Posted by Brett Zamir (184.108.40.206) on May 11, 2003 at 21:32:47:
In Reply to: Village Life posted by Sue Emmel on May 11, 2003 at 19:31:21:
There are references in pilgrim's notes (e.g., at http://bahai-library.org/pilgrims/brown.html ), but I have personally never seen anything in authoritative text saying so.
Somewhat perhaps indicating the contrary, there are references to their being a "world metropolis" (see http://bahai-library.org/writings/shoghieffendi/wob/56.html ) and other references to large cities such as Akka and Haifa becoming one city, as I recall.
However, there are also plenty of admonitions for Baha'is to flee the cities, both to avoid dangers hanging over them, to avoid their materialistic influence, as well as more importantly to teach. If you need any of these, let us know.
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