Posted by Misagh (18.104.22.168) on November 18, 2003 at 20:50:15:
In Reply to: The Borg and The Baha'is posted by Omid on November 18, 2003 at 14:30:04:
Interesting post... caught my eye as a die-hard Star Trek fan :)
I just wanted to make one comment; it is forbidden for Baha'is to chat with or visit Covanent Breakers or their sites. Of course, there is a difference between covanent breakers and external enemies of the Faith (this has been discussed on this Board already, i won't go further into it). The reason for this prohibition is that Covanent Breaking is likened to a spiritual disease, one which may affect an individual even if he/she is unaware of it. Indeed, there are institutions of the Faith (such as the Counsellors) and appointed individuals/committees at the World Centre that read and keep abreast of Covanent breaking materials and opinions worldwide. It is their job, it is not ours.
I know of at least one person who does this kind of research, as part of their capacity as a member of an Institution, and let me tell you, it is not a very pleasant task!!! I can only imagine how extremely demanding mentally, spiritually, physically (yes, physically... the spiritual has an effect on the physical) this task must be...
Just my two cents...
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