What was the world's first religion.... ?
The religious category is not transhistorical or universal; rather, Daniel Dubuisson writes that "what the West and the history of religions in its wake have objectified under the name 'religion' is ... something quite unique, which could be appropriate only to itself and its own history. The words used in other languages for similar concepts, such as dharma, bhakti, Tao, or Islam, have vastly different histories. The history of other cultures' interaction with the religious category is therefore their interaction with an idea that first developed in Europe under the influence of Christianity.
The Earth Mother is perhaps the oldest God known to humankind. Her stone effigies ushered in the N ...more
i,e, humanity and love