• April 21, 2024

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 appears to be for real – I doubt it’s spam, because the person and organization check out, and the message is specific about “comparative and historical religion studies – I find the idea refreshing, although it cracks me up that THAT’s what the inmates are requesting!

In any case, if I don’t send books to this organization, you can be sure that your donations will be used for good purpose, since I am also in desperate need of upgraded office equipment, especially for moviemaking, which is something I’ve been doing lately.

The fact that inmates are requesting my information is extremely uplifting, for the reason that some of these individuals may be in the greatest need of knowing about a broader perspective of human religious, mythological, spiritual and philosophical traditions dating back thousands of years.

SUBJECT: Donations
FROM: ***
TO: acharya_s@yahoo.com
DATE: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Greetings,

I am writing to you today to see if you might be willing to donate any of your books, etc for use in our prison and jail ministry. We have had many requests for your books from inmates around the country who are Doing comparative and historical religion studies. Any help you might be able to give would be greatly welcomed. Thank you in advance

Joe Roche
Outreach Prison Ministry
233 Allen Dr
Braintree VT 05060

“Greetings, I am writing to you today to see if you might be willing to donate any of your books, etc for use in our prison and jail ministry. We have had many requests for your books from inmates around the country who are Doing comparative and historical religion studies. Any help you might be able to give would be greatly welcomed. Thank you in advance

Joe Roche
Outreach Prison Ministry
233 Allen Dr
Braintree VT 05060