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by hihellowhatsup
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 22
Views: 36958

Hi! Briefly, the Baha'i teaching about homosexuality has two parts. The first is a subset of the general Baha'i law commanding chastity. This applies to everyone regardless of marital status. And as Baha'i marriage is a heterosexual institution, homosexual marriage isn't an option. Further, ANYONE ...
by hihellowhatsup
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 22
Views: 36958

Homosexuality

I just wanted every one's opinion. I'm gay, and I was wondering how tolerant a Baha'i or the Baha'i community would be of me, as Im strongly considering becoming a Baha'i. Do u all believe homosexuality is a sin? Do u believe it is a choice? Do u believe I'm going to hell for being gay? I'm just won...
by hihellowhatsup
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Budding Bahai
Replies: 16
Views: 31797

I've read the book too, in two languages (English and Spanish). Although I consider it useful for some things, on the whole, it's not a history, but a critique, and not a very good one; I've seen much, much better. There was some things he was right about, and some where just flat out wrong. I'm not...
by hihellowhatsup
Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What Language was the Long Obligatory Prayer Revealed In?
Replies: 5
Views: 14104

yeah, I would like to know the Arabic version too, but the thing is that I don't speak or read Arabic. Is there a transliteration of the Arabic into Latin letters?
by hihellowhatsup
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 12234

Happy New Year!!!

As we all know, yesterday was Naw Ruz. I was wondering, how are we supposed to commemorate this special occasion?
by hihellowhatsup
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Healthy Fasting
Replies: 3
Views: 10879

Hi,

I suggest, if this is your first fast, to drink alot of water during the day. I know your not suppost to, but it's really helping me get through it (it's my first fast too!). Drinking water is also very healthy.
by hihellowhatsup
Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: World Auxiliary Language
Replies: 113
Views: 151492

Jeez, is this topic gonna end anytime this century? I mean really, it's not that interesting.
by hihellowhatsup
Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House of Worship, Santiago, Chile
Replies: 1
Views: 6446

Hi,

I think it does represent the local architechture. It's real post-modern, European, and seeing how the Natives didn't really have a special architechture, it makes sence they used it.

Thanx,

hihellowhatsup
by hihellowhatsup
Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Entry by Troops"
Replies: 10
Views: 17299

Hi Jay, I'm a new Baha'i, way out of the way of a USA Baha'i community. I have heard on the Internet that the term "entry by troops" was used by Anglo-Baha'is as a sort of chant; these sites where anti-Baha'i, so I thought they made it up. Since there not, I just want to say that it dosen't rub me r...
by hihellowhatsup
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mecca
Replies: 3
Views: 9487

Mecca

Hi...

Is there an official Baha'i opinion on the Kaaba, the Holy Shrine in Mecca? Does Baha'u'llah or Abdul Baha ever mention it?
by hihellowhatsup
Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many bahá'ís are in the World?
Replies: 14
Views: 23995

I don't blame Baha'is for wanting to spread the word (I like Mormons, too), it's just that I like to make fun of you for not realizing that this is really proselytism. Well, you can't really judge our Faith by the fact that we preach it. Every religion in the world, and lack thereofs, preach their ...
by hihellowhatsup
Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Apocrypha
Replies: 4
Views: 12070

The Apocrypha

Is the Apocrypha considered scripture in the Baha'i Faith? Note there is both Old Testament Apocrypha (such as the Maccabees I & II) and New Testament Apocrypha (such as The Gospel of St. Tomas and the Gospel of Barnabbas)

OK see yah :D :D
by hihellowhatsup
Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage
Replies: 7
Views: 15938

India has many other important pilgrimage spots connected with Hinduism (of which Banaras / Varanasi is most famous), Buddhism (I suggest Sarnath, which is near Varanasi, and Bodhgaya in Bihar), Sikhism (chiefly Amritsar, in the Punjab--but check the political situation first), and Jainism. A numbe...
by hihellowhatsup
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage
Replies: 7
Views: 15938

Pilgrimage

I kinda want to know about Baha'i pilgrimage in general; how, where, when, etc. Is Baghdad or Shiraz an option, considering the situation there? Are we allowed to make pilgrimage to holy places associated with other religions, such as Mecca, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, etc.?
by hihellowhatsup
Thu Nov 11, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List of Prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 48049

You mean a list of all Prophets, or just the Manifestations of God?


I kinda need to know more on Manifestations rather than Prophets. Of the above Manifestations/Prophets, which are Manifestations and which ones are Prophets? Thanx :D :D :D
by hihellowhatsup
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Messengers of God
Replies: 20
Views: 34472

As I recall, John the Baptist is considered a lesser prophet, but not a Manifestation of God...I couldn't find anything confirming him to be so in the Qur'an...Do you have some reason to say so, or was it an oversight? Actually, John the Baptist is a Manifestation. He didn'y draw his laws from any ...
by hihellowhatsup
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List of Prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 48049

OK....there's a few people that I don't reckognise...Idris, Hud and Salih I've never heard of before...do any of you guys have any info on them? Also, I've heard John the Baptist was a Manifestation aswell, Jesus being one of his followers. Also I've heard Rama was one too. Also, on one note; I pers...
by hihellowhatsup
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List of Prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 48049

List of Prophets

Is there a comprehensive list of Prophets/Manifestations on the Internet? I know there used to be one on wiki, but not anymore. If anyone has one.

Thanx
by hihellowhatsup
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Universal House of Justice
Replies: 1
Views: 7470

Universal House of Justice

If anyone has info on the current members of the UHJ is, I would really like to know. Do they have a website, biography, etc. It's impossible to find on the internet.

Thanx,

Chris
by hihellowhatsup
Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about this religion
Replies: 8
Views: 17128

Re: Response to Matthew

The Manifestations of God also have three Stations: FATHER SON MESSENGER This is explained in the Parable of the Lord of the Vineyard (Mark chapter 12): FATHER (Lord of the Vineyard) SON (Jesus) SERVANTS (servants of the Lord of the Vineyard...the Prophets). Jesus said in the Parable of the LORD of...
by hihellowhatsup
Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question on the Station of Baha'u'llah
Replies: 4
Views: 10776

Question on the Station of Baha'u'llah

I think I'm a bit confused :?: :?: :?: ....I've seen in several Baha'i texts where Baha'u'llah has said things such as "Verily, I am God" and "There is no God but Me"...but Baha'is insist that God cannot incarnate Himself into the physical world. I have also seen where Baha'u'llah says "Am I not a m...
by hihellowhatsup
Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Modern Day Bábís
Replies: 12
Views: 21887

Modern Day Bábís

Are there any modern day followers of Al Báb? (I use "Al Báb" to refer to the Báb to distinguish it from the name "Bob" :wink: ). Did they all accept Baha'u'llah's message, or are there still bábís out there? Do they have a website, or are they more Báhá'í oriented? Any info, thnx :wink: . Ciao :D :...
by hihellowhatsup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Divination
Replies: 7
Views: 16487

Divination

Is divination, in any form, allowed in the Baha'i Faith? There are many such practises in many cultures, such as the Tarot of Egypt, the I Ching of China, astrology of Europe and India. One little known form is Isteqara, an Islamic form of divination, using both the Qur'an and the 99 names of Allah ...
by hihellowhatsup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai faith houses of worship (case of the first house)
Replies: 3
Views: 11829

I really want to know if anyone is thinking of rebuilding the Mashriqul Adhkar in Ishqabad (now Ashgabat, by the way). I mean, its been 13 years since the Communists left Russia, and the area isn't even Russia anymore; it's now the capital of the nation of Turkmenistan. Does funding for such a proje...
by hihellowhatsup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Abortion--forbidden, discouraged, or permitted?
Replies: 23
Views: 115256

What about if a Bàhá'i is raped? How does she support a baby she didn't want or expect?
by hihellowhatsup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pork Eating
Replies: 6
Views: 18733

Pork Eating

Hi people I am a recent convert to the Bàhà'i Faith. It has recently come to my attention that Báhà'is eat pork. It all happened at a friend of mines house, who invited me to dinner. He cooked me a whole roast pig, and on that note, I fled. I went to the Local Spiritual Assembly and complained, and ...
by hihellowhatsup
Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The next prophet
Replies: 25
Views: 44462

Hi, Im new! Anyway, I wanted to respond to an earlier post. I don't know how to quote so.. :oops: ..someone said it would be weird if a Prophet declared Himself in childhood. It is to my knowledge that Jesus, according to the Qur'an and some Gnostic sorces, that he declared Himself from the cradle. ...

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