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Old 07-07-2015, 01:40 AM   #1
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Hi, I was invited here, so I came.

I don't know a great deal about Baha'i, but I think people are pretty much the same whatever their faith; some good, some less good, some best not spoken of in polite company.

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Old 07-07-2015, 02:22 AM   #2
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Hi, I was invited here, so I came.

I don't know a great deal about Baha'i, but I think people are pretty much the same whatever their faith; some good, some less good, some best not spoken of in polite company.

I am a Christian, specifically Anglican (Episcopalian). I am happy to talk about that if anyone wants to ask anything, but mostly I am here to learn. If I find that I am not welcome I will leave; life is too short to stay where we are not welcome.

I am a widow and a mother; my daughter is a student.

CP
Hello you are most welcome and always will be. Sharing a love of God is always good

I see you are very busy, life is always full if you are bringing a child up on your own. May it all go well for you both.

Church of England was my childhood Faith, to which my Mother belonged to.

Hope to have a few chats and share some stories. God Bless

Regards Tony

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:30 AM   #3
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Welcome! Very happy to have you here. I have a lot of positive feelings for the Anglican Church. I have seen some wonderful works done by Anglican clergy in recent times, much respect to you all. Xx
 
Old 07-07-2015, 05:18 AM   #4
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Hi, I was invited here, so I came.

I don't know a great deal about Baha'i, but I think people are pretty much the same whatever their faith; some good, some less good, some best not spoken of in polite company.

I am a Christian, specifically Anglican (Episcopalian). I am happy to talk about that if anyone wants to ask anything, but mostly I am here to learn. If I find that I am not welcome I will leave; life is too short to stay where we are not welcome.

I am a widow and a mother; my daughter is a student.

CP
Hello,

Welcome to the site. Have been here only a short while; from South Wales; former Baptist and Catholic; dad of three and grandad of six. You will not be made unwelcome, that's for sure.

Have a good day.

Paul
 
Old 07-07-2015, 06:30 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the kind welcome.

: )
Forgive me for asking, but are you Catherine, by any chance?

P.
 
Old 07-07-2015, 07:08 AM   #6
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Cathy. : )
Hello Cathy.

I thought I recognised a fellow waif and stray from some other place!

I trust you are fit and well.

God bless both you and your daughter.

Very best regards,

Paul
 
Old 07-07-2015, 07:23 AM   #7
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And also with you.

I was invited. Rather like a fish out of water at present, it has to be said.

I used this name in order not to confuse anyone. : )
Thank you.

Yes, I felt that way myself at first. Now fellow users realise that I'm quite mad I feel so much better. (I almost said 'so much more at home'!)

Was Susan the guilty inviter, by any chance (was for me!)?
 
Old 07-07-2015, 07:39 AM   #8
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And also with you.

I was invited. Rather like a fish out of water at present, it has to be said.

I used this name in order not to confuse anyone. : )
Oh, the fish theme is so good. Just a few quotes from our texts:

Cast Thou these thirsty fish into the ocean of Thy mercy, guide Thou this lost caravan to the shelter of Thy singleness; to the wellspring of guidance lead Thou the ones who have wandered far astray, and grant to those who have missed the path a haven within the precincts of Thy might.

O God, my God! Thou seest me plunged in an ocean of anguish, held fast to the fires of tyranny, and weeping in the darkness of the night. Sleepless I toss and turn upon my bed, mine eyes straining to behold the morning light of faithfulness and trust. I agonize even as a fish, its inward parts afire as it leapeth about in terror upon the sand, yet I ever look for Thy bestowals to appear from every side.

But there needs must be souls who will manifest such bestowals, there needs must be husbandmen to till these fields, gardeners for these gardens, there needs must be fish to swim in this sea, stars to gleam in these heavens.

Thou seest me, O my God, writhing in anguish upon the dust, like unto a fish. Deliver me, have mercy upon me, O Thou Whose aid is invoked by all men, O Thou within Whose grasp lie the reins of power over all men and women. Whenever I ponder my grievous shortcomings and my great trespasses, despair assaileth me from every direction, and whenever I pause to meditate upon the ocean of Thy bounteousness and the heaven of Thy grace and the day-star of Thy tender compassion, I inhale the fragrance of hope diffused from right and left, from north and south, as if every created thing imparteth unto me the joyous tidings that the clouds of the heaven of Thy mercy will pour down their rain upon me.

Indeed, the laws of God are like unto the ocean and the children of men as fish, did they but know it.


Welcome from

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Old 07-07-2015, 07:48 AM   #9
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(in his best John Wayne) Howdy Pilgrim!
 
Old 07-07-2015, 08:06 AM   #10
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Aidan.

I took no notice at first, but then thought I was not being polite.

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Wot? An impolite Anglican!
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:26 PM   #11
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Cead Mile Failte Cathie. So glad you found us. Your most welcome and I know you will be an asset to our inter faith community
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:35 PM   #12
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Cead Mile Failte Cathie.
If Bahá'u'lláh really had wanted to be immediately understood in all parts of the world, He would have written in Celtic, right?

gnat
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:41 PM   #13
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If Bahá'u'lláh really had wanted to be immediately understood in all parts of the world, He would have written in Celtic, right?

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Oh,absolutely. Btw it's Gaelige to be precise and Scots is Gallic
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:45 PM   #14
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Oh,absolutely. Btw it's Gaelige to be precise and Scots is Gallic
Never mind. The future world language will be Swedish, anyway. Easy to learn - I learned it as a child, extremely beautiful and immensely rich.

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:56 PM   #15
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Never mind. The future world language will be Swedish, anyway. Easy to learn - I learned it as a child, extremely beautiful and immensely rich.

gnat
Ya... Shore...
 
Old 07-07-2015, 04:39 PM   #16
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If Bahá'u'lláh really had wanted to be immediately understood in all parts of the world, He would have written in Celtic, right?

gnat
Of course. That's why the Greatest Name is Ghlóir na Glóir. But, of course, writing it in its Ogham is preferable:

 
Old 07-07-2015, 05:14 PM   #17
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Oh,absolutely. Btw it's Gaelige to be precise and Scots is Gallic
There are 7 Celtic nations: Ireland , Scotland , Wales , Isle of Man , Cornwall , Brittany in France and Gallicia in Spain
 
Old 07-08-2015, 01:04 PM   #18
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And Boston!
 
Old 07-08-2015, 01:07 PM   #19
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There are 7 Celtic nations: Ireland , Scotland , Wales , Isle of Man , Cornwall , Brittany in France and Gallicia in Spain
And then we have New York: just think of St. Patrick's Day. And Australia. Celts are all over the world.

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Old 07-08-2015, 03:13 PM   #20
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And Boston!
That's obvious from the Celtic names, Thomas and Zeller. FYI Boston Celtics is pronounced differently to Celtic peoples which is pronounced "keltic"
 
Old 07-09-2015, 12:09 AM   #21
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I'm a little late, but let me join the others in welcoming you CP! I don't write that often here, but occasionally I pop in for a visit.

Warm wishes,

Suzanne
 
Old 07-09-2015, 12:11 AM   #22
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I love the quotes, Gnat, especially this one:

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"...I agonize even as a fish, its inward parts afire as it leapeth about in terror upon the sand, yet I ever look for Thy bestowals to appear from every side."
It's such a vivid image!

Warm wishes,

Suzanne
 
Old 07-10-2015, 07:24 AM   #23
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Hi Pax,
I grew up in the Episcopal Faith, come from many generations of Episcopalians and feel that that faith prepared me well to accept the Baha'i Faith. I have many warm and loving memories of growing up in the church, and I thank God everyday that He nourished my questing Episcopal soul and led me to Baha'u'llah.

Loving regards,
Becky
 
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