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by MWaldie
Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Entry by Troops"
Replies: 10
Views: 14715

Hi Jay, I am a relatviely new card holder and think of "entry by troops" as a calming reassuring event. I want to see this as adding to the power of our prayers and love in the world. As far as Bahai's only being with Bahai's. Sure I see my Bahai friends at feast once every 19 days. And every Sunday...
by MWaldie
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Marriage and Civil Divorce
Replies: 13
Views: 18125

Im sorry you feel the way you feel. We all have journey's to take and experiences to learn. Just continue on your path spiritually and try not too allow the materialistic world to fool you into handing over your soul. I hope your investigation will come back to the Bahai faith for another look, but ...
by MWaldie
Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Marriage and Civil Divorce
Replies: 13
Views: 18125

Well I think she obviously wants to be a Bahai and wants to be under those constraints. Your free to do whatever you want. File for divorce and wait to go through. That piece of paper makes a difference only when you want to get married or am I missing a law in your country that says you cant have a...
by MWaldie
Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i Marriage and Civil Divorce
Replies: 13
Views: 18125

From my limited understanding the year of patience is for reconciliation or not so for a Bahai it is necessary either way. But if you are no longer a Bahai then why would they apply to you? Did you need to get re-married right away? The law doesnt apply to you if your not a Bahai but if dont need to...
by MWaldie
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God?
Replies: 39
Views: 49680

Hi, From my standpoint I could recite the stations that Abdul Baha has illustrated before. But from my personal view they stand apart because they are not human. I realize that is an oddball sounding statement. but that is how my mind gets around the whole thing. These are not beings of this world. ...
by MWaldie
Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God?
Replies: 39
Views: 49680

I agree we can all have our opinions:) And agreement can be found EVERYWHERE we look:) Thanks for the discussion. I realize now that one thing that is different is you view the Prophets as just regular men. Just like you and I:) I don't they are not just men they have a higher station. That is how I...
by MWaldie
Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God?
Replies: 39
Views: 49680

I forgot to mention, I do believe God uses evolution. And that the lessons of evolution are important. But no one fully understand the point of evolution in it s essence. I do believe Abdul Baha said we have always existed in essence. but I am still not learned enough to explain it properly. I hope ...
by MWaldie
Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God?
Replies: 39
Views: 49680

Hi Kurt, Thanks for sharing:) I have seen and was at first very much into that philosphy. But it never translated into anything but an empty space. The thought of God originated straps God into a constraint that isnt there. You are basing your belief soley on this physical plain. When even science c...
by MWaldie
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God?
Replies: 39
Views: 49680

Hi Kurt, Thats a religion too isn't? You also had to learn those philosophies from someone else did you not? If so, then were you not giving them (the authors) the "authority" to instruct you? Also, How do you account for the relgious progress? Meaning, there are really so few religions that still e...
by MWaldie
Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many bahá'ís are in the World?
Replies: 14
Views: 20424

What I meant by the post was the fact that the Bahai faith has said how many there are, its everyone who wants to refute the amount that is making a big deal about it. Makes no difference to refute the released data. The official stance is the same taken in regards to Catholics or any other religous...
by MWaldie
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage
Replies: 7
Views: 13625

Hi, I have not looked into Jainism all that much but from what I see it is more related to Hindu then Buddhism and either way it has beautiful followers. Sihkism is a very beautiful practice for the most part. As well as Sufism which Bahaullah quoted Rumi or seemed to quite often. Amazing kowledge a...
by MWaldie
Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Abortion--forbidden, discouraged, or permitted?
Replies: 23
Views: 109602

I think your right but I see nothing in the responses from Bahai's that would illicit any impropriety. Your statement assumes too much. This is a matter of fact discussion. But I agree we should not promote pre-marital sex. But I also think we do not need to shun any view from discussion that might ...
by MWaldie
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Abortion--forbidden, discouraged, or permitted?
Replies: 23
Views: 109602

That last response was VERY true for me. It is not the time or place to be propagating teachings that need deepening to understand and accept. We are too live under the governement of our respective countries. We also have no scientific point of conception since a fertilized egg does not always beco...
by MWaldie
Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Messengers of God
Replies: 20
Views: 29405

What a great conversation. Just a point from a very less learned man's point of view Dawud. In my view we are our souls first. And spirituality or food for our souls is what the manifestations all brought. Putting the "First man" in context is more important then claiming him to be the "First man on...
by MWaldie
Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List of Prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 41893

Interesting. I too have a few that I hadnt recognized and they turned out to be a lot of fun to research. As far as the Pharoah being Abraham. Just dont see it hat way. I suspect a lesser remembered prophet like maybe Adam himself had something to do with it. Adam=Aten hmmm:) Ahh the freedom to rese...
by MWaldie
Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i teachings on the soul
Replies: 4
Views: 14848

Thanks a lot I have learned a lot from that post and it spark some interest. My understanding of pre-existance was that this was the same spirit as all the manifestations have com down with. meaning the same reflection of God was in each manifestation since there is only one God. So then the souls a...
by MWaldie
Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List of Prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 41893

Thank you Brett:) What a great resource!! On the Taoism and Lao Tzu there is extensive evidence that this was not 1 mans writings so a handed down philosphy has a lot to do with the teachings. But it is very interesting to see what the Bahai faith has said. I have been researching Sabaeaneism and no...
by MWaldie
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: List of Prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 41893

Hi, Thanks for the list. Is there any evidence or words about things like The Tao or Dao and Lao Tzu or even Confuscious? There was Shinto and several so called "Pagan" Relgions like Wiccan. Just wondering if there were any mentions. Sorry if this has been posted before just curious as to others who...
by MWaldie
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: after death?
Replies: 5
Views: 11658

Just read the NDE

I noticed at the begining he got the truth then everything after seemed to correspond with his own Budhist related beleief> He said: "The Light responded. The information transferred to me was that your beliefs shape the kind of feedback you are getting before the Light. If you were a Buddhist or Ca...

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