Posted by Stuart (220.127.116.11) on November 05, 2002 at 05:30:37:
In Reply to: Concept of Gender posted by anon on November 04, 2002 at 14:35:33:
Below I ask for the reference as to Bahaullah's permission for men to have two wives. This certainly adds to the gender discussion immensely. I think you raise very important questions which either have not or cannot be explained by anyone. There are rules, laws, edicts, pronouncements, prohibitions in Baha'i as in every other religion but by their intrinsic nature - dispensations or revelations - they require no justification except the acceptance of the messenger.
Trying to understand the more complex areas of Bahai that contradict our cultural or original religious cultures is often impossible and should be avoided. When there is a clear clash between what we have been taught before and what we are asked to accept now, meditate and pray. Discussion and argument will not give you peace or resolution.
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