"Happiness comes to them who bring happiness to others."
Origins 1000 BCE, Persia
Believers Approximately 200,000. The religion of Zoroaster is still practiced by its followers in India, Iran, and by small groups in the United States and Europe
Universe Cosmic battle between good and evil.
Human Situation Humans are free to do good or evil, must choose the side of good.
Life’s Purpose To attain the best life possible and earn your way into heaven through choosing between right and wrong, truth and lies, and light and dark.
Afterlife Judgment followed by heaven or hell. Hell is temporary until final purgation and return to Ahura Mazda.
Practices Good deeds, charity, equality, hard work.
Scripture Zend Avesta
Sects Not Known
History Official religion of ancient Persia. May have influenced Judaism and Vedic religion.