This link is about Buddha and Jesus. In the revealing film Zeitgeist, which references her work, if i remember correctly, Buddha is briefly mentioned with regards to his mothers name 'Maya'. The Majority of her work compares Egyptians influence on Christianity, not Buddhist. And secondly you cannot debunk something that references factual evidence. And furthermore, you cannot debunk a "interpretation" of scripture. Because that is all it is. Even if your a Christian.
Obviously some people are going to right away find fault in a ideology that shines light on Christianity's shady past and forming. Nobody is perfect, and when your dealing with events and people in the past, obviously mistakes can be made. To say that her entire work is debunked seems ignorant and biased.
The overall concept and mythology of Jesus being a real person, who just happens to share the same attributes as a host of previous solar deities, and the fact that the Romans basically meshed Jewdayism and Egyptian Paganism together, cannot be DEBUNKED.
In her latest BLog i Quote:
"Indeed, we are left with the conclusion that the mythical figure of "Jesus Christ" was largely contrived in order to raise the Jewish religion and scriptures to the forefront of religious ideologies, to fulfill the biblical "prophecy" that the Jews are the "chosen people," that their nation is the "Holy Land" and that their tribal writings represent "God's Word." As stated in the Old Testament:
"For you are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth."=Deuteronomy 7:6
"When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it. And if its answer to you is peace and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you. But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it; and when the LORD your God gives it into your hand you shall put all its males to the sword, but the women and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourselves; and you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you. Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not cities of the nations here. But in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save nothing that breathes .=Deuteronomy 20:10-16
"...When we realize that the ancient, pre-Christian world was filled with stories about superhuman gods, goddesses and heroes of all cultures whose purported lives on Earth were replete with miracles of all manner, we must recognize that it is only by extraordinary human perseverance that one particular set of fabulous tales from one particular culture has become accepted as "true," while all the rest are deemed "myths." In actuality, the acceptance as "history" of such patent fairy tales as the son of God born of a virgin who miraculously heals the sick, raises the dead, walks on water, transfigures on a mount, resurrects from death and ascends into heaven ranks as cultural bias and extreme prejudice, not reality. It is high time that this fallacious development and lopsided injustice be exposed and the whole of the human cultural record be embraced."
The work of Acharya, and Tom Harpur, as well as others, is OBVIOUSLY going to cause a GAwf in the minds in those who have bought hook line and sinker the Christ Ideology and applied to their short lives. People will look back at the hours of indoctrination, and the emotions that a company it, and see that they have wasted such precious amounts of time, and invested it in a Watered down version of Jewdayism, a belief system that has only been around for 2000 years, add a few Pagan symbols and holidays and mythology. Shaped with dissonance, War, bigotry, lies, dogma, fear, and orthodoxy, and then solidifyd it with Power that they achieved by using the same Occult applications that they forbade others to use and explore in the first place.
We no longer are living in Isolation from each other, we no longer have to go to University to learn something. Peoples passionate research and work is available for people to read and understand, absorb and share.
Milo, the fact that you came on and immediately wrote "her work has been debunked.." goes to show your bias against the theme. And your attempt to get others to avoid reading her material.
People are not as Gullible as they were a 100 years ago. People have more books in their homes than just a bible these days, I believe that Acharya is helping to open up avenues of investigation that will shed light on our lives, and once again, shed old and moldy belief systems, to be replaced by more truthful, holistic, and non biased attitudes when it comes to spirituality. The world needs less Religion and Dogma, and more Spirituality, one that is approached through Nature, instead of the bible.