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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Islamomisogyny

Islamomisogyny

Islam denigrates women in nearly every way possible. All those who are appeasing, defending, apologizing for or otherwise enabling Islam are endangering ALL the world's women.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jesus's mythical birth

Jesus's mythical birth

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

New research reveals American Founding Fathers’ religious secrets

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

Jesus mythicists featured in Greek magazine

Jesus mythicists featured in Greek magazine

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

The true meaning of Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas

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

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff speaks the truth about Islam

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff speaks the truth about Islam

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 Lazarus a remake of Osiris?

Is Lazarus a remake of Osiris?

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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Germans expose Islamist domination plot

Germans expose Islamist domination plot

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 Washington and Jefferson Believe Jesus was a Myth?

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 Journal

Migration & Diffusion Journal

'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 Rappengl├╝ck.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Jesse Ventura and the Great Water Conspiracy

Jesse Ventura and the Great Water Conspiracy

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!

My latest blog post features an article by a Muslim woman...

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

When Was the First Christmas? | December 25th | Winter Solstice | Birth of the Sun

When Was the First Christmas? | December 25th | Winter Solstice | Birth of the Sun

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 Pagan Christ | Mithraism and Christianity | Mithras the Sun God

Mithra the Pagan Christ | Mithraism and Christianity | Mithras the Sun God

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 the Egyptian Goddess | Virgin Mother of the World

Neith the Egyptian Goddess | Virgin Mother of the World

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

U.S. says no to U.N.’s anti-free speech effort - National freethought | Examiner.com

U.S. says no to U.N.’s anti-free speech effort

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

Everyone needs to listen to the brilliant, enlightened and honest Sam Harris speaking the unvarnished, unwhitewashed truth about Islam - and QUICK!

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

I had to say something...

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

See my latest blog post, please.

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?

For your reading pleasure, I have updated this article - enjoy!

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

Christ Myth Anthology

Christ Myth Anthology

'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

Swiss police arrest Hindus over proposed Bible, Koran burning

Swiss police arrest Hindus over proposed Bible, Koran burning

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?

Scary but important info...

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?

For your enjoyment and edification, I have created a new article from Barbara G. Walker's fabulous book "Man Made God," which I edited and published. I believe you will really enjoy this fascinating piece, so be sure to check it out!

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

Pliny, Tacitus and Suetonius: No Proof of Jesus

Pliny, Tacitus and Suetonius: No Proof of Jesus

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

Is Christ a clone of Mithra?

Is Christ a clone of Mithra?

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

Is Jesus a Remake of Osiris? | The Lord of Egypt

Is Jesus a Remake of Osiris? | The Lord of Egypt

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

I've revamped another article for your reading pleasure...

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

Muslim activist: Juan Williams' fear 'reasonable'

Muslim activist: Juan Williams' fear 'reasonable'

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

An excerpt from my book The Gospel According to Acharya S - enjoy!

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

Was Krishna Born on December 25th?

Was Krishna Born on December 25th?

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

Homeless Vets need our help!

Homeless Vets need our help!

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

Acharya S on X-Zone radio CORRECTION!

Acharya S on X-Zone radio CORRECTION!

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...

Acharya S on X-Zone radio today!

Acharya S on X-Zone radio today!

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!

http://www.xzoneradiotv.com/

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

World’s oldest observatory found? - National freethought | Examiner.com

World’s oldest observatory found?

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

What is Islam? An ex-Muslim speaks out

What is Islam? An ex-Muslim speaks out

My good buddy Amil Imani, an Iranian ex-Muslim, pulls no punches. I have excerpted his article in the following, comprehensive and direct paragraph.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Eco-terrorists blowing up people

Eco-terrorists blowing up people

This very gory film seems to have been put out by ANTI-environmentalists to make those who care about the planet look like depraved terrorists and murderers. WARNING: Very graphic images of violence.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Women wearing Muslim veil and mini shorts

Women wearing Muslim veil and mini shorts

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 III is on its way!

ZEITGEIST III is on its way!

'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

The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll

The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll

Here is a new book review I wrote. I believe the book is already available, although the Amazon site says an early October release. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Honor Killing? Dishonor Murder

Honor Killing? Dishonor Murder

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

Ancient Egyptian mystery solved?

Ancient Egyptian mystery solved?

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...

Acharya S on X Zone radio today!

Acharya S on X Zone radio today!

Today, Sunday, September 18 2010, Rob McConnell is re-running an interview of me from 2008 concerning my book Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection. You can access the show here...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Infidelophobia

Infidelophobia

'I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.'

Women in Buddhism - National freethought

My latest Examiner article. Please read, comment there and pass around!

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 is here!

The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar is here!

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

9/11 'Rally of Remembrance' videos

9/11 'Rally of Remembrance' videos

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

Acharya S on Aeon Byte Radio!

Acharya S on Aeon Byte Radio!

Over this 9/11 weekend, my new interview with good friend Miguel Conner will be playing on his Aeon Byte website. Following is a notice from Miguel aka Abraxas.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Who needs men?

Who needs men?

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

Enough with this freedom of religion crap!

Enough with this freedom of religion crap!

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

Atheists defending Islam?!

Atheists defending Islam?!

Why do atheists and liberals defend Islam? They will be the first to suffer under Islamic domination. A Christian opinion I agree with here...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Gospel Dates | When Were the Gospels Written?

My newest article...

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

Korean bhikkhunis unveiled

Korean bhikkhunis unveiled

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

U.S. Government report on 35 terrorist-related Muslim 'compounds' in America

U.S. Government report on 35 terrorist-related Muslim 'compounds' in America

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

It IS a MOSQUE, and it IS at GROUND ZERO

It IS a MOSQUE, and it IS at GROUND ZERO

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 is Ground Zero mosque developer El-Gamal?

Who is Ground Zero mosque developer El-Gamal?

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?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dr. Michio Kaku: 'UFOs are real'

Dr. Michio Kaku: 'UFOs are real'

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

Dalai Lama: 'No sexism in Buddhism'

Dalai Lama: 'No sexism in Buddhism'

"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

'Ground Zero mosque' imam: 'I am a Jew, I have always been one'

'Ground Zero mosque' imam: 'I am a Jew, I have always been one'

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

Meet the 'Ground Zero mosque' imam

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).

Acharya S on Black Op Radio tomorrow! (August 19th)

Acharya S on Black Op Radio tomorrow! (August 19th)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Acharya S on Dark Matters Radio tonight!

Hi there -

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:

http://darkmattersradio.com/

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.

http://www.dqrm.com/

If the show doesn't play, try hitting the green start button.

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

ISIS IS A VIRGIN MOTHER!!!

ISIS IS A VIRGIN MOTHER!!!

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

Freethought Nation • View topic - Richard Carrier on Zeitgeist part 1

Response to Richard Carrier on 'ZEITGEIST Sourcebook

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

Freethought Nation • View topic - Cruciforms/Gods on Crosses

Ixion, the pre-Christian son of God on a cross

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

Jews, Israel and the Palestinians

Jews, Israel and the Palestinians

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

HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!!

HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!!

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…."

Obama to debate Ahmadinejad?

Obama to debate Ahmadinejad?

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

What the Ground Zero mosque is really about?

What the Ground Zero mosque is really about?

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

Powerful 9/11 slideshow: 'Never forget'

Powerful 9/11 slideshow: 'Never forget'

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

Another 'smoking gun' proving the Bible a myth?

Another 'smoking gun' proving the Bible a myth?

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

Hot off the presses! A brand-new article about the amazing Son/Sun of God. Pass it around, please!

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

Here is a new article from Freethought Nation guestwriter Murali Chemuri. Please pass around to those who are interested in understanding these Hindu concepts!

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

Facebook announces Muslim-women-only version

Facebook announces Muslim-women-only version

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.

My latest Examiner article - please read, comment there and pass around.

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

Freethought Nation • View topic - Illegal Immigration:

Frosty Wooldridge on Illegal Immigration

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

Muslims demand Facebook adhere to Islamic/sharia law

Muslims demand Facebook adhere to Islamic/sharia law

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

'Obama meets Ahmadinejad' is outrageous!

'Obama meets Ahmadinejad' is outrageous!

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

New reviews of 'Man Made God' by Barbara G. Walker

New reviews of 'Man Made God' by Barbara G. Walker

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

Mythicism conference in Greece

Mythicism conference in Greece

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 Review | Barbara G. Walker

Man Made God Review | Barbara G. Walker

'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

Debunk This! - An interview with Acharya S

Debunk This! - An interview with Acharya S

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.

Quotes from the New Testament | Christian Scriptures

Quotes from the New Testament | Christian Scriptures

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

Sai Baba: Absolute proof of blind belief's destructiveness

Sai Baba: Absolute proof of blind belief's destructiveness

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

The Mythicist Position | What is Mythicism?

Brand new, hot-off-the-presses video by me, FTL and Vega! Enjoy! And please comment and like there, on Youtube, and pass it around!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Prince Charles is a blithering idiot

Prince Charles is a blithering idiot

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

Inside Iran's sex slave industry

Inside Iran's sex slave industry

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

Stop mutilating girls and women's genitals!

Stop mutilating girls and women's genitals!

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.

Why the Gospel of Luke dates to the second century

Why the Gospel of Luke dates to the second century

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.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jesus or Horus | Born of a Virgin on December 25th

Jesus or Horus | Born of a Virgin on December 25th

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 Problem of Religion

The Problem of Religion

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.

Miss USA: Pole-dancing, Hezbollah-supporting agent provocateur?

Miss USA: Pole-dancing, Hezbollah-supporting agent provocateur?

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jesus in India | Christ in Great Britain

Jesus in India | Christ in Great Britain

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

Beddru is Beddou is Buddha

Beddru is Beddou is Buddha

Here's an oldie but goodie for fans of "The God Who Wasn't There" or "The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors."

UK police get Pagan holidays

UK police get Pagan holidays

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

The ancient sun disk of Alaca Hoyuk

The ancient sun disk of Alaca Hoyuk

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

This article is especially useful in that it shows from the many comments by the media that after all these centuries we are still without any hard, scientific evidence of Christ's existence.

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."

Antiquity of the Christian Doctrine

Antiquity of the Christian Doctrine

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.'

Barbara G. Walker this weekend on Aeon Byte!

Barbara G. Walker this weekend on Aeon Byte!

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Have 250 million been killed in the name of Christianity?

Have 250 million been killed in the name of Christianity?

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

The Jesus Puzzle

The Jesus Puzzle

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.

Inside The Mormon Church

Inside The Mormon Church

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.

What is 'your' religion?

What is 'your' religion?

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Dr. Robert M. Price reviews 'Suns of God' | Acharya S

Dr. Robert M. Price reviews 'Suns of God' | Acharya S

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.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The U.S. Constitution: A Truly Sacred Scripture

The U.S. Constitution: A Truly Sacred Scripture

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.

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Christ Conspiracy

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Christ Conspiracy

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

Jesus, Son of Joseph, and Horus, Son of Seb

Jesus, Son of Joseph, and Horus, Son of Seb

Is the earthly father of Jesus, Joseph, a remake of the earthly father of the Egyptian god Horus, Seb?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Was Jesus God, Man or Myth?

Was Jesus God, Man or Myth?

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.

Were Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot atheists?

Were Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot atheists?

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Friday, April 16, 2010

'Man Made God' by Barbara G. Walker

Yay! It's finally here!

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

Source of Bible Covenant with God discovered?

Source of Bible Covenant with God discovered?

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."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Did Buddha exist? | Was there a historical Buddha?

Did Buddha exist? | Was there a historical Buddha?

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.

New discoveries indicate ancient British sun worship

New discoveries indicate ancient British sun worship

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Friday, April 02, 2010

The Josephus Forgery about Jesus

The Jesus Forgery: Josephus Untangled

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?

Islamic conquest of India

Islamic conquest of India

The history of Islam in India is absolutely sickening - and it's completely heinous that this history has been excised from Indian textbooks. Talk about appeasing violent criminals!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quotes from the Koran/Quran | Quotes on Islam

Quotes from the Koran/Quran | Quotes on Islam

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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

War, what is it good for? Good god, y'all!

War, what is it good for? Good god, y'all!

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The Healing Power of the Gospel

The Healing Power of the Gospel

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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Norman Lockyer: Father of Archaeoastronomy

Norman Lockyer: Father of Archaeoastronomy

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....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is the biblical 'Amen' the Egyptian God Amon?

Is the biblical 'Amen' the Egyptian God Amon?

A number of writers over the centuries have claimed that the odd biblical term "Amen" is in reality related to or a reflection of the Egyptian god Amen, Amun, Amon or Ammon....

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Dr. Chris Forbes on ZEITGEIST

Dr. Chris Forbes on ZEITGEIST

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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gobekli Tepe: The World's First Temple?

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?

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.

Prejudice against non-believers

Prejudice against non-believers

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pakistani Muslims: 'Killing an infidel is not a sin'

Pakistani Muslims: 'Killing an infidel is not a sin'

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Pygmies in 'The Christ Conspiracy'

Pygmies in 'The Christ Conspiracy'

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

'Agora': A New Film about the Life and Death of Hypatia

'Agora': A New Film about the Life and Death of Hypatia

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."

Ancient Jerusalem wall proves Bible?

Ancient Jerusalem wall proves Bible?

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

What about the Mesha Stele, Tel Dan Stele and Black Obelisk?

What about the Mesha Stele, Tel Dan Stele and Black Obelisk?

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

Pakistan: Fashion facilitates social change

Pakistan: Fashion facilitates social change

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Where's the Evidence for Mythicism?

Where's the Evidence for Mythicism?

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.

Elton John: 'Jesus was gay'

Elton John: 'Jesus was gay'

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pagan chaplain appointed at major American university

Pagan chaplain appointed at major American university

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What is a conspiracy?

What is a conspiracy?

The effort of creating a religion designed to usurp all others I have chosen to identify as a "conspiracy." Yet, the very word "conspiracy" seems to disturb some people; hence, I have created this post.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Validation of the Mythicist Position

Validation of the Mythicist Position

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.

Christian clergy: 'Women, shut up and obey your husbands'

Christian clergy: 'Women, shut up and obey your husbands'

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Is Mohammed a myth?

Is Mohammed a Myth?

A very courageous German "revert" scholar, now unconverted, came out publicly questioning the historical existence of Mohammed - and immediately went into hiding.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jesus Christ, Sun of God

In response to the confusion about this important subject, here is a lengthy excerpt from my book Suns of God.

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."

UK teacher sacked for standing up to Muslim hate speech

UK teacher sacked for standing up to Muslim hate speech

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Pamela Icke severely injured

Pamela Icke severely injured

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Did St. Paul exist?

Did St. Paul exist?

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

Was Krishna's Mother a Virgin?

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.

Reclaiming the C-Word!

Reclaiming the C-Word!

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Son of God is the Sun of God

The Son of God is the Sun of God

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.

Cruciforms/Gods on Crosses

Cruciforms/Gods on Crosses

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

Freethought Nation • View topic - The Virgin Birth

Freethought Nation • View topic - The Virgin Birth

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

Allah the Pagan Moon God

Freethought Nation • View topic - Allah the Pagan Moon God

"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."

Holland on trial: The Geert Wilders circus

Holland on trial: The Geert Wilders circus

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Girl murder rampant in Muslim world

Girl murder rampant in Muslim world

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Were the 12 Tribes of Israel Based on the Zodiac?

Were the 12 Tribes of Israel Based on the Zodiac?

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, January 28, 2010

Who Is Gerald Massey?

I don't think I've posted this excerpt before from Christ in Egypt.

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.

Muslim imam charged for threatening woman over veil

Muslim imam charged for threatening woman over veil

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Astrotheology Google Group

Just for fun, I created this Google group.

Astrotheology

The email for members is astrotheology[at]googlegroups[dot]com.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ancient civilization discovered in Amazon

Ancient civilization discovered in Amazon

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Victims of the Christian Faith

Victims of the Christian Faith

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.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Apollonius, Jesus and Paul

Apollonius, Jesus and Paul

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.

Dead Sea Scrolls prove Bible unoriginal

Dead Sea Scrolls prove Bible unoriginal

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quotes from the Koran | Quotes on Islam

Quotes from the Koran | Quotes on Islam

Here's another oldie but goodie - with very important information!

The Jesus Puzzle | A Review by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

An oldie but goodie...

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

Krishna Born of a Virgin

Krishna Born of a Virgin

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....

From Fort Hood to Holland, Islam wins

From Fort Hood to Holland, Islam wins

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Discovery proves Egypt's religious popularity

Discovery proves Egypt's religious popularity

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Will Haiti become Islamized?

Will Haiti become Islamized?

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Who is Acharya S?

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.

Drugs in our drinking water

Drugs in our drinking water

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Buddhism 101 & Christian Apologists

Here's another forum post addressing an issue being bandied around the net -

Buddhism 101 & Christian Apologists

Was Krishna's Mother a Virgin?

Here's an oldie-but-goodie thread at my forum, where there much more of this material:

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...

Rudy: A wonderful story

Rudy: A wonderful story

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

The Non-Historicity of Mohammed

I've created a forum post regarding scholarship demonstrating Mohammed to be a fiction -

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

Irish atheists test blasphemy law

Irish atheists test blasphemy law

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Happy New Year!

Hi there -

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:

http://stellarhousepublishing.com/gospel.html

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.

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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.

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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. :)

http://stellarhousepublishing.com/gospel.html

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"
http://TruthBeKnown.com
http://StellarHousePublishing.com
http://TBKNews.blogspot.com
http://FreethoughtNation.com
http://www.examiner.com/x-17009-Freethought-Examiner

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 -

http://stellarhousepublishing.com/2010calendar.html