Posted by BK (18.104.22.168) on August 18, 2002 at 14:30:57:
In Reply to: Infallibility posted by Brett Zamir on August 17, 2002 at 19:52:14:
"Be thou as a flame of fire to My enemies and a river of life eternal to My loved ones, and be not of those who doubt."
(From the Tablet of Ahmad; Baha'u'llah)
Whenever I encounter the machinations of Covenant-breakers and individuals with these tendencies I get a physical feeling of sickness. I can't imagine what it must be like for those whose job it is to protect the Faith from these wayward individuals and it is unfathomable to concieve of what this duty must have been like for the beloved Guardian. Just look at the pictures of him in his youth when he was in Oxford, or right before he took office as Guardian, when he had to retreat to the Swiss Alps to ponder the heavy task ahead of him. His expression was rediant. Look at those pictures and then look at the pictures of him as an adult when he had to deal with his family and many other individuals who broke the Covenant. His eyes have dark rings around them. He looks so tired and yet you will hardly ever see a face so full of strength and power.
I just can't understand how some people can be so full of hate and envy towards the Faith and its institutions.
As for the harmony of science and religion, everyone should know that the foremost scientific theory of the day, encompassing the philosophical and practical applications of critical thought and logic, is the science of systems and complexity. The foremost expert thereof, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, has openly and explicity stated and demonstrated that the Baha'i Faith is the only religious system in complete conformity with the science of the day, meaning the Baha'i Faith is the only religion that, when tested by reason, is wholistically applicaple. Therefore, the Baha'i Faith provides complete moral direction for science and this advanced science provides the perfect testing ground to actualize all of the latent potentialities of this revelation.
I repeat my invitation. Whoever wishes to solve what they think is a contradiction in the Faith I have no doubt that I can do so in a manner that is in conformity with science, but for those who would venture in the ways of hate and envy be forewarned that these things will not be tolerated and your heart will be quickly exposed for all to see.
As for the creators of this site. Thank you for your noteworthy scholarship and unbiased investigation of truth.
To the Baha'is who visit this site let us continue to discuss these things with our coreligionists, philosophical contemporaries and scientific minds in a spirit of the utmost unity that the love that is born when all paths merge may stand as a testemant to the fact that this is the Day of God.
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