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Zoroastrianism was founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster. (Nobody is sure when the Religion was found but some estimate it was around 6000 B.C.) Zoroaster was born in the west of Iran in Takht-e-Suleman in the district of Azerbaijan. Zoroaster was the greatest prophet among the ancient Iranians. When the Prophet of Iran was born, nature rejoiced. The trees, rivers and flowers expressed their joy and delight. The demons were frightened. As soon as the child was born, he did not cry like
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When Muslim Arabs invaded Persia in 650 CE, a small number of Zoroastrians fled to India where most are concentrated today. There are fewer than 200,000 Zoroastrians in the world today. They now number only about 18,000 and reside chiefly in Yazd, Kernan and Tehran in what is now Iran. According to the Fezana Journal survey, published quarterly by the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America , there are about 11,000 Zoroastrians in the United States, 6,000 in Canada, 5,000 in England, 2,700
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Zoroastrians believe in a single God, who is named Ahura Mazda. Ahura means "Lord” and Mazda means "Wisdom". (Ahura Mazda is good, holy, supreme, and the creator of all things). Their purpose in this world is to help God make the world a better pace to live. They also identify an active force of evil in the world -- a powerful spirit by the name of Angra Mainyu. Humans have the choice to choose good or evil. In the end, Ahura Mazda will triumph over evil. They believe in a Heaven and a Hell. They are a monotheistic Religion because they believe in one God Ahura Mazda, who is the
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Zoroastrian holy book is called the Avesta. It includes the original words of their founder, preserved in a series of five hymns, called the Gathas. The language of these hymns
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Ernst during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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