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No, seriously, keep up the good work, there are many of us out there, we just have to get together and get things moving…

Keep on taking the mushrooms!! Bye Bye...

Sincere love and hope for a better future,


From: S. Acharya
To: Acharya S
Subject: WOW!
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 21:35:04 -0400

Hello,

just wanted to drop you a quick line, I just found your site, I will read about it now, from what I've read so far, I can't believe how similarly we feel about certain things (mainly Christianity). You are more diplomatic than I am about such matters. Again, great site,

***** S. Acharya

Thanks! (No, I did not write this myself!)


From: AJ
To: Acharya S
Subject: THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 17:32:21 -0700

Dear Acharya,

I just learned of your web page, and found it to be delightful. I am currently reading Earl Doherty's THE JESUS PUZZLE, which presents some of the material you discuss.

I would be interested in providing a link to your site from mine or even do an exchange of links if you are receptive to that.

I have been working to develop a SCIENCE OF RELIGION, which I discuss on my site: It is a rather unique approach that tends to be opposed by those who support traditional religions, and  also those who oppose them. I work from the assumption that religion is the glue that holds a society together and is therefore important, and further that it is possible to construct a religion that is empirical and experiment based.

I personally think it is an idea that could be very beneficial and am working to connect with others who would be willing to examine such an approach.


From: ZF
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 20:53:28 EDT
Subject: your life
To: Acharya S

Hi, I'm trying to create a zine of interviews of people with radical ideas about the universe society etc.  I would very much like to interview you through e-mail, about The Christ Conspiracy and your ideas in general, also the story of how you came to have these ideas. I'm very impressed by your work.


From: MJ
To: Acharya S
Subject: you're my hero...ine
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 14:26:22 -0700

I asked you about a book that might truly enlighten me about the Pyramid(s). You recommended Giza Power Plant - just what the guru ordered. Thank you very much.... I'm certainly going to get your book Christ Conspiracy, even though I've read countless books on this subject (since leaving the church!). Now, by any chance do you know of any recent, well-thought-out works (like the above etc.) concerning the mind and magick or metaphysics? I wonder if the kabbalah, the Golden Dawn and similar intellectual monstrosities are in the same boat as Christianity? Although, reading the Giza power plant made me wonder what else those clever people were into or figured out...especially dealing with subtle energies and even the astral plane.... That is if such things like the astral plane really exists or is just another fabrication for emotional needy people (like myself). At this time I feel most of this stuff is real but STILL can't seem to truly experience it.... And within the last year I've been coming across a lot of material/authors stating that So Much Of This Stuff Is Deliberate (or at least nonsensical and mainly for profit, which is nothing new) Misinformation. Have you ever been to trufax.org? Some of the stuff I've read there concerning dis-info and long term conspiracies makes me freak out...

Thanks so much for your time, work and spirit!


From: US
To: Acharya S
Subject: thanks.
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 06:44:03 GMT

Your site www.truthbeknown.com is really cool.

I was a Muslim, and I left my religion (I'm 23) 'cuz it was too binding. I decided that this is my life, and Mohammed or God doesn't have any right to command me how to live. Also it's BS that non-believers will go to hell. I go and ask Muslims that whether they were born as Muslims. Everyone I've met says, yes, they were. Then I ask them, "What if you were born as a Hindu? You would be cursing Mohammed right now, right?"

They fail to see the point. They will say things like god gave everyone a choice and a brain to think. And that every baby is born as a Muslim, and it's his parents who make him a Hindu, Jew or a Christian or whatever. Again, this is absurd. In the end I'll quote some actual hadith which says this stupid thing.

Then, to all the Muslims I meet, I ask them, do you think it's important for you that you're a Muslim? They say yes. They fail to see that their being a Muslim was just coincidence that they were born as a Muslim (like I said). And I tell them this. I asked some of them, what if you were given a choice before birth to be born as a Muslim or a Hindu, they say Muslim. I say that's stupid, and unfair 'cuz it means according to you everyone who's born as a Hindu (or whatever other than Muslim) is unfortunate. And being unfortunate just from birth is unfair for a person. So I don't believe now that anyone is fortunate or unfortunate just by his birth.

Then they say people convert too (to Islam), but the statistics aren't there. Almost everyone keeps their religion into which they were born in…

Thanks again...

I hope the world isn't conquered by Islam, as you said some prophecies say.

bye! :)

These are the hadith, i.e. the "narrated" words of the Prophet Mohammed (they write "peace be upon him" ["pbuh", after his name…

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Volume 6, Book 60, Number 298:
Narrated Abu- Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "No child is born except on Al-Fitra (Islam) and then his parents make him Jewish, Christian or Magian, as an animal produces a perfect young animal: do you see any part of its body amputated?"

Book 033, Number 6426:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: No babe is born but upon Fitra. It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist. A person said: Allah's Messenger, what is your opinion if they were to die before that (before reaching the age of adolescence when they can distinguish between right and wrong)? He said: It is Allah alone Who knows what they would be doing.

Book 033, Number 6425:
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: No child is born but upon Fitra. He then said. Recite: The nature made by Allah in which He created man, there is no altering of Allah's nature; that is the right religion."

Book 033, Number 6427:
It is reported on the authority of Abu Mu'awiya that (the Holy Prophet) said: Every new-born babe is born on the millat (of Islam, and he) remains on this until his tongue is enabled to express himself.

This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Abu Mu'awiya through another chain of transmitters (and the words are): "Every child is born but on this Fitra so long as he does not express himself with his tongue."


From: US
To: Acharya S
Subject: thanks (forgot to mention!)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 06:53:03 GMT

Hi,

I just forgot to mention the main point for which I had written to you my letter. It was this: I thought I had been the first one to see that Islam stinks, and I thought I would do a study and tell the whole world what I thought. Surely it was going to be a big task, which loomed above my head at times.

Thanks for doing this task which was a burden to me, and that I would have to do it one day and then the danger of getting exposed to some crazy Islamic lunatic who would kill me after I told the world what I thought! Thanks for relieving me and doing this thing - and you did it so much better than I probably could have!! :)


From: SH
To: Acharya S
Subject: god doesn't exist and I can prove it!! not an angry letter:)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 06:21:42 -0400

Dear acharya,

I would first like to mention that I am not some hate-filled Christian or some other kind of religious zealot for I to am just a being with the gift of the a questioning mind which is what has led me to ask you about a certain response from you regarding some e-mails you received. The way you mocked those horrible letters in itself was quite vicious, and I found it sort of condemning. I mean you in essence projected yourself with a "higher than thow" (pardon my spelling I never even graduated high school) attitude condemning these people with the label of ignorance and a sort of cyber-public humiliation which seems sort of hypocritical coming from a person who was just commenting on people who mock other people based on their one sided religions. I was just wondering if that was an intentional representation of hypocrisy or if you also became blinded by your own beliefs. Thank you for your time - it is something I value greatly I hope you respond to this e-mail. I myself enjoy your writings very much, and I think they are some of the most educational writings I have read in a long time.

May inner peace be with you  :)

May peace be upon you (pbuy). As concerns my "vicious mockery," it hardly compares to the Inquisition or the vile brainwashing of religion, which has raised up armies of demented, human-hating monsters. Regarding your spelling, I have cleaned up most of the posts here, so that there were legible, although I purposely left the Christian diatribes as they were, because these folks who want to tell everyone else what's what are more often than not quite illiterate.


From: RC
To: Acharya S
Subject: ABC snooze
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 10:06:00 -0400

Wasn't that Peter Jennings Jesus special a complete waste of time? I was waiting for him somewhere into the program to start challenging the existence of the man himself, no such courage. He totally played into the modernization agenda of the Church. What a coward!


From: WT
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 00:26:36 EDT
Subject: finally! A breath of fresh air!
To: Acharya S

Living in a Christian household in a Christian school in a Christian neighborhood in a Christian town hosting such pathetic organizations as the world Prayer Center and Focus on the Family, life as a freethinker has been difficult, to say the least.  How could a sane person allow themselves to be brainwashed by such downright stupid myths?  How can a God who believes the only way to forgiveness is through blood possibly be better than me; I who can easily forgive someone without burning a bull?  How could the same God who said, "Do not kill" be the inspiration for Hitler and many more, could send a flood to destroy the world - commit MASS genocide - and not be evil?

How can one follow a God who states the Earth is flat three times in the "Holy Book"? (Yeah - holy - full of holes.  Gaping mistakes. A "do as I say, not as I do" God?  A savior who tells his disciples to bring all the nonbelievers before his feet and burn them. And the Christians claim that the Inquisition was just a few misguided people with too much power? Where do they think they got their ideas?…

Kwa Heri 


From: GB
Subject: Creepy Soy Info
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 23:59:15 -0700
To: Acharya S

Thank you very much for your soya info. I have a little soya story for you.

Two years ago I got divorced, and besides the emotional and economic stress I found myself at 45yrs old and fat. From military interrogation sessions and car accidents that totaled fourteen broken bones, two divorces and a bankrupt business.... and the latest, marrying a "barbie" had taken their toll.

At some point I remembered that a few decades ago I was in a martial arts national team and previously I was a mountain guide. Strengthened by those memories and the California image thing - but mostly by my interest in attracting sultry California women - I went on an intense diet and exercise binge. In six months I was doing walls in Yosemite and doing reasonably well in the Latin-lover front :-)

The soya connection: Then weird things started to happen; over a period of six months I had at least eight colds, some of them really strong. Then in November of 1999 I had a nervous system virus! No kidding, I mean it was intense. I did not know what was going on and I attributed my intense pain to some sports injury, besides I was very busy and I went on with every day life carrying intense pain. Until one day I realized that whatever it was, it was close to killing me so I called my doctor from work who suggested to go to an emergency guard immediately.

After much fuss and preparations for surgery, tests came out showing no need for that. Soon someone figure out that I had a nervous system virus, and that my pain was caused by the damaged tissue surrounding nervous paths. The good news was that the virus was off (not gone but off) I had taken so much time in getting help that I had already crossed the critical threshold and won the battle, lucky me it could of been the other way and I would be dead.

The bad news were that: a. the virus stays with you for your lifetime and can came back when your immune system is low (situation that can be triggered by various causes including zinc- and other nutrient-deficiencies); and b. that some people have long term neurological damage as result of nervous system inflammation, and have to live with pain in the affected areas for the rest of their lives. Thus, I was referred to a neurologist.

Two weeks later, I was fine - no pain or nothing else. The point in all this is that as much as I appreciate your article now I am freaking out because I realize how little I know about nutrition and that there are enough reasons to link some of my ills to soya. The problems outlined by the article make me aware of the implications of industrial farming on the soya I have been consuming by the ton every day! (at least half liter a day, every day), and the other natural limitations of soya which are incidental to nutritional deficiencies bear a scary resemblance to some of my recent health problems.

So I guess I have to find an alternative breakfast recipe at least until I find our more details on this subject.

Any ideas? What do you eat for breakfast (besides the good caresses)?

-----Original Message-----
From: Acharya S

Sent: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 01:45:51 -0700 (PDT)
To: Superconsciousness@listbot.com
Subject: Creepy Soy Info

I've been avoiding soy products ever since I read this article in Nexus some weeks ago.


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