- Feb 7, 2011
What?The single biggest mistake committed by one individual in the history of mankind is that Genghis Khan converted from Buddhism to Islam and made his massive empire follow suit after having conquered a big chunk of the planet. Today the condition is such that 1 in every 6 people on this planet has the DNA of Genghis Khan running through their blood.
Wow, I thought you were one of those guys who wouldn't fill his posts with this kind of nonsense.
Let me guess, the "khan" in "Chinggis Khan" mislead you?
Now, if this was some kind of sarcasm or joke, then I didn't get it.
But in case you are interested in facts:
1. Chinggis Khan was NOT a Buddhist. Sure there were plenty of Buddhists in his expanding empire, but he wasn't.
His religion or custom was Mongolic shamanism. They worshiped the "blue sky" (Heaven worship/tengriism), isn't surprising considering their nomadic lifestyle.
2. Chinggis Khan did NOT convert to Islam. Again there were followers of Islam (and Buddhism and tengriism and xtianity ) in his empire and Chinggis himself was pretty tolerant of these religions, but he did not convert to Islam, some of his descendant did though.
Chinggis did in fact ban some islamic practices which he considered against Mongolic law(s)/customs: like Halal killing and circumcision.
The word Khan is not Islamic but of Mongolic origin, meaning approximately= king/ruler. It was later adopted by Muslims. C K is considered the father of Mongols (and maybe you don't know but Mongolians are a damn proud people) do you think they would have an islamic guy as their father of nation?
3. And finally: "1 in every 6 people on this planet has the DNA of Genghis Khan"... Are you kidding me??
Genealogists estimate that the actual number of present day surviving descendants of CK is more like 20 million => less than 0.5% of human population, so more like 1 in 200 not 1 in 6.
Also I doubt Islam is in decline. These are religions (like xtianity and islam) which actually grow when thy are tormented/feel threatened but when left alone they decline (decline in europe when they have a comfortable life/ middle east when riches).