What is the first known religion?
do u know the first through fifth?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1st known religion: survival of the fittest!!
2nd: the sacrament of the woman (matriarchy in old times)
3rd: elemental gods rituals
Edit: though the sumerian happened abt 6000 bc i have my doubts it is the oldest one compared to the whole globe....
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Vedas are among the oldest sacred texts in the world dating from c. 1500-500BCE. Most Indologists agree that an oral tradition existed long before a literary tradition tentatively may have been set in (in one shakha, Kanva) from about the 1st century BCE; however it was again superseded by oral tradition until c. 1000 CE. Due to the ephemeral nature of the manuscript material (birch bark or palm leaves), surviving manuscripts rarely surpass an age of a few hundred years. The Benares Sanskrit University has a Rigveda manuscript of the mid-14th century, however, there are a number of older Veda manuscripts in Nepal belonging to the Vajasaneyi tradition that are dated from the 11th century onwards.Source(s): wiki
- 1 decade ago
The first known religions were of an animistic type (worshiping the spirits and nature), but the oldest one that is still considered a major religion is Hinduism.
- Captain CodLv 61 decade ago
The oldest writings from 5500 years make plenty of references to a multitude of flesh and blood gods.Source(s): Enuma Elish, Atra Hasis
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- NAUGRIM_GiantLv 41 decade ago
Zoroastrianism is the first that was officially recorded. There are many assumptions as to humans first form of worship and ritualism but they ARE only assumptions.Source(s): You know, I'm not sure I spelled that right.
- bud85348Lv 61 decade ago
1. BASIC HUMAN INSTITUTIONS
All human institutions minister to some social need, past or present, notwithstanding that their overdevelopment unfailingly detracts from the worth-whileness of the individual in that personality is overshadowed and initiative is diminished. Man should control his institutions rather than permit himself to be dominated by these creations of advancing civilization.
Human institutions are of three general classes:
1. The institutions of self-maintenance. These institutions embrace those practices growing out of food hunger and its associated instincts of self-preservation. They include industry, property, war for gain, and all the regulative machinery of society. Sooner or later the fear instinct fosters the establishment of these institutions of survival by means of taboo, convention, and religious sanction. But fear, ignorance, and superstition have played a prominent part in the early origin and subsequent development of all human institutions.
2. The institutions of self-perpetuation. These are the establishments of society growing out of sex hunger, maternal instinct, and the higher tender emotions of the races. They embrace the social safeguards of the home and the school, of family life, education, ethics, and religion. They include marriage customs, war for defense, and home building.
3. The institutions of self-gratification. These are the practices growing out of vanity proclivities and pride emotions; and they embrace customs in dress and personal adornment, social usages, war for glory, dancing, amusement, games, and other phases of sensual gratification. But civilization has never evolved distinctive institutions of self-gratification.Source(s): PAPER 69 - PRIMITIVE HUMAN INSTITUTIONS http://www.urantia.org/papers/paper69.html
- elaine 30705Lv 71 decade ago
When at the tower of baal Jesus started the first church
The Church Of the Living God.,,which is spiritual.
- sdb deaconLv 61 decade ago
I'm not absolutely sure of this, but the oldest organized religion I can think of would be Zoroastrianism.
- OrestesLv 41 decade ago
animism which lead to paganism or forms of goddess worship.
- MatthewLv 71 decade ago
Adam & Eve were Patriarchal Christians.