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by Sean H.
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 17
Views: 28021

Re: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith

Thanks for raising the question on baldness. I started balding at around 18 and as a result started shaving my head, not with a blade, but with a trimmer. I don't know whether what i'm doing is right or not, but I'm now 25 and don't want to walk around looking like Mr burns. I don't think shaving y...
by Sean H.
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: engagement HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 13022

Re: engagement HELP

I would just like to point out that Baha'i marriage does not require a ring. Not saying that you shouldn't have a ring as I would probably like one myself some day. But just wanted to interject. :smile:
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights
Replies: 8
Views: 15640

Re: The Barack Obama Administration and Baha'i Human Rights

It's certainly possible. We shall have to wait and see if the rhetoric turns into action. :smile:
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unity is not granted!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 5931

Re: Unity is not granted!!!

Baha'is online is a site frequented by covenant breakers and disenfranchised Baha'is looking for vengeance who hide behind political terms such as "fundamentalism" to disguise the fact that they have problems being obedient to the Cause of God and submissive to God's Will and detached from...
by Sean H.
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 75885

Re: Last Prophet?

I would reiterate what others said about Muhammad distinguishing Islam from the succession of nabi in Judaism. As far as last prophet I would also mention that the Qur'an says that Jesus will be a sign of the last day and that Jesus is both a nabi and a rasul. Also notice that the Caller is a warner...
by Sean H.
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Highly unlikely but curious...
Replies: 9
Views: 13751

Re: Highly unlikely but curious...

I thought that Baha'is didn't have debates but discussions :D
by Sean H.
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 75885

Re: Last Prophet?

In the Quran in lots of different places it talks about Judgement day. I dont have a Quran infront of me right now so cannot quote the passages for you. It states that on Judgement day, 2 new religions will come. Dear BritishBahai, we should probably refrain from hearsay and back up what we say wit...
by Sean H.
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?
Replies: 15
Views: 25242

Re: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?

But anyway, how can every manifestation be the same when two or more of them can exist at one time? Perhaps because in their essence they are the same? They might have different personalities, different bodies, different haircuts, but the part of Them that is important is that They all reflect God'...
by Sean H.
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Angels in the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 2
Views: 10204

Re: Angels in the Baha'i Faith

YE ARE THE ANGELS Verily, I, from this brilliant and Blessed Spot, speak to you face to face, while ye are in that far distant country, saying: "O people of loyalty, O people of faithfulness, O people who are awakened by the Breath of God, O people who are inhaling the scent of life from the S...
by Sean H.
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Last Prophet?
Replies: 51
Views: 75885

Re: Last Prophet?

Well, from reading the post of Baha'u'llah's writings about the "first" and the "last" I conclude that he spends many words to basically explain the Christian tradition in the Book of Revelation where Christ (as) says "I am the Alpha and the Omega". I agree and think t...
by Sean H.
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Good christian prophecy books youve come across
Replies: 2
Views: 6736

Re: Good christian prophecy books youve come across

Preparing for Christ's New Name is a Good Book. It's not purely prophecy but covers a lot of the background of the problems the Jews had in Accepting Christ and can use that as a springboard to understanding why Christians might have a problem with understanding their own prophecies.
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: mismanagement of this forum to be reported to the US NSA
Replies: 4
Views: 18767

mismanagement of this forum to be reported to the US NSA

Jonah, You stated: http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=1302&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=26 "I wish for this forum to be civil and respectful, and these days I find I have less patience for discord -- mostly because I have less time and energy than before to help manage any...
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Re: Covenant and fundamentalism (Universal House of Justice)

BW (& other moderators), The following URL links to a post I made some time ago that documents your distortions and hostile tone: http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?p=5135&highlight=#5135 I would start compiling a comprehensive list of your distortions and misrepresentations, but ...
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are baha'is against individuality and freedom of thought?
Replies: 16
Views: 23300

BW: do you have SPECIFIC answers to unanswered questions?

BW: do you have any SPECIFIC answers to the questions I asked you in this thread that you haven't responded to?
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THINKERS ANONYMOUS
Replies: 12
Views: 18457

Brett, The following statement is an extremely offensive distortion. --- Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:27 am Baha'i Warrior Joined: 11 Aug 2005 Posts: 554 Location: U.S.A. Since when do Baha'is "vehemently" hate "an integral approach"? If you mean integrating anti-Baha'i ideas with Baha'i ones, then it...
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: was Baha'u'llah green?
Replies: 5
Views: 12170

leverage points for change in a system

Thought the teachings are green in a lot of aspects, I'd not classify Bahá'u'lláh in any narrow human denomination with its respective activities. absolutly. I was curious of any specific writings. thanks for the links brett To get at the social part of the issue, you need to explicate the anti-bou...
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Re: Covenant and fundamentalism (Universal House of Justice)

... not only are Bahá'ís urged to uphold the principle of unfettered search after truth, but they have also been encouraged from the time of the Faith's inception to pursue knowledge in all its forms and to excel in such attainments. ... Yes, we persue knowledge from all sources. We disgard the one...
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Re: Overcoming the chaos of intellectual diversity

He knoweth the inner secrets of the hearts and the meaning hidden in the mocker's wink...We are, in truth, the one to judge. - Kitab-i-Aqdas, K 157 I spent an evening on integralinstitute.org to figure out just what the heck Eric was going on and on about. Well, all I want to say is THANKS Eric! I ...
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THINKERS ANONYMOUS
Replies: 12
Views: 18457

Richard: Just wondering, you have mentioned that you don't like organized relgion because of sectarianism. But there are no sects of the Baha'i Faith. . . . —BW http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectarianism Sectarianism means that one religious group is hostile towards another religious group, it isn't...
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THINKERS ANONYMOUS
Replies: 12
Views: 18457

false unity vs. real unity, group fascism

As I've pointed out before, research indicates that most people in the Baha'i community self-identify as having a dominant need for a sense of "group belonging". (see the article on this web site titled "Common Threads"). I've seen this as "too much warm/fuzzy", feel good fluff, if not excess expre...
by Sean H.
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Membership Roll
Replies: 14
Views: 15566

Re: don't rule out abuse by Baha'i families/institutions/lea

Yes, and Baha'is also trash ex-Baha'is and reformers on a regular basis, including engaging in horrifying abuses of administrative authority in order to silence critics. Define "trash." You used to term "negativity". In addition, lies, distortions, impugning the intentions and motivations of critic...
by Sean H.
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Membership Roll
Replies: 14
Views: 15566

don't rule out abuse by Baha'i families/institutions/leaders

... I have to say though, that in many cases such as with ex-Baha'is or whatnot (speaking from personal experience and also stories I have heard), the person who rejects the Faith (such as an ex-Baha'i) will tend to speak very negatively about the Faith whenever he is around family members, even th...
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Re: Holistic Memes

Hello Eric, I find your intellectual insights provocative and potentially helpful. I hope my follow up questions will not display too much ignorance of your chosen integral mental framework and vocabulary. So then, would it make sense to suggest that “scientific,” “philosophical,” and “religious” m...
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Covenant and fundamentalism (Universal House of Justice)

http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_academic_methodologies The House of Justice recognizes that, at the other extreme, there are Bahá'ís who, imbued by what they conceive to be loyalty to Bahá'u'lláh, cling to blind acceptance of what they understand to be a statement of the Sacred Text. This shortco...
by Sean H.
Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Guardian's letter prohibiting dogmatism/fanaticism

http://bahai-library.org/uhj/science.religion.html#extracts It is hoped that all the Baha'i students will ... be led to investigate and analyse the principles of the Faith and to correlate them with the modern aspects of philosophy and science. Every intelligent and thoughtful young Baha'i should al...
by Sean H.
Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 39409

Re: green meme / Jean Gebser's book "The Ever-Present O

What significance does it have at all that the "leading thinkers in the world" see spirituality as "evolutionary"? 0) it is a potentially interesting route to understanding the "harmony of science and religion". 1) It was guidance from the Universal House of Justice. 2) It is an antidote to insular...

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