As the second season of National Geographic’s “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” approaches, the Academy Award-winning actor is making the bold claim that the three most prominent religions in the world took their tenets from the ancient religion Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism, which is featured in season one of “The Story of God,” is believed to be among of the world’s oldest remaining religions.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Freeman clarified which principles and beliefs he thinks Judaism, Christianity and Islam got from Zoroastrianism, and shared how the religion has impact his life.
Recalling the principles he’s acquired along his faith journey, the 79 year old initially said that what he’s gained the most is “knowledge.” But, as Freeman thought more about it, he revealed the one thing that has impacted him the most.
“I’ll give you this, Zoroastrianism. It’s one of the ancient religions and apparently the big three (religions) took their tenets from that,” he asserted.
“The three tenets of Zoroastrianism [are] good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, which I think the preponderance of us strive for. So we are almost all believers of Zoroastrianism. I’ve learned that about myself,” Freeman said.
Zoroastrians believe that there is one universal, transcendent, supreme god, Ahura Mazda or the “Wise Lord.” According to the encyclopedia britannica, Zoroastrianism is the ancient “pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives there” in isolated areas and is more dominant in India.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post