Via her books and her website, Acharya S. launches the fiercest attack on Christianity that I have seen.
How exactly does Murdock attack Christianity by calling into doubt the historical Jesus and stating this his story was borrowed? That doesn't make any sense.
Others are Nineteenth-century books recording snippets gathered from the British Empire, but without our current standards of evidence. For example, claims about Krishna are sourced to "Bagaveda-Gita and Brahminical traditions" - but no names of texts, or quotes, or chapters or verses are provided. Acharya quite happily touts this material as evidence (SoG, p. 241).
This claim seems legitimate at any rate...
This is Acharya's point, and I concur up to that point. But she goes further - she insists that the crucifixion never occurred, and is adamant that Jesus never existed. She sees Christianity as a deliberate fraud and conspiracy. Hence the subtitle of her book The Christ Conspiracy: the Greatest Story Ever Sold.
Wow, talk about endemic bullshit; she describes Christianity as a product of its time and place and was later hijacked by political and philosophical elites for the purpose propagating fraud and conspiracy. He draws that entire notion from the title of her book? Talk about grasping at straws.
The push for Gay Marriage is occurring in the Post-Christian West, but not in Asia or Africa. It's a sign that the destruction of Christianity is creating a cultural and spiritual vacuum, and unleashing dangerous forces. Acharya is aligned with those forces of Cultural Revolution.
So because she quotes specific authors which you have identified as having an anti-religious, anti-christian slant therefore Acharya must have the same thing too? Wow... can anyone say a leap of logic? He also stretches quotes that refer to confidence and a number of others things as well which I have not addressed because they are just absurd.
Also, what the hell up with the idea of Gay Marriage? What the f**k does that have to do with anything?
1. Christianity as a Trojan Horse: Park Christianity at the gate of the nations, and out pop a bunch of "Chosen People".
... The Church is the ultimate defence against Judaic assault. Indeed, while the Church was strong the Jews were powerless; so much for your thesis of a Trojan Horse. If Jewish hatred is a proof, this proof is available in abundance. This week in Jerusalem, a Jewish believer spat on a cross carried by an Armenian Bishop. Is that the way to treat your Trojan Horse?
But it is interesting for us to understand the reasoning of Acharya. She - and her fellow-travellers - are Americans, and they are used to their Judaised Christianity. They are not aware that since the days of St Paul and St Peter, the Church and the Christian doctrine fully accepted veneration of Our Lady, this additional defence against Judaic penetration. ... This Christianity is not a Trojan Horse, but a mighty shield against Judaic domination.
What? I'm sorry, but the letter being given in response has nothing to do with what Murdock stated, in fact what is being presented is nothing more than a series of anti-semetic rants and Christian Conspiracy Theories that the Jews hate Christianity and are plotting to destroy them.
2. Second thought of Acharya
"Jesus Christ" is a fictional character based on the numerous gods, goddesses and assorted heroes of the "known world" at the time of his creation. He is essentially the sun god turned into a "Jewish" man, "messiah," "Christ", etc. Despite its boasts and claims, Christianity is not unique, as practically all of its dogma, tenets, beliefs, myths and fables can be found in the numerous cultures that preceded it in a wide area of the worldÉ
Acharya would make great friends with my primary school teacher in Novosibirsk of AD 1955. She was also impressed by such comparisons. However, these similarities are rather confirming than refuting Christianity. ...
I saw in an interview (tektonics. org /print. php4) given by Acharya that she is a great believer in space invaders and in contact with UFOs. ...
Talk about an ad hominem.
I really don't feel like going on anymore with the irrelevant bullshit, I'll leave it as it is for anyone else to dissect. Also, what happened to you blissentia? What made you change your view?