• April 21, 2024

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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Did Moses Exist?

Did Moses Exist? Errata

There are a couple of errors and typos in my book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver that need to be corrected. I appreciate the close reading by those who have brought them to my attention. I will be fixing them in the book itself, but here…

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Bart Ehrman caught in lies and libel?

In Did Jesus Exist? (p. 24), New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman quotes my book The Christ Conspiracy and refers to an image of a bronze sculpture of a cock, commenting in brackets (except for my “sic”): “’Peter’ is not only ‘the rock’ but also ‘the cock’ or penis, as the…

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Is December 25th the winter solstice?

There is some confusion as to the meaning of the date “December 25th,” with some claiming that is not part of the winter solstice. This contention is erroneous, however. The reality is that the ancients celebrated winter festivals from the last half of November until the first half of January.…

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What is more logical, rational and scientific?

A. Believing there was a supernatural Jewish man 2,000 years ago who was born of a virgin, battled with Satan in a desert, cured the blind with spit, raised the dead, walked on water, multiplied fishes and loaves, transfigured on a mount, resurrected from death and flew off bodily into…

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A skeptical life raft in a sea of supernaturalism

If there’s one thing we can say about Michael Sherlock, it’s that he is quotable–and he loves to make “meme” images with his quotes, which others enjoy sharing. His book The Gospel of Atheism and Free Thought According to Sherlock is no less quotable. When I first heard the title,…

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Kirk Cameron’s absurdly ignorant Christmas message

One of the world’s most famous Christian apologists, Hollywood actor Kirk Cameron, steps into the Christmas fray with nonsensical declarations that this time of the year – the winter solstice – has nothing to do with paganism and everything to do with Jesus Christ. This claim is patently absurd and…

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Palenque image is NOT an “ancient alien”

This is the kind of nonsense that can be so frustrating: Almost 1.8 million views on a video (below) that touts the false “ancient astronauts theory” and that misrepresents a Mayan icon as depicting an “alien.” While the icon in question – the image of Mayan king Pakal climbing a…

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Jesus Christ is a mythical figure

The “Jesus Christ” of the New Testament is a fictional compilation of characters, not a single historical individual. A compilation of multiple “people” is no one. When the mythological and midrashic layers are removed, there remains no historical core to the onion. The evidence reveals that the gospel story is…

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