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Friday, January 1, 2016

RIP D.M. Murdock/Acharya S.

I hate to start the new year off on such a sour note, but I have to address this. I have only recently learned that D.M. Murdock, also known as Acharya S., sadly passed away on December 25th of this year, after a complicated battle with breast cancer. This news has hit many people pretty hard, and I'm no exception. As my top post states, the film Zeitgeist was a big part of the reason I started questioning religious claims during my own period of self discovery, and was certainly the first time I was ever introduced to the concept of the non-historicity of Jesus. Acharya's work was largely used in that film, and seeing it made me want to get her books and read the information she had amassed within them. I am so glad that I read them, as they educated me immensely in this field of study. To date I have three of her books, which of course are far more special to me now. 

While Acharya certainly had her share of critics, and I'll admit she wasn't right about everything, I think, on balance, she was right more often than she was wrong. She more than answered her critics with Christ in Egypt, which I still consider to be her best book and my favorite. She will be missed dearly by me and many others who learned so much from her. At the moment, her family is in need of financial support to cover funeral costs and other expenses. Please purchase her work here, as 100% of the proceeds will go to her family. I just want to take this time to say thank you Acharya, for helping to open my eyes and countless others like me.

Also, the folks at Mythicist Milwaukee put together a great tribute in memory of Acharya, featuring a panel consisting of such prominent people as David Fitzgerald, Robert Price, and Aron Ra. Take a listen if you have some time.

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