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The Gospel
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Acharya S

 

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barbara g. walker

"There is a broad, idealistically beautiful vision embodied in this 'Gospel': a vision of a world truly at peace, people truly in harmony with nature"

"The Gospel According to Acharya S makes a clear distinction between true spirituality and what is usually called religion. The jealous, egotistical, ever-praise-hungry Judeo-Christian God is shown to be an extension of human (male) ego, fostering arrogance in his believers who claim that their own religion is the only true one, all others being false and evil. Acharya castigates patriarchal belief systems as the ultimate source of sexism, citing centuries of abuse of women on religious grounds.

"She also demonstrates the highly derivative nature of religious concepts generally assumed to be unique; amusingly debunks the game of bible-based prophecy; discusses the primordial cannibalism underlying communion rites; and demonstrates the cultic nature of so-called mainstream religions. Her book plainly makes the point that religious sects demanding 'tolerance' and 'respect' from the rest of the world are frequently unworthy of either.

"This book endorses the creative variety of spiritual practices around the world, stating that 'Those who narrow down their consciousness to reject the wisdom and perception of all other cultures in favor of their own egotistical and ethnocentric "religious" beliefs are often mean-spirited and poorly educated yet very conceited.' Actually, 'Humankind needs to drop all such ego identifications as nationalism, racism and religionism, when they become divisive.'

"The Gospel is a vision that gives hope for freedom from the emotional shackles of religions, and the dawning of a more rational future."

"There is a broad, idealistically beautiful vision embodied in this 'Gospel': a vision of a world truly at peace, people truly in harmony with nature, and an end to the religious strife and violence that have stained the last two thousand years with horrifying amounts of innocent blood. It is a vision that gives hope for freedom from the emotional shackles of religions, and the dawning of a more rational future."

Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets 


 "The most truthful piece of spiritual writing I've ever read!"

"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


 "THE MOST liberating book I've read...ever!"

"I received your book yesterday, and fell asleep in it last night...in a good way 'cause I couldn't put it down! Devoured most of it!

"THE MOST liberating book I've read...ever! My eyes are open wide now!

"Thank You for your Gospel, aka: GOOD NEWS, no...GREAT NEWS!

"You are very intelligent, bold yet subtle, and I love your sense of humor!

"Also, it's obvious—your love for true humanity, and passion, and truth, and well, pretty much all things that pertain to taking one's mind permanently out of the box that we ourselves, with society's help, have huddled in and under for far too long!

"Ok.. back to gobble up the rest! :) good day to you."

Joni, United Kingdom


"Acharya's vocabulary and choice of words is exquisite..."

"This is an incredibly excellent book! I just finished The Gospel According to Acharya, and it was just 'what the doctor ordered' - just what I needed to add to my ongoing quest for open-minded enlightenment. It not only reinforced my faith in the true hope for freedom of all mankind from the self-shackles of religious dogma, but proved an added foundation block in my own spirituality and quest for a better understanding of what a higher power truly is in my life, as well as a more sensible, factual concept of 'God,' both historically and realistically. The book's grounded logic and well-sourced research did not shake my faith in the mysteries of life; it only served to enhance and personally reinforce it in an entirely new light...."

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Max G., Oregon


"Thanks Acharya for opening our eyes and heart! Your Gospel is a true GEM to humanity! Merci beaucoup!"

AM Müller, Switzerland


"One of the best books I have ever read!"

"I finished reading your book The Gospel According to Acharya S and want to tell you that your book is one of the best books I have read. I love what you said that the American Constitution may well be the 'holiest of holies' scriptures. I definitely agree with that. From now on, my 'holy scripture' is the American Constitution that forbids discrimination on the basis of sex and assures justice, liberty, and freedom of speech without censorship. Congratulations for your wonderful book."

Luzmilla T.

"This is one of the best books I've ever read. Everyone should read it and become enlightened."
 
Thomas R.

"This is one of the best books I have ever read also."

Sean O.


"I put The Gospel of Acharya S on the same great level or better than books such as The God Delusion, God is not Great and Letter to a Christian Nation..."

"I am writing this review as a bedraggled refugee from the "Holy" Roman Catholic Church, now Atheist. Like Acharya S, I have researched the history of the origins of Judeo/Christianity. I am well read in the Bible and know it is all fiction, based on many mythical beliefs...

"I am pleased Acharya S has devoted a good number of chapters to the Holy Roman Catholic Church and its history of atrocities, torture and killings in the name of its "god." So many people know about Islam and its "Holy Jihads" and desire to convert the whole wold to Islam OR ELSE. Not many people know enough about the history of the Roman Catholic Church and its persecution of "Pagans," non-believers and those of its faithful who dare to question the teachings of Holy Mother Church. Acharya S mentions the sorry state the USA is in due to the actions of FundaMENTAList Bible-thumping Christians and how it is just about impossible for an Atheist to be elected to the White House....

Robert C. Tobin, Paradise Point, Queensland Australia


 "A must-have for every student of religion!"

"I was raised on the Gospel according to the "Holy Bible," and through a lengthy painful process over the past decade and a half I've extricated myself from that belief system.

"The Gospel According to Acharya S puts into print in a clear, concise, no holds barred manner, many and more of the conclusions I've come to hold dear in my quest to become a free, freethinking individual. Acharya quickly brings to light much of the darkness contained in many of the world's 'holy' texts and gives thinking individuals numerous reasons to disdain the conceptualizations of 'God' which are anti-man, anti-woman, and frankly, anti-human.

"A great introduction to a great scholar's work, an appetizer that leaves me hungry for more, The Gospel According to Acharya S should be on the reading list of every student of religion."

 Patrick Campbell

Prologue

When I first wrote these essays in the early 90s, those who read them thought they were revolutionary--and unpublishable. The publishing industry back then was such that if you did not have a publisher of significance-and there were relatively few--you could expect to sell a handful of copies and to remain obscure and unknown. Writers were at the mercy of overburdened editors and their massive slush piles. Once the internet became fairly popular, however, revolutionary writings such as these found a home, as did eventually also the world of small publishing using print-on-demand. The internet is the great equalizer, as self-published or small publisher books compete side by side with the big-name companies, and a controversial book like this one becomes a feasible project. What you are holding, therefore, is something that would have been difficult if not impossible to create and propagate just a couple of decades ago. In the future, with the push for censorship as concerns religious cults, such a book may again become nonviable, banned and burned. In this regard, read it while you can, before it is put on the Index of the next Inquisition!

What Is God?
Is God a giant man in the sky? Does God exist?

Belief in God
Is belief in God is righteous, or ignorance of truth?

Praising the Lord
Does God need to be praised? Does He need to be worshipped?

Egotists on Earth
Should spiritual leaders be worshipped? Is God the ultimate egotist?

Speaking for God
Does anyone speak for God? Who?

God's Word
Is the Bible God's Word? Is there a Holy Land?

On Being Religious
Is being religious righteous and moral?

On a Wing and a Prayer
Does prayer really work? What is prayer?

Born in Sin?
What is sin? Are we all born in sin?

Eternal Life for Everyone?
Are we all immortal? Is everyone God?

Holy Days
Are holidays really holy? Did God establish them? Are they set in stone?

The Origins of Good and Evil
What are the origins of good and evil? Is there a good god and an evil devil?

The Devil is Divine
Where did the Devil come from? Who created the Devil and evil? Was it God or man?

Prophecy or Blueprint?
Is the Bible a book of prophecy? Have biblical prophecies been fulfilled?

Is Cannibalism a Religious Experience?
"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him." Jesus Christ

What is a Cult?
Is a cult a religion? Is the Catholic Church a cult? Is the IRS?

Is God a Transsexual?
"God" was once "Goddess." Did He have a sex change?

Abusing Women is Not Religion
Is abusing women "religion?" Women the world over are beaten, tortured and killed in the name of religion.

A Question of Free Will
Do we have free will? Must we give our will to God? If we do, is it really "free?"

Celebration of Life
What is the purpose in life? Let us celebrate our existence.

A Truly Sacred Scripture
What is a "sacred scripture" or a "holy text?"

Epilogue



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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Prologue

  What is meant by "Gospel?"
  Armageddon Sick of It!
  An "Atheist" Here to Destroy?
What is God?
  "God" is the Life Force
  The Cosmic Mind
  True Spirituality
  "God" has No Form or Gender
  The Ego, Consciousness and Enlightenment
  Perceiving the Divine
  GOD IS BORG-RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
Belief in God
  Belief Proves Nothing - Truth Must Be Known
  Belief Causes Turmoil
Praising the Lord
  Is Kissing Arse a Religious Experience?
  Is God a Megalomaniac?
  God is a Murderous Tyrant!
  God is a Deranged Crackpot
  Enlightened Behavior
Egotists on Earth
  Surrendering to the Master
  Many "Masters" are but Egotists
Speaking for God
  Omnipresence has No Spokespeople
  Disagree, Go to Hell
  Everybody Speaks for "God"
God's Word
  Books are Written by MEN
  Superior? Chosen? Arrogant! Conceited!
  Is God a Jewish or Arab Man?
  There are No "Chosen" People or "Superior" Races
On Being Religious
  Do Pompous Pride and Religiosity Go Together?
  Being a Zombie is Not a Religious Experience
On a Wing and a Prayer
  Is Begging a Religious Experience?
  Does God Like Begging?
  We are Buddhas, Not Beggars
  Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz?
  What is "True Prayer?"
  Is God a Sadist?
Born in Sin?
  The Sin of Adam
  Sinners or Not?
Eternal Life for Everyone?
  Divine Qualities are Not Restricted to the Divine
  Join the Crowd-Everyone is God
  Uncle Harry is Immortal!
Holy Days
  Look to the Stars - "Religion" is Based on Astrotheology
The Origins of Good and Evil
  Narrow Perceptions Represent Bigotry
  True Wisdom can be Found Anywhere, Not Just in Some Old Book
  "Religions" are Recycled Myths
  Abraham is Brahma? Moses is Dionysus?
  God and the Devil are One
  "Evil" is Subjective
  Horus and Set-Sound Familiar?
The Devil is Divine
  The Origin of Evil
  How Religions are Made
  The Origin of the Words "Devil" and "Demon"
  In God's Name-Not the Devil's
Prophecy or Blueprint?
  The Bible
  A Blueprint for Destruction
  Israel - God Gets His Favorite Vacation Spot Back
  Was Chernobyl a Can of Worms?
  The Mark of the Beast & 666-an Evil Conspiracy?
  Since When is Building a Building "Fulfillment of Prophecy?"
  Peace on Earth Requires Clarity of Perception, Not Belief
Is Cannibalism a Religious Experience?
  The Eucharist
  Jewish Ritual Sacrifice
  Cannibalism in the Bible
  Murderous Rampages
  Moral Behavior of God’s "Chosen"
  The "Good" Patriarchs
  What Does God Do with All the Foreskins?
  The Good Book - Does it Produce Morality?
  Is the New Testament Exempt from Moral Turpitude?
What is a Cult?
  The Definition of Cult
  Governmental Bodies Guilty of "Religious Veneration?"
  The Catholic Church is More of a Cult than the Moonies
  Mainstream Groups Use Cultlike Brainwashing Techniques
  Isolate and Conquer
  Rome Fiddles While the World Burns
  "Cult" is Often Simply Name-Calling
Is God a Transsexual?
  Believers are No More Religious than Nonbelievers
  When God was a Woman
  Nothing New Under the Sun
  No Proof that "Great Spirit" is a Man
  "Holy War" is Not Holy
  THOU SHALT NOT KILL
Abusing Women is Not Religion
  "Religions" Represent Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Torture
  Burning Women is Not Sacred
  Genital Mutilation is Not Holy
  Ankles are a Sexual Turn-on?!
  There is Nothing Religious About Depravity
  "God" is Not a Man-Get It?!!
A Question of Free Will
  Obey Your Masters!
  Slaves of Allah
  Is God Negligent?
Celebration of Life
  When are Human Beings at Their Best?
  Humans Can Be Radiant and Superb
A Truly Sacred Scripture
Epilogue

Bibliography
Index

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