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Old 06-18-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Death to Godless faction of Bahaism

A highly inflammatory and threatening flier calling Baha'is "godless" was distributed in the city of Yazd, Iran, last week on the eve of an important Shiite holy day.

Translation of flier: "Bahaism is a movement that has risen against the true religion of Islam; from the perspective of the sacred Sharia, it is an [apostasy] and is wholly condemned such that Baha’i individuals, from the perspective of Islam, have no right to any form of security, whether pertaining to their lives or their belongings, and their blood is worthless. Thus, in light of the recent blatant activities of this godless faction, every Muslim individual must stand up against any activity by this movement and combat them even at the cost of his own life."

Threatening anti-Baha'i posters distributed in Yazd, Iran - Bahá'í World News Service

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Old 06-18-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #3
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A highly inflammatory and threatening flier calling Baha'is "godless" was distributed in the city of Yazd, Iran, last week on the eve of an important Shiite holy day.

Translation of flier: "Bahaism is a movement that has risen against the true religion of Islam; from the perspective of the sacred Sharia, it is an [apostasy] and is wholly condemned such that Baha’i individuals, from the perspective of Islam, have no right to any form of security, whether pertaining to their lives or their belongings, and their blood is worthless. Thus, in light of the recent blatant activities of this godless faction, every Muslim individual must stand up against any activity by this movement and combat them even at the cost of his own life."

Threatening anti-Baha'i posters distributed in Yazd, Iran - Bahá'í World News Service
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:43 PM   #4
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Just gotta say, not all Iranians feel that way:
What’s Wrong with Bahá
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:46 PM   #5
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Just gotta say, not all Iranians feel that way:
What’s Wrong with Bahá
I would think that an omnibenevolent would slap extremist Muslims over the head with the idea that ALL people are created equal but it's nice that plenty of Muslims are doing that same sort of thing for him.
 
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I think you missed a word in there somewhere.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:49 PM   #7
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I think you missed a word in there somewhere.
Where?
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:57 PM   #8
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I would think that an omnibenevolent would slap...
What's an omnibenevolent? I assumed it was an adjective, but without a noun it makes little sense. :P

(Note: I know what you meant, but I love poking fun.)
 
Old 06-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #9
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What's an omnibenevolent? I assumed it was an adjective, but without a noun it makes little sense. :P

(Note: I know what you meant, but I love poking fun.)
Oops! I blame my phone.
 
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Suuuuure, blame the phone! Oldest excuse in the book. Well, third oldest. Right next to "my dog ate it" and "it was an accident!"
 
Old 06-18-2014, 02:23 PM   #11
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---Third law: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. ~ Isaac Newton---

Those in Iran who continually abuse the Baha'is are playing with divine fire. The payback for such actions will be severe and guaranteed to make heads snap in amazement.
 
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Until now it seems that the extremists have been quite succesful in their eradication of Bahai's Iran... no heads snapping yet...
 
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Until now

"Until now". Those are the operative words. God will call in the markers at the appropriate time. Those who kill and torture; harass and imprison; desecrate Baha'is even in their cemeteries; destroy the House of the Bab and Baha'u'llah, etc, etc, will have a day of reckoning.....all in God's own time.

Stay tuned.
 
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The intensity of this latest absurd obsession is, to my mind, a reaction to the recent gift by a Muslim to the Baha'is. I had been expecting something. It demonstrates how greatly divided the nation has become, taking also into account the escalation we have seen over the last period of time, and demonstrates yet one more time the cowardly nature of those who lay behind such pathetic mindlessness. If it truly were an act to have pride in, they would act without anonymity, which in itself is evidence of the darkness in which they have chosen to live.

As anguished as all of us feel at the ongoing persecution of our sisters and brothers in the birth country of this Faith, yet I feel only pity for the perpetrators. Not knowing my own end, these Words of Baha'u'llah ring in my ears, prompting my feelings of pity:

It is clear and evident that all men shall, after their physical death, estimate the worth of their deeds, and realize all that their hands have wrought. I swear by the Day Star that shineth above the horizon of Divine power! They that are the followers of the one true God shall, the moment they depart out of this life, experience such joy and gladness as would be impossible to describe, while they that live in error shall be seized with such fear and trembling, and shall be filled with such consternation, as nothing can exceed.
(Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 171)

Self-inflicted pain hurts all the more and cuts the more deeply because it is self-inflicted.

We have seen how the sacrifice of our beloved companions in the Crimson Ark has led to such triumphs in other parts of the world. Along with our prayers for their safe deliverance, we should watch for the increased opportunities that they will make available to us.

With warm greetings

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Until now it seems that the extremists have been quite succesful in their eradication of Bahai's Iran... no heads snapping yet...
I would agree with the term 'successful' if the population of Baha'is were continually decreasing, and if no actions of support by other Muslims were made. Unfortunately for the perpetrators, nether of these are the case, so I would say their actions are proving unsuccessful and inadequate to their purpose.

Unto all an appointed time. Baha'u'llah has promised that one would come to power who would support the Baha'is.

And the harder that those in authority try to repress the Faith in Iran, the greater the triumphs outside of Iran.

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Sacrifice

And the harder that those in authority try to repress the Faith in Iran, the greater the triumphs outside of Iran.

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This is very much how sacrifice works. "Apparently", the seed is sacrificed to the soil without result. Yet above the ground (outside Iran), grows an immense Tree, whose fruits contain even more seeds.

This world is one of illusions. We think that we are in control, or they think that they are in control, but that Invisible One with the Unseen Hands has dealt us the cards with which we play. There are jokers in the deck as well, but the Piper shall be paid.

Indeed, if we are to sit passively and congratuate ourselves for feeling a sense of injustice for that which befalls our brothers and sisters in the cradle of the Faith, it is insufficient without next arising to fulfill the Words of Baha'u'llah:

"Make mention of Me on My earth, that in My heaven I may remember thee. Thus, shall Mine eyes and thine be solaced."

So we shall not be solaced merely by taking note of the oppression, but by actively moving out of our comfort zones, raising the standard, and accepting a little of the heat ourselves, in whatever form it takes.

Ya Sahib'u'Zaman!!!

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Good morning

The intensity of this latest absurd obsession is, to my mind, a reaction to the recent gift by a Muslim to the Baha'is. I had been expecting something. It demonstrates how greatly divided the nation has become, taking also into account the escalation we have seen over the last period of time, and demonstrates yet one more time the cowardly nature of those who lay behind such pathetic mindlessness. If it truly were an act to have pride in, they would act without anonymity, which in itself is evidence of the darkness in which they have chosen to live.

As anguished as all of us feel at the ongoing persecution of our sisters and brothers in the birth country of this Faith, yet I feel only pity for the perpetrators. Not knowing my own end, these Words of Baha'u'llah ring in my ears, prompting my feelings of pity:

It is clear and evident that all men shall, after their physical death, estimate the worth of their deeds, and realize all that their hands have wrought. I swear by the Day Star that shineth above the horizon of Divine power! They that are the followers of the one true God shall, the moment they depart out of this life, experience such joy and gladness as would be impossible to describe, while they that live in error shall be seized with such fear and trembling, and shall be filled with such consternation, as nothing can exceed.
(Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 171)

Self-inflicted pain hurts all the more and cuts the more deeply because it is self-inflicted.

We have seen how the sacrifice of our beloved companions in the Crimson Ark has led to such triumphs in other parts of the world. Along with our prayers for their safe deliverance, we should watch for the increased opportunities that they will make available to us.

With warm greetings

Romane
What is the full meaning of the quoted writing, in your opinion? Is just that people who do evil are the ones in error and get their just desserts and good people no matter what they believe are rewarded?
 
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Good morning SmilingSkeptic

As your query is off-topic to the thread, have started a new thread for its discussion.

http://bahaiforums.com/beliefs/11180...cal-death.html

With warm greetings

Romane
 
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