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    Baha'is in Haiti accounted for..

    Some of you may have heard of the group of folks, many of whom were Baha'is, who went to Haiti to provide medical support. They came from across the US and Canada. You may have seen the Baha'i News article. More coverage has come out of New Jersey. The group that made the trip is...
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    Do we (Muslims, Christians and Jews) believe in the same God or not?

    But the implications of the cross-religious blinds causes gaps in appreciation. The Old Testament praises as no other a Persian King who acted righteously - would that *any* leader would act as wisely today. Jesus was found in the manger by, from all understanding, three Zoroastrians...
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    Existentialism

    Gotta chime in here - existentialism is one of the things I got alittle into on my way to the Baha'i Faith.... I agree with Netti-Netti. While atheistic Existentialists would not describe themselves as religious or motivated by spirituality they are motivated by taking personal responsibility...
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    Baha'i culture...art, film, literature

    Re: "A Path to Peace" inspired by Baha'i Writings: Russ Garcia is making more news - or rather a journalist is making news about Mr. Garcia! See The Case of the Misplaced Oscar: "…. So I went over to the site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There, I discovered that...
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    some depth and breadth behind "second most widespread religion"

    As I mentioned above, there are widely quoted statistics that the Baha'i Faith is the second most widely spread religion in the world - after Christianity. From writing these country pages I can tell each place has it's history and circumstances - all of them trace from the progress of the...
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    some depth and breadth behind "second most widespread religion"

    Volume XVIII is a major resource in fact - lots of memorial so early pioneers collected in the online version (though it needs more proof reading.) But yes it is indeed a Baha'i World - there are already parallel articles for Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism - Catholics also have a...
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    Baha'i culture...art, film, literature

    Re: "A Path to Peace" inspired by Baha'i Writings:
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    Religious makeup of US Congress

    "Independents" are often still a member of a political party, like Libertarians. In my particular location, if I register as an independent, that means I am Libertarian in fact. And there are requirements that American office holders provide election councils lists of registered voters so they...
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    some depth and breadth behind "second most widespread religion"

    Hi folks, Just an FYI that I've been working on a Wikipedia project of my own. I discovered a niche, as it were. There were no articles about Baha'i Faith in (name country.) So I've spent over a year working on the list of countries. Many many more to go but a very interesting process along...
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    Religious makeup of US Congress

    BTW, there can't be any Baha'is because of our rules - we can't run for office if it is required to be a member of a political party. We do have some judges and ambassadors among us.... I'm also endless entertained how Christians hardly ever simply categorize themselves as Christians like we...
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    Baha'i culture...art, film, literature

    Re: Jack Lenz project the feature film "Mona's Dream": Can't speak to all of it but yes Jack worked on Passion.... in wikipedia
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    Quote from Bahaullah

    First let me site a comparable example - where Baha'u'llah also says He will be an agent to compensate someone killed unjustly - "I Myself shall atone for the loss of her son - a son who now dwelleth within the tabernacle of My majesty and glory, and whose face beameth with a light that...
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    Quote from Bahaullah

    I'd strongly suggest not convoluting the two - the Baha'i stance on punishment and the US penal system are <sigh> lamentably divergent. In the US there are almost as many people against the current system as there are for it - it has been suspended in a few cases. The problem is applying the law...
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    Quote from Bahaullah

    Well kind of - the Baha'i faith doesn't accept the exact principal of karma. Rather God manifests Justice just as Mercy - and yes Mercy exceeds Justice but not to the point of making Justice mute. At some level Justice itself is a mercy too. If one has done wrong, paying for it can have a...
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    Quote from Bahaullah

    Certainly - that was my point. You objected to it earlier on the basis of a kind of turn the other cheek approach. My point is that for the individual that very much is the standard we are to seek. But institutionally there is a preservation of society that is needed. Whose works? Define...
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    Quote from Bahaullah

    For example from the Justice link .... "It is not advisable to show kindness to a person who is a tyrant, a traitor or a thief because kindness encourages him to become worse and does not awaken him. The more kindness you show to a liar the more he is apt to lie, for he thinks that you know...
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    Quote from Bahaullah

    I've read through the thread and hadn't seen any comment about the angle on this comment - the law of the Baha'i Faith is not to be implemented by individuals. This isn't about revenge. Such laws would be administered through institutions. Individuals are in fact to be as forgiving as you hint -...
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    Jesus Christ, he will return?

    Compassion doesn't mean allowing persistence in doing wrong, if wrong it is. At times it becomes tough love.
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    Jesus Christ, he will return?

    Just to be clear I don't agree her characterizations are complete or balanced and border on just bad understanding. They were enough for her and others to withdraw from the religion, but not enough people are withdrawing to make it less than the fastest growing religion among the top 10 and...
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    Jesus Christ, he will return?

    Ok. Now what? Shall we review each religion's stances everyone is uneasy at? How about reviewing the pros and cons about each? Or some general evolutionary model across religions about how these things change or don't? Or since none of this really matters, just the authority to say...
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