Which is the oldest religion on earth and why?
Some People believe that Vedic Culture started 3500 BC when Bhagavad Gita and other vedas where compiled by Vyasadeva.
But Vyasadeva just out of mercy wrote down the instructions in Book form, seeing this degraded age of Kaliyug. Vedic Culture was practiced from much before..
So let me give you a feel of what Vedas say about its origin...
Around 5000 years ago, ie around 3500 BC, this Dark age or Kaliyuga Started. This age is said to last for total of 432,000 years.
Hinduism is not the oldest of all the religions. It is Islam which is the first and the oldest of all religions. People have a misconception that Islam is 1400 years old and that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the founder of this religion. Islam existed since time immemorial, ever since man first set foot on this earth. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was not the founder of Islam. He was the last and final Messenger of Almighty God.
2. The oldest religion need not be the purest and the most authentic religion
A religion cannot be claimed to be most pure and authentic, only on the criterion that it is the oldest. It is similar to a person saying that the water he has kept in an open glass, in his house, outside the refrigerator, for three months is purer than the water which has just been collected in a clean glass, immediately after it has been purified.
3. The latest religion need not be the purest and the most authentic religion
On the other hand a religio ...more