In particular, Armenists believe that the first humans have originated on the Mt. Ararat and were given shelter on its plains. Later on, by the grace of the God and humans’ choice to explore the world, first human couple known in Armenian as Man and Kin-meaning man and woman came down to earth from the Mt. Ararat and established their earthly residence at the foot of the mountain, on the river bank of Araxes, in the area of historical Armenia known as Naxijevan, meaning “the first settlement” or “the first shelter”.
Armenism believes that God is good and loving, caring and compassionate, forgiving and helpful, God is the teacher and the guide, God is the parent and we are His children, every one of us. Thus, the world and all creations made by God know no evil and are holly, all the evil may come from humans, but never from the creations of God. Even, when an animal eats another animal, it doesn't committ evil, but operates according to its natural functions for survival.
According to Armenism, human is not an animal even though that human may have a lot in common with animals. The commonality with animals just shows that all the creation came from the one, single source, God the creator. In Armenism humans are the representatives of God on Earth, Earth is the Garden created by God, humans are its gardeners, the sheperds of the God's creations.
In Armenism life is a precious gift and a responsibility for one to know and cherish. Every birth is a celebration and a cause for happiness.
Armenism believes that the first world civilization have began in Armenia and as such was blessed by God to become the first school of the world’s scholarship, where all the secrets of the heavens and earth were known and kept. As such, Armenists believe that Armenia once again is destined to become the world’s source of light and knowledge, divine inspirations and creativity, the source of worldly knowledge and skills, first conveyed to the patriarchs of the mankind, the Man and Kin, and to their descendants.
Edited by Armena, 24 May 2005 - 10:30 AM.