1. Y

    Nature vs Nurture .. Hell is Injust?

    I am seeing teens who have gone through the Bahá'í childrens classes and JY spiritual empowerment program and brought up in kind households. These teens are extremely good, nice humans. Now my question is somebody like Hitler or Nasir Din Shah if they had the same upbringing would they have...
  2. Y

    Nature and animals killing each other

    Me and my mum were watching an nature animal documentary and mum asked why did create these animals for them to suffer as they are being eaten ? What is the bahai view on this
  3. EternalStudent9

    The Nature of Creation

    Angelcots' post entitled "Probability of Being Alive Now" got me thinking, specifically about the nature of Creation. I intended to write this post the same night I replied to Angelcots' but decided to wait. Now that I've had time to mull it all over a bit more, I've decided to start a thread...
  4. tonyfish58

    Taking Responsibility for Your Actions - Nature & Nurture

    This thread is to explore the issues on taking responsibilities for ones actions in life, to what extent does Nature and Nurture attribute to our ability to know and Love God. To what possible extent may this be taken into consideration when we are taken into account? So if we look t this...
  5. Khodrat

    An outlook on how nature connects our lives. . .

    An exquisitely, thought-provoking perception on our lives and how we can see the world from a new horizon! Enjoy! :thumbsup: Gratitude: Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF - YouTube
  6. cire perdue

    Homosexuality: nature vs nuture

    I found a lengthy thread on the gay issue with a poll which misses the point. I distinguish homosexuality from gay, considering gay to be a lifestyle. When Baha'is get into a discussion about the genetic disposition of homosexuality the turth is lost. Since there seems to be the idea that if...
  7. arthra

    The nature of Jinn

    References to Jinn are found in the Qur'an and the view of Baha'is is included here: 1667. Meaning of 'Jin' or 'Genii' "Regarding your question as to the meaning of Jin or Genii referred to in the Qur'án, these are not beings or creatures that are actually living, but are symbolic references...
  8. cire perdue

    Is man's basic nature good?

    13. O SON OF SPIRIT! I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost...
  9. cire perdue

    A story to illustrate the spiritual nature of faith.

    In Rome in about 165 and 250 there were horrendous plauges. During the sickness pagans pushed away sufferers, fled the cities, deserted their loved ones by the side of the road, and died barricaded in homes. In great contrast to pagan behavior, Christians nursed and cared for the ill and at...
  10. Y

    Belief in religion is 'simply a universal part of human nature'

    Belief in religion is 'simply a universal part of human nature' | Mail Online Belief in God is part of human nature - Oxford study - Telegraph From article: 'Attempts to suppress religion are likely to be short-lived as human thought seems to be rooted to religious concepts, such as the...
  11. arthra

    The nature of progressive revelation:

    The Bahá'í scriptures assert that while all revelations bring eternal and unchanging teachings--such as teachings about one's relation to the divine, and moral fundamentals such as doing unto others as one would have them do to oneself-- each also brings truths suited to its own time and place...