And please feel free to spread the TV link if you like.
I believe it is of the outmost importance that we declare Mazdayasna as "The Iranian Philosophy". This will provide Iranian youth with a fantastic opportunity to embrace Zoroastrianism and the Zoroastrian way of life as "theirs", as both a reference to the best from Iranian history, a rich source of pride, and also the best possible way forward for Iranian (and likewise Kurdish and Tajik)) culture and way of life.
The great thing with declaring Zoroastrianism as a philosophy and not a religion is that we then don't have to get involved with "the war between religions". After all, our primary concern is not which religion people say they belong to, but is to give people the means to think, speak and act in the best way possible. That is our mission!
Absolutely brilliant, Alexander. Very lucidly ezplained.
----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander Bard
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:41 AM
Subject: [Ushta] Alexander Bard speaking out about Zoroastrianism on Kurdish International Television - in English!
I recorded a lenghty interview in English earliter today, on Kurdish International TV channel Asosat with the wonderful TV show host Shilan Saidi (wearing a beautiful Fahrvahar necklace for the interview in question).
You can now look at the interview, if you are interested, at the following Asosat homepage link:
I'm speaking about my books and other work for about 10 minutes. The remaining 30 minutes of the interview are concentrated completely on the issue of contemporary Zoroastrianism.
Please feel free to spread the link to as many English-speakers as you wish.