The Baha'i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience

From: FG <>
To: SRB <>; bahai-faith @ <>
Subject: SRB censored #3: 5-11-98
Date: Monday, May 11, 1998 6:41 AM
-----Original Message-----
From: Teri Rhan <>
To: FG <>
Cc: srb moderators <>
Date: Monday, May 11, 1998 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: Leaving Faith
>Dear Fred,
>I'm returning this to you unposted to soc.religion.bahai for once again
>coming off as disrespectful.
>Teri Rhan
>Co-moderator, soc.religion.bahai
>On Sat, 9 May 1998, FG wrote:
>> Suzanne Gerstner wrote in message
>> I wrote:
>> >>The Bahai faith is a beautiful dream on paper....
>> >
>> >
>> >The Baha'i Faith isn't just "a beautiful dream", it is the Faith of God
>> >renewed for this new Age. As such, its forward march is unstoppable.
>> That's the claim or theory but I don't see it as a reality.... Bahais
>> have done a very effective job of stopping its forward march....
>> >According to Shoghi Effendi, the only influence that its detractors can
>> >have, ultimately, is a positive one -- that of purifying the Faith of
>> >unwholesome elements and of kindling the fire of faith in the hearts of
>> >its ardent supporters:
>> This interpretation is part of the problem, i.e., anyone who says
>> anything other than the most predictable and mundane must be
>> a miscreant....
>> FG
>> Usenet: alt.religion.bahai