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by Jonah
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: ?Young lady in distress, or even danger?
Replies: 5
Views: 31872

Hi, Richard. I don't recall seeing the post you mentioned. However, I have deleted a lot of spam, some of which appeared to be young women looking for romance. The key is often how many URLs were in the post -- and I don't recall deleting any post that didn't include a link to a "singles" site or so...
by Jonah
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Teaching Mormons
Replies: 4
Views: 15482

Unfortunately, the few published resources I've seen are unavailable. (Though there could be something newer that I haven't come across, I don't buy many books anymore.) Here's a list from http://bahai-library.org/books/rg/rg.biblio15.html#53.10 : About: Joseph Smith is not considered to be either a...
by Jonah
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Unrestrained As The Wind" online?
Replies: 14
Views: 37183

I dug out my copy, found the section you're interested in, Googled it, and luckily it's already online. From http://bahaistudies.net/masturbation.html , I just added some formatting to match the printed text. See also a thread on this topic (which includes the same quote, unformatted) at http://baha...
by Jonah
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this? Kalimat Press petition
Replies: 24
Views: 42031

<b>Note from moderator:</b> I am aware of the recent tone of this discussion, and I have been in contact with all parties privately. I felt that Dean and Steve are each entitled to express their feelings, and I'll leave their postings up. Now that they each have, I request that any further discussio...
by Jonah
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What does Baha'i say about Christ as the only way to God?
Replies: 27
Views: 50207

The best article on this topic is Seena Fazel and Khazeh Fananapazir's "A Bahá'í Approach to the Claim of Exclusivity and Uniqueness in Christianity," in <i>The Journal of Bahá'í Studies</i> 3.2 (1990), which is online at http://bahai-library.com/?file=fazel_fananapazir_exclusivity_christianity.html...
by Jonah
Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interested in becoming a baha'i, first a few questions.
Replies: 21
Views: 35975

Hair

I just read that it was only ear hair on his very forum... The link you're probably referring to is http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=333 , where as you can see there is a wide variety of possible interpretations of this teaching. In sum, no-one appears to know what exactly this law r...
by Jonah
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interested in becoming a baha'i, first a few questions.
Replies: 21
Views: 35975

Excellent questions, all of them! I look forward to some quality answers. Is there any censorship or corruption in the universal house of justice? I'm afraid I'm going to have to prohibit discussion of this issue -- thereby lending credence to exactly this question! :-) But I can assure you that thi...
by Jonah
Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Unrestrained As The Wind" online?
Replies: 14
Views: 37183

could you please scan just section 72 of chapter 8

If my copy wasn't packed (along with most of my books, in storage) I'd happily oblige. Anyone else? Email me the OCR and/or a scan at 300ppi. Email <i>jonah AT winterswebworks.com</i> . Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Unrestrained As The Wind" online?
Replies: 14
Views: 37183

I don't think I've seen it online. Anyone? It would be helpful to have that one scanned!

-Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: seeker questions
Replies: 16
Views: 25320

<b>Moderator's note</b> in response to majnun's post, above: The person whose questions majnun was "answering," drmikenz, asked specifically about Baha'i teachings. He wrote "Do Bahai's see..." It's important that readers be aware that majnun's answer does <b>not</b> reflect what Baha'is believe, an...
by Jonah
Sat May 20, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: United States NSA address?
Replies: 5
Views: 11697

Yes, this is public information. From http://www.bahai.us/content/view/75/142/ :

The Baha'i National Center
1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL
60201
by Jonah
Mon May 15, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Registration now required for posting
Replies: 5
Views: 12100

Registration now required for posting

The spammers win. Anyone can still read the forum, but all users must now register in order to post or reply: go to http://bahai-library.com/forum2/profile ... e=register . You'll need to provide a valid email address in order to confirm your registration.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed May 03, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Make money editing wiki pages
Replies: 5
Views: 32288

is this a part of Wikipedia

No, it's an independent site. But it runs on Mediawiki, the same open-source software which powers Wikipedia.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Tue May 02, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia in Italy, July 2006, English and Persian
Replies: 0
Views: 19366

Irfan Colloquia in Italy, July 2006, English and Persian

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘IRFÁN COLLOQUIA IN 2006 by Dr. Iraj Ayman The main aims of the ‘Irfán Colloquium is promoting systematic studies of the scriptures of the world's religions from the Bahá'í perspective and scholarly studies in the sacred writings, verities, and fundamental principles of the belief syst...
by Jonah
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I love yours site
Replies: 1
Views: 5315

I'm not sure I understand your question, but you can find some (old) personal pages by some contributors to the site at http://bahai-library.com/personal/ and others at http://bahai-library.com/?collection=Personal

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ahmad Sohrab, Julie Chanler, New Historical Society, Caravan
Replies: 2
Views: 7205

Some of the Sohrab material is indeed very valuable history, e.g. his narrative of his tour across America delivering the Tablets of the Divine Plan, or his diary of Abdu'l-Baha, "Abdu'l-Baha in Egypt." Unfortunately I don't know how you could find them. They're probably not in libraries (too obscur...
by Jonah
Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Must I Belong to the AO in order to be a Baha'i?
Replies: 18
Views: 26057

Time to continue this in a new thread. Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this? Kalimat Press petition
Replies: 24
Views: 42031

ALL books published by Kalimat have passed Baha'i review That's correct. I'm in possession of a letter by the publisher to the NSA in response to this ruling. I'm afraid I'm not at liberty to share it, but I can confirm that the publisher does state that, yes, everything Kalimat published passed Re...
by Jonah
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Evolution questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 9181

Don't miss a new addition to the Library, <a href="http://bahai-library.com/?file=brown_evolution_bahai_belief">Evolution and Baha'i Belief</a>. (There are many other items too, see http://google.com/custom?q=evolution&si ... ibrary.com )

-Jonah
by Jonah
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions: Continent; On Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
Replies: 17
Views: 23699

I found what I was looking for! It was spelled "liwat." Here are some excerpts and links. -Jonah <hr> <b>From http://bahai-library.com/?file=winters_ethics_survey :</b> 40. Is genital sex the only morally permissible type? The Bahá'í Faith has no explicit statement on this. Bahá'u'lláh did expressly...
by Jonah
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions: Continent; On Behalf of Shoghi Effendi
Replies: 17
Views: 23699

"Sodomy" in the Aqdas was discussed on an email list in 1996, but I unfortunately can't find the archive at the moment. But this is what I remember: the word for "sodomy" as used in the Qur'an and in the Aqdas is "luwat" or "liwat" (I've also seen it transcrib...
by Jonah
Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Serious Question for Mr. Darrick Evenson
Replies: 3
Views: 8143

If I might answer on behalf of Mr. Evenson (whom I don't know personally), yes, that appears to be his intent. He's been posting both questions and his own essays on this forum since it was created in 1998, and distributing his writings on email listservers for years as well. We reached a private ag...
by Jonah
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hidden Words Question
Replies: 11
Views: 19003

homelessness in Canada

The only homeless people in Canada are the ones that want to be homeless Perhaps in some of the smaller towns, but in the larger cities I've lived in for more than a couple years each -- Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver -- there are tens of thousands of cold, hungry homeless people who most certain...
by Jonah
Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestation of God: Woman?
Replies: 2
Views: 8027

Not able to vote

In order to prevent repeat voting, you have to register and be logged in in order to vote.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: New "print" feature
Replies: 0
Views: 19760

New "print" feature

There was a request to make a feature to display every document in a certain collection, for ease of printing. As requested! Select one of the collections below, then click "go," and it'll output the entire collection to the browser. WARNING: with larger collections, like Books or Scripture, it will...
by Jonah
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Hard Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 24899

As you requested! Select one of the collections below, then click "go," and it'll output the entire collection to the browser. WARNING: with larger collections, like Books or Scripture, it may take a while to download and could crash your browser. <form action="/index.php" method=post><select name="...
by Jonah
Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Hard Copy
Replies: 3
Views: 24899

No hard copy -- it would take tens of thousands of pages! For example, the collection http://bahai-library.com/?collection=books alone has 165 items, and if these average 200 printed pages each, then this one collection alone would take 33,000 pages. The problem with a CD-ROM is that all of the cont...
by Jonah
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Some new "Text" to add
Replies: 7
Views: 33683

Hi, Onepence. Great idea! All we need is someone to do it. :-) If you want to, then <a href="/register.php">register</a>, I'll bump up your access, and you can begin uploading these documents one-by-one. Check first to see if we have them, though, I've got most of the more-important BCI statements. ...
by Jonah
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this? Kalimat Press petition
Replies: 24
Views: 42031

No, it hasn't been mentioned here yet. It's my understanding that, given the Covenant and its chain of authority, Baha'is do not petition the Institutions but rather simply accept any pronouncements made by the Institutions.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: An invitation to Irfan Colloquia, 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 19844

An invitation to Irfan Colloquia, 2006

<h3>AN INVITATION TO ‘IRFÁN COLLOQUIUM IN 2006</h3>The ‘Irfán Colloquium started in 1993 and has continued to be held annually at Louhelen and Bosch Bahá’í Schools. It is aimed at promoting systematic studies of the scriptures of the world's religions from the Bahá'í perspective and scholarly studie...
by Jonah
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: blasphemy
Replies: 2
Views: 7631

I'm sorry for being heavy-handed, onepence. In the last two days there were about 20 posts from you, most with no reply from others. I meant to delete only the news items unrelated to the Baha'i Faith (and as noted earlier, I believed -- perhaps mistakenly, I'm sorry -- that I alerted you previously...
by Jonah
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: posting news
Replies: 3
Views: 10531

Hi, Onepence. Sure, I can set that up.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: posting news
Replies: 3
Views: 10531

Hi, Onepence This forum is for discussions of the Baha'i Faith, especially with a focus on matters of scholarship. Once in a while people do post news articles, but only about directly related topics. Your dozen or so news stories from the last couple days, for the most part, made no mention of the ...
by Jonah
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: was David Kelly murdered?
Replies: 3
Views: 16660

---- from http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-7937-806437,00.html September 06, 2003 Into the shadow: the secret lives of David Kelly BY IAN COBAIN, JAMES BONE AND LAURA PEEK The inquiry may want to question the Arab-American woman linguist who was close enough to Kelly to convert him to...
by Jonah
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: was David Kelly murdered?
Replies: 3
Views: 16660

---- from http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,13747,1034016,00.html 'A private tragedy' Ros Taylor Tuesday September 2, 2003 "Not so much a public scandal as a private tragedy," says the Telegraph of Janice Kelly's evidence to the Hutton inquiry. Not so very private, now: most of the papers...
by Jonah
Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: was David Kelly murdered?
Replies: 3
Views: 16660

This is a very important topic, I think, but not one that I want discussed here. The above links are good places to start, and below I've pasted my own collection of some of the earlier coverage of the incident, for archival purposes. Then I'm going to lock this thread. Thanks, -Jonah --- <i>the fol...
by Jonah
Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Rock Art Design: beading, beads, jewelry in Vancouver BC
Replies: 1
Views: 22558

Thread locked due to constant spamming. -Jonah
by Jonah
Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Was Adam the first human being on earth?
Replies: 28
Views: 50262

I hope jonah finds the note and deletes it. Yes, the comment apparently was made in jest. But it does express a common interpretation of evolution. And, do the Writings state that Adam had the form of contemporary humans? I don't know. So I think it best to respond with a statement from Abdu'l-Baha...
by Jonah
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Picture of Bahá´u´lláh online. What does UHJ say about this?
Replies: 31
Views: 66329

We are not allowed to post it on the internet, because that would, clearly I think, fall under the category of "distributing". When I got in trouble, so to speak, I had put the photos (2 photographs and 1 painting) on a private password-protected page and only gave the password to friends, upon requ...
by Jonah
Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Picture of Bahá´u´lláh online. What does UHJ say about this?
Replies: 31
Views: 66329

We're allowed to look at it, yes, but not distribute it or share it. At one point I was sharing it privately and was told by a liaison to the NSA that, if I continued to do so, my "administrative rights" would be in jeopardy.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: rights of passage?
Replies: 3
Views: 10505

I think you'll have the best luck by focussing on specific "rites of passage" and the Baha'i teachings on same, e.g.<ul><li>declaring as a Baha'i</li><li>marriage</li><li>huquq'u'llah</li><li>burial and funereal laws</li></ul> The Baha'i Faith isn't old enough, or scripturally-decentralized enough, ...
by Jonah
Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Depicting Baha'u'llah in cartoons
Replies: 14
Views: 22753

Another thread disintegrates. Keyvan gets the last word. -Jonah
by Jonah
Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Depicting Baha'u'llah in cartoons
Replies: 14
Views: 22753

Regarding Majnun's posting and the response to it in bold-face red. Did I miss something? Here's the only post of Majnun's I see: Maybe this is the Wrath, felt inside, by those who idolized a name, the name of a messenger, instead of being obediant to the One who sends down these messengers. And the...
by Jonah
Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Depicting Baha'u'llah in cartoons
Replies: 14
Views: 22753

For those unfamiliar with this developing story, here's a link to a BBC overview: <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/4677976.stm">Q&A: The Muhammad cartoons row</a>.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestation vs. Prophet
Replies: 18
Views: 30091

I've edited out the back-and-forth "attacks" on this thread from the last couple days, so if anyone's posting is missing or shortened, that's why. And because this thread is generating more heat than light, I'll close it now.

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: papers from European Baha'i Conference on Law
Replies: 1
Views: 6856

Sure, if the authors submit them. I don't personally know the authors you list, so I can't ask.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: This is an ACADEMIC site
Replies: 6
Views: 10327

this is an academic site Well, at one time the site was called "Baha'i Academics Resource Library." I abandoned that name because<ol><li>some people misread it as <i>Baha'i Academic<big><b>s'</b></big> Resource Library,</i> with s-apostrophe, i.e. a site for academic people only;</li><li>it was an ...
by Jonah
Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfán Colloquia in Acuto Italy July 1-12 (Persian / English)
Replies: 5
Views: 34822

I haven't posted any papers to http://irfancolloquia.org for many months, but will do so shortly.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kalimat Press ?
Replies: 29
Views: 126201

I wrote to Tony Lee (editor of Kalimat) and will post the letters on this topic as soon as he sends them to me.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What Are Our Priorities?
Replies: 15
Views: 22641

If you'll forgive the indelicacy, when I first read the first post in this thread, I immediately thought of a recent story from the Seattle Times, reporting on an internet phenomenon from 2005: <a href="http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=danny30&date=...
by Jonah
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What Are Our Priorities?
Replies: 15
Views: 22641

why do you let people post things that are obviously covenant breaker attacks? Anonymous Warrior, you know I immediately delete anything posted to this forum that's a "Covenant Breaker attack". If you ever find anything on this forum that you think even <i>might</i> be a CB attack, you <a href=http...
by Jonah
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What Are Our Priorities?
Replies: 15
Views: 22641

If I were the moderator on this forum, I would do the mature thing and lock that thread Anonymous Warrior, you know that I'm the moderator and I don't think I've shown myself to be excessively immature. I'll close the <a href=http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=93>thread</a> on masturba...
by Jonah
Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Beginning redevelopment of site; suggestions welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 27416

Beginning redevelopment of site; suggestions welcome

In fall 2003 I programmed the custom database/publishing system that the Baha'i Library runs on, but I never finished the job and it's been operating at 90% efficiency since: I think of it as version 0.9. Now I'm completing the job, getting us at least to version 1.0, after which Brett and I will tu...
by Jonah
Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Amnesty international: death of Dhabihullah Mahrami
Replies: 1
Views: 7150

Here's the text of the link provided above: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Public Statement AI Index: MDE 13/083/2005 (Public) News Service No: 347 22 December 2005 Iran: Inquiry needed in the death of Bahai prisoner of conscience Amnesty International has written to the head of Iran’s Judiciary to express c...
by Jonah
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Infallibility of the House (was partly in another topic)
Replies: 22
Views: 30780

I think this thread has trickled to an end, so I'm closing it. Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: our own line of sunglasses and goggles and sterling silver
Replies: 4
Views: 33203

If you're replying to the posting just previous to yours "SOCKS servers lists:..." (now deleted), it was spam. I didn't notice it for a couple weeks because I don't check the "Announcements" or "Commercial" forums as frequently as the "Discussion" forum. But the first posting appears to be legit, se...
by Jonah
Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: JPG of Sadrat al-Muntaha (by Mishkin Qalam)
Replies: 2
Views: 6714

I don't have any scans of his calligraphy online, but if you know anyone with a set of Journal of Baha'i Studies issues, there's an article that has a few calligraphic renditions of some Hidden Words by Mishqin Qalam: Julie Oeming Badiee and Heshmatollah Badiee, "The Calligraphy of Mishkin-Qalam," i...
by Jonah
Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Call for papers: Irfán Colloquia in California, May 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 19106

Call for papers: Irfán Colloquia in California, May 2006

<center><big><b>CALL FOR PAPERS</b></big></center><h4>BAHÁ’Í BELIEF SYSTEM: Conceptual Analysis and Practical Applications</h4>Program starts on the evening of May 25 and ends in the afternoon of May 28. It will be followed by a special program commemorating the Ascension of Baha’u’llah on the eveni...
by Jonah
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Masturbation
Replies: 54
Views: 86733

I've wondered how the "guidance" against male masturbation would be weighed vis-a-vis a medical recommendation in <i>favor</i> of it. For example, the widely-reported findings of a 2003 study suggesting that ejaculating at least 5 times per week has a measurable effect on preventing prostate cancer ...
by Jonah
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Just a reminder
Replies: 3
Views: 7200

Moderator here. I always delete profanity -- Bahai Warrior just alerted me to what I'd missed in post http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?p=2502#2502 . I also delete anything that transgresses the fairly clearly-defined scope of "covenant-breaking." Finally, I delete fraudulent posts: not ...
by Jonah
Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Seal of Prophets
Replies: 32
Views: 46316

Thanks for your query, BTW! I should have posted this at the very beginning, but did you search our site? I know there are a few articles and one thesis online about this topic. Browse http://www.google.com/custom?q=seal+of+the+prophets&sitesearch=bahai-library.com . The thesis is at http://baha...
by Jonah
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Seal of Prophets
Replies: 32
Views: 46316

I'm reading it. What do others think, should this thread be closed? Or left open?

Jonah, webmaster
by Jonah
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do Animals go to Heaven
Replies: 11
Views: 26363

Apparently not, according to a quotation in Baha'i Scriptures, page 404. From http://www.bahai-library.com/compilations/bahai.scriptures/7.html : <blockquote>... In the animal kingdom it is called “sense perception” or instinct. This term soul, as applied to the animal kingdom, is also a natural qua...
by Jonah
Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the Tablet of Beirut a Forgery?
Replies: 22
Views: 31293

Thank for your concern, Baha'i Warrior. I've been following this thread closely, and I haven't seen anything to warrant closing the thread -- other than the occasional intemperate remarks from most of the parties participating in the discussion which I've been using "moderator's discretion" on and e...
by Jonah
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the Tablet of Beirut a Forgery?
Replies: 22
Views: 31293

Are there any other Writings other than these three works that you mentioned in your last post that you can direct me to that "clearly" show Baha'u'llah is referring to Abdul-Baha as the Most Mighty Branch I'm afraid I don't know, it's not something I've studied in a while or done an internet searc...
by Jonah
Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jonah! I Protest...
Replies: 14
Views: 23959

The Baha'i Faith is not better than Islam, any more than being 35 years old is better than being 34. However, Baha'is regard it as the latest Faith of God, and hence preferable. Baha'is will not be interested in comparing the relative value of Islam versus the Baha'i Faith, because it's a non-releva...
by Jonah
Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jonah! I Protest...
Replies: 14
Views: 23959

I have the courage to show that Laws of Holy Quran are better than Kitab-e-Aqdas. Yes, I see that. I think that conversations comparing, and attempting to win an argument in favor of, the superiority of one religion over another are bound to produce conflict and unlikely to bring about a shared und...
by Jonah
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why need another Religion after Islam?
Replies: 16
Views: 28640

To everyone who participated, thanks for the discussion. I'm going to close the thread now because it seems to be devolving into a discussion of which religion is "better" etc. (including 4 just-posted back-and-forth posts which I just deleted). I don't believe we should be approaching a discussion ...
by Jonah
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i ID cards
Replies: 1
Views: 8118

The oldest place I've ever been able to find a reference is in a letter from Shoghi Effendi about, if I recall correctly, suggesting that Baha'is use membership cards if necessary in order to prove affiliation with a "church," and that for the sake of getting conscientious objector status during WWI...
by Jonah
Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the Tablet of Beirut a Forgery?
Replies: 22
Views: 31293

Since this is the only Tablet that makes reference to Abdul-Baha as being the Most Mighty Branch Let me offer a quick correction to just this part. As can be seen from the earlier thread, <a href="http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=411">How did Abdul-Baha become "The Most Mighty Branch...

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