We have unsealed the choice cyanide kool-aid!
- From: Jeffrey <Jeffreyobf@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:57:33 -0000
from the True Seeker blog
I had to laugh out loud over the recent admission by a sans-Guardian
Bahai in the talk.religion.bahai newsgroup who insisted that
Baha'u'llah revealed the "stifling rules and regulations" enforced by
the Bahai organization currently occupying Haifa and Wilmette.
Anyone with familiarity with that organization knows that their
religion consists of a series of endless edicts about what one can or
cannot think, do or say in every conceivable situation. They pump out
book after book of "guidance" to tell their faithful flock how they
are supposed to think and behave about everything for the sake of
"unity." If perchance there is some area of their lives not covered
by their stifling rules and regulations, there is only one thing to do
about it. Not sure which shade of lipstick to use? Is it OK for
unmarried persons to kiss? With or without tongue? Shoot off a letter
to God's supposed representative on this earth, their so-called
Universal House of Justice and ask them to please tell me what to do,
what to say, what to believe.
Of course, you can't have stifling rules and regulations without
stifling ENFORCEMENT. Luckily, there is a unified community of single-
minded busybodies to get the job done. The non-stop job of the Bahai
busybodies is to make sure that nobody is breaking any of the stifling
rules and regulations and to punish those who do, so that their
precious Faith will not fall into disrepute:
Busybody 1: "What time did Jane come home last night?"
Busybody 2: "Did she even come home? She was on a date and never came
home at all!"
Busybody 1; "Who is she sleeping with? We need to have a talk with her
and remind her that she will risk losing her (gasp) voting rights!"
Busybody 2: "LuAnne never goes out on dates. I wonder if she is at
home masturbating? The UHJ said that was definitely not allowed."
Busybody 1: "I wonder how we can find out? We need to spy on her for
the sake of the community."
Busybody 2: "Is John drinking again? Peter saw him in a bar the
Busybody 1: "Oh really, what was Peter doing in a bar?"
Busybody 2: "Good point. I better report him to the LSA."
Am I exaggerating? Perhaps. But I have seen this kind of mind-
boggling interference with people's lives when I was a cult member of
this Bahai community.
But you know I have read up quite a bit on the Bahai Revelation over
the years and frankly I cannot remember reading in the words of the
founding figures of this Faith the remotest reference to the need for
a Bahai community to organize for the purpose of spying upon and
enforcing the personal "laws" of the Faith.
Baha'u'llah had this to say about His rules and regulations:
"Think not that We have revealed unto you a mere code of laws. Nay,
rather, We have unsealed the choice Wine with the fingers of might and
power. To this beareth witness that which the Pen of Revelation hath
revealed. Meditate upon this, O men of insight!" Baha'u'llah, The
Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 21
Let's meditation upon this for a moment. He did not say that He
wanted you to drink the cyanide-laced kool-aid of sicko cultists. He
said it was the choice Wine. Note the capital letters. I think that
has something to do with God-intoxication and not a network of
busybodies making sure everybody is doing the right thing, saying the
right thing, and thinking the right thoughts.
There is an idea. God intoxication. That is, a soul in connection
with the Beloved. Mystic intercourse with the Holy Spirit. Remember
that spiritual stuff?
Could it be that the personal laws of the Bahai revelation are
guidelines for leading a spiritual life that each person needs to
internalize within his or her own life?
Could it be that the purpose of the Bahai revelation is the spiritual
growth of the entire community by each member of that community
fighting his or her own spiritual battles?
Could it be that the role of the community and its administrative
institutions is to foster and facilitate this growth and not to
promulgate and enforce stifing rules and regulations that lord over
the individual members?
I think it could be.
The thing that really amazes me is that there so many individuals who
are willing to allow others to impose external control over their
minds and bodies. Why don't they wake up?
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