Zorastrianism Perspectives

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions.  Ascribed to the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster, its Supreme Being is Ahura Mazda. Leading characteristics, such as messianism, the Golden Rule, heaven and hell, and free will influenced other religious systems, including Second Temple  Judaism,  Gnosticism,  Christianity,  and Islam. For a thousand years, forms of Zoroastrianism were the world’s most powerful religion, serving as the state religion of the pre-Islamic Iranian empires from around 600 BCE to …