Ms Murdock's books focus largely on the history and origin of religion, dating back thousands of years and encompassing religious ideologies and beliefs of a wide variety that nevertheless reveal common cultural heritage and a keen interest in and reverence for the natural world.
Religious scholar, Acharya S., recently made a fellow of the Committee of Scientific Examination or Religion, examines the connections between religious belief and our ancient connection with the Sun. Acharya is also a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece and speaks Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portugese.
Acharya will really challenge your beliefs if you have had any form of religious upbringing, but if you watch and listen closely and add the dots together you will see that her conclusions have a solid grounding.
Believe not because some old manuscripts are produced, believe not because it is your national belief, believeno because you have been made to believe from your childhood, but reason truth outh, and after you have analyzed it, then ifyou find it will do good to one and all, believe it, live up ot it and help others live up to it." - BuddhaThe history of religious belief on Earth is long and varied, with concepts, doctrines and rituals of all sorts designed to propitiate and beseech any number of gods and goddesses. Although many peopl believe religion to be a good and necessary thing, no ideology is more divisive than religion, which rends humanity in a number of ways through extreme racism, sexism and even speciesism. Religion, in fact, is dependent on division, because it requires an enemy that some people are special or chosen while others are immoral and evil, and it to often insists that it is the duty of the "chose" to destory the others. And oranized religion puts a face on the divine itself that is sectarian, sexist and racist, portraying a male god of a particular ethnicity, for example. The result is that, over the centuries, humankind has become utterly divided among itself and disconnected from nature and life around it, such that it stands on the verge of chaos.
"The liberation of the human mind has never been furthered by dunderheads; it has been furthered by gay fellows who heaved dead cats into sanctuaries and then went roistering down the highways of the world, proving to all men that doubt, after all, was safe - that the god in the sanctuary was finite in his power and hence a fraud. One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. it is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent." - H. L. MenckenThe search for the conspiratorial origins of the name of this book's author takes a circuitous route. "Acharya" means "teacher," but the title conjures an image of a little old man in India. Mahatma Gandhi, for instance, bestowed the title onto his spiritual heir, Acharya vinoba Bhave, who began the Bhoodan land movement in India is the early 1950s. More strictly, the word means "preceptor," the head-master or principal of a school. A student could further fine tune that definition by discovering, only in some dictionarires, that "preceptory" includeds reference to the Knights Templar, an order ostensibly founded in 1119 CE to protect Holy Land pilgrims during the Second Crusade until it was banned and went underground two centuries later. Today, Freemasonry continues to claim descent from this medieval brotherhood.
"...having conducted research and written extensively over the course of the last thirty years, I think I have developed a good eye for recognizing valuable research that is worthy of serious consideration when I see it. And the research conducted by D.M. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of consideration." - Kenneth Feder, PhDNone of this rumination suggests that Acharya S claims title as a preceptor or direct kinship to the Freemasons, although she has helped re-popularize an essay by Thomas Paine regarding Masonic sun-worship.
"I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock: we assert that Christianity constitutes Gnosticism historicized and Judaized, likewise representing a synthesis of Egyptian, Jewish and Greek religion and mythology, among others [including Buddhism, via King Asokas missionaries] from around the known world (p. 278). Christianity is largely the product of Egyptian religion being Judaized and historicized (p. 482)." - Dr Robert M PriceWhile some may wonder about her motives for creating such a monumental work that will no doubt shake up many people's perceptions of reality, Acharya S told me in no uncertain terms that "one of the reasons for doing this work is that I spent the first decade of my life literally becoming ill at war, violence, death and man's inhumanity to man and other creatures. Such vile behavior has all too often occurred because of religion and unfounded beliefs. The deception of the religion business is appalling, and it's high time it is exposed." Amen.[source]
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