S
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 02:34:13 -0600

…It is always refreshing to meet those who know more than I do. I am in the Bible Belt and it is very ignorant and far behind the times here. Not trying to bash the United States or anything, but... I have lived briefly in England and in South Africa as a youth and the average mindset in those places is a good 20 years ahead of the northern regions of the U.S. and about 50 years ahead of the southern region of the U.S (for the exception of war torn Ireland). I am not patriotic because it seems just as foolish and full of viral meme programming, as is the Jesus myth. I look forward to reading your new book entitled, Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled whenever it comes out. I wish that there was some way that you and perhaps Jordan Maxwell and some other cool pioneers could start some type of radio programme that deals with these very important issues and many other important subjects that you go into detail about in your articles on your website. Take care now and good luck on your book.


From: LB
To: Acharya S
Subject: Christ conspiracy
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 09:19:25 -0500

...I sent a copy of your book to a friend in prison who is studying ancient Greek. He said that as soon as he received the book, people were lined up eight-deep to read it, and he loved the book himself. Good luck with your next book....


From: RES
To: Acharya S
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 20:16:14 -0800

...You have no idea how much your work has affected me.  When I broke it to my parents  I had evidence to backup what I somehow have always known to be true.  Any ways I just thought you should know that what you are doing is appreciated.


From: AG
To: Acharya S
Subject: Petra
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 15:21:54 +1100

Dear Madam

I have read articles on your website and found some of them very stimulating. One article "Refuting Missionaries" by Hayyim ben Yehoshua caught my eye. The writer claims that Petra was the Egyptian doorkeeper of heaven. My understanding was that the Egyptian god Osiris was the doorkeeper of heaven, earth and the underworld. I get the impression that the above writer is trying to say that the New Testament writers got the name of Peter( the doorkeeper of heaven in the N.T.) from this Petra. I have tried to get information on this so called Egyptian god Petra but have failed. Could you please provide information on this Egyptian god Petra.


From: MW
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: Hi from Australia
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 16:01:34 +1100

Thanks Acharya.

I lent your book to a friend of mine, he has changed all his views on Christianity and will not give me my book back.


Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 07:55:43 -0800 (PST)
From: AC
Subject: Your message is really getting through!
To: Acharya S

Hello Acharya!

This past weekend, a fellow subversive friend and I decided we'd tune in C-Span's inaugural coverage for a good (if a bit macabre) laugh, and we heard something that had our jaws hanging open.  Some time after our official Bushwacking, C-Span opened phone lines to take comments from the public, and a woman called with the following comment:  "I was very disturbed by the over-emphasis of God and prayer in the speeches, and by mentioning Jesus Christ in his prayer, George W. alienated half the country!  What about the Hindus and Muslims and Buddhists, and the people who have no need of an external God at all?"  She stopped short of admitting that Jesus is a myth, but I still found it heartening that someone else out there is speaking some truth.

That's great! Of course, I can't take credit for it, per your "subject" line, but it's sweet of you to think of me!


From: BM
To: 'Acharya S'
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 08:19:36 -0800

Dear Acharya,

Thank you for the response.  Since I wrote I ordered the Wheless book and just finished it this weekend.  It was much like reading a textbook, but is filled with more revelations about the origins of the Christian fraud than I could possibly absorb.  What a great reference!  I look forward to your new book and will check your website for availability.

Thanks again


From: LT
To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 03:08:56 -0000

...Thank you for your work on The Christ Conspiracy. It is very healing to those of us who have worked through a life of cultic and Christian programming.  Your book has been a conclusion to several years of study.  After working through the effects of being socialized in a Christian cult I still needed to work through the Christian part of the programming.  Thank you.  Your work was very healing for me.


Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 03:31:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Cindy C
To: Acharya S
Subject: I just wanted to say -

You are a moron.


From: MJN
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: I just wanted to say -
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 22:30:40 -0800

Good gawd, Acharya. That girl must be hilarious. I hope you post that on your " " site as an example of the rapier-like wit displayed by your detractors.


From: JL
To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 06:53:51 -0600
Subject: Thou art god!

Hi,

Just took a look at your site and I wanted to let you know that I am officially nominating you for Godhood.  I know you're probably against that sort of thing...but you'd likely be better at it than the ones we've had already.

Well, thanks, love!  8P

Not sure I can handle the responsibility of such an office. Actually, I did kick that dried-up, old fart off the throne a long time ago. It wasn't very hard, since he was already dead. heh heh


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