Posted by Arthur Eric Gregory on September 17, 2102 at 06:23:16:
In Reply to: Saluton posted by Dawud on November 28, 2101 at 20:33:55:
"But in general, E-ists are a lot less ideological and gung-ho than they used to be. Like the Baha'is, they've gone from being a triumphal new source of world salvation to (depending on the people) a forlorn hope, lost cause, righteous remnant, or quasi-ethnic subculture with diminished expectations."
If the Baha'is have "gone from being a triumphal new source of world salvation to a forlorn hope, lost cause, righteous remnant or quasi-ethnic subculture with diminished expectations" as written here then the Baha'is themselves don't know it yet and in the general scheme of things, neither does the rest of the world:
"Members of the Baha'i faith span the world. There are Baha'is in more than 2,100 different ethnic and tribal groups. It is also one of the fastest growing faiths in the world."
-Cassandra Sweet of the "Columbian Missourian"
Friday, May 19, 1995
"THE BAHAI World Center in Haifa is staffed by some 700 volunteers from around the world. There is no local Baha'i community. Although they are eager to share their message with anyone who expresses an interest - and theirs is among the fastest growing religions in the world - Baha'is are forbidden to engage in aggressive proselytizing."
-From "Beauty born of faith"
By Haim Shapiro of the Jerusalem Post
August 31, 2000
"Baha'i has been one of the fastest-growing religions of the past century."
-THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
Utopian goal of Baha'i faith draws multiplicity of worshipers
By Diego Ribadeneira, Globe Staff, 02/20/99
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