The Baha'i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience

From: George & Marlena <>
To: <>
Subject: [bahai-faith] Fw: Defrring to "cultural mores" (fwd)
Date: Thursday, May 07, 1998 7:54 PM
Dear Frederick,
In an effort to give a real example of the "censorship" on another
newsgroup, I enclose this example. It was mine but you may use it (or not)
if you want.
-----Original Message-----
From: Teri Rhan <>
To: geomar <geomar>
Cc: srb moderators <srb-mods>
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: Defrring to "cultural mores" (fwd)
>Dear George,
>I'm returning your submittal unposted to soc.religion.bahai as the tone
>appears to be somewhat condescending, particularly the last sentence.  If
>you would care to revise it and resubmit, I would be happy to reconsider
>it for posting.
>Teri Rhan
>Co-moderator, soc.religion.bahai
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: 5 May 1998 06:37:01 GMT
>From: George & Marlena <>
>Newsgroups: soc.religion.bahai
>Subject: Re: Defrring to "cultural mores"
>Dear Nancy,
>While not trying to post against your post, I would like to remind you that
>the Baha'i faith is growing in just about every country in the world. This
>only shows the diversity of people the Faith attracts. Every person who
>becomes a Baha'i, comes from a background that may or may not be even close
>to the teaching of the Baha'i faith. The diversity of culture, the
>diversity of spiritual growth is astronomical to think about. We, as
>Baha'is have the writings for guidance, but what if we can not read, or
>don't have a book? Becoming a Baha'i(on paper) doesn't make us a Baha'i in
>anything but name.
>Also your post makes reference to "some" Baha'is that "may" still
>While I agree completely with your point of view, I lack your passion. Get
>the facts and try to do something positive about what you find.
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