Posted by Rob (18.104.22.168) on August 16, 2002 at 21:00:01:
In Reply to: Well if *kissing* is forbidden too, you might as well do the nasty. posted by Don Juan on August 16, 2002 at 09:12:51:
Of course, your liberal statement, while very popular these days in Western society, runs counter to the Baha'i teachings which speak against such "do as you want" liberties. Baha'is wish to follow the Baha'i teachings and not be swayed by social morals which are at variance with them.
Again, there is a difference in the Baha'i teachings between obligatory teachings and those that are only recommendations left to the individual to decide. People unfamiliar with this difference, including some Baha'is, will take a recommendation from the teachings and twist it so it sounds like its an obligatory teaching. Likewise, therir are those who take an obligatory teaching and twist it around to make it sound like it's only a recommendation.
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