Christian worship service

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by KnowSelf, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Ocean is awesome.
    Between that, IOs apocrypha+ page, and the metaphysical bible dictionary. I can contemplate the path of a spec of dust falling thru a sunbeam (I know that makes no sense to anyone but me)
     
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  2. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Wow! So you have completely your own system. And one day in every 19 day month is your 'sabbath' -- for want of the word? When did your calendar start? Did it start with the birth of Baha'u'llah?

    Why is it postponed?
     
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  3. Truthseeker9

    Truthseeker9 Active Member

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    It started on March 21, 1844, on the year of the declaration of the Bab, and was instituted by the Bab, and continued for the Baha'is.
    I don't know. There will be a time when laws such as for murder will be implemented. I don't know if such laws will apply to people who are not Baha'is. Maybe the Friday off will be implemented then. Right now, it would be inconvenient to apply the Fridays off in a world where the rest of the people don't take Fridays off of work, but take other days off from work. The feast will always continue.
     
  4. KnowSelf

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  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I'd say for some it would be honesty.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Yup. I believe there's an alien outpost at the centre of the earth, that sends out UFO's after dark from a hole at the South Pole. More I study, more I know I'm right. No reference to anyone here. Best wishes for 2020 everybody, lol ...
     
  7. KnowSelf

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    I hitched a ride on the Light and all darkness disappeared. Until the dream was over...Happppy 2020. Let's dance!
     
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  8. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    My 2019 end of year report is the same as my 2018 end of year report.
    I lived thru it!
    And that ain't just whistling Dixie. I did!
     
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  9. KnowSelf

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    I don't hope for a better world it either is or is not.
     
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    So...you've discovered my secret headquarters - have a good year Brother !
     
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    Yes you did wil - and no it's not - stay down - you're a true warrior.
     
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  12. KnowSelf

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    Only because it is New Years Eve
    David Bowie:
    Someday they won't let you, now you must agree
    The times they are a-telling, and the changing isn't free
    You've read it in the tea leaves, and the tracks are on tv
    Beware the savage jaw
    Of 1984

    They'll split your pretty cranium, and fill it full of air
    And tell that you're eighty, but brother, you won't care
    You'll be shooting up on anything, tomorrow's never there
    Beware the savage jaw
    Of 1984

    Come see, come see, remember me?
    We played out an all-night movie role
    You said it would last, but I guess we enrolled
    In 1984 (who could ask for more?)
    1984 (who could ask for more?)
    (More)

    I'm looking for a vehicle, I'm looking for a ride
    I'm looking for a party, I'm looking for a side
    I'm looking for the treason that I knew in '65
    Beware the savage jaw
    Of 1984

    Come see, come see, remember me?
    We played out an all-night movie role
    You said it would last, but I guess we enrolled
    In 1984 (who could ask for more?)
    1984 (who could ask for more?)
    (More)

    1984
    1984
    1984 (more)
    1984
    1984 (more)
    1984
     
  13. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    My compliments to Truthseeker19!

    Since "Sabbath" for Baha'is was brought up a few times I thought I'd add some from Baha'i sources:

    "Unlike worship in some other religions, Bahá’í worship follows no liturgical calendar. The Bahá’í writings encourage daily prayer at dawn, and in some parts of the world this is a significant part of Bahá’í community worship. While Friday is the Bahá’í sabbath, no forms of worship are required on that day. In most of the Bahá’í world no customary weekly worship, such as the Christian Sunday service, exists. Each Bahá’í month, usually on the first day, a meeting called feast is held, which has three portions: a worship portion, a business portion, and a social portion. The worship portion usually consists of the reading of passages from the writings of Bahá’u'lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá, including communes; sometimes singing occurs as well. During the eleven annual Bahá’í Holy Days it is customary to hold a worship program similar to that of a Feast."

    https://bahai-library.com/stockman_worship

    I'm adding for those interested a visual of the Baha'i Calendar which is called the "Badi" Calendar. It shows our Holy Days and Feast Calendar:

    " There are eleven Holy Days in the Bahá'í calendar. Of these, there are nine on which work should be suspended. The only exceptions are the Day of the Covenant and the Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bahá."

    http://calendar.bahaiq.com/about/

    The only days where work or school is suspended are the nine Holy Days.

    Our New Years is "Naw-Ruz" the vernal equinox in Tehran (March 21st) and it will be the year 177 of the Baha'i Era (B.E.).

    https://bahai-library.com/walbridge_encyclopedia_nawruz

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  14. Truthseeker9

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    whose life is sustained by its universal recognition of one God and by its allegiance to one common Revelation
    Shoghi Effendi, “The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh”

    I think here the common Revelation is the Revelation of all Manifestations of God. I don't expect anyone to believe that if they're not Baha'i
     
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