Re: A multi-septered oxymoron.

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Posted by Dawud ( on October 06, 2002 at 21:10:04:

In Reply to: A multi-septered oxymoron. posted by Stuart on October 04, 2002 at 20:40:25:

So, anything historical enough that somebody like Juan Cole or John Walbridge wants from the UHJ archives, they'll soon be able to get? Maybe pay some fees, but otherwise no barriers? Or better yet, allow all legitimate scholars regardless of religion to use the archives? Sure there's lots of stuff on-line now, for which I am grateful, but there's also lots of other stuff kept under wraps, and probably lots of stuff we never even heard about yet.

If the revelation of some tablet or other would hinder the spread of world peace (of course I meant their *actual* goals, not just their stated goals), then that would have to be some tablet. I think I'd want to read that!

More likely they just want to prevent the release of anything that would make them look bad, and also control the release of other stuff in general. It wouldn't do to have a situation like the Aqdas where a good translation comes out first, and then the official Baha'i translation has to spin it!

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