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by Amalcas
Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: after death?
Replies: 5
Views: 12860

However, I may point out, while we may comprehend everything up to the degree we have obtained, the physical world will be as distantly touched and mystifying as the spiritual world is now.
by Amalcas
Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question on the Station of Baha'u'llah
Replies: 4
Views: 10194

No, He is not God, as He has clearly said, but He does speak as God. That is, God speaks through Him. I can't find the quote, but He says something like "This is not of Me" when asked a similar question.
One may pray to Him, but worship would be too strong a relation, I think.
by Amalcas
Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Another poll: When will begin the Golden Age?
Replies: 10
Views: 17120

Though you have to take into account that that is the minimum number, and the actual time between revelations could be a bit longer.
by Amalcas
Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Messengers of God
Replies: 20
Views: 32546

You listed the Independant Manifestations (perfect mirrors of God). There have been an unknown number of dependant (imperferfect mirrors of God) manifestations. Article here:
http://www.bahai.org/article-1-4-0-3.html
by Amalcas
Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Modern Day Bábís
Replies: 12
Views: 20237

Don't really know. Maybe a few, but not enough to have a formal existence.
by Amalcas
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pork Eating
Replies: 6
Views: 17883

You can eat pork, yes, but, to be candid, its probably healthier if you don't. :P
I do eat pork myself, but will probably become vegan in a few years.
by Amalcas
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How many bahá'ís are in the World?
Replies: 14
Views: 22680

Officially, over five million. Guest, I wouldn't use apparent numbers. Population percentage varies incredibly depending on where you are. There would be about 1 in 1,250 in an "average" population, however some are much greater or much less. I trust official numbers, as it is well documented.
by Amalcas
Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A non-bahai view of Baha'ism
Replies: 19
Views: 32201

Baha'is, as a rule, try not to meddle in politics. We vote, but try not to argue over it. I guess, if I am forced to choose, the majority would go towards Kerry, though I can't really answer that.
by Amalcas
Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about this religion
Replies: 8
Views: 16084

I'm fairly certain (translation: can't find document) that the Bab said at one point that He Whom God would make Manifest would come in nine years time. No, the Bab was considered infallible.
by Amalcas
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A non-bahai view of Baha'ism
Replies: 19
Views: 32201

I guess the Baha'i equivalent of that would be that God would speak directly from Manifestations mouths: They were men, yet it was not Them that spoke, but God.
by Amalcas
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about this religion
Replies: 8
Views: 16084

To answer question two, though only for Hinduism: Within Hinduism, there is Aum, the unknowable essence, of which the Gods are reflections of the aspects thereof. In the Baha'i Faith, God is unknowable, and can then be associated wtih Aum. The Gods, which would then translate as Manifestations, also...
by Amalcas
Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Abortion--forbidden, discouraged, or permitted?
Replies: 23
Views: 113149

Abortion

A good thing to remember is that the soul starts its existence an conception, so abortion would be a death .

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