- ... ... ... ... Mmmmm, good question. I think that any of the faiths based on Judeo-Christian-Islam teachings (which includes all the onesMessage 1 of 7 , Oct 2, 2000View SourceOn Sat, 30 Sep 2000 11:20:07 +0000 Shadow <shadow42@...> writes:
> Trudy A Plotz wrote:<snip>
> > heathens: ignorant savages (Vikings, Native Americans, Southern<snip>
> > Tribes)
> > pagans: civilized heathens (think ancient Greeks, Romans, and
> > heretic: some one who has been raised with the teachings of the
> > but to reject the doctrine of the Church (Martin Luther became a
> > when he slit from the Roman Catholic Church)
> > Saranna<snip>
> Which category do Jews & Muslims fit into? How about Buddhists,
> LeyaMmmmm, good question. I think that any of the faiths based on
Judeo-Christian-Islam teachings (which includes all the ones mentioned
except Buddhists) would probably be considered heretics from the point of
view of the Roman Catholic Church for not following its doctrine and its
version of the teachings of Christ. The Buddhists would be pagan as
would Confucianism. Hindus and other eastern faiths with a pantheon of
gods and goddesses would be heathen.
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- Both Bukhara and Samarkand were originally Tajik (i.e. Iranian-speaking people). It was a very high predominantly Muslim culture by the standards of the periodMessage 2 of 7 , Oct 6, 2000View SourceBoth Bukhara and Samarkand were originally Tajik (i.e. Iranian-speaking people). It was a very high predominantly Muslim culture by the standards of the period and it was swept away by the Mongols and later taken over by the Uzbeks. There was a Jewish community that goes back to the early first century. Supposedly they were Jews from Babylon and being apart from the rest of the Jewish world they did not know the Rabbinical teaching of the early ages and for a long time adhered to the original religion of Israel. There are always speculations that this area is were the ten tribes of Israel got lost. There was also a Turkic group called "Jews of the Mountains" and some historians speculated that they were somehow related to the Khazars. This theory was proven wrong.v----- Original Message -----From: ShadowTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: Sunday, October 01, 2000 6:18 PMSubject: Re: [sig] Re: Conversion> That's interesting, which country/culture was Bukhara part of?? Would
> that be Persia, Mesopotamia, Ottomans? I thought Uzbekistan was one of
> those frontier zones at the edge of the steppes until it was
> incorporated into the Mongols or Turks. I need to study more. This
> book "history of Russia, Central ASia & Mongolia" is very enlightening
> about those steppe barbarians & how they got that way and their
> effects on the other cultures.