Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Reviving the Pure Faith of Zarathustra

For too long those who follow the faith of Zarathustra have been maligned and misunderstood, to the point where both people who claim to practice the faith of Zarathustra and outsiders get confused as to what it means to be Zoroastrian and follow the teachings of Zarathustra. Yet despite the fact that many who claim to believe in Zarathustra have been polluted they forget that the faiths/religions of the World all have been influenced by Zarathustra. With two heretical spoofs of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, fighting it out and Iranians around the world suffering now is a perfect time to revive the pure faith of Zarathustra.
There are two ways to define what a Zoroastrian/Zarathustri is. The first is to define it by what is is, i.e. the faith of Zarathustra comprised of those who follow and believe in the teachings of Zarathustra. The second is to define it by what it is not. It is not a faith of Aryan/white supremacists which Nietzsche promogulated. It is not a magical cult as some fiction writers would have people believe.. It is not some namby-pamby hippie faith as many who have met with the parsis have assumed, or those who are obsessed with fagass freddie mercury, who had done much during his lifetime to malign his heritage, assume.
The parsis and freddie mercury are excellent places to start with when defining what Zorostrianism is not. In fagass freddie’s case if he were really a Zoroastrian he never would have engaged in homosexual intercourse, as it is strictly forbidden for all Zoroastrians. The parsis, the descendants of Zoroastrians who fled the Muslim invasion of Iran in the 7th century and who mostly settled in what is now India, have allowed the practices of Zarathustra to be corrupted. For instance, most of them practice veganism, which is alien to the teachings of Zarathustra and was adopted by contact with Hindus. The same is similarly true for the navjote ceremony, which was influenced by contact with Judaism and Hinduism. Though Zoroastrian teachings have influenced Judaism, such as kashrut dietary law which is based on Zoroastrian nasau dietary laws and the refusal to encourage converts, the jewish bar/bat mitzvah helped to form the navjote, whereas contact with hindus and their upanayana ceremony helped to cement the practice among parsis. As stated above a Zoroastrian is one who follows and believes in the teachings of Zarathustra. Throughout history as Iran expanded along with Iranian civilization and culture spread the teachings of Zarathustra travelled with it as well. Along with successes many failures and catastrophes occurred, diluting the Iranian community abroad and causing many to abandon the faith. As many have chose to return to the pure faith of Zarathustra such ceremonies are superfluous.
The texts of Zoroastrian faith, the Avesta, Yasna, Gathas, etc, while they are true documents, only now exist in written form because of the threat Christianity posed because of their use of the bible. Up to that point the teachings of Zaratustra were transmitted orally, with those lying killed. As Christians used this against Zoroastrians, claiming their faith was false because it was orally transmitted, the teachings of Zarathustra were written down in the third century by a Zoroastrian ratu named Tansar. Here I use the title ratu instead of mobed, for the title mobed came about in the third century when Tansar helped establish Zoroastrianism’s power base as the state religion of Iran when Ardashir came to power as Shahanshah in 224. Up until that point Zoroastrianism never had any hierarchy, simply was a community of believers of the faith with no hierarchical structure, and the title mobed was based on the priests of Judaism. Therefore anyone who claims to be a mobed is not a proper Zoroastrian. Just as controversial is the method of prayer.. While Zoroastrians must pray five times a day in front of fire many can’t decide whether to do the Kusti prayers or to recite Ahunavar, the greatest prayer and act of devotion. As the Ahunavar is the greatest prayer reciting it five times daily before fire is proper. The kusti, while taught by Zarathustra, is superfluous, as there are times when one does not have access to a kusti.
Many ask can Zoroastrianism be revived today, and I say yes. The biggest impediment is the laziness of people to take a hard look at the teachings of Zarathustra and to apply them to their lives, thus becoming a proper Zoroastrian. Consider how both Christianity and islam copy off of Zoroastrianism. In the case of Christianity they mention in the Gospel how the three “wise men”, who were Zoroastrian ratu visited jesus at his birth, as they predicted he would be born, calling him Ushedar, the first world savior who would be born 1,000 years after the birth of Zarathustra and who would fail in his work. The teaching of the unforgivable sin of denying one the right to pray mentioned in the Gospel is Zoroastrian in origin, the Christian wedding vows are of Zoroastrian in origin, the catholic concept of purgatory comes from the Zoroastrian Hammigistan, the protestant belief in a community of believers is also Zoroastrian in practice. Yet mainstream Christianity continues to ignore and marginalize Zoroastrians. Islam copies off of Zoroastrianism most of all. The five daily prayers are Zoroastrian, the Halal dietary laws are Zoroastrian in origin, and the concept of Jihad is Zoroastrian in origin, just to name the most obvious. Even many Muslims have considered Zoroastrianism a sect of Islam, which though false has allowed Muslims to minister to Zoroastrians in prisons where often Zoroastrian worship is forbidden. Therefore Zoroastrian concepts are familiar, the only thing left is to apply them more vigorously to allow people to revert or convert.
Consider the benefits of the Zoroastrian way. For one if a mass reversion occurred in Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries once under Iranian rule the horrors of sharia law would disappear, such as cutting off hands for stealing a loaf of bread, or honor killings of unmarried couples having sexual relations or killings of people who use alcohol, as Zoroastrian teachings do not condone this, yet those who complain about sharia law do not even examine Zoroastrianism as an alternative or encourage reversion. The horrors of pedophile priests in Christianity, notable demonstrated in the catholic church but which have also occurred in Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and other sects, and other Christian and muslim abuses of clerical authority would never have occurred had there been mass reversion and had Zoroastrianism remained a force.
It would be very easy to put the teachings of Zarathustra into practice today and revive the Pure faith he taught. The real question is what are we willing to do to put it into use?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seeing the facts about Iran’s recent problems

Those who are able to see straight are able to see that the recent troubles Iran has experienced since June 2009 are not those of a freedom or human rights movement, rather one that’s aim is to destabilize Iran in preparation for an invasion, and failing that weaken Iran where it can not play a major role in World affairs. There are some that think that when people say this they are crazy, however those people are stupid and uninformed, and need to look at the facts harder. Here I will present the basics behind the facts.

Those that say that this is a human rights movement need to ask themselves some important questions. First, if human rights has been a long standing issue then why have there not been riots for years in Iran? If conditions are as bad as are claimed then Iran’s population would never have tolerated it for any length of time. Plus amnesty international and other groups which report on human rights have not always reported the truth about Iranian “atrocity” stories or Iranian affairs. They do not mention facts like how honor killings and other female abuse stories are confined only to Iran’s practicing muslim population, or how branches of groups like the Persian cultural foundation are nonexistent. Then again seeing how that amnesty international has recently been packed by Iranians who spew such lies it is not surprising, yet all the same it is disgusting and disgraceful. If you question my reasoning consider this. Many of these same Iranians have been long opponents of war with America and Israel, though many of them have avoided taking any direct action and instead relied on the actions of others. Second, most Iranian groups were shut down and harassed as political groups because they did not spew the negative image that many in gpvernment and positions of power in the west have of Iran and Iranians. Along comes these uprisings in Iran under the guise of the green movement and all of a sudden those who support the green movement do not face negative stigma, as if to personify hajji baba for the 21st century.

The argument that it is a freedom movement fails when one asks, like above, why there were no mass uprisings before the June 2009 elections? Furthermore consider the uprisings were backed and instigated by politicians inside and outside of Iran who have had connections with the cia and the council on foreign relations. People forget that mousavi was a long time crony of khomeini, and we need not go into detail about the backing the cia gave khomeini during the revolution. The same is true for rafsanjani and mohammed forouzandeh, two people who have helped shape the image of Iran as a nightmare state the way Milosevic did for Yugoslavia, cronies all yet falsely portrayed as freedom fighters. It should be no coincidence that mousavi’s cousin is CinC of Iran’s Air Force, in other words in a position where he could effect Iran’s safety in the event of an invasion the same way members of Iraq’s military betrayed Saddam Hussein in 2003. Nor should we forget how reza pahlavi and farah diba pahlavi have come out in support of the green movement, tarnishing any legitimacy they have to their claim as iran’s deposed ruling house and tarnishing Royalists and Monarchists, not to mention iran’s aristocratic families who can trace their ancestry to Iran’s previous ruling houses.

Even were the masses of Iranians not direct collaborators of the cia and cfr they certainly have been influenced by their works. Since the 1990’s the majority of Iranians who have travelled to America and the west have done so as students. Those students who prosper do so not so much by good grades but by debasing their heritage and going along with every negative stereotype of Iranians the west creates. This group is isolated from Iranians who travelled to the west before the revolution socially, except for immediate family, and tends to take high paying jobs and to piss cash on useless luxuries, exemplifying the worst stereotypes of westerners. Furthermore, they have not taken a serious interest in other groups who have been disenfranchised and victimized by American and western actions. Rather once they achieve wealth and material possessions they fell they are successful and care about nobody else. This attitude has cost the green movement the support of the very activist groups who assisted the Iranian community in preventing an invasion.

Those who can’t look at the facts are doomed to fail. One of the greatest problems with Iranian civilization is that when things get tough most Iranians choose to escape into the world of excuses rather than face harsh reality. This is what is happening again and we need to wake up, face harsh reality, and get ourselves together or face extinction.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zendran inheritance/legal situation update

I just met with the rhode island state police this morning about the
criminal complaint I filed against washington trust. They told me that
after reviewing my complaint they can not determine how to proceed in my
case and can not determine if a crime has been comitted for lack of
further evidence. This means at this time my case is at a standstill.
This news comes weeks after pica accepted a $10,000 donation from
washington trust, which the pastor of first universalist church told me
was used to open up a new food pantry in his church. Most disconcerting
is that
1. The pastor of first universalist church, along with Pastor Ivins of
First Baptist Church in america and Reverend Almond of Matthewson St.
Methodist church who are also pica members agreed NOT to accept
donations from washington trust because of the court's ruling in my
favor two years ago in my successful defense against washington trust.
2. The only tv news station to cover the story was wjar, who had mario
hillario cover the story, adding insult to injury. The link to the
video of that story is below
Essentially a news station that hates my guts decided to have a crack at
The crooked dealings of wjar have continued as well. Recently bill
simons, who sits on the board of providence public library with wjar
president lisa churchville, has become an adjunct faculty at the watson
institute. This from someone who has no expertise in foreign affairs at
a facility which I put into prominence. Also recently betty jo cugini
was dropped from wjar, her being the daughter of the former head of
westerly community credit union, that bank figuring prominently in my
inheritance dispute.
All in all, not good news.
Peter Z

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New Iranian warships influenced by Zendran

I saw this in Fars News recently. Compare the 2009 article below with
what I wrote in December 2008. Here is the link to what I wrote then
And below is what fars news wrote this year.
Peter Khan Zendran

News number: 8801210727 19:25 | 2009-04-10


Iran to Manufacture Giant Destroyer, Advanced Submarines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to manufacture the largest destroyer and the
most advanced submarines in the region, a senior Iranian commander said
on Friday, adding that the army is also due to start mass production of
new series of fighter jets in the current year.

"The Iranian nation will observe that we will manufacture the largest
destroyer and the most advanced submarines in the region," Commander of
the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi told FNA.

"Mass production of fighter jets, the samples of which were unveiled
last year, and plans to manufacture vessels and submarines will be on
our agenda in the new (Iranian) year (started 20 March)," Salehi said,
stressing that the country is seeking to repeat the major advancements
made in the last year, including the launch of first home made Iranian
satellite 'Omid', in the current year.

Earlier in February Iranian Deputy Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi
said that Iran will produce more modern military planes after its
success in building 'Saeqeh' (Thunderbolt) and 'Azarakhsh' (Lightening)
fighter jets.

"We have built some fighter jets, including Azarakhsh and Saeqeh, in our
country that could fly and it is natural that we won't stop and will
take the necessary steps for their development," Vahidi said.

Saeqeh, a joint product of the Iranian Air Force and the Defense
Ministry, went on display as part of the Iranian air force's fleet
during military parades on the Army Day last year.

Vahidi also announced that Iran has produced spy planes with the flying
range of 1,000 km.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saint nuke for xmas?

Who would have thought a Ballistic Missile Sub would ever be named after
Santa Claus?
Peter Z
Project 955 Saint Nicholas
According to the general director of Sevmash, Nikolai Kalistratov, the
new strategic ballistic missile submarine of the Project 955 Borey class
will be named after one of the most revered saints in the Russian
Orthodox Church - St. Nicholas (who is known as the model for Santa
Claus, although this connection is almost nonexistent in the Russian
Orthodox tradition). Kalistratov said this during a Patriarch Kirill's
visit to Sevmash.

Construction of the new submarine is expected to start on December 22,
2009. The lead ship of this class, Yuri Dolgorukiy, began sea trials in
June 2009. Two other submarines - Aleksandr Nevskiy and Vladimir
Monomakh - are under construction.
Russia to start construction of 4th Borey-class sub in December

MOSCOW, October 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Sevmash shipyard will start
the construction of the fourth Borey class (Project 955) strategic
submarine on December 22, a Sevmash press secretary said Monday.

Anastasia Nikitinskaya said the keel-laying ceremony for an
as-yet-unnamed sub was timed to coincide with the shipyard's 70th

She said Russia's newest Borey class strategic nuclear submarine, the
Yury Dolgoruky, had undergone three sea trials out of the required six.

The Yury Dolgoruky, which is expected to be armed with the new Bulava
sea-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), successfully completed its first
round of sea trials in the White Sea on July 10.

The vessel is 170 meters (580 feet) long, has a hull diameter of 13
meters (42 feet), a crew of 107, including 55 officers, a maximum depth
of 450 meters (about 1,500 feet) and a submerged speed of about 29
knots. It can carry up to 16 ballistic missiles and torpedoes.

The construction cost of the submarine totaled 23 billion rubles (about
$713 mln), including 9 billion rubles ($280 mln) for research and

Two other Borey class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky and the
Vladimir Monomakh, are in different stages of completion. Russia is
planning to build eight of these subs by 2015.

According to Navy officials, fourth-generation Borey class
nuclear-powered submarines will form the core of Russia's modern
strategic submarine fleet, and will be deployed with Russia's Northern
and Pacific fleets.

However, the submarine's commissioning into the Navy could be delayed by
setbacks in the development of the troubled Bulava missile, which has
officially suffered six failures in 12 tests.

However, some analysts suggest that in reality the number of failures
was considerably larger. For example, according to Russian military
expert Pavel Felgenhauer, of the Bulava's 12 test launches, only one was
quite successful.

The future development of the Bulava has been questioned by some
lawmakers and defense industry officials, who have suggested that all
efforts should be focused on the existing Sineva SLBM.

But the Russian military has insisted that there is no alternative to
the Bulava and pledged to continue testing the missile until it is ready
to be put in service with the Navy.