Pioneering vs Scholarship

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Posted by Omid Townsend ( on October 08, 2003 at 11:50:14:

In many places the central figures and the institutions place great emphasis on going abroad to teach the faith of God. It is strange, even now within the Baha'i Faith, to see so many beleivers strive to accomplish things in their own realm of gratification i.e. getting letters behind their written names. Is this an ego problem or is it ignorance to that which is more difficult to accomplish? I think it would be great for discussion to talk about why their arn't more pioneers, but instead an abundance of MDs, PhDs, PsyDs, Ed.Ds, ect ect...It would be a lie to say that Baha'is are not educated people. But, it would be true to say that with the collective accomplishment so far as to being "lettered", we could do more as individuals to "further the process of Entry by Troops". What do y'all think?

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