Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Parsicide" is actually the domain of the heterodox

From: Deen Parast
Date: Tue, May 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Subject: "Parsicide" is actually the domain of the heterodox
To: Ratan Unwalla <>

Mr. Unwalla,
The not-so-funny side of this is that the "Parsicide", as you put it,
is actually the domain of the heterodox community who consider
themselves Parsis and yet want to admit non-Zoroastrians into
our sacred institutions. If these "modern" and "keeping with the
times" desires of theirs are fullfilled, it will mean the end (God Forbid)
of our sacred heritage and culture in India that our forefathers have
preserved for over a thousand years.
One other example is the heterodox desire to replace our holy
institution of Khorshed Nigareshni (exposure to the sun) with ideas
imported from other religions, such as cremation and burial. We
are not Hindus or Christians to burn or bury our dead. Why do
they want to copy other religions?
So it is this heterodox side of our community who are the destroyers,
whereas the Traditionals have always been the Preservers. The
word Parsicide can best be applied to these heterodox people who
want to distort our ancient culture and heritage beyond recognition.