Saturday, November 10, 2007

Baha’i Founder Preached Peace, Unity

Monday, Nov. 12 is the birthday of Baha’u’llah, an advocate for peaceful tolerance and non-violence, and the founder of the Baha'i Faith. Founded in Iran in 1844, the Baha'i Faith now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha'is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha'i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the world.

According to the Baha'i website:

Today Baha’u’llah is recognized by close to six million followers around the world as the Manifestation of God, or Divine Teacher for this age. He taught that all of the Manifestations of God, including Moses, Abraham, Christ, Muhammad, Krishna and Buddha, have appeared at intervals throughout history to found the world's great religions. They have been sent by a loving Creator to help us know and worship Him and bring human civilization to ever-higher levels of achievement.

Baha’u’llah's central message for humanity in this day is one of unity and justice. In two oft-quoted passages He wrote, "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens,” and "The best beloved of all things in My sight is justice. He also stated, "The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.”

Baha'i Social Principles include:
  • equality of women and men
  • the harmony of science and religion as two complementary systems of knowledge that must work together to advance the well being and progress of humanity
  • the elimination of prejudice
  • the establishment of a world commonwealth of nations
  • recognition of the common origin and fundamental unity of purpose of all religions
  • spiritual solutions to economic problems and the removal of economic barriers and restrictions
  • the abolition of extremes of poverty and wealth
Please join me in wishing our Baha'i brothers and sisters a joyous Baha’u’llah's Birthday, and say a prayer of thanks to this man whose progressive calls for peace and unity are as relevant today as they were more than a century ago when he graced the Earth.

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MikeeUSA said...

The Iranians enjoy killing Bahari.
Such is the correct way to deal with such a pro-women's rights faith.

Robin Steele said...

2 MikeeUSA comments moved to MikeeUSA post

Anonymous said...

Peace leads to planes flying into our buildings. One must always be prepared for war. The Bahari faith does not take the fact that not everyone in the world is going to be Bahari ever.

Remeber the saying:
"Disarm? You first"

Anonymous said...

Sounds like communism.

Masculist Man said...

It's like I said on my blog;it is an UN approved religion.

Anonymous said...

Steele: This religion you are supporting would cause a nation to become weak militarily due to the false belief in peace (which has never existed among nations by agreement, only has peace existed at the barrel of an Missile Silo). Due to this can you please withdraw your support for it. Those who lie down like lambs get slaughered like lambs, no?

Anonymous said...

Whenever we get a president that believes in half the things Baha’u’llah believed in the American public gets collectively fucked and our national security eroded.

Robin Steele said...

Whenever we get a president that believes in half the things Baha’u’llah believed in in the American public gets collectively fucked and our national security eroded.
You're saying George Bush is Baha'i?

Anonymous said...

George Bush believes in:
*equality of women and men

*the establishment of a world commonwealth of nations

*recognition of the common origin and fundamental unity of purpose of all religions
(and has stated as much).

Not quite half, he's not a communist. Elect a democrat and you'll get the rest.

Anonymous said...

All Baharis women should be killed assuming they believe the tenates of their faith (female equality).

Iran is in the right on this issue. Hopefully their opinion widens.

I only wish death upon the employees and residents of that newest woman's shelter as they all should be brutally murdered because they betray or assist in the betrayal of a husband.

Death To women's Rights.
Viva Men's Liberties.
Death To All feminist women.

Bring back the witch trials.

Anonymous said...

Communism, feminst domination, and mixed with Islam. No wonder the good men of Islam keep trying to run them out.

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