Neither Juan nor Sen would argue against a paragraph written by Roshan.... they would just acknowledge his opinion.
The Bahai position is what Bahauallah wrote! Quote Bahauallah if you will, please, or Abdul Baha, Shogi Effendi or UHJ.
The names I wrote down (which I don't think you thought I could?) are/were excellent writers about Bahai.
It seems you do not see the self-contradiction.
You stated both Juan and Sen are some of "the most outstanding Baha'i history authorities," and you also stated that "Baha'i does hope to become a theocracy," yet Sen - the one in your list that has contributed the most to this topic - doesn't believe in a Baha'i theocracy
. How can one of "the most outstanding Baha'i history authorities" fail to adopt what you take as the gospel truth of the Baha'i Faith and take a more separatist approach? I'll just leave that knot on your table to contemplate and untie . . .
We know good and well that the Baha'i Faith does not seek to establish a theocracy since it doesn't even look like one. If it did, people wouldn't be able to voluntarily leave the Faith, there would be clergy, and so on.
Here are a few quotes:
"If a farmer plants a tree, he cannot state at that moment what its exact height will be, the number of its branches or the exact time of its blossoming. He can, however, give a general impression of its size and pattern of growth and can state with confidence which fruit it will bear. The same is true of the evolution of the World Order of Bahá’u’lláh."
-Universal House of Justice
"It would be utterly misleading to attempt a comparison between this unique, this divinely conceived Order and any of the diverse systems which the minds of men . . . have contrived . . . Such an attempt would betray a lack of complete appreciation of the excellence of the handiwork of its great Author . . . The diverse and ever-shifting systems of human polity, whether past or present, whether originating in the East or West, offer no adequate criterion wherewith to estimate the potency of its hidden virtues or to appraise the solidity of its foundations."
"The Bahá’í Commonwealth of the future, of which this vast Administrative Order is the sole framework, is, both in theory and practice, not only unique in the entire history of political institutions, but can find no parallel in the annals of any of the world’s recognized religious systems. No form of democratic government; no system of autocracy or of dictatorship, whether monarchical or republican; no intermediary scheme of a purely aristocratic order; nor even any of the recognized types of theocracy, whether it be the Hebrew Commonwealth, or the various Christian ecclesiastical organizations, or the Imamate or the Caliphate in Islam—none of these can be identified or be said to conform with the Administrative Order which the master-hand of its perfect Architect has fashioned."
"As difference in degree of capacity exists among human souls, as difference in capability is found, therefore, individualities will differ one from another. But in reality this is a reason for unity and not for discord and enmity. If the flowers of the garden were all of one color, the effect would be monotonous to the eye; but if the colors are variegated, it is most pleasing and wonderful."
" . . . our mission is to seize and possess the hearts of men."
". . .the one true God . . . hath bestowed the government of the earth upon the kings . . . That which He hath reserved for Himself are the cities of the hearts of men . . ."