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by richard
Mon May 19, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ghost town forum....
Replies: 9
Views: 16411

Re: Ghost town forum....

Sure, why not, HM?

I think Firesides can often lead to One on One Conversations later on, so they are synergistic and not necessarily mutually exclusive! richard :smile:
by richard
Sat May 17, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ghost town forum....
Replies: 9
Views: 16411

Re: Ghost town forum....

I too opt for the one-on-one conversation. I don't feel comfortable in "structured" situations outside of firesides, and if I don't feel comfortable, I find I can't express myself properly and fear missing anything important. HM Well then, HM, It only seems fair that you can change your o...
by richard
Tue May 13, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: It's been far too long.
Replies: 8
Views: 21320

Re: It's been far too long.

Ah ha, thank you for your reply, Z; and, thank you for the clarifications of the things i was too dense to see. I appreciate it Hope all is reasonably well with you and yours in the Canadian north, and east, if i recall correctly... And God bless you and yours today and forever in His Immense Univer...
by richard
Mon May 12, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: teaching the faith
Replies: 2
Views: 6908

Re: teaching the faith

Well Flores, i thought your comments were quite worthy of consideration, but alas, no takers. I am truly sorry you have received no other replies... Your spiritual sense seems good... God bless you and all your loved ones today, and forever... :smile: richard
by richard
Mon May 12, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: seekers forum ... maturity of site
Replies: 7
Views: 23182

Re: seekers forum ... maturity of site

Hi Peter, The best way to begin is to ask a question. Any question. Then we may know where your points of interest are. It would also be good to know how much you already know instead of someone just repeating your knowledge back to you. By this I mean, Do you need to know who Baha'u'llah was? The ...
by richard
Mon May 12, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ghost town forum....
Replies: 9
Views: 16411

Re: Ghost town forum....

Hi Richard, Not completely "ghosted" out to be sure. Do you think we are we complacent, apathetic, or just few in numbers, or all three? Probably a small dose of the three, there are a ton of good threads on this forum that demand more in-depth answers than can be punched out in few keyst...
by richard
Mon May 12, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Root Foundation - Baha'i Inspired Non-profit Organization
Replies: 2
Views: 12306

Re: Root Foundation - Baha'i Inspired Non-profit Organization

brettz9 wrote:Wow, this looks great! Wishing you all the best with it...

Brett


Right on, Brett, and i surely share your appreciation of Martha Root and the fine visions of her Foundation, but alas, apathy continues to "run" rampant in our little GT... :sad: richard
by richard
Mon May 12, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: It's been far too long.
Replies: 8
Views: 21320

Re: It's been far too long.

How is everybody doing here? :D _________________ Justice and equity are twin Guardians that watch over men. From them are revealed such blessed and perspicuous words as are the cause of the well-being of the world and the protection of the nations. ~ Bahá'u'lláh Well, Z, it was not your fault, or ...
by richard
Thu May 08, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ghost town forum....
Replies: 9
Views: 16411

Re: Ghost town forum....

It's been awful quiet here lately, Thought I'd throw out a poll in search of life signs. HighMountain Hello HM, I think you may be right, but my interest and vote makes two replies and votes in 4 days for your Ghost Town Poll, so we are not completely "Ghosted." Do you think we are we com...
by richard
Thu May 08, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: It's been far too long.
Replies: 8
Views: 21320

Re: It's been far too long.

Hello Richard and all, Zazaban's quote was part of his (?) "sig" or signature. It can show up on every post he makes (that's why it has a line separating it from the rest of the post). These sigs are really more intended to give people food for thought, make a joke, etc., though of course...
by richard
Mon May 05, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: It's been far too long.
Replies: 8
Views: 21320

Re: It's been far too long.

Hi Zazaban, Nice to see you around again... WHERE? I THOUGHT I SAW HIM TOO, BUT THEN HE DISAPPEARED? And thank you Richard for voicing your nice appreciation... best, Brett AND THANK YOU BRETT, INDEED, I APPRECIATED Z's FINE QUOTE FROM BAHA'U'LLAH AND THOUGHT IT MIGHT LEAD OTHERS TO A GOOD DISCUSSI...
by richard
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kingship - The Shadow of God on Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 26284

Re: Kingship - The Shadow of God on Earth

Allah-u-abha Friends! I have been thinking about the issue of Kingship in the Baha'i writings. This is for me one of the hardest teachings of Baha'u'llah to accept, as I am an American through and through. I think this teaching gets largely ignored by Baha'is, since we are probably all rather uncom...
by richard
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: This article caught my eye....
Replies: 1
Views: 10220

Re: This article caught my eye....

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/Default.pl?id=25373 It's always interesting to me when I find mention of the Faith in news articles (as brief as this one may be). CNN's web page later followed up on the story and was informed by Iranian officials that the explosion was due to a mishandlin...
by richard
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: It's been far too long.
Replies: 8
Views: 21320

Re: It's been far too long.

How is everybody doing here? :D Justice and equity are twin Guardians that watch over men. From them are revealed such blessed and perspicuous words as are the cause of the well-being of the world and the protection of the nations. ~ Bahá'u'lláh :D Well Z, Speaking of your great quote above, it has...
by richard
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kingship - The Shadow of God on Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 26284

Re: Kingship - The Shadow of God on Earth

Hello HighMountain, Thank you for a truly great response to RuhiWarrior's questions and concerns about some quotes that were not clear to me either. Indeed, you did an admirable job of putting a good and godly spiritual spin on some teachings that on the surface were not that spiritually clear for m...
by richard
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SHACKLES
Replies: 2
Views: 7184

Re: SHACKLES

Back with you, Loren, Surely appreciate your upbeat, kind, and encouraging reply. Also very much appreciate your quote from Abdu'l Baha'. His words reveal the great spiritual insights and resources available from the great spiritual wealth of the Bahai Faith teachings. Thanks for your positive reply...
by richard
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: seekers forum ... maturity of site
Replies: 7
Views: 23182

Re: seekers forum ... maturity of site

Hi, This seems as good a place as any for me to start. I think I am probably a seeker - if a seeker is someone who has read about Baha'i, felt close to it and would now like to know more. Peter Hello Peter in Oxfordshire, U.K. :smile: Though i am not a member of the Bahai Faith, i will try to give ...
by richard
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A movement to help free the Baha'i spirit from its shackles
Replies: 8
Views: 19281

Re: A movement to help free the Baha'i spirit from its shackles

[quote="Loren Dear Richard, Your sentiments, and warm spirit are always appreciated! In the way that you have understood what the "movement" is I agree with you completely. However, there is a lot about this movement that is behind the curtains, and, in my opinion, are contrary to the...
by richard
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Great news from Viet Nam! :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 10145

Re: Great news from Viet Nam! :-)

Hi Bruce, Thanks for the good news in a world of too much bad news. It is surely great news for Viet Nam, as well as the Bahai Faith. Indeed, when any country respects religious freedom enough to permit its presence, that bodes well for potential, possible, progress in national spiritual unity and p...
by richard
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SHACKLES
Replies: 2
Views: 7184

SHACKLES

SHACKLES I can understand how some may feel, or be, shackled, physically, emotionally, mentally, theologically, politically, or legalistically, by other persons or groups; but not spiritually shackled. Surely, the more we have faith in God, and know Him as our Heavenly Father--- the more we are awar...
by richard
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: What happened to the forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 14726

Re: What happened to the forum?

For three days I couldn't access the forum. There was a message that I don't remember about it not being accessible. Last night something changed, but I still couldn't see any of the forums. I was set to log in automatically, and today I tried logging out. The I was able to see the forums, but I co...
by richard
Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A movement to help free the Baha'i spirit from its shackles
Replies: 8
Views: 19281

Re: A movement to help free the Baha'i spirit from its shackles

Hello Loren, Jim, and Bruce, I truly hope you and other readers on this site will examine Jim's concerns with the problem of well-intended persons who unwittingly shackle the spirit of our one and only God within their hearts, minds, and souls---within their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, words, bei...
by richard
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Freedom from sectarian hatreds and other shackles
Replies: 28
Views: 93430

Re: Freedom from sectarian hatreds and other shackles

jimhabegger Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:20 am Thank you, Richard. Um . . . I think I agree with you? Jim Thank you, Jim, but... Um...I don't remember what i said; and, my posts from this site have, alas, apparently been banished to that part of this Cyber Kingdom known as the great Void of Spamdom......
by richard
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Forum problems? Can't login, or missing posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 8299

Re: Forum problems? Can't login, or missing posts?

Hi Jonah, A short while back i tried to get to the old site and it had disappeared so i took a guess and found your new site, but was not able to sign in, so i registered as a new member and don't see my previous posts either. In fact, if i am not mistaken it appears that a great number of posts are...
by richard
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unanswered Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 8757

Re: Unanswered Posts

Hello Brett, Ironic, and sad, that you never received any replies to your post regarding a shortange of replies in this cyber space. I have noticed it since i have been dropping in from time to time for some time now. I think Jim has a handle on the problem, but has not yet stated it as succinctly a...
by richard
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: NEW forum now online!
Replies: 2
Views: 6884

Re: NEW forum now online!

Bear with us as we work on the template. I know it's ugly at the moment. Any problems, suggestions, or whatever? Post them here. -Jonah Well, that was a trip. !5 minutes ago i couldn't find the site, but made a lucky guess and here i am... So far see no problems, only reasons for hope, particularly...

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