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Around the world over the centuries, much has been written about religion, its meaning, its relevance and contribution to humanity. In the West particularly, sizable tomes have been composed speculating upon the nature and historical background of one of the main characters of Western religions, Jesus Christ. Many have tried to dig into the precious few clues as to Jesus's identity and come up with a biographical sketch that either bolsters faith or reveals a more human side of this godman to which we can all relate.
Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in this subject is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed. Learn more...
From the earliest times of Christian history, Jesus Christ has been identified with the sun. This fact is readily demonstrated through the study of ancient texts, including the Bible and works of the early Church fathers, as well as Christian traditions, rituals, architecture and artifacts. From a wide variety of sources, it is clear that associating, identifying and equating Christ with the sun began in ancient times and has continued abundantly over the many centuries since then.
Discover how from ancient times Christ was labeled as the "Sun of Righteousness," the title of the coming messiah in the biblical book of Malachi. Christ was was also identified with the Greek sun god Apollo.
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Specifically designed for Christians, and using mainly Christian texts and authorities, this ebook starts out recounting the story of Christ, followed by a short discussion of each of the other gospels and the concept of "textual harmonization." The gospel dates are also addressed, as well as the fact that the gospels are a mass of "variant readings" and that their authorship and dates are uncertain. Old Testament "prefiguring" and "prophecies" is also addressed, providing all-new, original side-by-side charts. Finally come many reasons why people do not believe the story of Jesus Christ, and then a conclusion reminding the readers how much of our future rests upon this issue and how it should not be taken lightly.
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This article provides evidence that the pre-Christian Persian, Armenian and Asian Minor goddess Anahita was considered both a virgin and a mother, at some point viewed as having given birth parthenogenetically to the Perso-Armenian god Mithra.
Draws upon ancient texts and traditions, often preceding the common era by centuries to millennia, as well as the opinions of credentialed modern authorities.
The thesis presented here also demonstrates that certain motifs and traditions found within Christianity in reality predate that faith and possibly served as a source thereof.
The Acharya Articles Collection
The three articles in this "Acharya Articles Collection" represent adapted excerpts from my book Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled that were published in magazines.
Unbeknownst to the masses, and despite the fervent objections by early Church fathers to "the mysteries," Christianity possesses its own mysteries. In reality, many of Christianity's most germane features were part of the Pagan mysteries, which the Christians turned inside out by making them public. Indeed, Christianity was "in its origin a secret society."
This collaborative effort between Peter Joseph and D.M. Murdock/Acharya S presents 105 pages of primary sources and the works of credentialed authorities backing up the first part of the original "ZEITGEIST" film.
Section titles include: The Sun and Stars; Zodiac; Astrotheology of the Ancients; God’s Sun; Horus of Egypt; Attis of Phrygia; Krishna of India; Dionysus of Greece; Mithra of Persia; Virgin-Born Solar Savior; Star in the East and Three Kings; Virgo and Bethlehem; Winter Solstice Death and Birth; Southern Cross; Spring/Easter Resurrection; and much more!
The Sourcebook also includes a bibliography with over 150 sources, nearly 350 citations, and some 80 illustrations. Learn more...
These articles and rants come from a series written by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S in the 1990s, during her early years online, when the wild worldwide web was a new and strange playground for free speech. A number of these essays represent responses to emails she received-some of them not so nice. As such, her replies at times may be deemed surly, to be sure, especially as concerns the essay, "Proof that God Doesn't Exist," as one example.
Acharya has nevertheless left it pretty much as is, just for your amusement, to serve as another, more "playful" aspect of her writing. Learn more...Interviews with Acharya S
In a series of interviews from 2004 to 2009, scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock aka Acharya S reveals fascinating biographical material not found in her other writings. Murdock offers many glimpses into her childhood and Christian background, sharing what led to her life's work and providing a provocative commentary on the past and present, as well as a hope for the future. Also included is much factual material about Murdock's favorite subjects, including religion, mythology, astrotheology, history, archaeoastronomy and languages, etc. Some of the many topics covered include: The American Founding Fathers and the U.S. as a "Christian" nation; Christianity and violence; Christianity or Islam - which is more dangerous?; origins of monotheism; astrotheology and nature worship; Socrates v. Christ; Jesus as a mythical remake of numerous gods and goddesses; Christ's solar prototypes and zodiacal adventures; and much more. Learn more...
Was There a Historical Jesus of Nazareth?
Examines the supposed "biographical" detail of Nazareth in the gospel story. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ is depicted as having been brought up in a city called "Nazareth," a purported biographical detail upon which much speculation has been hung over the centuries as to a "historical" Jewish messiah figure in the gospel story, buried somewhere underneath layers of pious elaboration. Whenever scholars wish to distinguish between the "historical Jesus" and the "Christ of faith," they use this designation "Jesus of Nazareth" to depict the former. Despite all of this speculation, there exists no hard scientific evidence that the polis or "city" of Nazareth as depicted in the New Testament even existed at the time when Christ was supposedly being raised there. In reality, it appears that Jesus was made to be "of Nazareth" so that he could be called a "Nazarene" or "Nazoraean/Nazorean," a member of an ancient pre-Christian sect, of which the Old Testament hero Samson was said to have been an adherent as well.
The Moses-Dionysus connection is a 15-page ebook/PDF highlighting the commonalities between the Hebrew lawgiver and the Greek god, also known as Bacchus. This ebook represents an adaptation of the forthcoming book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver.
Why have scholars since the early 17th century - many of them Christian theologians - composed studies of correspondences between Moses and Dionysus/Bacchus? What are these parallels, and where do they come from? What are some of the primary sources?
Discover who was really drawn from the Nile and and tamed the Red Sea! Learn more...
In 2001, a line drawing of the tiny Orpheus Bakkikos crucifix was pictured on the cover of Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy’s The Jesus Mysteries. The image created a bit of a sensation, as apologists scrambled to debunk the object because of its similarities to supposed "Christian" iconography.
Very soon, cries of "forgery!" were ringing out on the internet and beyond, and the integrity of the Jesus Mysteries authors was impugned with fury, for exposing the amulet to the light of day. But were such charges of forgery appropriate and based on a thorough scientific investigation?
What does Buddhism have to do with Christianity? Is there a connection between the two alleged founders of these similar religions?
Why have scholars over the past several centuries recognized important similarities between Buddhism and Christianity, including between their alleged founders' lives?
What are these parallels, and where do they come from?
What are some of the primary sources?
Find out why Buddhism and Christianity have so much in common!
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Acharya S/D.M. Murdock