• April 21, 2024

Belief & Unbelief by Barbara G. Walker

Criticisms In the inscription of the copy of her book to me, Barbara calls me “a great editor,” based on my work on her book Man Made God, which I published through Stellar House. Man Made God was a monumental work, replete with Walker’s fabulous writing, which I edited diligently,…

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End Times: True or False?

We’ve all heard about the ‘End Times,’ as described in the last book of the New Testament, Revelation. We survived Y2K, Harold Camping’s May 21st Judgement Day and his October 21st End of the World but, with Dec 21st 2012 quickly approaching, we’re not out of the woods just yet.…

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“Few scholars question Jesus’ existence”

Over the years, many people have brought us an endless supply of credentialism, which is an argument that essentially claims only those with PhDs are worth listening to. This credentialist fallacy is often used when the subject of Jesus mythicism is raised. I’ll start with a few quotes: “Few scholars…

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The Mythicist Position and Astrotheology

The Mythicist Position: “Mythicism represents the perspective that many gods, goddesses and other heroes and legendary figures said to possess extraordinary and/or supernatural attributes are not “real people” but are in fact mythological characters. Along with this view comes the recognition that many of these figures personify or symbolize natural…

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Non-Religious Minority Largest of Them All

Non-Religious Minority Largest of Them All Trump signed an executive order for the ‘faith-based initiative’ during the ‘National Day of Prayer’ event May 3rd, 2018 designed to bolster the influence of faith groups in government going further than ever before giving special treatment towards Evangelical Christians, which is entirely unconstitutional…

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Origins of Christianity Kindle Portuguese Edition

Hi folks, We proudly announce the new “Origins of Christianity” Portuguese Edition on Kindle this Easter weekend, so share and spread the word. Translated by our dear friend, Vinícius Cerva. We hope to translate more of Acharya’s books at some point. Special thanks to Robyn, Mr. Deley and Mr. Bruce…

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Get Your Acharya S Goodies!!!

Howdy Folks, I’d like to provide all of Acharya’s products here at one spot to make it as convenient as possible for you to locate them. We are coming upon the one year mark since our dear Acharya S/D.M. Murdock passed away on December 25th 2015. We are still grieving…

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Author D.M. Murdock/Acharya S is battling breast cancer and needs help

If anyone would like to assist, please go to my GiveForward.org fundraising page: D.M. Murdock/Acharya S’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser Or, if you would like to donate otherwise via Paypal or credit card, please go here: Donate to the cause! Thank you! (The following is an article I wrote for my…

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Cancer is a ‘judgment from God?’

Some demented Christians are claiming, of course, that my cancer is “God’s judgment.” Unfortunately for these utter idiots, most cancer cases in the United States are occurring in CHRISTIANS, so are they also being judged by God? But thanks for demonstrating once again what a horrible and unloving “god” you follow!…

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D.M. Murdock/Acharya S’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Okay, here we go. Unfortunately, it needs to be done – and ASAP! – so if anyone can assist in any way, whether by direct donation or by sharing this link around, please know that I will love you forever! Here’s the link to my new fundraiser: http://gfwd.at/1OHlJUW  

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Tempest stele is NOT an account of the Bible’s 10 plagues story

In the video below is yet more unscientific nonsense from the PT Barnum of religion, filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, who hasn’t met a myth he couldn’t turn into history or an artifact he couldn’t fudge to fit the Bible. As I demonstrate in my book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of…

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Death penalty punishment for apostasy

Ex-Muslim: ‘Fear of hell and the death penalty for apostasy kept me from leaving Islam’

(Editor: The following is from a young Pakistani ex-Muslim who wishes to remain anonymous. It is reprinted here with his permission.) I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for the work you are doing. I’m an ex-Muslim atheist, meaning I read the Quran and hadith and left…

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What does the Quran say about Jews?

Here is a long list of passages in the Quran about Jews – they are not loving. There is more Jew-hatred in the hadiths and sunnah. (Not vetted – feel free to point out possible errors in the comments below.) Qur’an 2:61 “Humiliation and wretchedness were stamped on the Jews…

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Rabbi: Did Jesus actually exist?

Below is a talk by “countermissionary” and “Jewish apologist” Rabbi Tovia Singer regarding “Jesus mythicism” or the opinion that Jesus Christ is a mythical figure. Initially, I thought Singer would adhere to the typical “historical Jesus” party line, proffering “proofs” that have been rebutted for centuries. I was pleasantly surprised…

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What people are saying about the work of D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

Over the decades that I’ve been writing about and teaching what is called “Jesus mythicism,” many educated people who have studied my work have made supportive comments. While my detractors like to toss out defamatory claims, the one thing most of them have in common is that they have never…

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Dutch theologian and banned pastor: ‘Christ in Egypt’ is a ‘fantastic book!’

A Dutch theologian who was banned recently from appearing in a local Reform Church for saying that Jesus is a myth drawn from Egyptian religion has stated that he  has studied my book Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection. Rev. Dr. Edward van der Kaaij ruffled many feathers when he…

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The King and the God: Telling tales in Proto-Indo-European

I’m such a nerd. I’m fascinated with listening to this Proto-Indo-European reconstruction and with reading the accompanying text, figuring out which words are what. The date for this hypothesized language’s spread from the Russian Steppes to Ireland would be about 8,000 to 3,000 years ago. Amazingly, there are some recognizable…

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The belief Jesus was “pure spirit” was prevalent in early Christian history

“For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.” 2 John 1:7 (RSV) “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ…

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Christ Myth

What is a mythicist?

Just as declaring oneself an atheist does not make one automatically an expert in religion, seeing Jesus as a myth does not make someone an automatic expert in Christian origins. There are many people calling themselves “mythicists” – i.e., someone who views various biblical/supernatural figures as mythical, not historical –…

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Jesus passage in Josephus a forgery in toto, says Greek expert

I have written a review of the important paper “A Narrative Anomaly in Josephus” by linguist Dr. Paul J. Hopper concerning the so-called Testimonium Flavianum or “Jesus passage” in the works of ancient Jewish historian Josephus. Since this brief passage in Josephus is held up widely by Christian apologists as…

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Radio/video program on Bible, Moses, Exodus, religion and myth!

Here’s the Youtube recording of our conversation at “Beyond the Trailer Park” on January 21, 2015. I explain quite a bit about ancient religion, mythology, the Bible, Moses and the Exodus! http://youtu.be/2PVcLxqaQfg

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Moses discussion with Aron Ra of American Atheists-TX

UPDATE: Aron has promoted my book at the beginning of his video discussing the 10 Commandments and Christian commentator Dennis Prager: Here’s the Youtube video of my discussion on November 20, 2014 with Aron Ra of American Atheists-TX and Mark Nebo of BeSecular.com. In the caption on the video, Aron…

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Bart Ehrman errs again – this time about virgin births

In a blog from December 2014, New Testament scholar and ex-evangelical Christian Bart Ehrman tries his hand at comparative religion and mythology, which is clearly not his forté. Indeed, Ehrman demonstrates abundantly his non-expertise in the subject by making blatantly false claims, so we must wonder why he is pretending…

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Come join us on the winter solstice!

Hi there – Tomorrow, December 21st, I will be doing a radio program hosted by Mythicist Milwaukee, beginning at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST/5:00 PM PST/1:00 AM GMT. The show can be heard live here: http://www.riverwestradio.com/ Scroll down to the audio box or “bambuser,” where you will see our program,…

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Christ Myth

The Great Jesus Debate goes mainstream

The Great Jesus Debate is now in the MSM at The Washington Post. Unfortunately, the article by Raphael Lataster cites the snippy Richard Carrier, as well as Bart Ehrman and Maurice Casey, all of whom have attacked and defamed me rather viciously. Of course, there is no mention of their…

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