Judaism and Christianity have no potential to harbor Iranian nationalism.
Zoroastrianism has every potential to become the engine of Iranian nationalism. That should explain everything.
Iranian nationalism is not necessarily what we are interested in. It could be rather problematic for those of us who are interested in Mazdayasna as a universal philosophy for the 21st century.
But the current situation is easily explained.
"the iranian gov has paid great sums for the building of armenian churches, has generously some ultra-orthodox/anti-zionist jewish groups. yet, has not allowed the building of even a SINGLE fire temple. zoroastrian archaeological ruins are purposefully neglected and destroyed".
Sounds like they are afraid of Zoroastrianism.
--- In Ushta@yahoogroups.com, ardeshir farhmand
> Dear Ushta, Alexander
> Thank u for ur *excellent analysis*. they attack the "poetic gathas" because
> they want to remove us legally as people of the book, hence, strip the
> iranian zoroastrians and many young iranians that are flocking to the
> zoroastrian religion of their civil rights.
> not long ago, shia on line criticized "tehran municipal gov" for hosting a
> book fair on the zoroastian religion. shia on line accused them of
> promoting/advertising the zoroastrian faith, which in their words was *a
> faith without a book.* council of mobeds protested and demanded apology but
> no apology came.
> these elements claim to be the follower of the first shia imam ali, but ali
> was the one who proclaimed the profound wisdom of the magis and decisevly
> proclaimed them as people of the book. after all salman/former "mobed
> dinyar" was ali's close ally/companion.
> yet omar, the second caliph was of the strong opinion that all knowledge
> other than koran, must be burned and destroyed ; for if such
> knowledge/wisdon is in koran there is no additional need for it and if it is
> out of/or above koran, it must be destroyed, so koranic knowledge shall
> reign supreme.
> u decide which faction these elements are following despite their alleged
> allegiance to the party of ali and hossein who was married to a zoroastrian
> noble woman.
> and also remember the iranian gov has paid great sums for the building of
> armenian churches, has generously some ultra-orthodox/anti-zionist jewish
> groups. yet, has not allowed the building of even a SINGLE fire temple.
> zoroastrian archaeological ruins are purposefully neglected and destroyed.
> THE ISSUE IS FAR TOO GREAT TO BE IGNORED and/or OVERLOOKED.