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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