To say "What would Zarathushtra the fallible human being think about this?" is not the same as asking "What would Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of mankind think about this?".
Rather it is a good exercise for people to get away from the actual words of Zarathushtra in The Gathas as literal interpretations and instead think of what it means to be a true Mazdayasni ourselves. To think mind instead of words. Try it!
2010/8/9 Parviz Varjavand
I agree with you, but I do not want to go around asking "if Zarathustra was here, what would he do?". This fixation on a cult icon is like those who go around asking "if Jesus was here, what would he do?". Zarathustra is a friend and companion of me in Mazdayasna and not my infallible Prophet. I know you know all this as you have expressed it yourself many times, but we must repeat it over and over again till all that are part of our Barsam (Religare) get it by hard. This will save us from many stary-eyed Zartoshties who arrive amongst us every other day and want to keep correcting us by saying "but Zartosht says this in Gatha and not that". Freedom from even Zarathustra and his Gatha must be achieved for free bright thoughts to flourish amongst our Barsam of friends. We should not allow ourselves to fall in the same trap that the three sister abrahamic religions are trapped in.