The Baha'i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience

From: FG <>
To: Robin M Peters <>
Subject: Re: third RFD on talk.religion.bahai
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 7:53 AM
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-----Original Message-----
From: Robin M Peters <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 1:10 AM
Subject: Re: third RFD on talk.religion.bahai
>I'm replying to your recent email to, using my Juno
>account for a change (just because I feel like it).
>You have a point; although many Baha'is are sincere in their beliefs, I
>find the vast majority of my former Baha'i compadres to be somewhat
>easily led by the NSA and worry about them for that reason. I mean, the
>NSA could tell them that the moon is made of green cheese, and they'd
>believe it. I don't mean to backbite - I'm sorry if it comes off that way
>(I don't like to spread rumors any more than the next person, any more
>than I like being the subject of false rumors)  - but it seems to me
>almost a fact of the universe that many Baha'is give up their critical
>thinking skills when it comes time to examine the holy writings of their
>faith or the dictates of their relevant NSA. That's why I think
>talk.religion.bahai is so valuable. And that's why I decided to say what
>I did about bringing out the vote, Chicago style (believe me, I am a
>native of suburban Chicago - a lifelong native at that - and I feel I
>know whereof I speak!).
>Robin Peters