Re: Human Rights Baha'i Style
- From: "Kent Johnson" <kent@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:55:43 CST
It seems to me that you are a prime example of the kind of "Baha'i" that
Susan and I were talking about. I am inclined to tolerate your existence,
to applaud that you call yourself a Baha'i, and not care much about your
I am mainly agreeable to let you call yourself a Baha'i because I can't do
anything about it But if you were to do some heinous act I would urge the
Baha'i administration to immediately and forcefully disavow your action and
clarify that you are not a member of my religion regardless what you call
But barring that you are okay. If you were in town I would invite you to
dinner. I might enjoy reading some of your posts in the future, they are not
so dreadful to read as those of other Baha'is both enrolled and not.
So, see you around the forum. And, so long as you don't try to come of
"diamondsouled" <rowe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Hello Kent and Susan,
Human rights are as well human responcibilities.
Although the following two quotes do not come from 'authorized'
translations, they do clearly reflect Abdu'l-Baha's concept of Baha'i
identity I believe.
" Know this; the Kingdom of God is not in any Society; some seekers go
through many Societies as a traveller goes through many cities till he
reach his destination. If you belong to a Society already do not
forsake your brothers. You can be a Bahá'í-Christian, a
Bahá'í-Freemason, a Bahá'í-Jew, a Bahá'í-Muhammadan. The number
nine contains eight, and seven, and all the other numbers, and does not
deny any of them. Do not distress or deny anyone by saying 'He is not a
Bahá'í!' He will be known by his deeds.
(Abdu'l-Baha, Abdu'l-Baha in London, p. 97)
" Why do you keep your eyes eternally fixed on the same point? Why do
you call yourselves Christians, Buddhists, Mohammedans, Bahais? You
must learn to distinguish the sun of truth from whichever point of the
horizon it is shining! People think religion is confined in an edifice,
to be worshipped at an altar. In reality it is an attitude toward
divinity which is reflected through life.
"This movement eludes organization -- it is the realization of a new
spirit. The foundation of that spirit is the love of God; and its
method, the love and service of mankind. Many who have never heard of
this revelation teach its laws and spiritual truths. These people are
performing what BAHA'O'LLAH hath commanded though they never heard of
(Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 14)
When Abdu'l-Baha' states that people will be: "known by their (his)
deeds" he is giving voice to very wise advise. When he states that
religion: "is an attitude towards the divine which is reflected through
life", he is giving voice to a very important truth.
People who take the lives of innocents are neither Muslims, Jews,
Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, or Baha'is even though they may call
themselves by these names.
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