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Dushanism was the ancient religion of the Dushanists. These people lived throughout the kingdom of Tushetia, and the religion was practiced in full force from around 430 to its decline from about 1450 until around 1610, the ultimate fall of Tushetia, when Dushanism became unorthodox. The religion involved worshiping the crop and resources that the Earth produced, and their high god, Əžîl, also called Üb Ÿtlalü, or Gracious Man, was said to exist in all kinds of foods. Dushanists also shunned sex, sexual activity and sexual behavior. They knew it was necessary to continue the civilization and to keep mankind alive, but they believed that it was dirty and cruel, and that man could not survive being tempted by sex. So they became quite strict about the matter, and stressed that all keep sex until after marriage. Also, they preached that if someone did have sex, they should beg forgiveness from Əžil himself. This is why many of the poorer Tushetians only had one child, or at most two or three. The rumor is that the early Dushanists worshiped concrete more than any other material. Why this has become a rumor is a mystery, for it is a myth, and there hasn't been made any connection between these people and concrete. It is believed that Sîlkašaš, a priest of the early 4th century, gave King Shan I the ultimate ideas to begin creating a universal religion such as this. Sîlkašaš believed that all food products and resources came from a god he named Thû-xazaš, or Life-Bearer, and praised over any of the other pagan systems previously used. Shan I is believed to be directly descended from Əžil, but it is quite uncertain, for the line is quite hypothetical. The religion finally lost its popularity when the kings began to turn to Islam around 1500, while Islamic forces occupied the area.

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