On the other hand, there's this from Juan Cole...

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Posted by Dawud on July 08, 2101 at 02:52:01:

In Reply to: You wanna know what I think? posted by Dawud on July 05, 2101 at 18:57:25:

(from Cole's 2000 archives)

"Baha'u'llah himself disliked the fundamentalist mentality that has to
hedge everything about with divine interventions and miracle stories.
In fact, he upbraided Nabil, the author of the Dawnbreakers, for
including that sort of material when he had asked him to write a
straightforward history of the faith. That is why Shoghi Effendi
abridged so much in his translation of the Dawnbreakers; he left out
the multitude of divine interventions. So, I conclude that I wrote the sort of book about Baha'u'llah that Baha'u'llah himself wanted to see, and those fundamentalists like Doug Martin who are moping around
complaining that I left out the miracle stories and divine
interventions are actually out of step with Baha'u'llah's own desires."

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