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Friday, July 31, 2009

Madonna as Religious Guru?

I've posted a new Examiner article about "Madonna as Religious Guru?" I think it's important that she use her considerable clout for purposes of enlightening, rather than coddling! Please go read and comment!

Madonna as Religious Guru?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"The Gospel According to Acharya S" Available Internationally!

My new book The Gospel According to Acharya S is now available internationally through Amazon! Go to my page here, and you will see the Amazon links under "Canadian and International Orders":

I've also added some more excerpts, such as the following from the "Prologue":

If you are atheistically prone and do not enjoy discussions or definitions of God or spirituality, you may still wish to read my colorful essays and rants--consider them not as doctrine but as "mystical poetry" addressing some of the most important and profound concepts to face humanity. It is my experience that most people enjoy these mystical or spiritual subjects and that the notion of God will not disappear from the human psyche, so let us at least drag it out of the Stone Age and redefine it.
I should add that there is also much fascinating factual material as I present in my other books but which is unique to "The Gospel," including a short but succinct discussion of the founders of Communism and Nazism, and their relationship to religion. Fully cited from respectable sources, of course! In fact, for a book of this size, the bibliography is significant, with over 160 sources.

The Gospel also has over 130 inline illustrations, which means they are right next to the relevant text.

Don't forget -

This "Purple Bible" is the antidote to the world's insanity-producing "holy scriptures!"


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hinduism in America on the rise

Please see my latest Examiner article -

Hinduism in America on the rise

Festivities in a new temple dedicated to the Indian monkey god Hanuman in Frisco, Texas, earlier this month remind us that a minority of religions exists within the shores of the United States that is relatively silent. The faith that is the subject here, of course, is Hinduism, which in that North Texas town, at least, is enjoying an "expanding population," according to the Dallas Morning News. Despite the fact that Indians have been quietly enriching the American melting pot for decades to centuries, few non-Indians know much about the colorful religion of Hinduism....

Monotheism in America will simply need to become accustomed to the fact that this country is inhabited by polytheists such as the Hindus as well as atheists, humanists and secularists, and to stop being so aggressive and insistent upon its own way. That's America under the U.S. Constitution, a fact that freedom lovers everywhere will appreciate.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Does the Old Testament foster corruption?

I have posted two new articles on -

Jimmy Carter: 'Stop abusing women in the name of God'


Does the Old Testament foster corruption?

Please go read my articles, subscribe, favorite, share and social bookmark, using Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon and so on!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Islamist Assault on the U.S. Constitution

I have posted a new article as Freethought Examiner -

Islamist Assault on the U.S. Constitution

Makes the blood boil. Of course, these knuckledraggers believe that the First Amendment protects their rights to call for treason against the U.S. Constitution.

Why in the 21st century of the common era are we having to do battle with people over the right to exist without being enslaved by demented religious dogma?

Please go to my article, comment, subscribe, favorite, send to your friends and social bookmark it!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"The Gospel According to Acharya S" is Here!

I'm delighted to announce that my new, "revolutionary" book The Gospel According to Acharya S is now available!

You can get your copy right now by going here -

The Gospel tackles some of the most interesting and important aspects of human consciousness, such as:

What is God? Is belief in God righteous? Should we praise God? Who speaks for God? Is the Bible "God's Word?" Does prayer work? Are we born in sin? What is the original of good and evil? Who is the Devil? Is the Bible prophetic? Do we have free will? What is the purpose in life?

Some kind words about The Gospel:

"I just read your essay titled, 'What is God?' and I'd like to tell you that I found it the most truthful piece of spiritual writing I have ever read. So concise, a real stimulation unhindered by myth, parable and occult symbolism."

Steve R., Australia

This "Purple Bible" is the antidote to the world's insanity-producing "holy scriptures!"

If you obtain your copy of The Gospel through my website, I will throw in a free bonus -

Acharya's Religion 101 for Seekers, a 20-page ebook made up of some of my spiciest writings!

The Gospel According to Acharya S

Grab your copy of the "Purple Bible" today!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Acharya S: Freethought Examiner

I just got an important new gig at, and I've got a new article published there:

Science versus religion: the debate comes to the NIH

My work will now reach a new audience. PLEASE read my article and comment on it! And share it with all your friends. :)

Be sure to subscribe to my page and add me as a "Favorite Examiner!" A strong show of support will send a great message to that the Freethought perspective is very popular and that they made the right decision in welcoming me as the Freethought Examiner.

Also, if you would like to apply as a writer to, please include my name and ID code in your application in the Referral Details, where it asks "How did you hear about becoming an Examiner?"

D.M. Murdock


Friday, July 10, 2009

The Chronicles of Acharya S

I wanted to make sure everyone knew about my various radio shows with my friend Miguel/Abraxas, who does a first-class job interviewing interesting and unique minds on the subject of religion.

I particularly enjoy appearing on Miguel's program and have done so several times now. The shows are listed here -

Like me, Miguel works very hard on a shoestring budget to bring everybody the best material he can find. If you are looking for something interesting to do, and you enjoy my work, please go to Miguel's site and listen to our programs together. I'm certain that Miguel will be very grateful for your attention and patronage.

It's because of the support and appreciation of all the great folks that we can continue to bring to light this fascinating information, so thank you!

Enjoy - and check out the rest of Miguel's massive audio library as well.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

"Your book 'Who Was Jesus?' is phenomenal!"

I wanted to pass along the following really great blurb from a reader of my book Who was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ:
From: Sandy Felton
Subject: Your book "Who Was Jesus" is phenomenal!
To: Acharya S
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hi Acharya or Ms. Murdock:

I got the book "Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ" from the library, and I wanted to start underlining very quickly into it, so I bought it.

Fantastic book, what a research job!

The last chapter, where you try to decipher the politics of why such and such passage is in which gospel was amazingly insightful.

It is so great to have a scholar of this area who isn't so biased in favor of the "accuracy" of these documents.

Thank you so much.

Mr. Sandy Felton
Iam now making a special offer to anyone who gets a copy of my book Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ through my website. If you obtain the book directly from me, I will throw in three ebooks for free, including:

The Acharya Articles Collection
The Companion Guide to ZEITGEIST, Part 1
Jesus as the Sun throughout History

Here's the URL for the book, with the special offer:

Here's what others are saying about WWJ:

"Who Was Jesus? is a fine work, characterized by your unique ability to spot neglected implications and aspects of debates..."

Robert M. Price, PhD

"I've known people with triple Ph.D's who haven't come close to the scholarship here."

Pastor David Bruce, M.Div

"D.M. Murdock, aka 'Acharya S,' has written a really fine introduction to the problem of the Historical Jesus."

Robert H. Eisenman, PhD

"D.M. Murdock's Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ is unquestionably one of the finest and most enjoyable books I've ever read."

David Mills

"Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ just might be the best short introduction to Biblical scholarship yet."

David Bergland

"Probably the best of this genre..."

Ex-Priest Bob Semes

"I wish every member of every Christian congregation could be made to read it through, slowly and carefully."

Barbara Walker
See what the buzz is all about - go to my website to read much more about Who Was Jesus? Watch the great video about it there as well!

And be sure to get your copy with the special offer of three free ebooks.