Talk:Zoroastrianism

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Was Ahura Mazda the first Deity to have his own car? Insert Name Here 05:46, 10 September 2008 (EDT)

No, the car was named after the god. Fact. The Real James Brown (talk) 23:23, 4 August 2010 (UTC)


They are more numerous in India than Iran, and get only 1 or 2 seats in parliament.206.130.174.42 (talk) 19:41, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

According to this Wikipedia artcle ("List of countries by Zoroastrian population"), India has almost 3.5x as many as Iran.206.130.174.42 (talk) 19:49, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

This entire piece reads like an apologia, not like a RW entry. Nowhere is mentioned any possibly contentious aspect of the religion, such as the history of animal sacrifice http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/sacrifice-i or the exclusively male priesthood. Neither are the influences on Zoroastrianism from earlier local polytheism made explicit. Suggest a thorough rewrite by someone with knowledge of the subject. CogitoNotStirred (via telepathy) (talk) 04:57, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Zoroastrianism and Christianity[edit]

Did Zoroastrianism REALLY influence Judaism and Christianity? When was Zoroaster born? Is the time of his birth consistent with him having influenced the Abrahamic faiths? Christians like to claim that the opposite is true -- that the Jews, in fact, influenced Zoroastrianism. So which could it be?— Unsigned, by: 71.161.252.56 / talk / contribs

Easy: The bible doesn't have any scripture that has anything on the list until AFTER it states the Jews were released. — Unsigned, by: 174.25.4.48 / talk / contribs (signed by bot) 04:05, 03 September 2014 (UTC)
This entire section is ripe for a rewrite, as the idea of there being a 'Judaism', let alone an 'exile' is up for debate. The whole Messiah concept is rather ancient, too. See the works of Thomas L Thompson, Ingrid Hjelm, Niels Lemche, Phillip Davies. There are differences amongst their opinions, but Thompson, in particular, hypothesises that the Bible uses stories of the historical Palestinian god 'Yahweh' to point to an entirely transcendent, unknowable God. Scherben (talk) 17:31, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

And don't forget the three wise men/magi who visited the infant Jesus had a Zoroastrian connection. Anna Livia (talk) 17:37, 31 May 2020 (UTC)