Unlike, say, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Zoroastrianism calls for individual rather than communal worship services in its houses of worship, called fire temples, and it prescribes “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” rather than the plethora of positive and negative rules that govern other religious traditions.
Zoroastrianism does have holidays and rituals, and adherents go through an initiation rite, which some people compare to a bar or bat mitzvah, called “navjote.” Although it might appear to outsiders as though fire is worshipped in the temples, Zoroastrians say that fire is a symbol of the divine, due to its warmth and light, rather than the divinity itself.
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Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults.
“That’s never been the case before.” Social media and online dating sites have presented singles with more choices than ever, which also seems to be driving people away from tying the knot.
“I do think there’s a little bit of that paradox-of-choice problem,” he says.
Parsis, the descendants of the Zoroastrians who fled Iran for India, represent the largest portion of the Zoroastrian population globally; the other portion lives in Iran.
In ancient times, weddings were based out of commodity, rather than desire or love.