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Old 11-04-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Lies on this Site

I have become a rather irregular visitor to this site. The reason is that the site is not moderated. Lies are allowed - lies harmful to the Faith. I am very tolerant, and have greatly appreciated the tolerant attitude of this site. There are lots of people out there, who have all kinds of questions that are difficult to raise in their ordinary communities. This site has provided a haven for them - a place where those questions can be put forward. But there is a limit to everything. There are things that cannot be allowed. Unfortunately, due to the lack of control, those statements are allowed to stay. If I knew how to unregister, I would do it, because I definitely don't wish to participate in an activity that could harm the Faith. It's a pity that such an ambitious enterprise could lead to such a deplorable result.

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Old 11-04-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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I have become a rather irregular visitor to this site. The reason is that the site is not moderated. Lies are allowed - lies harmful to the Faith. I am very tolerant, and have greatly appreciated the tolerant attitude of this site. There are lots of people out there, who have all kinds of questions that are difficult to raise in their ordinary communities. This site has provided a haven for them - a place where those questions can be put forward. But there is a limit to everything. There are things that cannot be allowed. Unfortunately, due to the lack of control, those statements are allowed to stay. If I knew how to unregister, I would do it, because I definitely don't wish to participate in an activity that could harm the Faith. It's a pity that such an ambitious enterprise could lead to such a deplorable result.

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Dear Gnat - Daniel has supplied the way to address this. There is one Moderator, which is Daniel.

He can not check every post. It there is a post that needs to be moderated, then as requested we use the Report Post Tool at bottom left of Post and then add reason as to why it should be considered for removal.

I have found Daniel will address the concerns.

As the worlds old order is rolled up, the new one needs us to hold to all that is good and promote all that is good.

Regards Tony
 
Old 11-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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The forum at the moment appears to lack the joy and vitality it once had and this may discourage many from contributing
 
Old 11-05-2016, 04:58 PM   #4
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The forum at the moment appears to lack the joy and vitality it once had and this may discourage many from contributing
That dear friend is entirely our choice

We have been told of these times from many sources;

Isaiah 24:11"There is an outcry in the streets concerning the wine; All joy turns to gloom. The gaiety of the earth is banished".

Acts 27:20"Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned".

Luckily there has been a call for a new race of men where sadness will not overcome, John 16 prepares us.

Now is the time that is....;

SPIRITUAL SPRING

"Do ye know in what cycle ye are created and in what age ye exist? This is the age of the Blessed Perfection and this is the time of the Greatest Name! This is the century of the Manifestation, the age of the Sun of the Horizons and the beautiful springtime of His Holiness the Eternal One!
The earth is in motion and growth; the mountains, hills and prairies are green and pleasant; the bounty is overflowing; the mercy universal; the rain is descending from the cloud of mercy; the brilliant Sun is shining; the full moon is ornamenting the horizon of ether; the great ocean-tide is flooding every little stream; the gifts are successive; the favors consecutive; and the refreshing breeze is blowing, wafting the fragrant perfume of the blossoms. Boundless treasure is in the hand of the King of Kings! Lift the hem of thy garment in order to receive it.
If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?This is the time for growing; the season for joyous gathering! Take the cup of the Testament in thy hand; leap and dance with ecstasy in the triumphal procession of the Covenant! Lay your confidence in the everlasting bounty, turn to the presence of the generous God; ask assistance from the Kingdom of Abhá; seek confirmation from the Supreme World; turn thy vision to the horizon of eternal wealth; and pray for help from the Source of Mercy!
Soon shall ye see the friends attaining their longed-for destination and pitching their tents, while we are but in the first day of our journey.
This period of time is the Promised Age, the assembling of the human race to the “Resurrection Day” and now is the great “Day of Judgment.” Soon the whole world, as in springtime, will change its garb. The turning and falling of the autumn leaves is past; the bleakness of the winter time is over. The new year hath appeared and the spiritual springtime is at hand. The black earth is becoming a verdant garden; the deserts and mountains are teeming with red flowers; from the borders of the wilderness the tall grasses are standing like advance guards before the cypress and jessamine trees; while the birds are singing among the rose branches like the angels in the highest heavens, announcing the glad-tidings of the approach of that spiritual spring, and the sweet music of their voices is causing the real essence of all things to move and quiver".

Regards Tony
 
Old 11-06-2016, 05:33 AM   #5
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Which lies?? Eddie the "antichrist" and his silly predictions?? Pawel with his terrible attempt of creating a new sect of "Nazarethan Bahaism" (despite the correct demonym of Nazareth being "Nazarene")??

Personally I can't see either damaging the Faith.

One's just a guy who spreads his nonsense on every site he can even tangentially related to religion.

The other IS trying to cause schism, but lacks the charisma, theological knowledge, and grasp of the English language necessary to achieve anything in that regard.

Both are regularly and quickly shot down each time they put forth a crazy idea, so no one will or can get the wrong idea of the Faith because of them.

And, frankly, I've never been to a religious discussion site of any nature that didn't have someone trying to either declare themselves a prophet or antichrist or try to found a new religion based of their ramblings.

They're quite common, and their existence on this forum is inevitable given that they are people drawn to religious internet discussion sites like flies to honey. Every religious forum has them!! I wouldn't say it's anything to worry about.

With one quick internet search, I found on other sites two forum posts by people trying to proselytize for a "new religion" they came up with, a guy who claims to have prophetic dreams foreseeing massive earthquakes (when the time came to pass, he found evidence of small earthquakes happening in remote locations in the time period he predicted and decided that his predictions had indeed come true), and a guy claiming to be half-Nephilim.

Dealing with such people now and then is just the reality of discussing religion on the internet. It's not this forum's fault, and no amount of moderation will deter someone who has convinced themselves that they are such a great and special person from posting. Delete a post and they will repost. Block a user, they'll create a new account.
 
Old 11-07-2016, 06:59 AM   #6
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Which lies?? Eddie the "antichrist" and his silly predictions?? Pawel with his terrible attempt of creating a new sect of "Nazarethan Bahaism" (despite the correct demonym of Nazareth being "Nazarene")??

Personally I can't see either damaging the Faith.

One's just a guy who spreads his nonsense on every site he can even tangentially related to religion.

The other IS trying to cause schism, but lacks the charisma, theological knowledge, and grasp of the English language necessary to achieve anything in that regard.

Both are regularly and quickly shot down each time they put forth a crazy idea, so no one will or can get the wrong idea of the Faith because of them.

And, frankly, I've never been to a religious discussion site of any nature that didn't have someone trying to either declare themselves a prophet or antichrist or try to found a new religion based of their ramblings.

They're quite common, and their existence on this forum is inevitable given that they are people drawn to religious internet discussion sites like flies to honey. Every religious forum has them!! I wouldn't say it's anything to worry about.

With one quick internet search, I found on other sites two forum posts by people trying to proselytize for a "new religion" they came up with, a guy who claims to have prophetic dreams foreseeing massive earthquakes (when the time came to pass, he found evidence of small earthquakes happening in remote locations in the time period he predicted and decided that his predictions had indeed come true), and a guy claiming to be half-Nephilim.

Dealing with such people now and then is just the reality of discussing religion on the internet. It's not this forum's fault, and no amount of moderation will deter someone who has convinced themselves that they are such a great and special person from posting. Delete a post and they will repost. Block a user, they'll create a new account.

to me, they are both fun
moreover there is an Islamic Hadith (I think from Mohammad PUH) that Says: try to learn good things even if from bad people. I have seen even the worst people sometimes saying good things.
 
Old 11-07-2016, 07:27 AM   #7
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to me, they are both fun
moreover there is an Islamic Hadith (I think from Mohammad PUH) that Says: try to learn good things even if from bad people. I have seen even the worst people sometimes saying good things.
You are so right.....we are all of us human. No one is all good, any more than someone is all bad!
 
Old 11-07-2016, 07:49 AM   #8
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I hope you stay. As someone who has lurked for a bit and is exploring the Baha'i Faith, I appreciate your posts and hope you continue to contribute.
 
Old 11-07-2016, 09:39 AM   #9
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I hope you stay. As someone who has lurked for a bit and is exploring the Baha'i Faith, I appreciate your posts and hope you continue to contribute.
Thank you. Indeed, it was you I had in mind.

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Old 11-12-2016, 12:46 PM   #10
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Dear gnat, the warrior does not flee the battleground at the first negatives.
Baha'u'llah Himself has said out of attacks and lies comes the truth. And advancement of the Faith.
Gird up your loins and post the truth.
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