This brief article is intended as an introduction to a much larger study of the relationship between enlightened wisdom versus narrow-minded dogma. In the process, I will focus on the Universal approach to religion as taught by Zoroaster and demonstrated by the extraordinary tolerance and benevolence of Darius I, king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. The Persian Empire at this time included most West Asia, the Caucasus, Thrace, -Macedonia, and Paeonia. It also reached the Black Sea coastal regions, the North Caucasus, and Central Asia
Darius was the author of the first bill of rights, was the liberator of the Jews, banishment of slavery and subscribed policy of noninterference with the religions of other groups. This meant that the religion of Zoroaster had been spread through most of the known world. long before Alexander.
The Prisca Theologia is one of the…
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