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What's the oldest religion in the world?

and when did it start? What proof do we have of the "oldest" religion and when it started?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The Indus valley, the very early form of Hinduism.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Just throwing this out there. The Jewish faith.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 9:17 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • The Vedas were written from 1500BC to 600BC, so it's Hindu that's the oldest.

    The Vedas are the oldest written text on our planet. They date back to the beginning of ancient Vedic civilization of India and are the earliest literary records. They have been passed through oral tradition for over 100,000 years. They came to us in written form between 5-6,000 years ago.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 9:25 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Paganism?
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:32 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • none because Religion is man made.. Its not about a religion its about a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ

    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 9:45 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Hinduism and paganism
    dharmas_mommy

    Answer by dharmas_mommy at 10:10 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Hinduism is the oldest established religion, Zoroastrianism is the oldest monotheistic.
    Paganism is one of the oldest set of beliefs, too.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:41 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • IhartU nailed it.

    Zoroastrianism...I had to google that one. Learned something new today. =)
    KelleyP77

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 11:26 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Kelley, not many people know about Zoroastrianism and that it's still practiced today even though not as hugely popular as it once was.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:37 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • There's actually a really good chance that Zoroastrianism had a large influence on Judaism (and, in effect, Christianity and Islam).

    In fact, some people believe the three wise men were Zoroastrian priests (magi).

    =)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:19 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

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