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  • Religion Of Zoroastrianism
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    The Arab world is now dominated by one strong and fierce religion. But, during the dynasties of such nobles as the Achaemenid's, a truly noble and proud religion appeared; Zoroastrianism. The word of this religion was brought to the world by the Persian prophet Zoroaster. The origins of the religion and the beliefs of Zoroastrianism were and still are the cornerstone of the religion. During time, the religion depleted in size because of Mohammed, who introduced and brought the faith of Islam int...
  • Religion's Demise The Ibo Religion
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    Notion of Balance in Things Fall Apart The notion of balance in Achebe's novel is an important theme throughout the book. Beginning with the excerpt from Yeats's poem, 'The Second Coming,' the concept of balance is stressed as important, for without balance, order is lost. In the novel, there are many systems of balance which the Ibo culture seems to depend upon. It is when these systems are upset that 'things fall apart. ' Okonkwo, the Ibo religion, and ultimately, the Ibos' autonomy were broug...
  • First Three Thousand Years Ahura Mazda
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    Introduction Some time in the history of the universe, no one is quite sure when, there was born a man. This man would eventually be the first to found a monotheistic religion. The name of this man is Zoroaster; the name is actually a corruption of Zarathushtra. Zoroaster's birth date, along with whether his religion is actually monotheistic, is a subject of great debate. The opinions concerning his birth, and consequently about the beginning of this great religion, range from as early as 6000 y...
  • Final Saviour Conclusion The Zarathustrian Religion
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    ZARATHUSTRIANISM ORIGINS OF BELIEF AND AFTERLIFE Zarathustrianism, also known as Zoroastrianism, originated in Persia and was founded by the prophet Zarathustra, who may have been an agrarian living ca. 628-551 BCE. Zarathustra was a member of the Aryan race, heeding from Iran, which is the ancient name of Persia, and it is derived from the root "Arya" or Aryan, the Indo-European branch of peoples who settled in that land. Zarathustra rejected the polytheism of contemporary Persian religion in f...
  • Examples Of Religion And The Evils
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    Religion is one of Lucretius favorite topics to argue against in his poem On the Nature of Things. What religion does to man and the fear of the life after death that is instilled on the living is unjust per Lucretius. For while the nature of the gods must necessarily of itself enjoy immortality, the life of men lay foully groveling, crushed beneath the wait of a Religion. Throughout the texts I find Lucretius to be very harsh towards religion. Religion, brought down under our feet is bruised in...
  • Evil Streak And The Satanic Verses
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    ENL 4014 "The Devil Made Me Do It" Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is a complex novel exploring identity. With its opening lines "To be born again... first you have to die", sang by the character of Gib reel Faris hta as he and Saladin Chamcha fell towards the English Channel, the novel sets the scene for an erratic journey through religion and individuality. (Versus 3) Rushdie draws upon multiple plots, cultural diversity, wavering religion tolerance, and personal liberties to bring about q...

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