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by Dame
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Marriage Laws
Replies: 5
Views: 13577

Re: Baha'i Marriage Laws

I have reviewed this thread a number of times, and the Writings on marriage; including the reports on the marriage of Shogi Effendi and Mary Maxwell. It seems Bahai marriage requires the consent of all living natural parents and two witnesses (may also be the parents). The LSA is there to confirm pa...
by Dame
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai Writings on sex within marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 9480

Re: Bahai Writings on sex within marriage

I have seen little explicit reference to sexual acts within marriage in the Bahai Writings. The emphasis on equality between the sexes would imply mutual respect, trust, consultation and consent being of primary importance. Any time these conditions are not met the behavior would not be permissable ...
by Dame
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: online Library Science degree (not Baha'i-related)
Replies: 2
Views: 12082

Re: online Library Science degree (not Baha'i-related)

Jonah, Good post. Every forum I read or participate in seems to have every increasing numbers of span. Somehow the administrators stay ahead of it, yet it must really interfere in their own capacity to actualy use and enjoy the forums. As a user with minimum computer skills, I would like to thank yo...
by Dame
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Abdu'l-Baha writes on religious law and the House of Justice
Replies: 2
Views: 11520

Re: Abdu'l-Baha writes on religious law and the House of Jus

Sen,

Thank you for this post.

Once again your disciplined application of an obvious scholarly gift provides instruction, insight and cause for reflection in my own thinking and behaviour.
by Dame
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Sale translation of the Qur'an
Replies: 6
Views: 21691

Re: Sale translation of the Qur'an

Thank you all for posting links to multiple translations. As with the Holy Bible, I find that multiple translations provide a much better understanding.
by Dame
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE GARDEN OF EDEN STORY: Myth of Metaphor?
Replies: 2
Views: 11592

Re: THE GARDEN OF EDEN STORY: Myth of Metaphor?

RobertD, you read, how refreshing. An articulate thought provoking post. Tks
by Dame
Fri May 21, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Is everything working?
Replies: 3
Views: 13095

Re: Is everything working?

Seems to be working here.
by Dame
Sat May 15, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Im a stay-at-home mom and need ideas for a good job
Replies: 4
Views: 18405

Re: Im a stay-at-home mom and need ideas for a good job

Most post-secondary institutions have accessibility programing for students with specific requirement. They provide some students with funding to have written assignments transcribed from a number of sources. Many small businesses, independent sub-contractors and even people with home businesses nee...
by Dame
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World currency
Replies: 26
Views: 38633

Re: World currency

When I was a kid, I played a lot of Monopoly, the board game. Then as a young adult I played the computerized business game. Was set back by a ruling of anti-trust activities. Last week I heard a salient comment on TV while pealing carrots for diner. Commodities (carrots) have had a serious reversal...
by Dame
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Process of Baha'i Review: A Changing Paradigm
Replies: 4
Views: 9839

Re: The Process of Baha'i Review: A Changing Paradigm

So, who are the angels wrestling on the head of what pin? Lest history repeat itself.
by Dame
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Shameless self promotion
Replies: 5
Views: 16059

Re: Shameless self promotion

Truth, the toughbook is 5 years old and has had an extensive feild use life. This is the first time I have noticed any problems at all. It matches its reputation for multiple difficult environments. Over the years, I have been repeatedly surprised by how much and what a young child or animal can tra...
by Dame
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 19 Suggestions for the Baha'i Faith in America
Replies: 3
Views: 7935

Re: 19 Suggestions for the Baha'i Faith in America

i wonder if he/she has really thought about the impact of childrens and jr youth classes? my son and his team seem to be hitting a vein. I need some help with understanding the relevance of the above quote. The content of the article did not strike me as particularly appropriate; nor intended to be...
by Dame
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World currency
Replies: 26
Views: 38633

Re: World currency

Currency as a store of wealth; currency as a medium of exchange. Both have become tenuous as objective uses for currency. Currencies and precious metals have all become part of a high velocity exchange with little or no attachment to the real products rendering them near useless for their original p...
by Dame
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 19 Suggestions for the Baha'i Faith in America
Replies: 3
Views: 7935

Re: 19 Suggestions for the Baha'i Faith in America

Read the whole thing. Some portions provide a valuable contribution to my personal integration of religeous thought from various traditions. In the manner of critique Catholics consider themselves Christians and although some other denominations have serious problems with the claims of the (Roman) C...
by Dame
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Shameless self promotion
Replies: 5
Views: 16059

Re: Shameless self promotion

Dear Brett, Checked the link and it was last updated in 1996. I personally find that children and youth are most attentive when a constant prospect of immediate food is present. Even the picky eaters will engage in eating as a primary social acceptance activity. Street gangs can be convinced to stop...
by Dame
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Shameless self promotion
Replies: 5
Views: 16059

Shameless self promotion

And sniveling. Sniveling first. We currently have 3 mostly adorable kittens. One of them just lept onto my keyboard and ripped the n key off the keyboard of a Panasonic Toughbook. It will survive being dropped 3 stories, but not an attack by a one lb kitten. Oh well? Now for the shameless self promo...
by Dame
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Note to moderator(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 17625

Note to moderator(s)

I have been reviewing and occasionally contributing to this site for a few months now. I am still constrained by my technical abilities. I would personally invite the moderators to correct any citation errors in particular, and grammatical/spelling errors if they catch them, that I may make. Secondl...
by Dame
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World currency
Replies: 26
Views: 38633

Re: World currency

Negotiable instruments, and this would include most currencies, appear to have mostly become forms of gambling as they do not resemble anything real or oftentimes productive. Neither do they generally confer anything resembling the executive function of ownership. Recent financial articles talk of t...
by Dame
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Universal House of Justice statement on Gaza Crisis?
Replies: 12
Views: 17127

Re: Universal House of Justice statement on Gaza Crisis?

Need to take a week break here. Will meditate on this one while driving.
by Dame
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Conflict resolution within groups.
Replies: 1
Views: 5915

Conflict resolution within groups.

Conflict theory has it that unresolved internal conflicts within any group can be managed without fragmenting the group (therefore internally unifying) by focusing on real or imagined conflict with persons and/or groups external to the group with the unresolved internal conflicts. In the current day...
by Dame
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Universal House of Justice statement on Gaza Crisis?
Replies: 12
Views: 17127

Re: Universal House of Justice statement on Gaza Crisis?

Interesting. (my understanding) Within the hierarchy of authority as delineated by The Writings (presuming the term Writings refers only to those revealed by Baha'ullah & the Bab); The Writings are timeless within the context of what Baha'i s believe to be a time span of roughly a thousand years...
by Dame
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Universal House of Justice statement on Gaza Crisis?
Replies: 12
Views: 17127

Re: Universal House of Justice statement on Gaza Crisis?

Interestingly, I have been told ,(hearsay) that a number of years ago, official bodies of the Baha'i Faith instructed all Baha'i s to leave Iran. Had that instruction been followed (hypothetically, based on individual capacity to leave), I would think, Baha'i relationships with Iran would be paralle...
by Dame
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Importance of agriculture
Replies: 2
Views: 6808

Re: Importance of agriculture

So, does anyone know, what percentage of Baha'is are farmers?
by Dame
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: can a baha'i woman wear a head scarf?
Replies: 5
Views: 14763

Re: can a baha'i woman wear a head scarf?

Practicality as well as the ordinances are addressed in the Bahai Writings I am familiar with. I frequently work in a private garden by myself, where nudity would be practical from a modesty perspective. Other than helecoptor trespass of the garden there is no view of the space. While working there,...
by Dame
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How bad does it have to get?
Replies: 5
Views: 8867

Re: How bad does it have to get?

1) Whether the doctrine of celibacy for the priesthood was not a fallible, man-made invention outside of any intention of Christ? 2) Whether Christ's own celibacy was not due to His continued persecution and short ministry? 3) Whether God's love evident in bringing Christ would deny humanity renewa...

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