Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Judaism And Islam Essay

1957 Words Nov 24th, 2016 8 Pages
“Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew.” – Mahatma Gandhi. Although known as the bridge between East and West, common ground between these two opposite worlds, Zoroastrianism, curiously enough, is the common factor between all three major Western religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It’s quite common to automatically reject and become somewhat ignorant that there’s the possibility of there to be some resemblances in such different things, especially since it’s easier to accept what seems to be, rather than to explore what is unknown and foreign to us. With accepting Zoroastrianism as the connecting factor between these religions, it’s safe to automatically conclude that these major religions are intertwined and intimately connected, more so than what is thought and, or even accepted. But to what extent and the specificities of which beliefs, values, and practices were influenced, is the blurry area that will be explained for the purpose of clarification.
Zoroastrianism is in fact, one of the religions with the smallest amount of adherents, about 200,000 followers all around the world, but it is one of the most important because of its historical value. This ancient religion is an Indo-Iranian/Pre-Islamic religion, with its birthplace in Persia, which today is referred to as Iran, remained the official religion for over 1,000 years. At this point in time, the majority of followers remain in India, where it is referred to as Parsiism, but also…

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