“Religion, not race”

Meheryar Rivetna busted quite a few myths in his article "Religion, not race” (Parsiana, June 21-July 6, 2022). Zarathushtra’s religion is indeed universal and his message is for all mankind. The injunctions against conversion and many of the rigid customs of the religion were introduced during the Sasanian period and have been perpetuated by the orthodox elements to this date. They do not belong to the faith as preached by Zarathushtra and practiced for centuries. What is heartening is that many youngsters today reject such rigid interpretation of our religion and have begun to recognize that the Prophet’s message is more......



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It is true that Zorastrianism is universal, but The fact as experienced in India and abroad is that the majority religions either dilute or entirely eradicate a minority if left on its own. Unless there is a strong basis to further the religion, it will disappear very quickly. In India, Parsi charity funds are also a highly contentious issue.<br>Children of mixed marriages either have no interest or are not exposed or educated in religious issues.
- Rohinton Unwalla
- 07-Jul-2022

It is true that Zorastrianism is universal, but The fact as experienced in India and abroad is that the majority religions either dilute or entirely eradicate a minority if left on its own. Unless there is a strong basis to further the religion, it will disappear very quickly. In India, Parsi charity funds are also a highly contentious issue.<br>Children of mixed marriages either have no interest or are not exposed or educated in religious issues.
- Rohinton Unwalla
- 07-Jul-2022

 

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