Actually, agnosticism would be the first, followed by baalism, then Judaism.
Historically, Judaism has the oldest calendar.
There were religions in Africa that have roots older than Judaism and Hinduism, those are just established religions. One must remember that humans lived mostly tribal communities, in our distant past.
In General, I agree, many niche 'religions' or cultural practices & practitioners existed long before, which was nothing less than primitive scientists experimenting and wooing the crowd with their potions, shiny rocks and voodoo-woodoo.
The 'evolution' of these scientific practices gave way to terms of sorcery, majik, demons, ba`alism, etc. expounding sensationalism to unprecedented levels. In the height of Moshe's quest, Egypt, much of North Africa and South East Asia were engulfed mysticism. Nearly half of the practices of this crossroads remained with the Hebrews throughout their desert exile. Oddly, half a planet away, these same things were said to be happening in South America.
Many scientist would agree with you about all people began in Africa and many religious type would just ignore it.
The African Y part DNA is in everyone on earth, until someone can prove they do not have the Y DNA. The KKK better shut up about the dark skin people , or they will putting a gun to their own (part black) heads.
I suppose you are aware that Catholicism IS Christianity?
christianity is the pure form of this sect. Catholicism in my eyes is a derivitive of christianity. I (this poster's g/f) am Irish catholic. As you know there are different sects of catholicism as well, Irish catholic, roman catholic, italian-roman catholic...etc.....so no christianity and catholicism are not the same. If you are one you could be the other but not always. --Jenn
Bless you for thinking that there are different forms of Catholic.
Irish, Italian, English, African Catholics are all part of the same church, and are not different religions. They are all headed by the Vatican first and foremost.
Catholicism, which means Universal, came about when Rome converted to Christianity which it then spread around the world. Catholicism was always Christianity. Modern, new-world Christianity came about some 1,700 years later.
No, rock and roll started when David threw the rock and rolled the Giant
sounds to me that it is a cult not a religion. i would be wary of that. It's like going to the catholic school of Mother Mary with the Bleeding Dagger Through Her SKULL! lol j/k
The first and only religion is Life and Life is perfect.
Now in order for Life to perpetuate itself, it goes through a process of constant perfection (perfecting the perfect).
So it goes back to its origin and make adjustments so its foundation becomes surer, more stable and the building much more cohesive as unit of itself unto.itself.
So the first other religion other than Life would be one with a mixture of perfect imperfect ...and it to would be called by the all encompassing name as that of Life.
This where the term agnostic can aptly describe it by nature but to those within they are Life itself.
INow the nature of this false Life is divisive because of its own imperfection.
So we see different religion rising each seeking the all encompassing name but each demanding a different label so as to diffretiate themselves one from the next.
This label more often than not would not come from within the religion but from without and afterwards.
The divisiveness will continue until all boils right back to the agnostic state as it began. Then the fullness of Life is attain and all return to one religion...all united and is Life.....
Then another chapter begins.
Most people believe mankind started 180.000 years ago and Adam and Eve started 6014 years ago.
Sound like one world order, good luck at uniting that Bible logic together,
The truth lies not in know what is written but in understanding why the story was written in the first place...
Then you would see the points usually argued is not even romotely close to the point being made in the first place...
So men struggle with the question of when because they have not seen the answer is always now.....
Yes, there is nothing better than experiencing the present time, right now
If you want to live a life base on ancient spiritually and time. The first Words on stone were written over 5000 years ago, which then evolve onto paper, along with a boom of many other religions.
If a person has no clue that all races started out of Africa some 180,000 years ago, how will this person have a clue where is going into the future?.
@Castle, we don't have proof that Homo sapiens originated in Africa. Evidence suggests this, but that's not proof. And 200,000 years ago is the current anthropological "minimum." The age of humanity could be far greater. Thirty years ago, anthropology said humanity was 50,000 years old. In thirty years of digging, humanity has gained 150,000 years! Of course, it was laying there all this time -- undiscovered. What else is undiscovered?
I have evidence that the Bible has a timeline compatible with those of science. The Ussher timeline (4004 BC) was too literal and the Bible is far more than a literal book.
The real meaning of the outrageous longevity of the early patriarchs and the incredible protection God affords a liar and a murderer (Cain) mean something else entirely. Genesis 5:2 shows us that Adam is both male and female (all of humanity). These are clues to a deeper wisdom. And it might be that Noah's Flood occurred 27,970 BC and Adam (the first humans) appeared on Earth as early as 10,434,130 BC.
The label doesn't matter. The earliest religion was any that successfully controlled people who are afraid of the world around them.
They worship many animal too, sounds nice.
My personal choice is the vagina, with great respect.
Hi Penny, good to see you too.
Still busy on the mini house with the 4 season greenhouse,
Thought it might be fun the odd time to pop up on the forum for a few laughs.
I said, I was spending too much time online, and might pop by from time to time
I have no problems with my hairy palms, it works much better than drugs,
Although I can't see well, is that a christian I am looking at, have they evolved any. You once said I was a 1/4 wit, you are over rating me, Einstein only used 10% of his brain.
Sorry about that.
I do hope you bring more to the table than just sexual innuendos and silly stuff.
@Joelle Burnette, not all religions were created for control or for a defense against fear of the unknown. Those that did were borne out of continuity-bound reality.
True spirituality is superior to the realm of continuity. In fact, spirit, as the source of creation, is the foundation upon which science is built. Without a created universe, science would have nothing to study.
How would you know that clear, about the 99% unknown Universe, which I could call, spiritual
We don't even know about the 99% earth's mass, which is 6 km underneath our feet.
Is that hot stuff, called hell? Or was it Sheep herders who came across a volcano’s, that seem like a lake of fire. Or just threw criminals down a pit and set them on fire, like in the bible. (Matthew 3:12; Luke 3:17) ... the city garbage pit where nothing lives but fire and worms
I'm pretty sure google is a better method to obtain factual information than hubpages forums.
From the ones mentioned I would guess Hinduism, then Buddhism, then Christianilty only because I think Catholism didn't start until Constantine acepted Christianity abt 300, then Catholism, then Islam abt 600a.d., then Protestantism which most people call Christianity.
I do not think anyone actually knows that answer. Even according to the Bible some belief in God had to exist before such a book was written. The same may be true for any other belief before it ever was written down and any record kept. Its like trying to describe a dinosaur and not even having a bone to start with. Yet they were never even called dinosaurs until the early eighteen hundreds. Oddly enough the word dragon or its variations has been around forever and is used in cultures around the World but they do not exist, unless that was what they called dinosaurs then.
Hub community also an religion
Only if you dwell on it too much
As per options given
Without Judaism we would not have had christianity because Judaism gave christians god, christians lay way for catholicism so thats that order but as for the others I would not know. x
Of the ones listed (Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam), Hinduism was earliest by far.
Judaism may have the oldest calendar, traditionally, but Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) claims to go all the way back to Adam -- the beginning of humanity. And according to my exegetical research, that's 10.5 million years ago -- all the way back to the Miocene Epoch. No proof of this, except a biblical interpretation, but anthropologists have lots of earth yet to dig up.
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