Hierarchy is alien to Zoroastrian thinking.
The whole point with believing in ONE world and a SACRED world as such is that there is no objective hierarchy precisely because WE as minds value the world but there is no exterior mind to value the world for us. There is no better world waiting for us in teh future, we live in there here and now, and the world evolves and changes for THE GOOD OF CHANGE; not for the good of superiority.
This is why all belief in Hierarchy is absolutely alien to Zarathushtra, the author of The Gathas. Let such nutty ideas die with Platonism and the Abrahamic faiths. We don't need it and we don't want it.
2010/2/24 mehmet azizoglu
I totally agree with you..there is no "better" being that we are going to evolve into. In evolutionary biology there is no better or worst evolutionary phase that creatures experience, but rather simple and complex ones (with regards to each other)
It is the great biologist Ernst Mayr who blames Plato's essentialism behind the poor and very late understanding of evolution by us, and I think he is quite right. Our mind has been (and is still) twisted by Plato and subsequent Abrahamic teaching to see that we human being blessed by God are on top ladder down to the inferior creatures...
Thanks to Darwin who helped us ponder our existance in more reasonable way