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What is the oldest religion on the earth?

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That is a very tough question.

Before Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and most currently available religions where created there was many other gods that different tribes used to pray to.

So, who knows... But for sure it was not anything currently being practiced.

This is a question for the masters of Wikipedia... Just kidding, I tried to look there but its a bit tough...
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We are all born atheists.

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Chef wrote:
We are all born atheists.
You know what, that is true...

Before the age or reason, before any languages existed... I guess Atheist would have been the first religion.

As you say, someone did put together the first religion but before the was any sort of society atheist would have been the religion there.

Good point Chef
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Depends on how you define religion. Some definitions require a sacred text as well as a godhead. Hinduism is much order than both Chrisitainity and Islam.

I would probably disagree that the first relgion was atheism. My thought is that primitive tribes, out of fear, and their inability to impose order on nature, created any number of animistic gods in order to deal with their fears. And probably the first gods were those that controlled the food supply and the weather.

There is no way of knowing for sure, until we have proof with a written literature concerning the gods, and that might come from Sumer.

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Why only these two choices?
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Unless you're willing to count Mormonism, Islam is the YOUNGEST/NEWEST major religion on earth.

ALL the other major world religions are older than it.

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Chef made a good point, saying that we are both Atheist... We don't believe on anything until we are are thought something.

I do think that at the beginning there must have been sometime in between the time that we evolved to the time of the first imaginary God.
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Islam was before Christianity? Stop smoking crack! LOL

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Mark wrote:
Islam was before Christianity? Stop smoking crack! LOL
islam was about 1400 years ago. christianity 2000 years ago, buddhism and judaism are older than both.

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I think it was Islam is that religion because Islam only worship 1 God just like Adam.Adam is the first man on the earth created by God.So monotheism is the oldest religion of mankind in the earth.The people change it by their own desire to create evil things.Adam is Islam [Muslim].
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victoria1 wrote:
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islam was about 1400 years ago. christianity 2000 years ago, buddhism and judaism are older than both.
Christianity came from/through Judaism. The New Testament was written by Jews and explains Christianity all the way back to Abraham.
Yes, the majority of Jews rejected Jesus as the Christ.
Abraham came out of a multi-theoistic idol worshipping culture in Mesopotamia.
Wouldn't the first religions be Sun worship or fire worship?
Or the observation that living things have a spirit?
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victoria1 wrote:
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islam was about 1400 years ago. christianity 2000 years ago, buddhism and judaism are older than both.
Buddhism is a philosophy, that is, developed by observation. There is no communication from a diety. Although atheistic, Buddhism recognizes a spiritual realm.

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Sorry, my friend, in my opinion, Adam is a Muslim as well as all other prophets cause, they worship one true God.thats the motive we been created by God..my idea...[Quranic idea as well]
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I see some people slept through World History class.

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cigar wrote:
<quoted text>Dude CHRISTianity is roughly 2000 year~old. There's many older then that;like KERDY 1's called"Choking the chicken"and "Eating that putang"!
Notice I said Islam. If you're using the word "Muslim" to represent universality as far as those who believe in God, forget about it. Bad choice! The word "Muslim" is defined as someone who follows Allah, which is the god of Islam only. Again, Islam was not before Christianity.

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Hello

Paganism truly is the oldest form of religion, Infact Jesus was a pagan not a christian or a jew.

Early romans created christianity for political power. Jesus was totally against the romans because of what they stood for, total power and total control. Jesus used spells and magic.

He was not the miracle worker that most religions view him as, their was no devine power. Jesus also practiced homosexuality which was very practical in paganism. Pagans believed in sexual expression. Old pegans believed that is how people connected spiritualy through sexual intercourse.

Most prayer rituals involved sex of some kind. Romans thought that paganism was dirty even sinful hence the creation of Christianity. It just makes sense why would they crucify Jesus and then base their religion around him.

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Atheist wrote:
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Jesus used spells and magic. He was not the miracle worker that most religions view him as, their was no devine power. Jesus also practiced homosexuality which was very practical in paganism.
Spells and magic? LOL And Jesus practiced homosexuality? You bought a bad bag of crack, huh Atheist!

Abracadabra, Boo!!

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Hey Mac..

That what I'm hearing...
LOL

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The word religion means to integrate, so is their no real religions, of man on earth, just tribal cults, born out of fear and tribal conflicts(sects and denomination)...The only actual religion, is nature, which was already integrated, before man, ever began to form, what man calls religion...Man will eventually self destruct, because he refuses the learn from nature or existence, which is mans greatest teacher of integration, all of the principles of natural integration, have always been, avaliable to man, but he has chosen for the most part, to ignore nature...Much of mans existence has been rooted in dominating his natural environment, which is why his own internal and external physical environment is being steadily poluted and divided against itself...THUS SELF IS DESTROYING SELF, BECAUSE MAN NATURE ARE ONE, BUT MAN NEEDS NATURE, MORE THAN NATURE NEEDS MAN...WAKE UP..

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Atheist wrote:
Hey Mac..
That what I'm hearing...
LOL
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