Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
These are the words of Bishop Spong, a well-known and widely respected authority on Christianity who appears on the mainstream media yet is here basically saying the same things I am, except that I go on to apply the same analysis and make the same general conclusions concerning many other aspects of the gospel story, particularly, of course, the supernatural motifs such as the virgin birth, miracles, transfiguration, resurrection and ascension.
New research reveals American Founding Fathers’ religious secrets - National freethought | Examiner.com
Did George Washington and Thomas Jefferson believe Jesus was a myth? New research suggests that these American Founding Fathers, as well as others, entertained what is called "mythicism," the thesis that many biblical figures, including and especially Jesus Christ, were mythical not historical figures. This research can be found in my article, "Were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Jesus Mythicists?"
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
On December 23, 2010, a Greek magazine, 'Phainomena,' owned by one of Greece's biggest newspapers, 'Eleutheros Typos,' is running an article about Jesus mythicism that features D.M. Murdock, aka Acharya S! An accompanying TV commercial asks, 'Who are the people who doubt Jesus's historicity?'
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
As can be seen from the Discovery clip below, the mainstream media and academia are finally catching up with what I've been saying for 15 years online and many others for decades and centuries before that. Too bad our educational system doesn't teach important and interesting facts like these to children, so it didn't take nearly 2,000 years to return to this vital knowledge, which was buried by Christian fanaticism.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
This eloquent Austrian woman, Elisabeth Sabaditsch Wolff, has been hauled up on charges for speaking the truth about Islam. Who is next in this modern Inquisition?
Friday, December 17, 2010
Is the story about the raising of Lazarus by Jesus in the New Testament Gospel of John a remake of the mythical resurrection of Osiris by Horus in the ancient Egyptian texts? Here is an image of the parts from my book 'Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection' showing a comparison between the ancient Egyptian texts and the Gospel of John.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
A recent raid by German police of a Islamic fundamentalist network in three states serves to expose what many of us have known for a long time but what has been denied in the mainstream media and by many individuals classified as "liberals" and "leftwingers": There is a dangerous plot among fanatic (devout) Muslims to impose fundamentalist Islamic rule on non-Muslim countries.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Did George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Believe Jesus was a Myth? | Benjamin Franklin | Thomas Paine | Count Volney
Did George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Believe Jesus was a Myth?
Did the American Founding Fathers study the case for Jesus Christ being a mythical figure? There is much evidence that Washington and Jefferson, among other famous and important figures of the day, were influenced by well-known French mythographers and "Jesus mythicists," such as Dupuis and Volney.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
'Migration & Diffusion' is a website journal providing evidence of ancient migration and cultural diffusion around the globe. M&D includes articles from scholars such as Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge, Prof. Alice Beck Kehoe, Dr. Christine Pellech and Dr. Michael Rappenglück.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
This show was very disturbing. China is draining Lake Michigan to fill its aquifers? Of course, China has polluted much of its land and used much of its water making cheapo tchotchkes for American convenience, so who is to blame?
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Let's profile Muslims!
As an American Muslim, I’ve come to recognize, sadly, that there is one common denominator defining those who've got their eyes trained on U.S. targets: MANY of them are Muslim—like the Somali-born teenager arrested Friday night for a reported plot to detonate a car bomb at a packed Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Was the first Christmas truly the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th? Or is this holiday much older than that, adopted into Christianity from pre-Christian cultures whose traditions dated back hundreds to thousands of years before the common era?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Mithra, the Light of the World, is an ancient sun god identified with Sol Invictus, who was born on December 25th. Mithra resembled Jesus Christ in many ways, including having a virgin birth, 12 companions and an ascension into heaven, as well as other doctrinal and ritual correspondences such as baptism and the eucharist.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Neith never engaged in any kind of sexual union; that is, she was eternally a virgin. Yet, as the primordial Being, she was also generative. Thus, in Neith we have one of the earliest appearances of the archetype of the Virgin Mother, the Holy Parthenos, in her original, unadulterated form.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
As it has done for the past several years, the Organisation of Islamic Conference ("OIC") is attempting to push through its anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations, an effort, critics say, designed to stifle the non-Muslim world's criticism of brutal and harsh Islamic doctrines and traditions.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sam Harris speaks truth about Islam on MSNBC with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We have a real problem with Islam, and it's not an accident that we're not having this conversation about the Amish or Quakers or Jains or even Buddhists.... Ideas have consequences, and the idea that you can get to Paradise by dying in defense of the faith - in fact, dying in defense of the faith is the best thing that can happen to you - that is a mainstream notion in Islam."
Monday, November 15, 2010
Pakistan's 'blasphemy' disgrace
It is simply disgraceful that in this day and age barbaric and savage 'blasphemy' laws are on the books in ANY country on this small planet with its umpteen religious faiths, sects and cults, which frequently contradict each other. Technically speaking, it seems that we could 'blaspheme' any number of sick man-made cults every time we wake up - or even while we're asleep.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The Lies of Infidelophobia
It's amazing that anyone with an ounce of integrity could possibly defend for one minute a violent, male-dominated cult that is responsible for the brutal murders of some 270 million people worldwide, including some 80 million Indians in their own lands. These slaughtered INDIANS were not WESTERNERS and have nothing whatsoever to do with Christian Crusades. They were murdered so that Muslim conquerors/jihadis could steal their land, women and other booty. These conquests were justified by the Koran, hadiths and Islamic history.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Who are the Anunnaki? | What is the Planet Nibiru?
Are the Anunnaki real? Are they aliens? Or are they part of a bigger picture? The 'Anunnaki' are the major players in a paradigm making its way into popular folklore, via the work of the late Zecharia Sitchin, an economist by education and profession, and the author of several best-selling books, including 'Genesis Revisited,' that explore ancient mythology and the mysterious megalithic ruins found around the globe.
Sunday, November 07, 2010
'The Christ Myth Anthology' is a collection of essays specifically about Jesus Mythicism. Although it's not exactly an update per se of my first published book, 'The Christ Conspiracy,' CMA does update the original article from which that book was written, 'The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus.' The updated parts also include chapters from my book 'Suns of God,' as found on my websites, such as in my 'Christ Conspiracy Articles' section but with additional quotes and edited citations.
Friday, November 05, 2010
In Switzerland, three Hindu fundamentalists tried to invoke Agni the fire god to destroy anti-human and children-abusing hate speech. In this quest, they wanted to burn Bibles and Korans, which are loaded with such hate speech, targeting non-believers, women and all manner of other ethnicities and living creatures. The Hindus' planned religious ceremony was stopped by the police, however, who therefore appear to be guilty of religious discrimination.
Monday, November 01, 2010
World water crisis to spell the end of civilization?
The president of Nigeria, interestingly named Goodluck Jonathan, has issued a warning that the country's main water source, Lake Chad, may dry up within the next few years, leaving some 20 million people waterless. Such dire predictions should be alarming to one and all, as the water situation globally is bleak, and Nigeria is just one possible front where we may see millions degenerate into water wars on a scale never before seen.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The Jesus Myth | Is Christ a Historical Person?
Once the Jesus myth is more widely understood as a composite relic of a credulous past, we may be able to go forward toward a more satisfying set of spiritual hopes and insights, and leave behind the simplistic magics of a less enlightened people. We have "modernized" nearly every other aspect of our Western culture. Perhaps it is time to modernize its religion into a form that enlightenment may embrace without insulting its own intelligence.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Like those of the Jewish writer Josephus, the works of the ancient historians Pliny, Suetonius and Tacitus do NOT provide proof that Jesus Christ ever existed as a "historical" character. Regarding these "references," if they were genuine they would no more prove the existence of Jesus Christ than do writings about other gods prove THEIR existence.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
In my book 'The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold' appears a series of lists in a popular chapter called 'The Characters.' These lists recite characteristics in common with the Jesus figure of the following gods and godmen: Attis, Buddha, Dionysus, Hercules, Horus, Krishna, Mithra, Prometheus and Zoroaster. One of the gods most obviously related to the origins of Christianity is Mithras or Mithra, the Perso-Roman hybrid whose cultus was widespread around the Mediterranean during the same period Christianity was being formulated.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The dying and resurrected savior god Osiris was worshipped thousands of years before Christ. Is it Osiris's story in the New Testament? In the myth of Osiris is the great teaching god with the twelve disciples who dies and resurrects, millennia before the Christian era. The evidence abundantly points to Jesus Christ as a nearly identical, mythical remake of the highly popular Osiris, whose story was known by millions of pilgrims for thousands of years in precisely the same areas in which the Christian myth arose.
Who is the Virgin Mary? | Moon Goddesses
Who was the Virgin Mary? Was she the Mother of God? As is the case with Jesus Christ himself, the godman's parents, Joseph and Mary, never appear in the contemporary historical record of the time they allegedly existed.
Friday, October 22, 2010
In response to the infamous Juan Williams firing by NPR, my favorite Muslim writer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is disturbed by the Islamist-appeasing political correctness in this country, as he should be. This coddling of Muslims as if they are fragile and violence-prone imbeciles needs to stop. True "moderate" Muslims like Dr. Jasser need to be supported, while radical front organizations like CAIR need to be investigated and disbanded - why does an organization purporting to represent a mere 1-2 percent of the populace have so much power over American media? Why aren't decent American patriots like Dr. Jasser given the same kind of airtime?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Celebration of Life
What is the purpose in life? Is it simply to follow rules and rote that turn people into robots and drones? It is clear that human beings, free from stifling and enslaving ideologies, can become great, exalted and divine. While it is crucial and good to engage in the breaking down of divisive and dangerous beliefs that make human beings less glorious than they truly are, it is also necessary to identify that glory, such that we may all strive to attain to it. The human experience is largely one of extremes, and we have seen how negative extremes have manifested themselves in the human species and in the natural world around them. We have attempted to destroy these detrimental divisions. Now is the time to reveal the beauty and vivacity of the butterfly that emerges when the dead and desiccated cocoon is removed.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In light of his traditional summer, rainy-season birth, the contention made by several writers over the past couple of centuries that Krishna was born on "December 25th" or the winter solstice appears to be a mistake, based on a misdating by older authors. Oddly enough, however, this 'error' may have revealed a mystery for the higher initiates in the Indian religion: To wit, Krishna is a mythical incarnation of the solar deity Vishnu, who is said to "sleep" and then 'rise' at the winter solstice or 'December 25th.'
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Maybe instead of building obscene palaces for individual families, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" should construct affordable housing for entire groups of homeless vets? How about establishing support groups within these housing projects so that people can then stay off the streets? Those who can work could be gainfully employed helping to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, including implementing the sustainable energy plan.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Got our wires crossed on the earlier email. Rob and I are pre-recording the show at the time previously provided, but the show itself will be aired tonight, during his regular programming on his various radio affiliates starting at 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM Eastern/8:00 to 9:00 PM Pacific. Those affiliates can be found here...
A last-minute request means that I will be appearing today, Thursday, October 14, 2010, from 2:00-3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST, on Rob McConnell's X-Zone radio program out of Toronto. Tune in if you can!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Every so often we read exciting headlines proclaiming that the "world's oldest this or that" has been discovered by archaeologists. In 2005, for example, Chinese media declared that the "world's oldest observatory" had been found at Taosi in the Shanxi Province, dating to some 4,100 years ago. Other recently discovered sites have also been pronounced the "world's oldest astronomical observatory," including one in Goseck, Germany, that was founded almost 7,000 years ago and that likewise is astronomically aligned, causing it to be called a "sun temple" as well as the "German Stonehenge."
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I initially found this video very amusing, because it appeared to be mocking Islamic misogyny. In reality, it's supposed to be a protest of the new French law banning the 'burkha,' which in this case is actually the niqab. Such behavior may have the opposite effect of what it is intended to do, however. Indeed, it may encourage the horrendously oppressed Saudi women, for example, to bare more, as they are already doing online for example.
Monday, October 04, 2010
'Zeitgeist: Moving Forward,' by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical 'life ground' attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a 'Resource-Based Economy.'
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This image was inspired by all the beautiful girls and women who have been murdered because of traditions claiming to have something to do with 'honor.' (Hat tip to Pamela Geller for her hard work in putting together the stories and images of these girls and women.)
Sunday, September 19, 2010
As Christianity possesses its sacramental wine, so too does the Egyptian religion largely focus on a sacred liquid, beer. Numerous verses in the ancient Egyptian holy writings such as the Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts and Book of the Dead discusses the holy sacrament of beer, in the context of the deceased transitioning to the divine afterlife. For example, in the Pyramid Texts - the oldest of Egyptian religious writings, dating to c. 2350 BCE - there are over 40 references to beer...
Friday, September 17, 2010
Women in Buddhism
In August 2010, the Dalai Lama made a somewhat astonishing statement that he could be replaced in his leadership role by a woman, even though he clarified that she "should be attractive." Ignoring the howls of feminists about that last bit, in his remarks Tibet's exiled spiritual leader did break with long-held traditions of sexism and gender discrimination within Buddhism.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar serves as a basic introduction into the world of astrotheology and solar mythology. In addition to showing lunar phases and astrological signs, this calendar highlights the solstices, equinoxes and fire festivals with a different color for each of the eight relevant days. In our quest to inspire an interest in astrotheology, mythology and archaeoastronomy, we have also provided fascinating information about the astronomical alignments and astrotheological meanings of various archaeological sites and ancient artifacts from around the world.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
A collection of videos of speakers who appeared at the 9/11 rally by the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America headed by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller and held near Ground Zero in Manhattan on 9/11/2010. This rally also represents those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women's progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what if equality isn't the end point? What if modern, postindustrial society is simply better suited to women? A report on the unprecedented role reversal now under way—and its vast cultural consequences...
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of this freedom of religion thing. When did religion get such a good name anyway? Hundreds of millions of people have died in religious conflicts!
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
The Gospel Dates | When Were the Gospels Written?
What are the most accurate dates for the canonical gospels in the New Testament as we have them? Are these texts really the faithful accounts of eyewitnesses written shortly after Jesus's advent? Or does the evidence point to the gospels as anonymous compositions dating to the late second century?
Friday, September 03, 2010
No, that's not a misspelling of "bikinis." It refers to a female Buddhist monk.
Naturally, the females must do more penance in order to attain to enlightenment. In fact, it's generally taught that women must reincarnate as men to become Buddhas, the penis being all important in this quest, apparently.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
This government report concerning the Muslims of America-connected group Jamaat ul-Fuqra is from 2005, but critics point out that the compounds are still thriving, even though several members have been arrested over the past couple of decades. The map on the right shows known Jamaat ul-Fuqra terrorist acts in the United States during the 1980s and 90s. Despite this wide variety of crimes extending back many years, the government, media and 'neighbors' are downplaying the danger of this group continuing to operate on U.S. shores.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I've put "MOSQUE" and "GROUND ZERO" in all caps, because that is what it is. According to its would-be founders, the site was chosen because it is close to GROUND ZERO - "where a piece of the wreckage fell" - and their previous remarks clearly demonstrate their intention to build a MOSQUE.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Who are the major players behind the Ground Zero mosque project? Are they connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, which allegedly has as a stated goal the destruction of the West's 'miserable house' from within?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
An excellent new interview with renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku about a new book chronicling UFO sightings by mainstream officials and credible witnesses worldwide. These sightings are chronicled in a new book by Leslie Kean, 'UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record,' which Dr. Kaku says is 'bound to set the gold standard for UFO research.'
Sunday, August 22, 2010
"Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said...there is no gender bias in Buddhism and nothing prevents a woman from becoming his successor." The Dalai Lama also stated that any possible female successor needs to be a hottie! Who can blame him?
Friday, August 20, 2010
Interesting slant on this controversial story by Jeffrey Goldberg, who reports that, at a memorial service for beheaded Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl, "Ground Zero mosque" imam Feisal Abdul Rauf declared: "I am a Jew." Goldberg notes that "any Muslim imam who stands before a Jewish congregation and says, 'I am a Jew,' is placing his life in danger." Naturally, Rauf would have to fear fellow members of his own "religion of peace,"™ whom Goldberg is suggesting would kill him for saying such a thing.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Meet the 'Ground Zero mosque' imam... The title of his book in Malaysia translates as: 'A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11.' This link will lead you to the chapter entitled, 'America: A Sharia-Compliant State.' Yep, that's right: According to Rauf, we Americans need to become more Islamic and to allow religions (i.e., ISLAM) to shape our politics and to govern themselves (i.e., ISLAM) by their own laws (i.e., SHARIA).
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sorry about the last minute notification, but we just made this arrangement because of pressing current events. For all the night owls and folks in other parts of the world, I will be appearing on Dark Matters Radio with Don Ecker tonight, August 17-18th, from 1:00-3:00 AM EST/10:00-12:00 PM PST.
Here's the write-up:
Don and I will be discussing my work in comparative religion and mythology, as well as religious pathology and current events that are affecting us all.
To listen to the show, at 1:00 AM EST/10:00 PM PST go to the link below, click on the red button that says, "Listen LIVE!" and a box should pop up and start playing.
If the show doesn't play, try hitting the green start button.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Here I will provide the ancient testimony and primary sources for the contention that Isis, the mother of the Egyptian god Horus, was considered and deemed a virgin long before Jesus was a twinkle in his Father's eye.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Below we find a response by Richard Carrier about the "ZEITGEIST Sourcebook." Here I'll be addressing his claims one at a time. As we can see, it appears that Carrier didn't even read the Sourcebook before commenting on it.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In Ixion we have a pre-Christian, suffering son of God punished on a "four-spoked bond" of his own creation, whence "he took upon himself the message destined for all." Compare to Jesus Christ, the "Suffering Servant" who carried his own cross, ostensibly as a punishment, at which point he takes upon himself the message of the salvation of all mankind.
Monday, August 09, 2010
There are many fine people within Israel - i.e., JEWS - who themselves have been "pro-Palestinian" activists for years. I met some of the biggest movers and shakers many years ago, supporters of the Jewish concentration-camp survivor and critic Israel Shahak. While I still resent the Jewish/Zionist supremacist mentality and the foolish but lucrative tourist trade in bogus Christian sites and artifacts, Israel simply isn't as bad as it is being portrayed to be in the left-wing media...
Friday, August 06, 2010
As is the case with many gods in other parts of the world, several Egyptian gods (and goddesses) possess solar attributes, essentially making them sun gods. These Egyptian sun gods included not only the commonly known Ra or Re, but also Osiris and Horus, among others. This fact of Horus as a sun god was confirmed five centuries before the common era by the Greek historian Herodotus (2.144, 156), when he equated Osiris with the Greek god Dionysus and Horus with the Greek sun god Apollo: "In Egyptian, Apollo is Horus, Demeter is Isis, Artemis is Bubastis…."
The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recently challenged the American president, Barack Obama, to a televised debate, "to see who has the best solutions for the world's problems." Many Iranians themselves would likely view the diminutive man's blustering as completely laughable, since civil rights activists have been complaining for decades now that the Iranian government is an oppressively tyrannical regime that has tortured and slaughtered thousands.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Luxor temple with mosque built over the ruins; Dome on the Rock on top of Temple Mount; Hagia Sophia church converted to mosque; Ground Zero mosque? 'Mosques are our barracks, domes our helmets, minarets our bayonets, believers our soldiers.'
Friday, July 30, 2010
Regardless of who you believe committed the attack on 9/11/01, this powerful and moving slideshow is difficult to watch. Highly recommended, however, especially as days pass by and memories fade... The sight of all the people at Ground Zero is heartbreaking, to say the least. And the "Amazing Grace" soundtrack certainly evokes emotion.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
New evidence that the biblical tale of Moses was neither historical nor written by him, as is widely believed, comes in the form of a small tablet found in northern Israel at the site of Hazor. This tablet dating to the 17th-18th centuries BCE and written in Akkadian appears to be similar to the famous Code of Hammurabi...
Monday, July 19, 2010
The Virgin-Born Son of the Sun God
Much-loved ancient tales from the Indian sacred text the Mahabharata demonstrate some important motifs found within Christianity as well. As part of this discussion of comparative religion and mythology, it has often been argued that the Indian god Krishna's mother was not a virgin but only a "chaste" maiden who had previously given birth to seven others.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Birth, death and rebirth in Hinduism
This article describes the cycle of birth-death-rebirth from the Hindu standpoint and the logic behind it. For example, taking what nature gives and giving back to nature what it needs is the only way to get out of the cycle of birth and death.
Friday, July 16, 2010
In response to the threatened boycott by some 2.5 million Muslims irate over the alleged deletion of four Islamic pages, Facebook has announced that it will release a new version of its networking site for Muslim women only. The new version - which is expected to be most popular in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan - will be called "Nofacebook" and will be available only when the women are accompanied by a male relative.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Ground Zero mosque...and church, synagogue, temple, atheist center, etc.
Indignant at the planned $100-million mega-mosque near the site of "Ground Zero," where some 3,000 Americans were murdered in the attack on 9/11, a Christian minister has proposed creating a competing Christian center near the site as well. To some, this idea seems to be a good one, as it would "water down" the sting of this aggressive act on the part of the Muslims trying to impose themselves in this sore wound.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Frosty Wooldridge is one of the most important writers in America today, covering the very severe problem of illegal immigration and its staggering costs to our society, culture and civilization.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
A comment is being circulated on Facebook claiming that the site has not only allowed Islam-critical pages like "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" to thrive but has also removed four major Muslim Facebook pages with a total of about 2.5 million members. In other words, this "chain email" is claiming that Facebook has taken a dramatic anti-Islam stance, and the comment is further demanding that the site restore the Islamic pages, make it illegal to criticize Islam, and remove all FB pages that are critical of Islam. In other words, it is demanding that Facebook follow Islamic or sharia law.
Monday, July 05, 2010
What would such a meeting between Obama and Ahmadinejad produce and portend? How will each man respond to the other throwing up in his face the worst criticisms and calumny we hear about them both? What will be the joint solution of these two influential world leaders to the numerous worldly - and even otherworldly - issues pressing us today? The future of the world may indeed depend on it.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Just in case you aren't on my mailing list and missed my latest newsletter, I have posted it on my blog. Barbara G. Walker is one of the clearest and wisest thinkers this planet has ever been graced with. The smartest among us would do well to read her book and appreciate her while we can. She's going to be 80 years old tomorrow! Happy Birthday, Barbara!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
On January 23, 2010, the Metafysiko Organization held a 'Mythicism Conference' in Athens, Greece. The event was very well attended and received by dozens of people who overflowed the venue to listen to presenters discuss the history of Jesus mythicism.
Friday, June 25, 2010
'Man Made God' untangles a great deal of confusion for those asking how an all-powerful god could allow such sadistic behavior towards innocent woman and children through the ages. These essays expose a sobering reminder of just how stuck in the shadows we still are.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Are Christianity and the story of Jesus based on more ancient sun worshiping religions? Does the story of Jesus have its roots in Horus, the ancient Egyptian Sun god? Today we’ll be discussing Acharya’s book – 'Christ in Egypt.' Those of you who think Zeitgeist part 1 and Acharya’s work have been debunked, get out your library cards, because you’re going to have some homework to do.
This article is Vintage Acharya, first posted online in 1995!
What does the New Testament say about peace, freedom, money, women, slavery and other subjects?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The story of Sai Baba is but one piece of evidence demonstrating how blind belief and faith are not just matters of personal choice that should be left alone in all instances: Blind belief and faith can be very destructive and damaging to individuals and humanity as a whole. The various priesthoods worldwide hammering blind belief and fear into people are guilty of exploitation of innocence and gullibility - a major cause of immense suffering globally.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In a move that is sure to infuriate people of common sense, the Prince of Wales has just sold humanity (and the earth) down the river with his recent remarks about Islam leading the way in the Green Movement.
Monday, June 07, 2010
The list of the Iranian people's grievances against the Islamic Republic headed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is long indeed, and includes the blatant and vicious oppression of women, manifested most pathologically in government-sponsored prostitution and sex slavery.
Friday, May 28, 2010
This horrible procedure, which varies in degree of pathology from place to place, is completely unnecessary and is NOT ordained by any god person. It does not serve any social purpose except to prevent women from feeling sexual pleasure and to make them into unfeeling sex toys for men, who basically OWN them.
The Gnosticism and Heretical Spirituality Examiner (and my friend) Miguel Conner has written an article about the part in my book "Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ" that demonstrates the late dating of the gospels.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This article provides a number of voices weighing in on the subject. Note that I have dedicated 120 pages in my book "Christ in Egypt" showing where exactly these contentions come from.
Monday, May 17, 2010
The concepts of God and religion have varied greatly over the millennia, in the sense that they have been developed within cultural contexts, with odd details and interpretations based chiefly on race, gender, language and environment.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I wrote this article some years ago, and it was published in "Paranoia" magazine. I've added some images and other niceties.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
This object comes from the Hittite site of Alaca Hoyuk in Turkey, which dates to around 3,400 years ago. The Hittites were Indo-Europeans, the same as their neighbors of the time the Mitanni, who worshipped Indian gods. It is possible that this disk represents a sort of "trimurti" - Indian for "three forms" - referring to the divine Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This triad might be represented by the three solar symbols with the crosses in the center, representing the sun, of course.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Bone-Box No Proof of Jesus
The original Biblical Archaeology Review article that scooped this story was blatant and injudicious in its pronouncements, flatly stating that "This container [ossuary] provides the only New Testament-era mention of the central figure of Christianity and is the first-ever archaeological discovery to corroborate Biblical references to Jesus."
How old is Christian doctrine? What parts of Christianity come from Paganism? 'Many of the more prominent doctrines of the Christian religion prevailed among nations of antiquity, hundreds, and in some instances, thousands of years before Christ. The doctrine of the miraculous conception was common in ancient times.'
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Some years ago, I read this figure of 250 million murdered in the name of Christianity over the past nearly 2,000 years. The supporting data for this massive amount of deaths is not easy to find, so I'm collecting evidence here. In my search, I have found some interesting quotes such as the following, in response to the question of exactly how many have been slaughtered by Christ's minions.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
It is a constant source of amazement to "freethinkers," rationalists and assorted (other) scholars and scientists that it is considered virtuous to blindly believe in the words of a man or a group of men concerning the matters of "faith" and "religion," when, if religion were to have any meaning at all, it would be about reality, honesty and integrity.
What is the relationship between the Mormon Church and Washington? Why and how are Mormons so powerful? With the previous speculative entrance into the presidential circus of Orrin Hatch, elder of the Mormon Church, and the current presidential bid by Mitt Romney, also a Mormon, as well as in consideration of the claim that Mormonism is one of the fastest growing sects, it seems appropriate to inform regarding "The Church of the Latter Day Saints," or "LDS." As many know, the LDS possesses considerable money and clout--far more than the demographics should allow for--yet few people realize how at least some of that fortune has been made.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
The very learned Acharya S has spoken again. In a sequel to her wide-ranging The Christ Conspiracy, she has redoubled her efforts to show the solar - that is, the astro-theological - basis of all religions and mythologies, and to demonstrate that the great savior figures of the world's religions are late historicizations of the sacred sun myths. At the outset, let me make clear that I regard Acharya ("the Teacher," as she was dubbed by friends and students) as a colleague and fellow-laborer in the field of Christ-Myth scholarship.
Friday, April 30, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Here is an oldie-but-goodie blog post I'm recirculating...
The American Constitution may well be the "holiest of holies." It is not "infallible," nor does it address religion specifically, except for this particularly pithy amendment that is not only wholly relevant but also holy in its implications for securing liberty from religious imposition of all kinds.
Here is a radio show about my book...
In her various books, Acharya describes the New Testament as a work of mythic fiction within a historical setting. She claims that the story of Jesus Christ is a retelling of various pagan myths, representing "astrotheology," or the story of the Sun, and also incorporates the science of archaeoastronomy. She asserts the pagans understood the stories to be myths, but Christians obliterated evidence to the contrary by destroying and controlling literature when they attained control of the Roman Empire, which led to widespread illiteracy in the ancient world, ensuring the mythical nature of Christ's story was hidden.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Contrary to popular belief, the idea that Jesus Christ is a mythical character is not new: In fact, the questioning and doubting of the gospel tale started at the beginning of the Christian era and has been continued by thousands, if not millions, since then.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Man Made God
Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us through a riveting journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience being raised a Christian.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Archaeologists working in Turkey have unearthed an Assyrian tablet dating to around 670 BCE that "could have served as a model for the biblical description of God's covenant with the Israelites."
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
There is much confusion as to the identity of "the Buddha," the main figure of the Eastern religion of Buddhism. First of all, there are different forms of Buddhism, including the two main branches of Theravada and Mahayana, in the latter of which we find the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions, among others.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
An oldie but goodie of mine...
For centuries a brief paragraph in "Antiquities of the Jews" by the Jewish historian Josephus (37-100 CE) has been cited as proof of the existence of Jesus Christ. Is it really? Or is it a forgery?
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Time for a refresher course...
This Book is not to be doubted.... As for the unbelievers, it is the same whether or not you forewarn them; they will not have faith. God has set a seal upon their hearts and ears; their sight is dimmed and grievous punishment awaits them.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
The ironic title of this article is quite intentional, I can assure you. So please don't let your previous experiences with the Christian gospel make you run for the hills.
A review of the enlightening book "The Gospel According to Acharya S" focuses on the healing power of various powerful concepts, including the ability to overcome the mental, spiritual and emotional abuse of mainstream religion, which appears to contribute to alcoholism and drug addiction.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The "modern" insight that ancient ruins were astronomically aligned goes back centuries, but it was given much currency by Sir Dr. Norman Lockyer (1836-1920), the royal astronomer who was also the founder of the prestigious science magazine Nature....
Saturday, March 20, 2010
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010
A quote from this thread:
This guy is excruciatingly ignorant:
"Horus is not a sun god"
"Isis was not a virgin"
"Sun and son only sound the same in English" (Sigh)
"Massey and 19th century researchers are amateurs"
"Horus was cut up into 14 pieces..." Horus???
It gets worse.
Monday, March 01, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Here is a fascinating find that could yield some really interesting and important information about how civilization developed. It would be very cool to see what sort of astrotheological data could be found there, since any temple aligned to the stars is an astrotheological artifact.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Pygmies believed in a Father-God who was murdered, and a Virgin Mother, who gave birth to a Saviour-God Son, who in turn avenged the death of his father. These later on became the Osiris, Isis and Horus of Egypt. The Pygmy Christ was born of a virgin, died for the salvation of his people, arose from the dead, and finally ascended to heaven. Certainly this looks Christianity before Christ.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Finally, a film about the great Egyptian female sage Hypatia, who was viciously murdered by Christian fanatics in the fourth century. Her murder has been called the "Death of the Pagan World."
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The Mesha Stele, Tel Dan Stele and Black Obelisk are among the artifacts used by Bible-thumpers to claim that the Good Book is confirmed as "history." While the brief mentions of "Israel," "David" or other king of Israel in these artifacts may serve to establish that Israel existed and that certain biblical kings were real, they do not prove that major, supernatural events of the Bible actually happened on Earth at any time in history....
Friday, February 19, 2010
The evidence for a mythical Jesus begins with the Bible itself. There is no credible contemporary evidence for Jesus. What is held up as evidence is flimsy and problematic at best. Biblical and NT scholars who are also professed Christians can't even agree on evidence for Jesus.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Saturday, February 13, 2010
This astounding little video pretty much proves the mythicist position vis-a-vis the Old Testament. The whole house of cards falls down with the information in this video.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Jesus Christ, Sun of God
From the beginning, early Church fathers such as Tertullian (fl. 190-220 CE) were compelled to combat the assertion that Jesus Christ is the sun by rejoining to the effect: "You say we worship the sun. So do you."
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
My conclusion is that the character called "Paul" in the New Testament is a composite of both historical and mythical figures, including the Sauls of the Old Testament and Josephus, as well as Josephus himself, the mythical Greek figure Orpheus and the godman Apollonius of Tyana.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Because of the ZEITGEIST movie, many questions have come up regarding this issue. I have therefore been inspired to create this post. The following constitutes a summary of the case for the Indian god Krishna to have been born of a virgin mother.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
The assertion that the "Son of God" is the "Sun of God" is frequently raised as another strawman argument that detractors like to knock down. Like other criticisms, I have already addressed this one, but like sauerkraut it keeps repeating.
Although Christianity claims the cross only took significance with Jesus's placement on it, the fact is that the god-on-the-cross or in cross-shape is a pre-Christian sacred motif. Numerous ancient figures in many parts of the world were depicted on a cross or in cross-shape/cruciform, with arms outstretched.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
There were many gods, goddesses, heroes and others in the ancient world who were said to have been born of a virgin or otherwise miraculously born. These births include those of Dionysus, Horus, Hon Chi, Jurpari, Krishna, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Ganesha.
Friday, February 05, 2010
"Late Islamic masculinization of the Arabian Goddess, Al-Lat or Al-Ilat - the Allatu of the Babylonians - formerly worshipped at the Kaaba in Mecca. It has been shown that 'the Allah of Islam' was a male transformation of 'the primitive lunar deity of Arabia.' Her ancient symbol the crescent moon still appears on Islamic flags, even though modern Moslems no longer admit any feminine symbolism whatever connected with the wholly patriarchal Allah."
The claim that the 12 tribes of Israel were identified with the 12 signs of the zodiac is spelled out clearly by the ancient Jewish writers Philo and Josephus, during the first century.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
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Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Who Is Gerald Massey?
Born in abject poverty in England, Gerald Massey was almost entirely self-taught; yet, he was able to write and lecture about several subjects with tremendous erudition and authority. Despite his lack of formal education, Massey could read several languages, including not only English but also French, Latin, Greek and evidently Hebrew and Egyptian to a certain degree.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
How many people have been killed by Christians since Biblical times? "WONDERFUL EVENTS THAT TESTIFY TO GOD'S DIVINE GLORY" What your church does not want you to know.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Another oldie but goodie...
Over the centuries, not a few people have noticed a resemblance between the lives of the ancient sage Apollonius of Tyana and the Christian savior Jesus Christ, a comparison most notably brought to light by the "very important Roman official" Sossianus Hierocles in the fourth century.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I've given my web page a new facelift. If you don't have this book, you're missing out on some fascinating info. Check out the search engine on this page - you can search the book!
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Jesus Puzzle | A Review by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S
On the cover of Earl Doherty's book, The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a mythical Christ? is a blurb from a reader of Doherty's earlier online version: "You present nothing new here that your master, Satan, has not previously used to deceive the simple." In reality, neither does this zealous critic present anything new, as this sinister sentiment has been slung since Day One at those who do not blindly believe every priestly huckster who comes along. Such an acrimonious response, in fact, ranks right up there with "Your [sic] gonna burn in hell," in intelligence and efficacy in refuting scholarly challenges to ludicrous biblical claims....
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
A recurring theme in ancient religion revolves around the manner of the sun god's birth, as well as the chastity of his mother. In a number of instances the sun god is perceived as being born of the inviolable dawn, the virgin moon or earth, or the constellation of Virgo. The virgin status of the mothers of pre-Christian gods and godmen has been asserted for centuries by numerous scholars of mythology and ancient religion....
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Who is Acharya S? And what is Truth Be Known? "Acharya S" is the pen name of independent scholar and author D.M. Murdock, who owns Stellar House Publishing, LLC. Ms. Murdock writes books about the origins of religion and mythology, with an eye to the astrotheological meanings of religious ideas and myths. Her book about the origins of Christianity called The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold has been read widely and critiqued over the past decade.In response to the commentary about The Christ Conspiracy, Acharya/Murdock wrote Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled and Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ. This latter book, which analyzes the gospel story and includes the words of many important Christian scholars, has been well received by a number of experts and scholars in the field of Christian origins. Murdock has also written many articles and done interviews and radio programs addressing a wide variety of issues raised by her work and its criticism.
In 2007, the internet movie "ZEITGEIST" went viral and was viewed by many millions of people. The first part of the movie was based significantly on Acharya's work and, because of its popularity, has been heavily criticized, particularly by Christian fundamentalists. Over the years since then, Acharya/Murdock has responded many times with a series of articles, videos and a number of ebooks and books, including the massive study of the connection between the ancient Egyptian religion and Christianity entitled, Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection. This important book has been endorsed by a New Testament scholar and a renowned archaeologist. Other recent works of Acharya/Murdock's include Jesus as the Sun throughout History, The Gospel According to Acharya S and The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar.As a "mythicist," Acharya S is not anti-religion, nor is she interested in creating atheists. Indeed, Murdock enjoys religion, not as a believer in it but as an observer of some of its great contribution to human culture, especially as concerns its simple and logical origins. These origins revolve largely around natural phenomena that are observable by human beings globally over the past many thousands of years. These observations beginning in remote antiquity have been recorded in numerous ways, including art, architecture, calendars, myths, rituals and traditions. The mythical and astrotheological origins of much religion are becoming increasingly obvious with the fascinating finds from the ancient world such as Stonehenge, the Pyramids, Newgrange and much more globally.
Unfortunately, we have lost so much of our ancient culture, and it continues to be threatened by battles over ideology and resources. Let us hope in the future that we can do a better job preserving and restoring our shared common heritage. Acharya's work is designed to prevent further cultural loss and to bring forth amazing and enriching information long buried under layers of dirt and dust, as well as banished from the mass human psyche through cultural conditioning and biases often found in mainstream religions.
Online since 1995, Acharya S and Truth Be Known have been dedicated to bringing to the public lost, hidden and buried treasure in the form of fascinating knowledge that has spurred the creation of a number of astounding cultures and civilizations such as those of ancient Egypt, Sumeria, Greece, Babylon and India. For more information about these amazing subjects, see Acharya's websites TruthBeKnown.com, StellarHousePublishing.com and FreethoughtNation.com.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Was Krishna's Mother a Virgin?
Because of the ZEITGEIST movie, many questions have come up regarding this issue. I have therefore been inspired to create this post. The following constitutes a summary of the case for the Indian god Krishna to have been born of a virgin mother. Each of these points can be expounded upon at length...
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
The Non-Historicity of Mohammed
The question is begged, of course, why Western scholars are so eager to apply serious scientific inquiry to the question of Mohammed's existence, while resisting with all their might the same logical study concerning Jesus Christ? Especially when there is in fact far more evidence for the existence of Mohammed than for Jesus?
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Here is wishing you a great New Year! Hopefully things will just get better and better for you and yours in the coming year.
I wanted to share with you some great new reviews of my book "The Gospel According to Acharya S." It's a little rabblerousing tome you will want to have in your collection of things that make you go "hmmmm" and "aha!"
"The Gospel According to Acharya S" reflects my thoughts about what I feel are the most important concepts to hit the human mind, including and especially as concerns religion, spirituality and liberty of thought. "The Gospel" is a sort of Freethought Bible, if you will! In fact, I like to call it "The Purple Bible."
You can read about the contents here:
And here are some neat reviews I thought I'd share.
5.0 out of 5 stars
One Enlightened Woman
January 2, 2010
By Sam Dudgeon "Sammy" (Australia)
I have always appreciated Acharya's work ever since I read "Suns Of God." This woman is one of greatest free thinking spirits today!
This book should be the set text for Religious Education in schools today. Why? Because it makes you think! Something most people do not do - most have no idea where most out religious concepts come from, and it is high time we started looking instead of following like none thinking idiots! No wonder the world is in the riddled state it is in today!
This book is great because it is an easy read not too heavy and is great for someone who does not have too much time on their hands to pick up and read, or for just a quick reference.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Honest, Blunt, Hilarious
January 1, 2010
By Kenneth Dyer (Tri-Cities, WA)
This is another fine scholarly work from Acharya S with lots of interesting facts and research. I read three of her other books before this - they left me wondering how she felt about things, what her philosophy was, etc., and this book gave me the opportunity to feel like I got to know her better as a person.
She starts off by giving you her definition of "God," and then she moves into her opinions and views of the Bible and religion in general. Her words so resonated with me that I found the book to be hilarious. I was laughing through much of it because I agreed with everything she said. I consider this book to be a comedy, from my own perspective of course. :-)
I read this book in one day - it's a quick, easy read. So if you've read some of her books and have questions as to who she is and what her views are, then this book will answer your questions as well as provide you with more interesting facts, obscure Bible quotes, Koran quotes and more.
As you can tell, "The Gospel" not only contains profound philosophizing and fascinating facts not found in my other writings, but hopefully it also reflects my sense of humor. :)
Enjoy - and have a great one!
Acharya S/D.M. Murdock
Author, "The Christ Conspiracy," "Suns of God," "Who Was Jesus?," "Christ in Egypt," "The Gospel According to Acharya S" and "The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar"
P.S. If you have my "2010 Astrotheology Calendar," you know that today is the Nativity of the Sumerian Goddess Inanna and the Coming of the Egyptian Goddess Isis from Phoenicia! It's never too late to get this calendar, which is full of great info you can't find in one place elsewhere -