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

Answers (22)
  • The Indus valley, the very early form of Hinduism.


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

  • Just throwing this out there. The Jewish faith.

    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.

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

  • Paganism?

    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


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

  • Hinduism and paganism

    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.

    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. =)

    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.

    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).


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

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