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On Zoroastrianism: The Sacred Fire, the Garment of Good Mind, & the Girdle of Righteousness

On Zoroastrianism: The Sacred Fire, the Garment of Good Mind, & the Girdle of Righteousness

Originating from what is now northeastern Iran or southwestern Afghanistan, Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions. Ahura Mazda, or the Wise Lord, is the ultimate entity; members believe he is the eternal source of light in both the menog (world of thought) and the getig (world of bones). Zoroastrians pray in front of a fire or other light source in order for members to “activate the connection between getig where…

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World War II

World War II

World War II was unquestionably the largest and most significant armed conflict in human history. While it may have officially begun when Adolf Hitler’s Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, roots of conflict stemmed from the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and the resulting Treaty of Versailles. Placing the full blame for the First World War on Germany, the treaty demanded heavy war reparations from the country. Because of this, the…

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