Religion: Alive and Well in Asia

During my recent trips in Asia, I was struck by how many Catholic churches and seminaries existed in places like Yangon, Myanmar, and Da Nang, Vietnam. In Hong Kong, I happened upon a standing-room-only church service, and in Guangzhou, China, the Sacred Heart Cathedral has become a tourist stop for many Chinese. After the 1949 … Continue reading Religion: Alive and Well in Asia

Which Religion Was Afghanistan Before Islam?

by baldilocks A friend asked if Afghanistan was Hindu and/or Buddhist before it was Muslim. Well, 'yes' would be a safe answer, but two other faiths which were prevalent in Afghanistan before Islam were Zoroastrianism and Christianity. From the BBC: Zoroastrians believe there is oneĀ GodĀ called Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord) and He created the world. Zoroastrians … Continue reading Which Religion Was Afghanistan Before Islam?