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I'm ****, I'm 14, I'm a fan of the site. Well, that seems to be a good enough informal introduction. I just wanted to let you know that I'm in total agreement on many of the key issues you discuss on your site. It is reassuring to know that at least I am not alone in my stance against many of the common beliefs of my peers. It is pure hatred against anyone that threatens "the threads that hold together our society." With a new law that just recently passed, it is now required for all students to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, which in the past, I never believed in nor pretended to. As far as religious beliefs go, I can find many truths in many religions, but I don't want to become as closed minded to accept just one as the entire truth, I would rather just take the best parts of each and apply them to my life. Sometimes I just want to give up fighting for what I know is true, and trying to spread the word of tolerance and intelligence, because it seems like the waves of misinformation and ignorance are too great to be combated, but sites like this reassure me in my pursuit to open peoples minds and let them find the path to their own true happiness, not something that has been crammed down their throats from birth.

Sorry if this email sort of rambled on and sounded like a lot of whining, but I figured someone of your mental ability would understand. Mainly, thanks for the great site.

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 04:50:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: RS
Subject: Your fantastic website
To: Acharya S

Hello Ms. Acharya S, I'm a big fan of your work. As such, I thought I might give a little bit of information on one part of your website,

You talk about Chernobyl and its prophecy. The two syllables of the name Cherno-Byl are derived from the two names Cherno-bog and Byelo-bog. The New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, p. 283 states:

"At the basis of Slavonic Mythology we find a primitive dualism. This elemental opposition gave birth to two divine images which are found among the peoples of the Slavonic world: Byelobog and Chernobog."

According to The Origins of English Words, by J.T. Shipley, "the Russian "Cherno" is derived from the Sanskrit Krishna, meaning the "black one", and this name is in turn derived from the Ancient Egyptian, kemet, meaning the "Black Land".

So, here, we find it is actually from Slavic myth, not Jewish myth. Even more startling, it has its origins in Sanskrit, as does Christianity. Here's a great one from

"About Wormwood. Chernobyl is NOT the only thing interesting which deals of Wormwood. I was in the military and have specific knowledge that a series of the United States ICBM's are, in fact, named Wormwood. But, before people start getting paranoid and calling that a sign from Revelations, they have to understand that a lot of things named by governments and militaries were specifically named after events in the Bible. Especially events that happen in Revelation. And the reason being, Revelation deals with end times and catastrophe. What names would fit certain technologies, which have the capabilities of causing mass destruction, catastrophes, etc. better than ones which come from the most well known book in the world. And more specifically, the scariest chapter of that book. The names were not coincidentally put on the ICBM's. They were named Wormwood on purpose because they fit the Wormwood description (as described in Revelation) perfectly. We cannot say, "...because Chernobyl means wormwood or that the ICBM's are named wormwood, end times are definitely here." Remember, we will not know when He will come back, for He will come back like a thief in the night! And also, there will be many false prophets trying to predict the end times and saying that it is so near, but pay no attention to them for no one knows! In the year 666 A.D., the known world was almost in chaos, because that particular number, the mark of the beast was a 'sign' of end times. Mankind has lived on for almost 1500 years longer! - the Truth"

I'm making a new webpage, and it borrows some of your material. (Mainly the Origins of Jesus part, and the Origins of Islam part).… It will have links back to your webpage, and your book gets my major recommendation on it.

Thanks for kudos and interesting info. While the word "Chernobyl" is certainly Russian, as is to be expected in a Russian country, the "wormwood" in Revelation is doubtlessly translated "Chernobyl" and the word was used to name the reactor based on its owners' knowledge of Revelation. No one has said it's from "Jewish myth," as Revelation is a Christian text.

From: MO
To: Acharya S
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 18:52:31 -0000

Dear Acharya S:

Just a quick note to applaud yr page on "AIDS" at the Truth Be Known website!

If you have not visited it, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND going to Rae West's site:

LOTTSA interesting info.

Keep up the good work, we're all rootin' for you! If I ever hit the lottery you would receive millions from me to help you in yr work...

From: Josh
To: Acharya S
Subject: Diet
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 10:57:00 -0000

Dear Acharya,

I must say I've read almost all of the dialogues found on your site and find them very interesting. I actually like to read them more than once sometimes even needing more than a few times to pull out the dictionary for a word you use which I've never even seen before.

I was wondering if you could kindly shed some light on the diet subject? I am in the process of an essay on Unhealthy Diets and I'm having lots of problems finding relevant information. It seems most people are trying to sell they're Weight Loss plans. Do you have any other links or anything in relation with health that could assist me with this?

Kind Regards

I actually know quite a bit about diet and nutrition, but I can't personally answer your question, except to say that my diet consists of whole foods, raw and cooked, animal products and veggies/fruits/grains, with as little sugar and additives as possible.

From: DM
To: Acharya S
Subject: Thanks
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 10:17:53 -0500

Thank you for the informative truthful articles you have posted on your site. I have told most of my friends about it. Knowing some facts are one thing, but to combat the problems is another level. In any case I'll be sure to check out the recommended reading. Thanks again.

From: JF
To: Acharya S
Subject: Jesus's website!
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 15:28:41

I love your beautiful site. Here is Jesus's website: He has a shower-with-Jesus contest! Love, always, J

From: KL
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 16:00:25 EDT
Subject: Thank You!
To: Acharya S

Dear Acharya S,

I have just finished reading The Christ Conspiracy.  I am very grateful for your careful research and your book.  However, I need to decide what kind of religious practice can I do now, in light of the truth Christianity.   (I am an Eastern Orthodox Christian.)  How can I participate in traditional worship?  Should I just reinterpret everything for myself?  What is the value of the myths that have been the basis of the Gospel?   I believe that he answer to that question will be the key to my religious practice.  Can you help me out?

I hope you will be able to reply very soon!

From: CC
To: Acharya S
Subject: More...Truth to be Known
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 01:43:54 –0400

Amazing web site content...

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thank you,
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Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 12:39:37 -0400
From: DP
Subject: Question
To: Acharya S

Dear Acharya S,

Given your linguistic background, perhaps you can shed some light on the following:

In the article by Hayyim ben Yehoshua on your excellent website, the author writes: 'Christians confuse the Hebrew words 'Notzri' (Nazarene, Christian), 'Natzrati' (Nazarethite) and 'nazir' (nazarite), all of which have completely different meanings.' Is it true that nazir and notzrim have completely different meanings?

As I understand it, notzri becomes in Greek nazoraios, nazaraios, naziraios or nazarenios, which are variously rendered nazarene, nazorean, nasorean, nazarite, or nazir. (I've read that Epiphanius distinguished the Nazoraei from the Naziraei/Nazaraei, but was he right?)

Hayyim ben Yehoshua says that notzrim is from the Hebrew word neitzer, meaning a shoot or sprout, while others say it comes from the stem nzr, meaning 'to keep oneself separate'. In your book you say that Nazarene/Nazarite comes from the Egyptian word natzr, which refers to the plant, the shoot, the natzar, the true vine. Earl Doherty derives Nazarene/Nazorean from netzer (offshoot) or nazir (chosen or holy one). Robert Price says that Nazorean means 'observer' or 'guardian' (of the Torah). Are all these etymologies valid?

Best wishes,

Thanks for the kind words. As concerns your question, it is always a good idea to keep in mind that variances exist that may or may not be bridged, as even the ancient writers could not decide upon such matters. In any case, Strong's Concordance allows for the interchanging of Nazarite and Nazarene, as does Robert Eisenman in "James, the Brother of Jesus," who equates all of these words (or, most). Eisenman's got quite a few years of this study under his belt. In many cases, multiple etymologies are indeed valid.  (BTW, if you try to tackle Eisenman's work, be warned - it is extremely tedious - boring, even.)

From: CW
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:43:19 EDT
Subject: book
To: Acharya S

Bought your book the Greatest story ever sold, thought it was the best piece of work ever & I have read them all. Go get em girl You're THE BEST,  Winston

From: OS
To: Acharya S
Subject: =)
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 17:35:45 -1000

I just wanted to say that I love what you have found and presented. I love you for it and appreciate it greatly. I'm a freethinker  with children and I've been trying to protect them from religion.  I bought The Christ Conspiracy after begging the clerk at Borders to save it for longer than they usually do (I was flat broke when I discovered it on the shelf), and found the website in the publisher's foreword.  I have spent hours reading (much to the frustration of my daughters) and still have not read but a tiny portion of what you have to say, and eagerly await the time I can read more, because you have the information that we need to wake up the world.  I have known without much proof in the mythological origins of Christianity et al, mainly in the form of the feeling that things "just didn't make a hell of a lot of sense".  Your unrepentant attitude is refreshing as well, in contrast to those who start off all their presentations with disclaimers and apologies, lest they piss off theists of all flavors.

Well, just my 5 cents' worth.  Don't ever stop this until it's an unbearable burden!


Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:19:38 +0100 (BST)
From: RT
Subject: influences/bibliography
To: Acharya S

Hi Acharya

Please tell me if you've been influenced by the Albert Schweitzer book: "The Quest of the Historical Jesus : A Critical Study of Its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede"?

I went through most of your bibliography and was amused by your comments on Erich von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin. With Sitchin especially since David Icke basis a large part of his Reptilian Agenda theories on Sitchin's work. You don't seem to mentioned David Icke but refers to your work under his Religious Frauds section.

Most importantly I want to know if you've ever heard of the Phoenix Journals. Either way you must have come across Jesus "Esu Immanuel" Sananda. I've been thinking the reason why there is not historical Jesus is because his name was Immanuel. There is a quote in the New Testament about "calling his name Immanuel". Do you have any thoughts on this?


No, I could not get through even the first chapter of Schweitzer's book.  It was very boring and seemingly irrelevant.

Re David, I try not to step on the toes that are enthusiastic about what I'm doing. I love his videos...

I don't know about the Phoenix Journals.  It would not matter what Jesus's name was - it would still be a fiction.  The name "Emmanuel" comes from the Old Testament, in any case, and was placed in the gospel fable in order to "fulfill prophecy."

From: BW
To: Acharya S
Subject: "World of the Sixteen Crucified Saviors"
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:06:33 -0500


First, I'd like to thank you for the work you do and the love you show to mankind. I'm 20 years old, and I became a freethinker about a year ago, after having grown up in the Church of Christ denomination. Your article "The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus" (which I read on Daniel Pouzzner's "Architecture of Modern Political Power" site) was influential in my escape from the shackles of religion.  I have one quick question about one of the sources used in that article. On the Secular Web, Kelsey Grave's World of the Sixteen Crucified Saviors is prefaced by this disclaimer:

Note: the scholarship of Kersey Graves has been questioned by numerous freethinkers; the inclusion of The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors in the Secular Web's Historical Library does not constitute endorsement by Internet Infidels, Inc. This document was included for historical purposes; readers should be extremely cautious in trusting anything in this book.

Were you aware of this...and if so, could you explain why his work is questioned.  Obviously, you considered it reliable source material. I'd appreciate in hearing more information about this, if you have any. I have recently decided that I should make an attempt to get my family out of religion (though I am fully prepared to move on if they choose faith over reason) . I am going to make use of your article in this attempt, but I just want to know that I am using fully reliable information. Thanks for your time.

Thanks. I didn't use much of Graves's material in The Christ Conspiracy. In any event, my new book Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled will do much to vindicate Kersey Graves, as it demonstrates that he did not fabricate various of his information that has been assailed. In the meantime, a new edition of The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors has been released by AUP, with a "Foreword" by me. In this Foreword, again I vindicate Graves and show where some of his more germane assertions come from. Interesting parties may receive an autographed, numbered copy of Graves's book with my Foreword by donating to the Center for the Research and Study of Theology. For those who wish the discount, unsigned copy, please go to Amazon's entry for The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors. This particular edition is the one with my Foreword; ordering it through this link will provide with some assistance.

From: CW
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:20:40 EDT
Subject: Book/The Greatest Story Ever Sold
To: Acharya S

… Will be glad to write an article of praise for your book on amazon soon as I get some time. I also read your article in the Steamshovel press  I didn't even know people like me lived on this earth! You & I are the same train of logic. I belong to a women's lib group mainly because I have 3 daughters & have seen all the negative treatment they have received in college & the work place. I can tell you for a fact I envy your courage, & hope I can build my to the same level, that is to have the courage to tell people what I really believe. In Waiting For Your Future Books

Your Friend

Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 13:06:51 -0400
From: CG
To: Acharya S
Subject: kindred spirits

I must meet with you! I am an objectivist! I am not hypnotized into everything the Randians believe but I am into objective scientific philosophy as you obviously are as well, THEN I see that you are an attractive woman! Of course it may be too hard for us to actually meet but I would love to at least see you live on TV or email chat with you. I hope there are many women like you in the world!!

From: GB
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 08:39:46 EDT
To: Acharya S

…. Well keep up the incredible work,  I think you're an incredibly strong individual.

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