The Baha'i Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience


Disclaimer: Given Abdul-Baha's respect for the individual's conscience and the frequent lack of it in everyday Bahai life, I must emphasize all ideas and opinions belong to their authors and do not necessarily reflect my views. Given the difficulty of authenticating identity on the Internet, I caution the reader that it is possible that people of ill-will of various opinion, whether Sunni or Shia Muslims and others, opposed to the Bahai teachings, however interpreted, might misrepresent themselves. It is left up to the individual to make such judgements for him or herself.

Many other ex-Bahais have explained their decision. Their comments may be found scattered around this website. See also the site Former Bahais.

Roy Hilbinger We Only Fool Ourselves, August 29, 2008 

BAHA'I A Field Guide to the Faith by MrDonut. 2008.
With Help From His Companion Human Nancy Ellen Walker


Inge Barthel, a German Baha'i,

Dale Husband, Why I quit the Baha’i Faith

Steven Scholl - "Why I voluntarily left the religion"
Why I Left.... 2-16-07


March 2006, philosophy and religious studies Professor Dann May[6] and his wife[7] Phyllis E Bernard, current Robert S. Kerr Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Director of the Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Oklahoma City University


Selected Messages from Ex-bahais for 2002


My brother's experience - Thanks 12/16/2001
My experience as a member of the Baha'i Faith Dennis James Rogers 9/6/2001
Selected Ex-Bahais for 2001


Selected Ex-Bahais for 2000


Jenifer Tidwell to The LSA of the Baha'is of Arlington. Massachusetts 3/ 21/1999
Letter of Resignation from Paul Dodenhoff, Assistant to the Auxiliary Board 6/25/99

Karen Bacquet, My Life in the Baha'i Community
Karen Re: My "Ex-Baha'i" Story 11/8/99 Eye witness of NSA denunciation of Dialogue magazine
Karen Re: My "Ex-Baha'i" Story 11/6/99
Karen Personal testimony of a recent ex-Baha'i. 10/18/99
Nima - ex-Bahai Tracked & Harassed around the Globe 9/7/99
Nima Hazini 7/26/99
Codi del Mundo 7/20/99
Robin Peters 2/24/99
Roxanne Rieske 1/4/99
Yu Zir
Kathleen R. Mccolloch-Bodi
Why *I* left - Maryam
Darrick Evenson
Ian Mayes