Re: Repression of ideas?

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Posted by Jim ( on August 15, 2003 at 18:52:03:

In Reply to: Repression of ideas? posted by Jim Habegger on August 13, 2003 at 05:43:08:

One thing that I think reinforces some people's impression of censorship is that most, if not all, Internet discussions administered by members of the Baha'i Faith *are* censored. I'm not sure there's anything wrong with that. I think there need to be boards and lists protected from the culture war, and I see no need for divergent discussions to be on boards administered by members. People just need to know that the censorship on those boards has nothing to do with the rightness or wrongness of promoting the views that are censored there.

To reassure some people, I think I should explain that the stories of Talisman liberals, and my discussions with them, have only strengthened my confidence in the supreme wisdom of *every* decision of the House of Justice. I love the messages of the Universal House of Justice, and I'm especially thrilled about the institute training, core activities, and cluster development it is currently promoting.

Regardless of the meaning of infallibility, the principles of support and obedience of spiritual assemblies, and the principle of obedience to those in authority, would certainly apply to the Universal House of Justice. With or without infallibility, I think it would be contrary to Baha'u'llah's purposes and prescriptions to belittle the House of Justice, or campaign against its decisions.


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