From: Ron House <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: FG@hotmail.com <FG@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: TRBahai SRB Moderation
Date: Friday, November 14, 1997 2:42 AM
> Thanks, Ron, for saying it like it is.... I can't
> respond to you on news.groups lest I'm attacked
> again as the incarnation of all evil....
I know what you mean. I've found over the years that
there is a technique used by traditional Baha'is and
others to squash dissension: harry the dissenter so
much he says something intemperate, then point out
how 'loving' and 'compassionate' they are and how
nasty the dissenter is. The trouble is that this
technique works, so I've been making a conscious
effort not to fall for it. Also, when they get the
dissenter discouraged and miserable enough, he
invariably makes a slip-up sooner or later that they
can REALLY let loose the venom over. IMHO, they did
this to you when you misread Sharon's intentions.
At any other time, they would overlook faults, as
Baha'u'llah says, but when they're in this mode
they go for the jugular. Very sad.
> If anything
> interesting appears only on arb, I'll repost it to
> news.groups or send you a copy directly.
> From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing
> your thoughts on everything on news.groups.... It's
> been a long and lonely battle for during the last
> year and I fear I'm giving out at the end, the
> onslaught is so intense....
I am sure that Baha'u'llah Himself is with us.
I don't say that lightly but as a result of
experiences (spiritual encounters). All that is
needed is for us to be as fair and truthful as we
possibly can and He will provide strength.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because
people refuse to see it. --
James Michener, "Space"