Zoroastrianism: The Good Religion

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    Zoroastrianism is called by its believers, “The Good Religion” because of its threefold philosophy of “Right thoughts, right words, right deeds” and because it stresses creating a progressive goodness in the world. As a religion, Zoroastrianism recognizes One God, Ahura Mazda, or “Wise Lord”, who is the creator and maintainers of the material world. The antithesis of Ahura Mazda, Ahriman, is associated with destructiveness of God's creation. While humans were created with free will, they are exhorted to make the right choices and do the right thing that is constructive to creation and human society. Thus humans are considered co-workers of God, an extension of carrying out the will of Ahura Mazda on earth. Humans are not just the children of God, as they are considered in Christianity, nor are they submissive to God, as in Islam. Humans have a practical purpose on earth for they can use their abilities to create goodness in the world; this creating is a hallmark of God's attributes in humans.

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    You have to do good works to find salvation in Zoroastrainism?

    No wonder Christianty beat it out in the running for what religion would take over after Roman Pantheism.
     

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