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Any info on the Zorastian Religon?

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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 08:50 AM
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im am half persian and my dad is very interested in the Zorastian(sp?P religon, from what i have heard it is the first religon to worship 1 god. I wanted to know if any one had some good sites on this. One big reason for converting is becouse Zorastian is the persian religon, most turned muslim though after the arab take over.




posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 09:38 AM
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well i gotta a few sites about them donno if they will help but check them out anyway:

Some basic information
Sacred texts
Huge collections of massive ancient Persian and Zoroastian books/scriptures



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 09:50 AM
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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 10:29 AM
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I thought the zoroastrian religion had two gods... one good and one evil, both of them locked in a stalemate??? And I thought judaism was the first religion to worship one god??? lol, ill look it for myself.

[edit on 21-7-2004 by jrod8900]



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 07:01 PM
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Never heard of it before this post- but i did some research and found this:
Basic Zorastian Information

It is a very easy to read site- not paragraphs of text to scrawl through.

It probably has the same info as the others, but i thought i would post it anyway!

Hope it helps



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 07:03 PM
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I read the book Creation by Gore Vidal. The entire book centers around a Persian Zoroastrian Priest to the King. I highly recommend the book, it gives a really good read of the ancient Persian. They go into Zoroastrianism extensively too.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 12:48 AM
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Thanks alot for all the help guys, i knew i could count on this place.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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Most Zoroastrians aren't too excited about welcoming converts...
A huge part of the faith is that their saving grace is their blood line as god's people.

Zoroastrians have one god, and are where the modern idea of satan came from (they long ago started calling him Shaiton or something to that effect) as he and God are constantly at odds.

there are only about 100k of them in the world now. They also call themselves Parsis many times.



posted on Jul, 24 2004 @ 04:46 AM
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I would visit the link Tesla posted up,... It's one of my favs for general knowledge on a religion,....
However,...
what blanketgirl said is pretty much the sad truth,... it's quite the elitist religion (but for good reasoning I guess),...



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by blanketgirl
Most Zoroastrians aren't too excited about welcoming converts...
A huge part of the faith is that their saving grace is their blood line as god's people.

Zoroastrians have one god, and are where the modern idea of satan came from (they long ago started calling him Shaiton or something to that effect) as he and God are constantly at odds.

there are only about 100k of them in the world now. They also call themselves Parsis many times.


I am from Zoroastrian blood line though, parsis is another word for perisian is it not? I am half iranain (persian) im pretty sure i wont have to much trouble i do have zoroastrian in my family. Most of my family practiced islam do to it being the convenience if you know what i meen. It was (islam) something you just worshiped in those countrys.



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by zi2525

I am from Zoroastrian blood line though, parsis is another word for perisian is it not? I am half iranain (persian) im pretty sure i wont have to much trouble i do have zoroastrian in my family. Most of my family practiced islam do to it being the convenience if you know what i meen. It was (islam) something you just worshiped in those countrys.


The last time I talked to a follower was close to 10 years ago, and I know they as a group had been discussing the issue of converts, The blood is also specific to a side of the family (I want to say father's side) and I am not sure but I keep wanting to think that they are particular about converts both because of blood and also because they think you have to be born and raised as one of them.

Parsis does mean Persian, but many Zoroastrians call themselves Parsis. Maybe because it's so much easier for people to say.



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by blanketgirl

Originally posted by zi2525

I am from Zoroastrian blood line though, parsis is another word for perisian is it not? I am half iranain (persian) im pretty sure i wont have to much trouble i do have zoroastrian in my family. Most of my family practiced islam do to it being the convenience if you know what i meen. It was (islam) something you just worshiped in those countrys.


The last time I talked to a follower was close to 10 years ago, and I know they as a group had been discussing the issue of converts, The blood is also specific to a side of the family (I want to say father's side) and I am not sure but I keep wanting to think that they are particular about converts both because of blood and also because they think you have to be born and raised as one of them.

Parsis does mean Persian, but many Zoroastrians call themselves Parsis. Maybe because it's so much easier for people to say.


My dad is the persian in my family (im ahlf persian half scottish what a mix eh?). He is really interested in it and i have been thinking of following in his footsteps.



posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 05:38 PM
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It is unfortunate that in modern times the connections between Christianity and Zoroastrianism have been obscured and lost due to ignorance.

The wise men who came to see Jesus in Bethlehem (or so the story goes) were from this religion. They were wise observers of signs, keepers of mysterious traditions, and very influencial in the region at the time.

Zoroaster himself was a prototype of Christ, He went about combating the demons and converting men to his faith, which was revealed in the Zend Avesta.

To me, the Zend Avesta is a very alien revelation, but the basic truths are compatible with my traditions.

Zoroaster was quite a character. He did many of the same things Christ did, and prepared the way for the later prophets. Modern Christians often nelgect this amazing fellow, who was a healer, a priest, and a prophet. It is said that when He died, he rose straight up to Heaven with God.

He is worthy of study by all truthseekers, especially Christians. Reading the Zoroastrian's scriptures is very difficult and not encouraged unless you have a scholarly understanding of texts.

One of the things you will learn after you study Zoroaster is that there were many like Christ sent to the earth, and they are from the same place, and share the same agenda.

You also might want to study the traditions of Virachocha and Quetzecoatl in the ancient Americas. They were figures remarkably like Christ too, but from a much earlier era. They did the exact same things as Christ, even in the forms and numbers the expressed in their revealtions to the people they appeared to.

One thing you might learn for yourself is the true nature of Christ, and the place where He is from. Good luck truthseeker.

Arkaleus



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 10:59 AM
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A friend of mine is from the Zorastian blood line and we have discussed his religion for many, many years.

There is no conversion, and if you marry a non-Zorastian, your children will not be born Zorastian. His dating was extremely limited.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 03:40 AM
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Parsee is what the Zoroastrians of Southeast Asia call themselves.
I believe their basic article of faith is:
"…I profess myself a devotee of Mazda, a follower of Zarathustra."



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 04:41 AM
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Originally posted by zi2525
I am from Zoroastrian blood line though, parsis is another word for perisian is it not? I am half iranain (persian) im pretty sure i wont have to much trouble i do have zoroastrian in my family.

I have a friend who said the same thing.. I'm not sure what that means exactly or how many of you guys there are but her family comes from india [near enough I guess].

[edit on 1-7-2008 by riley]




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