• March 20, 2023

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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Did Jesus have a wife? So says an ancient Egyptian papyrus

A Egyptian papyrus fragment describing Jesus Christ as discussing his “wife” has been making the news globally of late. The idea of Jesus having a wife is many centuries old, having been circulated beginning in the late second or early third century and popularized in modern times by Dan Brown’s…

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Was there a historical ‘Jesus of Nazareth?’

Hi there! Just a reminder of my ebook/PDF special, in case you haven’t gotten a copy yet. If you have, thanks! I hope you are enjoying it. If not, don’t forget that I’ve included in this collection of nine (9) of my PDFs a brand-new article entitled: Was There a…

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Giants in the Bible

Ugh. Someone put me on a “Creationism” group, so I started getting all this nonsensical dreck in my feed, like FAKE images of “giants” that “prove” the Bible to be true. First of all, any “giants” in antiquity would be little different than the tallest tribes or individuals of today.…

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Why is the cow sacred to Hindus?

(This article was written by Indian scholar Murali Chemuturi) ┬áHindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists consider the cow to be sacred so much so that they worship it. Why is it so? Is it some blind belief or superstition? Is it because of some mysterious powers the cow enjoys and…

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The Star of Bethlehem, Three Kings, Sirius and Orion

At this time of year, interest begins to increase in the motif of the “Star of Bethlehem” and “Three Kings” who supposedly followed it to the birth place of the baby Jewish messiah. The depiction of the “kings,” “wise men” or magi as three comes not from the Bible specifically…

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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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Prison inmates request books by Acharya S/D.M. Murdock

Here is one of the funniest emails I have ever received – and, oddly enough, one of the most hopeful! I have removed the particulars, but you get the point. And if anyone wants to donate money so I can fulfill this person’s request, I’d greatly appreciate it. The message…

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What Egyptologists say about Egypt’s role in Christian origins

In the contentious field of Christian origins, there remain those who – apparently absent of serious study of the subject – continue to insist unscientifically that Egypt, the massive culture that essentially dominated the Mediterranean for centuries, had little to no influence on Christianity. As we know from the enormous…

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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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Scholar challenges academia over Christ myth

In the wake of my release of my ebook “The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus, the daring Danish scholar Dr. Christian Lindtner has come for with a bold statement regarding academia, the Christian church and the mythicist position. Dr. Lindtner received his PhD in Buddhist…

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Should religion be taught in public schools?

Although some people will object to any religion being taught in public schools, and they would be correct if it were simply proselytizing rather than unattached study, I for one believe that human beings should be as educated as possible on all forms of religion, philosophy and mythology as can…

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Earliest Christian inscription confirms ‘Christ Conspiracy’

Researchers have identified what is believed to be the world’s earliest surviving Christian inscription, shedding light on an ancient sect that followed the teachings of a second-century philosopher named Valentinus. Officially called NCE 156, the inscription is written in Greek and is dated to the latter half of the second…

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Japanese origins of “biblical” traditions?

In researching for the upcoming revision of my book The Christ Conspiracy, I have come across the following fascinating tidbits. I’m still working out all the details, but I had to share this much. Some of the information, such as the DNA studies, is confusing still. What linguistic and certain…

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Bible’s transmission ‘messier and more human than most of us imagine’

Scholars seek to correct ‘mistakes’ in Bible But the ongoing work of the academic detectives of the Bible Project, as their undertaking is known, shows that this text at the root of Judaism, Christianity and Islam was somewhat fluid for long periods of its history, and that its transmission through…

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American Christian apostates abused and threatened

We are harangued, harassed and cyberstalked relentlessly. Our personal information is exposed against our will on the internet, endangering us and our loved ones. We are ridiculed, slandered and libeled endlessly, with all manner of hate speech and evil epithets. We are ostracized and censored relentlessly [rp] in sustained campaigns…

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Women in Buddhism

In August 2010, the Dalai Lama made a somewhat astonishing statement that he could be replaced by a woman, although he did clarify that she “should be attractive.” Never mind the howls of feminists about that last bit, but in his remarks Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader did break with long-held…

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Who really discovered America?

An absolutely fascinating show about the pre-Columbian settlement and/or exploration of the Americas by peoples from several different parts of the “Old World,” from China to Ireland aired in June and October 2010 on the History Channel. The show was in two parts that explored the mysterious traditions and artifacts…

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Jesus the Good and the Chrestians

In his monograph Chrestos: A Religious Epithet; Its Import and Influence, J.B. Mitchell describes the Jewish “agadists” who engaged in midrash or the reworking of ancient ideas and texts, remarking: By [midrash], remove and fantastic analogies, metaphors taken literally, ambiguities of all sorts, punning included, took the place of accurate…

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2012: The end of the world?

Here’s a short-but-sweet factual description of what the date December 21, 2012 truly represents, composed by noted archaeologist Dr. Ken Feder. In a nutshell, that date simply represents the end of a cycle or series of cycles called baktuns, as related by Feder in an article for the Chicago Tribune…

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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┬ádemented 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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