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Originally posted by rahul_sharma
yes , its absolutely correct
by the way its HINDU and not Hindi....Hindu is the third largest religion in the world with 1 billion followers and Hindi is the 2 most popular language in the world .
[edit on 18-11-2004 by rahul_sharma]
Also, it's nearly impossible for one religion, even more so for one as complex as Hindu, to be the parent of all religion. This would imply that the religion was at some point common to all peoples, and the only time that could have taken place is durring the generation of the species in Africa. Otherwise the primative humans would have been to far flung throughout the planet to have one unified religion.
Again your theory is just conjecture.
Yes there have been instances of new species related to humans found, notably the Hobbit, but they were evolutionary offshoots of humans not seperate and parallel species. The only possibly parallel species known is the Neanderthal and they were only found in certain areas.
You are basing your reasoning for a flood off of circumstancial evidence of underwater caverns and lore of local peoples. This is the kind of thing that most credable archeologists try to avoid.
Besides there is geological evidence supporting a much easier explanation for the "great flood" at the end of the last major ice age, all the glaciers melted and sea levels rose world wide, there's your flood.
Then you get into wishful thinking that someday we'll find some perfect relic of religion, sorry that hasn't happened.
Next, you mention the little link there, which is pretty damn flimsy evidence. If you turn it 90-degrees and kinda blur your eyes it looks like Om, ah hah. Sorry man, I doubt that the ancient Native Americans were much into magic-eye. Besides, it's just one symbol, you cannot base and entire anthropological theory off of one symbol. Also since when is ViewZone.com a creditable source for anthropological and theological report?
Look, the bottom line is that you are doing something that many many religions have tried: looking for ancient clues to legitimize your religion.
"This is the number of the angels: together they are 365." They all worked on it until, limb for limb, the natural and the material body was completed by them. Now there are other ones in charge over the remaining passions whom I did not mention to you. But if you wish to know them, it is written in the book of Zoroaster
It's fairly common practice among many religions to get into a pissing contest over who's older, and in the end it really doesn't matter. You'll see what you want to see in the "evidence" you come across. The sad part is that with a religion as great, full of lore and mythos as Hindu that you still stoop to this old argument.
Instead I would focus on some of the more legitamately amazing things about Hindu, like the remarkable accuracy of the timetables in telling the relative ages of celestial bodies and how you can become closer to enlightenment. So come on, spend your mental energy trying to break free of the horrid real world, like Krishna said.
After all who cares about some unprovable theory? All of existance is just the godhead playing solitare anyways.
Originally posted by aryaputhra
Islam -> Christianity (catholic, protestants)-> Ancient Christianity (orthodox, cathars, gnostics)-> Jewry -> Ancient Jewry -> Zoroastrianism -> Vedic Hinduism
I deliberately omit Shamans, Pagans, Mithraic, Pharoaic religions since they are offshoots of Zoroastrianism and converted by the intepretations by the natives who adopted it as their de-facto faith.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
which religion influenced the world the most??
scientists have conclusively discovered that STUPIDITY, the worlds biggest religion; has influenced all other religions directly
also just in from the newsdesk;
scientists discover that Everyone seems to claim Their Religion is the central most important religion of all...
they must all be followers of Stupidity, the worlds largest religion
Lithuanian, by the way, is the oldest, unadulterated language known to be in use today. It's roots are from Sanskrit and there has been some recent discussion by linguists that it may actually be an older language than Sanskrit.