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Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled Paperback – September 17, 2004
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A must-read for any human with the courage to search for literal truth as opposed to salves... -- American Anthropological Research Foundation
Achieves a rare level of scholarship essentially proving the non-historicity of religious figures such as Krishna, Buddha and Christ. -- Tim Leedom
Amidst the chaos of Bush's War on Terror, largely founded on religious intolerance, Acharya is the voice of reason. -- Paranoia Magazine/Joan D'Arc
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First, and what is often hardest for the faithful to accept, is that she is correct in nearly all of her statements concerning the history of organized religions, especially in the west.
Second, and perhaps equally difficult for those who prefer fantasy to reality, is that she is so direct about it. She makes no bones about her belief, or perhaps lack of belief, and although she and I do not agree on every detail- still, Acharya has pretty much outlined, at least for anyone seriously considering a leap off that fence between belief and disbelief, a required text- a primer of common sense if you wish. I have read the reviews and it would seem that you either loved the book- or hated it. There is no way anyone, regardless of how faithful to their religion they might be, can rate this book any less than 4 stars, if for nothing more than the viable research it involved. One major problem that many find with adherents to religion is their black and white- all or nothing approaches to pretty much everything. They are not open to new ideas or new beliefs- they have a vested interest in staying the course. Recently I was asked to be part of a panel formed to investigate the accuracy of some of the Gnostic texts that were voted out of the official Bible. For purposes of historical and social accuracy, many panel members were using the accepted Bible. This I felt was completely wrong headed- as anyone who sees the Bible as the final edict of historical fact is already refusing to accept or acknowledge any other authority, for example the writers Tacitus and Philo of Alexandria.Read more ›
In America today, where Christianity is dominant, almost everyone believes that Jesus Christ was present in the flesh 2,000 years ago in an around Jerusalem, that he was the son of God, born of a virgin, who performed miracles, was crucified, died on the cross, was entombed, then came alive and ascended to Heaven. Further, Jesus died to expiate the sins of mankind so that men could be absolved of their sins and make it to Heaven themselves. Quite a familiar story. Remarkably, most Americans (and probably most Europeans) believe that the Jesus story is the only one of its kind. Not so. The same essential story was told many times in many different locations over hundreds, even thousands, of years before the Jesus story developed. Why and how that happened is the subject of Suns of God.Read more ›
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Can not believe that people believe in a Christ, don't they research on their computers?, wake up!, enjoy the book!.Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Barbara J. Petersen
I like the info...however, she has an issue of not putting her home country (Germany) as part of her blame. She loves the blame game. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David T. Melnick
Overall it was a rollercoaster that at points changed the way I see religion. At first it was unfortunate that we had lost the merely symbolic meaning of our stories of the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Haley