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I thought I'd explore and share a possible connection between Baha'is and freemasons because of the subject of this thread thats all.
Philosophically the best features of Masonry reflect many of the religious principles and teachings of the Baha`i Faith. That's no coincidence. The Baha`i Faith teaches very high moral conduct--so did Islam and Christianity.
Any high-minded fellowship is going to reflect many of those same principloes and teachings.
That they are similar in that regard, does not, however, indicate a causal relationship between Freemasonry and Baha`u'llah.
As Abdu'l Baha points out, a person who exemplifies the best aspects of filial love for humanity and works to unite mankind is a Baha`i whether they have ever heard the name of Baha`u'llah or not.
Freemasonry does not go quite far enough along those principles because the existence of a 'secret society' is division of mankind into members and non-members, that's strictly against Baha`i principles.