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« on: July 25, 2009, 01:33:40 AM »

The Yazdan religion is extremely mysterious. They are called Satanists (they aren't in the popular sense), and I don't know of anyone who has written about them. Since they are mainly in Iraq and Syria, I was wondering if there have ever been any attempts to evangelise these ancient people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazd%C3%A2nism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alevi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahl-e_Haqq
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazidi

I know some people have a thing about wiki but I couldn't find anymore than a couple of paragraphs anywhere else.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 01:43:46 AM »

The only one of the above that I have heard of is the Yazidi.  I was actually acquainted with one during my college days.  It's my understanding that they have been very persecuted and Armenia is one of the few places where they have really been safe from persecution.  It's my understanding that they are just left alone.  I don't know of any efforts to evangelize them.  Maybe vasnTearn would know more about this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 01:50:32 AM »

I know that there is a minority Yazidi population in Armenia. I think there's also one on one of the EU councils. Considering where they live, I bet that what you are saying is the case. From what I understand, they are extremely ethnocentric (no converts accepted, no marrying outside clans. They teach that they are direct descendents of Adam, but not Eve. Femenists will despise their theology on this subject), so evangelisation would be near impossible. But then, is our God a Master at doing impossible things?
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 02:13:54 AM »

A post by ialmisry and a response to it were moved to the private forum:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,22283.msg341445.html#msg341445
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 01:56:33 PM »

I'm getting a window saying that the link is "missing or off limits". Whats up with that?
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009, 02:01:54 PM »

I'm getting a window saying that the link is "missing or off limits". Whats up with that?

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 02:32:49 PM »

Oh ok thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 05:42:21 PM »

Isa has his own special thread in the private forum. 

If you want Isa's link to the information on the Alevis, here it is:

http://books.google.com/books?id=x-U-AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=asian+mystery
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009, 07:03:20 PM »

Thanks Salpy! Smiley
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