Posted by Stuart Gilman (18.104.22.168) on November 25, 2002 at 18:01:13:
In Reply to: Re: These Posts Are Dangerous posted by Nick Stone on November 25, 2002 at 10:30:09:
You prove my point in writing:
"In the Unity of the Nations and the Lesser Peace document recently released by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, it quotes Shoghi Effendi in stating that:
As humanity was plunged into a world war which Shoghi Effendi described as „the titanic upheaval foreshadowed seventy years ago by the prophetic Pen of Bahá‚u‚lláhš and as the „long-predicted world-encircling conflagrationš, he pointed out to the Bahá‚ís that this great conflict was an „essential prerequisite to world unificationš.
This and other sacred quotations in no way discuss particular political events or countries with specific negative attributions to the actions of any country or people, which you have done.
To speak about world conflagration, titanic upheaval, etc... is in no way to imply responsibility or blame to any nation or people. It is a proclamation of truth which we sadly witness each day of our lives.
When you particularize, you break the Holy Law as I understand it. When you describe the specific actions of specific groups in positive or negative terms, you particularize the Great Vision and Prophesies of the Manifestation and his successors.
If your dialogue continues except in the highest, non-partisan way, and this site condones it, I shall separate myself from Baha'i by Declaration. You are insisting on a path that is not right or righteous. There is no discussion. Just stop.
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