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Zoroastrianism

"In God we trust.
All others we monitor."

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History
  • Founded by Zarathustra (ca 1200 BCE)
  • Zarathustra said conceived by a shaft of light and born of a virgin
  • Zoroastrians from Persia (present day Iran) entered India in the 7th century to flee Islamic conquest. They are known as Parsees in India.
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Principles
  • God is Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), but he is opposed by the creator of the evil daivas, Angra Mainyu (Destructive Spirit).
  • World created to fight evil god (Cosmology)
  • Humans created to freely help fight evil god (Theodicy)
  • Humans rewarded with immortality (Eschatology)
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  • Zoroaster 
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  • Avestas
  • Gothas
  • Vendidad
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