The Baha'i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience

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Subject: Re: The root of the problem
Date: Monday, September 13, 1999 1:56 AM
> Well, if you reject the Will and Testament and the Covenant, you are
>entitled to say that Nima. It was 'Abdul-Baha who forbade this, as I'm
>sure you know.
Come again? I didn't reject anything. But now you're turning around
introducing the tried and true ultra-orthodox ploy on the narrow reading
of the WT of AB argument, and then you'll turn around later, I guess,
and impute I'm a cb because I don't read it like you do?! Homey don't
play that game. Sorry, try something better, Susan.
   The doors of ijtihad as far as specific points of the Baha'i sharia
are closed. That's it. Everything else as far as the Kitab-i-Iqan is
concerned is wide open. But since ya'll subscribe to the "we'll take it
from here Baha'u'llah" school of thought, you dismiss Baha'u'llah's
fundamental importance and what He said in the greater scheme of
things and especially His foundational critique of religious absolutism
in the Kitab-i-Iqan. As such you have all misappropriated Baha'u'llah.
Thus, to Baha'u'llah we shall return.
> Because when we ignore 'Abdul-Baha's wishes we ignore Baha'u'llah as
>well. It was They who estalished this system of authoritative
No one's ignoring `Abdul-Baha. But it would stand to reason that ya'll
have ignored His Father.
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