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Subject: Re: (urth) latro and ares
From: Josh Geller 
Date: 08 May 2003 11:44:32 -0700

On Thu, 2003-05-08 at 10:52, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
> Josh wrote...
>>                          Zoroastrianism is a monotheistic religion.

>> Check out www.avesta.org.
> I believe that this is a question that isn't so simply answered. 

Depends. People argue about it.

Non-Zoroastrian people, just about all of them.

>                                                     I admit
> to oversimplifying, because most people don't know much about
> Zarathushtra except that Nietzsche appropriated him as a character
> in his best-known book. Similarly, SF/F fans will mostly know the names
> of Ahriman and Ahura-Mazda from John Brunner's THE TRAVELLER IN

None of that ought to apply to this crowd.
> The relevant quesiton is this: Is the dualism frequently associated with
> the Daena Vanyuhi a product of human minds (as the Gathic tradition,
> to which avesta.org clearly subscribes, holds) or is it cosmic (as in the
> later Avestic tradition)?

The Gathas are pretty old. No one really knows how old. 

Older than the Rg-Veda, according to some people. Show a lot of the same
historical tradition, too.




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