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by Zazaban
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Canadian senator/ex-UN general speaks out for Baha'is
Replies: 4
Views: 25798

it's on http://www.bahai.org I believe.
by Zazaban
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wat is diffrence between bahai and muslims?????
Replies: 19
Views: 42622

I also Just noticed your referal to the Baha'i faith as "bahaism" please do not use that. just like Muslims would take offence if their religion was called "mohammadanism". Also, I'd like to ask you, how did you find this forum? why did you join? was it because you saw my topic on Guru Nanak? What a...
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sikhism
Replies: 10
Views: 64092

Wats this capital small Man Prophet = massenger am i rite........ Abdul baha was also massenger of god am i rite So wat happens if i called him prophet Abdul Baha is not the main prophet. Baha'u'llah is he was a messenger of God, Allah, Eiohim, Jehovah, Brahma, or whatever you call her. Abdul Baha ...
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wat is diffrence between bahai and muslims?????
Replies: 19
Views: 42622

None of those things are Baha'i practices. I suggest you go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baha%27i_faith
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sikhism
Replies: 10
Views: 64092

Zazaban, the U.H.J. still needs to determine what that verse means (like you say its up to personal interp. now). It might mean that men cannot grow their hair long (not ear hair; the ear is spoken of in the context of hair length), but as in the note in the Aqdas it still is up to the U.H.J. to ru...
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Guru Nanak?
Replies: 45
Views: 79154

Dear Zabadan; Thank you for this nice information. I guess what I wrote above is a bit complex. I simply wished to illustrate that ounce a concept is well understood, we dont need to read again the written instructions all the time, in a circle manner. MJ Oh I understood. not sure what made you thi...
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Guru Nanak?
Replies: 45
Views: 79154

Majnun, The 500,000 years refers the end of the Babi cycle not the coming of the next manifestation. Sihksm, People here tell me that Guru Nanak could not have been a Prophet because Muhammed was the seal for the Adamic cycle. I do not think this is so. Abdul Baha said that Muhammad could claim to b...
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sikhism
Replies: 10
Views: 64092

Abdul Baha is not a Prophet. It is possible he is with a prophet with a small p but he is definatly not with a capital P. The rule on cutting hair looks to me to apply to ear hair. back in 19th century persia men would wear ear hair very long. However the rule is not defied so it's up to personal in...
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some Answered Questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 5847

Some Answered Questions.

Some of the content seems confusing. Abdul Baha uses ether as an example of something that we cannot see but know exists, but we now know ether does not exist. Also, He appears to condemn Evolution wearas people say he embraces it. I am confused. :?: Also, he seems, while talking about the Divine Cy...
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 62947

I think it isn't ex-Baha'is per say, it's the ones that come here to try to "prove" Baha'is wrong and fight with them. If they disenroll, or get kicked out, they should keep to themselves, not come to Baha'i forums and start controversy. No, what he was complaining about was specifically non-Baha'is.
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 62947

It's a shame really, The Baha'i faith teaches that all people are equal, yet Oncepence seemed to have some sort of problem with the presence of non-baha'is here.
by Zazaban
Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Did Joseph Smith prophesy of Baha'u'llah?
Replies: 7
Views: 19761

I think it's likely that JS uncovered some ancient lost revelation but didn't translate it all properly.
by Zazaban
Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Guru Nanak?
Replies: 45
Views: 79154

We're not Muslims. your posts seem to indicate that you think we're Muslims.

The Baha'i faith is not a branch of Islam, despite what some people believe.

Seeing that you don't even know who Baha'u'llah is, it looks like you just came here to try to "convert" us. I am sorry if i'm wrong.
by Zazaban
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Topics Relevant to Baha'i Faith,Teachings, & Sensibilit
Replies: 5
Views: 33003

Sorry, that just sounds like spam to me. :?
by Zazaban
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Topics Relevant to Baha'i Faith,Teachings, & Sensibilit
Replies: 5
Views: 33003

Since this is a question about the site, It should be here. :)

I'm not sure what you're asking, but the Non-Baha'i Issues forum is still alive and well. It's just at the bottom of the forum index.
by Zazaban
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a farsi translation for bias investigation.
Replies: 3
Views: 9692

Looking for a farsi translation for bias investigation.

I need to translate something to make sure it's NPOV on the Farsi Wikipedia. Can anyone find a free Farsi to english translator? this is the text: ?? ?????? ???????(?) ????? ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ?? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?? ??????. Edit: ok that didn't work. htt...
by Zazaban
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gnostics
Replies: 7
Views: 15906

I have a copy of the nag hammadi library and some other apocryphal works, and some of it really does seem to have a similar tone used in some Baha'i writings, and just poorly interpeted by the people of the time.
by Zazaban
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1000 years.
Replies: 7
Views: 18143

Another interesting thing is that I have heard that the Bayan said somewhere that the next manifestation would come something like 1500-2111 B.E. or something like that.

Thanks you clairifying.
by Zazaban
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gnostics
Replies: 7
Views: 15906

Let me rephrase, I mean the actual writings not the way Gnostics interpeted it. The demiurge could be seen as man's animal desires for example. Some of the "Gnostic" and other christian/jewish apocryphal writings could be interpeted in light of the Baha'i faith to conform to Baha'i teachings. Once a...
by Zazaban
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Attention SPAMMERS
Replies: 2
Views: 7927

Although you might think that religion would gain respect, in this crazy world you are are likely to be harassed if you are religious. :(
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gnostics
Replies: 7
Views: 15906

Gnostics

What do you think? the idea in some of it seems a lot more like christianity would be. The mystic writings seem similar to Baha'i stuff.
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1000 years.
Replies: 7
Views: 18143

1000 years.

How do we know that will be it? I find it odd that, after almost every previous prophecy of the next Manifestation has been esortic and nobody has understood it, like the whole Elisiah thing. Why would the prophecy made by Baha'u'llah be so simple? 1000 years just seems too easy to me. Every time Sp...
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: progressive revelation - research
Replies: 1
Views: 20649

Wikipedia will do nicely.

http://www.wikipedia.org

Why is this in annoucements?
by Zazaban
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 20,000 martyrs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15784

Perhaps they mean true martyrs following true revelation in any religion.
by Zazaban
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Contradiction?
Replies: 2
Views: 7647

Contradiction?

Baha'u'llah says that he was but a normal human, but Abd 'Ul 'Baha says that He was always aware (or something of that nature).

Could somebody explain this.
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 5
Views: 31319

How about a post limit for using an avatar? works on other forums. like need 15 posts to use one. would prevent spambots from abusing it.
by Zazaban
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: What Sports are you Into?
Replies: 14
Views: 56899

I'm a fan of soccer myself :D at last someone dusts off the cobwebs in this forum :P
by Zazaban
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 120 sites chosen for Temples
Replies: 9
Views: 17938

Digitizing the BW volumes (I presume pictures as well as the words) is also on the ambitious to-do list of the BWC Proofreading team...When they have the time and support/resources to get to it is another matter... As far as a list of purchased lots (as of 1963 at least), see http://bahai-library.c...
by Zazaban
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 120 sites chosen for Temples
Replies: 9
Views: 17938

Jonah wrote:The entirety of Volume 18 and parts of Volume 19

I mean the ten year crusade messages...
by Zazaban
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 120 sites chosen for Temples
Replies: 9
Views: 17938

I'm actually not yet a Baha'i. So I haven't read that. Is it on this website?
by Zazaban
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 120 sites chosen for Temples
Replies: 9
Views: 17938

120 sites chosen for Temples

I wonder if anyone knows where any of them are beyond Haifa, Tehran and Chile. And does anyone have a picture of the design for the Haifa temple?
by Zazaban
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God Bless America
Replies: 16
Views: 28847

Good for you jonah, Whenever I say anything like that I just get shouted at by american nationalists and given the speech about how terrorists will kill my family and other scare tactics :?
by Zazaban
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i writings denounce communism?
Replies: 5
Views: 17424

I am a semi-supporter of communism... I support some of it's ideas but not all. :(
by Zazaban
Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: About my resignation
Replies: 2
Views: 8465

I am not an ex-Baha'i, I have never been a Baha'i, I am learning about the faith. That was way before I really knew much. Please don't jump to conclusions like that. Edit: oh, i'm sorry I understood you. Nothing says you have to conform to what a majority of baha'is think. (is there something that s...
by Zazaban
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: the new European superpower
Replies: 2
Views: 24381

That's NOT a very neutral article. Seems christo-centric and something anti-american-israeli-western European. the united states germany and france are hardly 3rd world countires.......
by Zazaban
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is Bahai Faith ofshoot of shiism!?
Replies: 2
Views: 9055

I'm suprised you expect a good responce to this question :?
by Zazaban
Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 52564

Whoa Darrick, Hell-fire? that's a bit harsh. the way I understand it is that there is no "one religion is right and all else get the hell-fire" but that everybody is on a sorta scale, with the Baha'i faith on one end and something like satanism on the other. one gets the best and one gets the worst,...
by Zazaban
Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Was Adam being the first man on earth only spiritually true.
Replies: 2
Views: 7368

Was Adam being the first man on earth only spiritually true.

Well, Adam is said to both be the first man 5,000 years ago AND the creation existing 1 million years ago. this made me think: what if Adam was the first man on earth only the the sence that he started the Adamic cycle? It was said in the Qur'an that at judgement day god would create a new earth aft...
by Zazaban
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 52564

Don't worry, some people are probably paranoid because there's a history of Muslims coming to Baha'i related areas and attemping to convert people. I guess this has caused some people to be jumpy.
by Zazaban
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: kitab Aqdas
Replies: 15
Views: 23773

One other thing, my girlfiends mum (who is Bahai) said that in order to study the Bahai faith, you must read the quran first/study islam. Is this true? Or is it just a personal choice? Regards Abbas that's a personal choice. really you need to know a basic idea of shia islam and the imam medhi to u...
by Zazaban
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: seekers forum ... maturity of site
Replies: 7
Views: 38241

I don't see any problems.
by Zazaban
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: kitab Aqdas
Replies: 15
Views: 23773

I have been studying the Baha'i faith for 3 months with the intent of finding out if it's right. I suggest wikipedia as a good start. at least that's where I started. It lists all the books in english, but not the 500 or so that aren't translated yet. Oh yea, The Bab was the medhi and Baha'u'llah wa...
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 52564

It is not a offshoot. it's more like evolution.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: kitab Aqdas
Replies: 15
Views: 23773

The Kitab I aqdas is one holy book of many.

The bab was the mehdi.

Yes they were

Pretty basic stuff. a little reseach would have helped.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The 1000 years to the next M.O.G. ends in 2833 and not 2863?
Replies: 2
Views: 8181

But that was before the Babi calander became solar. back then it was lunar!

:shock:
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The 1000 years to the next M.O.G. ends in 2833 and not 2863?
Replies: 2
Views: 8181

The 1000 years to the next M.O.G. ends in 2833 and not 2863?

"Should a man appear, ere the lapse of a full thousand years— each year consisting of twelve months according to the Qur’án, and of nineteen months of nineteen days each, according to the Bayán —and if such a man reveal to your eyes all the signs of God, unhesitatingly reject him!" Hold on! that's i...
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How old is the world?
Replies: 3
Views: 9927

How old is the world?

Well i was just thinking: ...[T]here have been many holy Manifestations of God. One thousand years ago, two hundred thousand years ago, one million years ago, the bounty of God was flowing, the radiance of God was shining, the dominion of God was existing." (Promulgation of Universal Peace, 463) So ...
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i writings denounce communism?
Replies: 5
Views: 17424

Baha'i writings denounce communism?

I read somewhere that Baha'i writings say somewhere that communism is evil. is this true? ahhhh "The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitaria...
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Bahá’í Studies
Replies: 2
Views: 8318

Now you're putting that disclaimer everywhere? I'm not a Baha'i (Might be someday) and you since you seem to have a problem with non-Baha'is being here i'm somewhat offended. :?
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What is the 'Mahabad' faith
Replies: 9
Views: 21068

Another obscure Prophet :P

I love obscure things :P
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Babi law....
Replies: 4
Views: 11577

So, in a way it was god's way of sticking it to the man? :P That's one of the the funniest things I've ever heard. not ridiculous funny, but just... funny. :D
by Zazaban
Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Was Jesus' resurrection merely a metaphor or was it literal?
Replies: 5
Views: 14803

Sorry, i'm not finished reading some answered questions. what i've said is based on what i've read so far.
by Zazaban
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Babi law....
Replies: 4
Views: 11577

Babi law....

Whoa..... it looks totally nuts. could somebody clarify? The Báb also created a large number of rituals and rites which remained largely unpracticed.[7] Some of these rituals include the carrying of arms only in times of necessity, the obligatory sitting on chairs, the advocating of the cleanliness ...
by Zazaban
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Why doesn't my signature show up?
Replies: 0
Views: 20443

Why doesn't my signature show up?

I have it so it always shows up in settings but it's not there.
by Zazaban
Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Baha'i Library Forum Index name change
Replies: 4
Views: 29237

I think if you're on the internet this should be assumed.
by Zazaban
Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Could there have been Alien Manifestations of god?
Replies: 5
Views: 13756

Baha'i Warrior wrote:Could be an alien, too! :P
We already have biblical evedence of aliens. :D
by Zazaban
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: the world's largest private sector development
Replies: 3
Views: 23596

though I personally don't care for the name. "King Abdullah City" would be okay, but the addition of "economic" is silly.
by Zazaban
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: the world's largest private sector development
Replies: 3
Views: 23596

I've heard of that, will be an exellent addition to the list of middle eastern cities, and I hope will have a long and successful future.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Could there have been Alien Manifestations of god?
Replies: 5
Views: 13756

Could there have been Alien Manifestations of god?

If Extraterrestrial life did in fact exist, would it be unreasonable to say that there would be Alien Prophets? after all isn't Baha'u'llah only a prophet for all humankind? wouldn't there be others for other planets? just an idea.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Solar system to welcome three new planets
Replies: 3
Views: 26019

Solar system to welcome three new planets

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&ObjectID=10396493 2.00pm Wednesday August 16, 2006 By Steve Connor The nine planets of the solar system are about to be transformed into 12. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is planning to add three new members to the exclusive club of...
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Off topic chat section?
Replies: 4
Views: 29015

Jonah wrote:Sure, it's worth a try. What should we call the new forum, "Unrelated"? "Non-Baha'i"?

See http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewforum.php?f=7


How about "general"?
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: have a forum for ex Baha'i views so i can avoid it
Replies: 6
Views: 35076

No, then the people who rant and add bias to wikipedia would come here to rant. we don't need a place to harbour covanent breakers and people who think Baha'i is a cult.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Off topic chat section?
Replies: 4
Views: 29015

Shame about the bulliten board. :(

well, I was hoping for someplace where i could talk about things such as the redefenition of planet and stuff. a mean totally unreated to the baha'i faith. there people here are intelligent, not the run of the mill stuff you find over the net.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Off topic chat section?
Replies: 4
Views: 29015

Off topic chat section?

for stuff unrelated to Baha'i? That would be nice.

And a merger of the old bulliten board discussions into the new forums. Somehow i think there could be some disscussion left in some of them.
by Zazaban
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 15524

majnun wrote:Dear friend Zabadan

Get a therapist quick.

MJ
I think what happened was that I was simplying getting far too into the book and stuff and ended up looking waaay too deep into stuff.
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 15524

Canada...

culturally perhaps it would be best to say Cascadia.

I read a bit of some answered questions and I feel better.
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 15524

I need help.

I almost seriously believed the lord of the rings as much as the baha'i faith. now i'm scared of my own mind. what the heck? i seriously WANT to believe in the baha'i faith! argh.... so confused... help.... Perhaps i should read a chapter of some answered questions. I felt muh more zealous the other...
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i stance on video games?
Replies: 18
Views: 32646

Well during the time I have off, I usuallyspend most of my time on the computer, Mainly wikipedia. I love studying and learning. it's like an addicting. sooo interesting. I mainly play video games right before I go to bed.
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i stance on video games?
Replies: 18
Views: 32646

Well I personally like nintendo. Mario games mostly.
by Zazaban
Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why were Baha'u'llah and The Bab so close together?
Replies: 14
Views: 23481

brettz9 wrote:
I've just now started reading some answered questions! no spoiling!


Lol...Maybe we'll have to put thte words "spoiler" in front of quotations... :)

Brett
On some sites there are spoiler tags. but they just moved to vbulliten so they don't have it anymore :(

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