I feel being a Zoroastrian is a very important part of my identity and I am very proud of its rich antiquity. I feel that I belong to this religion and feel a sense of peace in its existence...Do you feel proud of your religion u r born in???
You are a HUMAN... that is ur real identity.
A person's religion is just as fake as his name. U could have adopted any name and still be who u r now. All religions are man-made.. u adopt it or rather ur parents drop u there. Each religion has a few distinctive marks and ways.. all adopted. Nothing real about all this. There is nothing unusual holding a pride in ones religion, one's nation, one's race etc... it is so ordinary.. even criminals and terrorists do so. But it takes some caliber to understand the falsities of all this.......seek into the depth of one's real IDENTITY, discarding all the falsities of wrong identities.... and fulfill ur real destiny!
Pride has two meanings; one is +ve and the other is -ve. We never know when the positive meaning turns into negative.
Swabhiman hone ka ghamand paal rahe ho???...... satark rehna..... nahi toh shanti ki waaat lag jayegi.
i salute your feelings.
i am a Hindu.Here i remember Swami Vivekanandji 'S words " That Region is the greatest in which one is Born". And those are my feelings too.