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October 2000

From:  PK
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  you site
Date:   Sun, 1 Oct 2000

Seems to me that maybe your site and "info" are trying to control the masses and cause more confusion. Your site SUCKS!.


From:  LMD
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  TRUTH: The Purpose of religion (Very Important!)
Date:   Sun, 1 Oct 2000

Dear Acharya,

I read your website last week (origins.htm), and have pondered on your truth all week. Some truths though are better kept to yourself. I believe yours is one of those truths.  I spent alot of time reading your website, please give me a minute or two of your time.

I don't think you understand the implications of making this information public. Your truth and my truth (of religion) are actually two sides of the same coin. Together they make up the WHOLE truth.  I don't imagine that you understand the purpose of religion in our world, otherwise you probably wouldn't be parading that truth on the internet... unless of course you are some kind of sadistic masochist; getting pleasure in causing pain to others and also in receiving pain from others. Or maybe you just feel like opening 'Pandora's Box' so to speak.

You, yourself, have touched on the fact that religious people are foolish and evil. You are right. That is WHY we NEED religion... in order to work that out of us. It is a long process, but with time it does work!

I am a Christian, just so you will know. You are right that your 'truth shall set you free' and also right that "first it will piss you off." At first I felt deceived by religion after reading your site, and then I welcomed your truth with great excitement, in learning about the power of our own minds. ( I mean, all those countless prayers that were answered, in fact were answered by ME !! WOW!)

I did feel deceived, but then immediately I felt joy and elation from the freedom your truth brings. That is exactly how I felt, for almost 3 days, until I reasoned and pondered on the fact that my relationship with God was and is very real. There is no denying that, nor discounting it as just my imagination. My imagination is not that magnificent, nor that positive! If it were left up to my imagination, I would have imagined God to be a cruel and mean God, because that is what I always thought when I had doubts about Him. I have been a rather negative person. My imagination always came up with reasons to believe that God's love was not real. But God proved to me EACH and EVERY TIME that His love IS REAL and that His love IS TRUTH.

God has spoken to me. He has told me things that I know did not come from my own mind. He has revealed things to me, things that I could not possibly have already known.

Also I have prayed for wisdom and understanding all the time over the past few years, and God has blessed me with increasing wisdom and understanding, throughout this time. I've prayed for wisdom for particular situations, and He gave me the wisdom needed for each one of them. I know that that wisdom and understanding did NOT come from within my own mind. That wisdom came from God. That is the only logical and reasonable explanation for it. I have also prayed for the knowledge of truth throughout my relationship with God. As I grew in wisdom and understanding, He then would reveal more truth to me. I believe He led me to your website because I have grown enough spiritually that I can be trusted and responsible with such truth.

I believe you do have a good understanding about God, in your own way. But there is more to Him that I think you don't understand fully. Okay, maybe God is not a person, but He/She/It does have feelings and emotions.

God IS love. And not only that, but has GREAT wisdom. I am even more in awe of God now, after learning your truth, than I was before. And I was always amazingly in awe of Him before. His love is so encompassing.

In religion, we learn of God's love for us. It is our belief in His LOVE, which transforms us into civilized human beings, capable of truly loving others, rather than hating so much because of our own self-centeredness.

Giving your truth to some people, is basically like giving a loaded gun to a 2 year old for his birthday. There IS such a thing as too much knowledge... if you don't have an equal measure of wisdom. Which should be very obvious to you that most religious people do not have the wisdom needed, for the knowledge you have.

Religion does have it's place and purpose. It is a necessary part of humanity, maybe not for everyone, but it is necessary for many of us. There are some people who are not really religious at all, who do follow and live by the principles of the Bible anyway. The reason is that they understand the wisdom of those principles. They have a good understanding of the 'cause and effect' or 'action and re-action' law of our universe. In general, these are good people even without the concepts of 'good and evil'. Their minds naturally understand the rightness of 'right' and the wrongness of 'wrong', because they have a good heart. They may be self-centered at times, but normally they treat others with fairness and mutual respect.

Many of us though are a bit more self-centered than that. We need religion. We must learn right from wrong by way of the heart first. It must be cultivated into us, otherwise we would be selfish and inconsiderate of others because it is just our nature to be that way. These people's hearts are not really evil, but are rather self-centered. They need religion to cultivate 'consideration for others' into their hearts, otherwise they will have behavorial problems, rooted in self-centeredness. These people have a hard time accepting that they cannot have things THEIR way all the time. Many of these people do choose religion though. They have such a desire to be liked by others that they choose religion as a means to 'look like a good person', and also to learn how to treat others, so that they will be the kind of person who will be liked. 'Cause and effect' is a concept they don't really fathom. They believe that they will be punished for their wrong doings, rather than realizing that their wrong-doings have consequences. Fear is their motivation to be good.

Then there are those people who are so self-centered that in their own minds they think they are perfect just the way they are. If other people don't like them... well, in their minds it's the other people's LOSS (but sometimes it's reason enough to cause those people pain.) These people undoubtably have very difficult times in their dealings and relationships with others. They do have their good moments, at times, but most of the time they are insensitive to the needs and desires of others. They don't give much thought to the concept of 'give and take'. 'Take' is their main interest, until it comes to blame. In their minds nothing is ever their fault, and blame always belongs to someone ELSE, not them. These people do not easily choose religion, for religion and God ask too much of them, but these are the people who actually need religion more than the rest. They may choose religion, but not until after they've lived exactly the way they want to for so long, only to find out that their way is not working; and become so unhappy, that they finally turn to God for help.

Religion is a marvelous tool for changing people's hearts for the better. Religion is alot like raising children. At first religion can be a very confining experience; with so many rules and regulations to follow. It is difficult at first, because it is a way of life that is completely different to our nature. It's like we have to live within a very small circle; not crossing any of the boundaries of that small circle. But as we grow in wisdom and understanding, our circle is widened. We are given more freedom and responsibility, because of our newly gained understanding and wisdom. This process (of confining boundaries- to teach us; then followed by a widening of that circle- due to our learning), goes on for as long as it takes... until we are wise enough to be trusted with whatever we want. Yes we can have whatever we want, by faith, but we must first be taught to want the right things... We MUST learn what is actually GOOD for us before we are given the freedom to have EVERYTHING we want.

Freedom of choice is a good thing... but only when we have the wisdom to choose the right things. If we lack that wisdom to choose the right things... then we will of course choose things that are not good for us, and also not good for those around us.

People are very much like animals sometimes, but we are not to live by our animalistic urges. We are to rise above them - in wisdom and understanding... and walk UPRIGHTLY.

Have you ever watched a dog that is chained to a pole? They are so use to manuevering around that pole, going for their water or food or a chew toy or something, in the same direction, whether it be clock-wise or counter-clockwise, that they inevitably wind the chain (which they are bound to), around the pole right up to their collar. It is very difficult to try to get that dog loose by getting him to walk in the opposite direction to unwrap the chain from that pole. They simply do not comprehend that concept at all. They have no idea that it was because of the direction in which they kept going in, that got them into that predictament in the first place. They don't understand that if they change their direction and walk the opposite way, that the chain will unwrap from the pole and their circle will widen. They don't understand 'cause and effect'. They don't even realize that it was actually they themselves who are to blame for the situation they found themselves in.

Their owner most likely will give up TRYING to get the dog to walk in the opposite direction to unloose themselves, because dogs can be so difficult, studid and stubborn sometimes. The owner will have to unhook the chain from the collar; setting the dog free, while she/he (the owner) unwraps the chain from the pole. Then the owner will track the dog down (because the dog has a tendency to run all over the neighborhood, pooping on the neighbor's well-kept lawn, chasing and terrorizing Mrs. Jones's kittens, digging in Mr. Potter's beautiful garden, chasing after female dogs in heat, and [ignorantly chasing even the dog-catcher's truck down the street.) All of which is exactly WHY the dog is chained up in the first place; because he is immature: irresponsible and untrustworthy when given freedom.) When the owner finds the dog, she will of course, bring him home, and chain him up again... only to have to go through this ritual again at another time... because it is the nature of a dog to return to his own vomit (or folly.)

Dogs are probably the real reason why chains and fences were first created. Likewise, people; who [ignorantly want to live by their animalistic urges, are the real reason why anthropomorphic religion was first created. God didn't create that type of religion, but He allowed it to be created, because it is necessary for the betterment of the human race. God created us as the superior beings of this planet, and He intends us to live that way... If He had intended for us to live by our animalistic urges, He would have created us to walk on all fours. When we use that excuse "well, this is the way God made me" to try to justify living by our animalistic urges of lust and self-centeredness, then we are insulting Him. He created us in His own image; that we can attain wisdom and understanding... but also that we should live by it. He created us with a higher calling. He gave us authority and dominion over and above the animals, and He expects us to walk in that integrity and dignity; which He lovingly bestowed upon us.

The EARTH would surely purify itself of such chaos. Just as easily as God has used the sun to shine upon us and give us life, He can just as easily block it out... or use it to burn us up...

But religion is foolishness to you. Well, the Bible says that God chooses foolish things to confound the wise. The 'foolish religion' has confused you into thinking that you can save the world by sharing your truth, when in actuality you will be ushering in the very thing, that will bring about the purification of this planet, which is told to us in Revelations.

You think that the Bible is a bunch of lies; and you are so convinced of this, that you do not even realize that you are part of the Anti-Christ the Bible speaks of. The worst part about it, is that religion has taught us to be afraid of you, like you are the epitomy of evil itself. Most likely you are actually the first kind of person I spoke of before; who naturally has a pretty good heart, and therefore religion is not necessary for you. If so, you really don't know what kind of people your dealing with... in trying to get your side of the truth out in the open. In trying to abolish religion, you are in fact breaking the chains, and tearing down the fences that bind us foolish and evil 'religious' dogs. And if you think this world is a corrupt place now... you ain't seen NOTHING yet...

You'll be screaming, "Who... who... who let the dogs out?!!" I'm sure you won't want to take the credit for it then, but we've got to give credit where credit is due...

Maybe you should rethink the wisdom (or the lack of wisdom) in putting your 'other side of the coin of truth' on a website for the whole world to see. There are alot of people in this world who's mentalities are not much greater than a 2 year old's. And many, who live like they're in their "terrible two's."

It would probably even be wise to share this letter with some of your other Anti-Christ friends.

But then again, even the Bible tells us that there is a time and a purpose for the Anti-Christ too. So, I guess you should just...

BRACE YOURSELF!!!...


From:  DJ
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Nice Page
Date:  Sun, 1 Oct 2000

I must say that you are one of the most Well read and intelligent Atheist Scholars I have ever come across. I hope you don't mind, but I put a link to your website on mine.

I'd say that when it comes to my religious disposition, I'm a Christian, But that only because I was born and raised one, and have come to believe an adapted view of Christianity. That means I've been in many religious debates, and I've come across a huge amount on Atheist and other religious beliefs and creeds, but I have never seen one as well drawn out and explained as yours. It makes me think

So Three Cheers for you.



From:  DE
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
Date:   Sun, 01 Oct 2000

Acharya S,

I know you're sick of all the fawning by now but I did want to tell you that I enjoyed your book very much. I have been an atheist my whole life, only outing myself and becoming obnoxious about it in the last five years or so. Prior to that I claimed to be an agnostic. I now believe agnostics to be "fence sitters" unable to choose (a sort of moral cowardice--see, I told you I've become obnoxious).

I've traveled the world over but live in the Bible Belt, as this is where my family lives. Like many people I have been soaking in the poison of religion my whole life. Like others, even as an atheist, I always thought that Christianity was just a legend based on a person who really lived. I never thought the lies and deception ran that deep; I always thought that there was some small kernel of truth to the story and they just got the facts twisted up.

Your book was difficult for me to read since I wasn't raised in a religious family (my dad was a non-practicing Catholic and my mom a non-practicing Southern Baptist) and I had to have a dictionary beside me to figure out what the heck you were talking about at times.

I plan to buy more copies and pass them out, especially to my young (25 yr. old) niece. She has a Masters Degree in psychology but was raised a Catholic. She now has a daughter and I would like her to read this before she thoroughly brainwashes her.

Thanks again.



From:  BI  
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Your site...Thank you!!
Date:   Mon, 2 Oct 2000

I've finally gotten through your site and I felt I needed to say thank you.  I should mention that I've also ordered "The Christ Conspiracy" and well.....we'll see about that after I've read it.

I was raised a Southern Baptist <shudder> and finally kicked it loose at around age 14.  I noticed they squirmed and got defensive and downright hostile at my questioning the obvious discrepancies in their black as death holy book.  I started smelling a rat and looked into the things that christians aren't supposed to read and talked to people that christians aren't supposed to talk to.  Hey, I found out why we aren't supposed to.  Imagine that.

I've found the ideas expressed on your site to be a vindication, of sorts, of conclusions I arrived at years ago.  I've found some of the facts you present to be rather astounding which is why I'm looking forward to reading your book.  I've found myself worrying about the symptoms of paranoia I've seen in myself over the years and I'm looking forward to (hopefully) finding out that those feelings were founded on fact instead of just my worrying about conspiracy.  I certainly hope you don't let me down *S*.

I've written a few of these 'thank you's' in the past few months as I've meandered around the web looking at what may be found on these matters.  I spent years thinking that I was the only odd ball.  All of my family and most of my friends have been christians.  I wondered why I was the only one who didn't seem to  "get it".  Apparently I'm not the only odd ball after all.  My next door neighbor, a quadriplegic (he's my age and had a diving accident at age 17) is also an atheist.  After what happened to him happened, the bible bangers came out of the wood work trying to convert the "poor cripple".  He was searching for some meaning to a disaster and all those freaks saw was a person who looked like an easy 'convert'.  They were looking to make some brownie points.  Fortunately, he was smart enough to see through it and set about educating himself.  He graduated, majoring in philosophy and is a wonderful person to talk to about the 'deep' things in life.  He's come to the same conclusions about religion that the rest of us have in spite of a disability that would have ruined a lesser person.  He claims that atheism is a sure sign of intelligence.  I've been hanging onto that.  He's going through your site now and seems very impressed.  I thought you might like to know.

This is a thank you note...so Thank You.  I'm looking forward to reading your book. 

Peace to you,

P.S.  

Great legs ;-)



From:  IB
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  [none
Date:   Mon, 2 Oct 2000

I don't hate you but I will definetly pray that your soul will be saved. I don't know eactly what made you turn against God 100% but it is really sad that you don't believe in him. It sounds as though you have a high educational background and that is great but I am here to prove you wrong. There is a God that exists, there are many miricals that explains this and in fact yes a lot of evidence. I probably guess right that this e-mail will be received on your hated side but i am here to tell you Jesus is real and he loves you even if you yourself don't love him. You belive in all this mystical stuff and it don't scare me one bit okay, I don't belive in curses but one curse and that is the curse of God. It is close to the end of time now and the Lord will be here ( laugh or not) but I just don't want you to burn in hell. You are following satan now and you probably are laughing ha ha but it is not all fun in games, it is serious. I was lead by God to write you ( yes God). Please before any thoughts come into your head just think real hard on the kind of stuff you got youself into alright. Talk to God now and see if he don't surprise ya with a answer. Many testamonies have come to perfect even more the existing of Christ. It is not late, there is still time to get to know God on a personal level, you have not gave him a chance. There is a reason for everything and the reason to follow God is to find true happiness with yourself. Shine the light the is really in you, stop this darkness. You know you are very pretty but it is your attitude that is makeing you look ugly now. I will pray for you this day on. Hell is not fun in games it is disasterest, when you die warms come to eat you well in hell those warms will endlessly eat there way through and you will not be able to stop them. Please give God a chance, thank you for allowing me to write you a lline.

                                                                       One of Christ's many followers.

It's nice to belong, isn't it?


From:  GM
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  God-vs-Satan
Date:  Mon, 2 Oct 2000

Hello reading your website really was a journey its just so sad that so many people are going to burn in hell following Satans plans. But I hope you're not one of them, if you are there is still time to accept Christ as your one and only personal Savior, please don't allow this message to agitate you, the truth is stranger than fiction.

God Bless you.


From:  IB
To: Acharya S
Subject:  God and His Holy Words
Date:  Tue, 3 Oct 2000

Have you ever really tried to study the true words of God? The Holy Bible (King James)? Try it; I mean to really study it deeply. It seems like you really have searched out all other topics. Why not read the Holy Bible? Maybe you have read it, but have you studied it? Are you afraid of it? Tell me a little about yourself, please. What was your childhood like? Did you at one time in your life believe and trusted the Lord Jesus? Was you turned away from our Lord, because of religious practice? It is not the religion of the Christian that is important; but the true relationship you have with Jesus. I have asked these things for a reason; the reason being is I fear for your soul. I have prayed for you sincerely. I have asked Jesus to come into your heart. I have asked Jesus to clear all evil confusion from your mind. God reigns over all things good and bad. This prayer for you will be answered through Jesus name. Thank you Jesus!

I care for you. Please listen; God has been calling you. Cry out to Jesus! God Loves You! Please take care.

Please keep in touch.



From:  G
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  RE: May the Lawd be with you
Date:  Tue, 3 Oct 2000

Sounds pretty genuine to me. I met many people in "Holiness" churches (shakers) in Ohio/Kentucky that were roughly at the same level of articulateness (and triteness). The spelling is about what I would expect as well. Guess the internet is reaching the backwoods.



From:  DC
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Fwd:  The christ conspiracy
Date:  Tue, 3 Oct 2000

Dear publisher of The Christ Conspiracy: The book is a masterpiece. The world will be greatful to you and the author for such a book. I like to translate the book or its part to different language. I need to discuss the matter with the author. Please forward my mail to the author. This is very important.


From:  RMC
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Yo!
Date:  Tue, 03 Oct 2000

O Lawrd Jeezus!  We ask Ya humfeltly to fergive these here sin-poxed fortificators and lead them outta their pre-versions with a pillow a-fire, just liken Ya'll led Yer Chosen People outta the hands o' them scum-suckin' fagg-o Egypshuns!  Hallelujah!

Do I have your attention?  I *hate* introductions that begin with, "Hi, I'm John and I want to be your new friend 'cause I think just like you do..."

Bare moments ago, I joined the List and thought I might venture forth and cast myself into the stream without delay.  First, I am not from the Midwest (or any other region) of America, nor do I generally circumambulate an altar clasping a water mocassin to my bosom and chanting verses from the Canticle of Canticles.  Actually, I am from an obscure (but *wondrously* rocky) corner of southeastern France, the ever-loyal scion of an ancient culture steeped in a fragrant broth of poetry, piracy and pernicious heresy.  That being the case, a friend suggested that I might feel comfortable in joining your illustrious company.

I look forward to sharing thoughts with you all, especially about the Lawrd Jeezus ... and the rest of that glorious panoply of middle eastern mythology and stomach-churning abrahamic/mosaic superstition which, unfortunately, Nero and his noble successors were unable to quench a-borning. As a vague corollary to this personal obsession, I am also mildly active in supporting the movement to bring an end to that charming
American birth ritual which apotheosises the permanent separation of foreskins from their babies. 

And of course, being *very* healthily well rounded, a vast array of other arcane trivia excites my interest and loyalty as well, e.g., preventing/exposing clerical sexual abuse and exploitation; exploring the roots, history and results of the Albigensian Crusade; investigating (or fabricating) the theory that Western Civilisation collapsed beyond repair following the double catastrophe of the fall of Montsgur and the destruction of the Knights Templar; speculating on why NDEs indicate that "what you think is what you get"; and so on ad nauseam infinitam...

In any event, lest I wax too sentimental (or plunge over the edge entirely): it is indeed a pleasure and an honour to be a member of the List.  I look forward to a *very* interesting and enjoyable time.



From:  JP
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Re: poems
Date:  Tue, 03 Oct 2000

I'm afraid all I can muster is a bit of doggerel:

An Internet scholar Acharya
Was lambasting believers in Yahweh
They insistently sent
Messages to repent
But their grammar was proof of dementia



From:  HM
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Re: Fwd: The christ conspiracy
Date:  Tue, 03 Oct 2000

From Sex to Superconsciousness - http://www.truthbeknown.com Wow! Yes, indeed, the truth will out...Gimme an A-------A!Gimme a C--------C! Gimme an H-------H!Gimme an A-------A!Gimme an R-------R!Gimme a Y--------Y! Gimme an A-------A!Go Girl Go!!!!!(Oh yeah, I'm still in high school!) All the rest of that stupid stuff is just all the rest of that stupid stuff... except maybe for the "warms"... See?



From:  GM
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Re: May the Lord be with You
Date:  Tue, 3 Oct 2000

***Hello how are you? if you are not confused, then you have not understood the situation. Your zeal blinds you to the Truth, don`t feel sorry for me, i can see that your own where.with.al will be the cause of your own demise, cleverly you display your ignorance with the help of your friend...who`s SS# is 666. its not too late to save yourself, remember Jesus Christ will forgive you when you choose to follow him and not the Devil, you see God is in controll of heaven and satan controlls the world which you and i are part of, so it is easy for him to influence you into believing a lie, and you allowed it. Don`t allow your website to be your ticket to Hell. God bless You


From:  BA
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  HI! ;-)
Date:  Wed, 4 Oct 2000

Hello, I am 19 years of age and a follower of Jesus Christ. I don't really understand how you yourself can sit a call people ignorant. Did you know that the first and oldest book ever written was the Bible? It was... There is astonding evidence that makes Jesus real. Let me tell you this a right now there is know way that you can say or do that can change the way I feel for my Lord. When I was saved ( I remember it like yesterday)I was sitting in a pue at a Baptist Church that my aunt attended. I was holding a doll that my aunt had made for me, this was my first time at this church. I was very shy and I knew no one and no one knew me. I sat patientily for the service to end because I wanted out so I could return back home, the smell of this church made me uncomfortable. Well, as the service went to a end we all stood for the alter call with a song and than the pastor said if there is anyone here who don't know Jesus as there personal savior please come forward. I began to shake and tremble and I did not know why and than the next thing I remember is I began to move out of my seat ( I felt like I was floating up there) I did not now why I was, moveing when I did not really want to go. Something was pulling me and than the tears began to flow from my eyes and than I began to cry out to God with all my heart. I was not expecting to get saved, I was just going to church and useing this as my ritual of being a Christian ( because I thought I was a christain already) but the unexpected happened to me that day. I could remember afterward the joy I had inside, I felt this burden lift off my shoulders. I was a new person, born again. I was know longer was a follower of this world but a follower of God. I belived in my heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross for me and if I was the only one here on earth he still would of died for me. A week later I was baptist because I wanted to obey God , afterward me and my mother went to taco bell I was was just so happy. I could not seat still all the hairs on top of my arm were standing straight up and all I wanted to do was share jesus with everyone because I wanted them to feel what I was feeling. I did not know what this feeling was but as the Bible says it is this joy that comes from the father and from the father as a gift he gives us the holy spirit. You may belive in the power of yourself but I belive in the power of Jesus Christ. I know longer go to chuch, useing it as one of my rituals ( I don't belive in rituals) but I go so I can join up with others to give the Lord the praise he deserves. Please take time and re exaim the evidence you wrongfully looked over and be not stubborn but open minded. There are no big U's and little I's, we are all equal in Jesus sight. John 3:16 For God so love the world (all people) that he gave his only begotten son ( he made a sacrafice for us) that whosoever beliveth in him ( puts all faith and trust in him) should not perish ( go to suffer in hell) but have eternal life ( we will not die, we will be in heavens court forever and eternity).God is good when? God is good all the time!!!!!!!! Love in Christ,***** MY GOD IS SO GOD GOOD SO STRONG AND SO MIGHTY THERES NOTHING MY GOD CAN NOT DO.



From:  CB
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  A question
Date:  Wed, 4 Oct 2000

Dear Acharya S, I will first say that I am a seeker myself, and generally have an open mind about spiritual matters. I have only one question that I have had of many men like yourself who seem to be dead set on "debunking" the myths of Christianity, or any other religion. Why do you wish to crush the simple beliefs of simple people with your message? It seems to me that these Christians are happy where they are, why bother them? If you believe that their god is fanciful and impotent, then there is no threat of harm from "Him." I don't know, it just seems reminiscent to telling little children that there is no Santa Claus, especially when many of them live what most cultures would consider morally upright lives.



From:  BM
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  The danger of dogma
Date:  Wed, 4 Oct 2000

Enjoyed reading your work! Have you read "the Templar Revelation" by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince ? Re Jesus, Mary Magdelane, John the Baptist and the whole Knights Templar , Priory of Sion, Masonic occult, and the tradition of "dying and rising" god myths. Facinating stuff .  The whole thing seems to revolve around the suppression of women, matriarchy and goddess worship.

But here is my favorite bit of religious trivia........

I read this in John Ralston Saul's "Unconscious Civilization" and thought you might like it ...p176 "Before Benjamin Franklin began to think about lightning, the received wisdom had it identified as a supernatural phenomenon. For that reason, gunpowder was stored in churches, to give it divine protection. Church bells were rung during thunderstorms to ward off bad spirits. Between 1750 and 1784, lightning struck 386 German churches killing 103 bell-ringers. In 1767 lightning struck a Venetian church whose vaults were filled with gunpowder. The explosion killed 3,000 people. In other words, there was ample proof that divine protection did not ward off lightning. But so long as there was no language to destroy the received wisdom, it remained in place." Any how love your work



From:  BA
To:  Acharya S
Subject:  Re: Hi! ;-)
Date:  Wed, 4 Oct 2000

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