Zoroastrianism

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    Any thoughts or observations on the original monothestic religion?

    I was reading my textbook for my Persian Studies class I am taking and came upon this religion. Further reading of other books has led me to agree that it did have a profound impact on the religions of Christians, Jews and Muslims, perhaps even Buddhists.

     
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    I would agree with your conclusions. Also Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nietzsche might catch your interest.
     
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    Hey Darin...sounds good to me!

    ".....visions of God, whom he called Ahura Mazda, the creator of all that is good and who alone is worthy of worship."
     
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    I saw that and thought the same thing, but did not post it :D
     
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    Noticing the similarities of this religion with Judaism, and also that there was a religion that had many of the same qualities in China around the same time, it is possible that God had other chosen people at some point that is not mentioned in the Old Testament. Possibly because they failed when the Jewish people did not, or, I don't really have all the answers. haha...but just food for thought.
     
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    Zoroastrainism differs from the three major western religons in this: in Zoroastrianism, Good and Evil are equally matched; in Judaism/Christianity/Islam, God is infinitely more powerful than the devil.
     
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    Looking at the state of affairs in the world throughout history, I sometimes wonder if Zoroastrianism doesn't have it right.

    I've read their holy writs say God wins the final battle against evil. True?
     
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    Yes, God does eventually win. But it's not like He barely wins, by the skin of His teeth. The devil is a created being (according to J/C/I), and therefore is underneath the Creator.
     
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