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Old 04-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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The New Baha'i Paradigm: 1996-2016

Part 1:

The building of the structure of this new world Faith, a structure with many functions, was at the core of Bahai programs and policies, goals and game-plans, so to speak, from 1921 to 1996, a period of 75 years, as well as back the preceding years as far back as the last decades of the 19th century and into the first twenty years of the 20th century. In the last two decades, the years 1996 to 2016, the foundations for a new paradigm for the international Baha'i community have been laid.

A book of 700+ pages and 250 thousand words is now available, a book which contains reflections and understandings regarding this new Baha'i culture of learning and growth, what amounts to a paradigmatic shift, in the Baha’i community which it has been going through since the mid-1990s. The book is found at this link: http://bahai-library.com/price_cultu...aradigm&e=true

Part 2:

This newest, this latest, of the Abrahamic religions, has been developing this new culture, as I say, in the last two decades(1996-2016). This new culture or paradigm will be developing in the decades ahead at least until 2044, the end of the second century of the Baha'i Era(1844 to 2044), and perhaps even beyond into that third century, 2044 to 2144. Time will tell when the next paradigmatic shift will take place in the international Baha'i community.

Comparisons and contrasts are made to several previous paradigm shifts in the Baha'i community as well as shifts in the Babi community in the twenty years from 1843 to 1863. Thoughts on future developments within this paradigm and future paradigms are suggested. In the first eight years, 2007 to 2014, of the presence of this book, this commentary, on the world-wide-web, this work has contributed to an extensive dialogue on the issues regarding the many related and inter-related processes involved in the many ongoing changes in the international Bahai community, a community which exists in more than 200 countries and territories on the planet.

In the 8 years that this book has been in cyberspace at several internet sites, it has received a guesstimated 30 to 40 thousand hits.-Ron Price, Australia

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Ron, I discovered your work a few weeks ago, and I'm *very* interested, but it will be a while before I can look into it more deeply.
 
Old 05-01-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Ron - Funny I just posted these talks

Tom Price's Talks on the 5 Year Plan

Tom Price Talks about the 25 Years of Plans starting in 1996. This is mentioned early in talk one and is extremely interesting.

When I have a little time I will look at your post.

Regards Tony
 
Old 01-08-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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Belated Thanks

Belated Thanks, tonyfish58. I've heard some of Tom Price's talks and enjoyed them. Tom has had a productive, busy, and highly creative life. I used to know him back in the 1970s when he first came to Australia.

People often confuse me with him. But I tell them that Tom is a multi-talented chap with a town in Australia with his name: Tom Price in Western Australia.-Ron Price.

PS there are now some 4 to 5 thousand other Ron Prices in cyberspace--some fellows of fame and others of notoriety....

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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"PS there are more than 4000 other Ron Prices in cyberspace--some fellows of fame and othersof notoriety...."

Oh I don't know about that I always thought there could be only one Ron Price!
 
Old 05-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #6
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Thanks Arthra

There is a new video on this new Baha'i culture which just came out today. I leave it to readers here to Google.-Ron
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Part 1:

By 1 May 2013 I located from 4000 to 5000 other Ron Prices on the internet. I listed over 100 of these other Ron Prices in my computer directory a number of years ago, in my first years on Facebook since I had begun to experience the problem of people in cyberspace confusing me with others who had the same name. If I did not post extensively on the world-wide-web and have literally millions of words in cyberspace, this exercise of getting a general handle on all these others with the same name as mine would not have been necessary.

There are now special sites in cyberspace with lists of people who have the same name as you. These special sites and some of the numbers of Ron Prices include: MyLife.com, Intelius.com, ZoomInfo Business People, Linkedin,(25) 192.com(200), 123people.com, How Many of Me.Com, PeekYou(2223), White Pages USA(912), and Pipl Search.

Part 2:

How many of Me.com has a UK site, a US site, and possibly such a site for many other countries, although I have not checked this out. The most comprehensive people search site on the web is found at pipl search. Pipl search will bring you results you won't find in any other search engine. They use an identity resolution engine to link seemingly disparate results into a set of meaningful profiles so you can easily find the person you are looking for.

One site informed me that there were 1,004 people in the U.S. who have this name in the white pages. Contact details were available for all the people named Ronald Price. There were, as of 1/5/’13: 78 in California, 75 in Texas, 67 in Ohio, 56 in Pennsylvania, 53 in Florida, and 43 in Michigan—with the same name.

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My name Ron Price comes from the Old Norse personal name Rögnvaldr. It is composed of regin meaning: ‘advice, decision, the gods, and valdr meaning ruler. This name was regularly used in the Middle Ages in northern England and Scotland where Scandinavian influence was strong. It is now widespread throughout the English-speaking world.

The name Ron Price is an Anglicized form of Welsh: Rhys meaning son of Rhys: see also Reece. This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson.

I am just a needle in the haystack, arthra, a dot in the great infinite universe. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why Baha'u'llah says that the sense of our own nothingness is an important virtue to develop. Over and out for now.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Some remember "Ron Price" after all...

Thanks for your post Ron..and Allah'u'Abha! Hope your Ridvan was a joyous one.. well what can I say... You're the only one I ever met by that name..

You might be interested in a post I saw recently on Religion Forms.org...

Oh yes..when your name came up they remembered!

Check it out:

The Bahá'í Faith

Note that I stood up for you!

"I've been on several forums with Ron... He's a good Baha'i..! Smile"


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Old 05-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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Thanks arthra

When I go to that site, I am informed that my forum account is currently banned. I stand accused of spamming, and I am also informed that this ban will never be lifted. "Such is life," as the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is reported to have said on his way to the gallows in NSW Australia in 1880. I have made several defenses in many online courts, sometimes successfully, sometimes not so. I do thank you, arthra, for standing up for me. I post below one of my defenses.-Ron Price, Tasmania, Australia
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A NEW PRODUCT HITS THE MARKET

Part 1:

I have written the following as a form of defence against the accusation that my post, or posts, is/are a form of spam. What I write on the internet and post at sites is far removed from the meaning of spam as it is used on the world-wide-web. There have been many court-cases involving the act of spamming. Go to this link for an overview of such cases: "E-mail spam legislation by country", or this link for a general history of the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media. This is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%...9#Pre-Internet

I also try to place the term spam in a personal historical context, and a context that relates to spam’s country-cousin, plagiarism. The original term spam was coined more than three-quarters of a century ago in 1937 by the Hormel corporation as a name for its luncheon meat: a canned, precooked, spiced meat product. Coincidentally, that coining occurred less than 10 weeks after the first organized and systematic teaching Plan began in North America.

The transition from meat product to internet term had a stop along the way at the comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus. In 1970, that BBC comedy show aired a sketch that featured a cafe that had a menu which featured items like: "egg, bacon, and spam; egg, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam and bacon, sausage and spam; spam and egg, spam, spam, and more spam. Finally, there was lobster thermidor aux crevettes with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy, and a fried egg on top and spam." To make matters sillier in Monty Python style, the cafe was filled with Vikings who periodically broke-out into song praising spam: "spam, spam, spam, spam: lovely spam, wonderful spam."

In 1970 I was interviewed in Canada, and hired to teach in South Australia. I knew nothing of Monty Python's Flying Circus. I did not have a TV and had not had one since the mid-1950s when my mother sold our TV because she felt it would have a bad affect on my work as a student. But seven years later I bought a TV, in my second marriage when I was teaching at what is now the University of Ballarat.

Computer people adopted the term spam from the Python sketch to mean the endless repetition of worthless text, the commercialization of the internet, the unwanted commercial messages that come in the form of electronic junk mail or junk postings as well as posts at internet sites that: (a) nobody really wants to read/asks for and/or (b) are basically some form of plagiarism. These have become the primary meanings, among other meanings, of spam on the internet.

The earliest documented spam, although the term had not yet been coined, was a message advertising the availability of a new model of Digital Equipment Corporation computers sent by Gary Thuerk to 393 recipients on ARPANET in 1978. Rather than send a separate message to each person, which was the standard practice at the time, he had an assistant, Carl Gartley, write a single mass e-mail. Reaction from the net community was fiercely negative, but the spam did generate some sales.

Part 2:

Spam is everywhere in e-mail in boxes, in instant messaging windows, in web site guest-books, in blogs running over internet telephony lines. As internet-based communication technology evolves so do the methods that unscrupulous individuals use to send you advertisements. Worse yet, the numbers of spam-related messages being distributed are increasing every day. When you hear the word spam, your immediate thoughts go to the more well-known and common form of spam: e-mail spam.

There are also other types of spam found in a variety of internet communication mediums such as: instant messaging, discussion boards, mobile phones with text messaging, newsgroups, internet telephony, blogs--basically any device or client that provides a means for communications. Some internet site administrators and moderators take a very wide-ranging interpretation of the meaning of the term spam; it is here that my posts are deleted or I am banned from a site with or without warning.

Part 3:

According to the famous poet T.S. Eliot, “no poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation, is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.”2 As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his Letters: “A great man quotes bravely;” and “All minds quote. Old and new make the warp and weft of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. We quote not only books and proverbs, but arts, sciences, religion, customs, and laws; nay, we quote temples and houses, tables and chairs by imitation;” and “Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor”.3 -Ron Price with thanks to (1)“A History of the Term Spam,” internet.com, 24 July 2008; (2) T.S. Eliot, Selected Essays, Faber and Faber, London, 1999; and (3) Emerson, Letters, p. 183, p. 178 and p. 204.

Ron Price
25/7/’08 to 7/5/’13.

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