Found this today on a blog I visited: "Hinduism is generally considered to be the world’s oldest religion….”
To which I replied:
"Not so, EA. There was a highly developed, complex civilization in place in India before the relatively barbaric Aryans took over: the peaceful and complex ancient Indus Valley Civilization, with highly complex cities like Mohenjodaro and Harappa. It was a Goddess civilization. There’s little doubt in my mind that a peaceful, healthy Goddess religion was in place in what is now India for millenia before the crude war gods smashed everything and forced their high-god religions down the people's throats. As they’ve done all over the globe, for the past 6000 years.
"For a short intro, go HERE...."
... or here: "Countless terra-cotta statues of Mother Goddess have been discovered suggesting that she was worshipped in nearly every home."
Other good sites on the pre-patriarchal, peaceful, class-less, highly complex, Goddess-worshipping Indians are HERE, HERE & HERE.
Thnx to harappa.com for the foto of the ruins of the ancient Indus Valley city Mohenjodaro.