religions

  1. F

    Did God intend for the religions of the world to become distorted?

    Did God intend for the religions of the world to become distorted and if not, why did He continue to send different prophets KNOWING that eventually the message would be lost and distorted? I'm just trying to understand the logic behind why God would continue sending prophets knowing that...
  2. F

    Why do all the world religions contradict themselves?

    It seems to me that the religions of the world are not only contradictory to one another but are also extremely detailed in their contradictions TO one another. If God sent Manifestations to humanity and ultimately, religions formed around each one, why were the contradictions allowed to exist...
  3. MysticMonist

    Unity of Religions (A Chinese restaurant story)

    I have an amusing experience from a few years ago that, for me, is one way to look at the concept of a unity of religions. I had begun studying Buddhism and particularly Zen meditation online thru forums like this and thru emailing with teachers. I started reading scriptures and gaining a solid...
  4. I

    why religions needed?

    As we look in the world and history, we see, most countries that are religious, they have more problems. Look at the Muslim countries now, or the Pops of older centuries, and Persia at the time that Zoroastian clergy dominated people. We see for example, religions separated people from people...
  5. M

    Oneness of Religions

    It is believed in Islam and all other religions (as far as I am concerned) that with the coming of The Promised One (Qaim in Islam and Jesus in Christianity) to earth, the world will experience oneness of religion under the reign of that Mighty Man. I also know that we as Baha'is believe that...
  6. M

    The Future of World Religions

    I saw a web page today with diagrams and information about world religions and the estimations about how religions will occupy world in coming decades. the diagram looks really biased to me. it has not even mentioned Baha'i as a distinct religion. on the other hand the research is done by a...
  7. N

    On idolotry corrupting religions

    I was reading Some Answered Questions, and found this interesting in Chapter 42: and: It makes me realize just why there is a prohibition on openly showing the Baha'ullah's photograph. We live in a society where visual iconography often trumps the message it adorns, leaving messages...
  8. BlinkeyBill

    All religions in fact one

    Through careful study of the Qur'an, one finds a consonance of principle with the Holy Scriptures revealed before it, but in more explicit and often repeated texts. Some basic principles are readily identifiable and are included here. The Unity of God, and the Unity of His Apostles and...
  9. R

    Ancient/polytheistic religions

    So I understand that the Baha'i point of view is that all the (major) world religions are revealed progressively. That all makes sense to me. But... Lately I've been reading a lot of Aristotle and Plato and Homer, etc., and one thing doesn't make sense to me. Were the ancient Greek and Roman...
  10. Jcc

    How to explain teachings of eastern religions on reincarnation?

    Hi! I would like a bit of advice. We as Baha'is do not believe in reincarnation in the sense of return of the soul to a new physical body to live another earthly life. Yet, we believe that Hinduism and Buddhism are divinely inspired religions, although they teach that. I have my own way of...
  11. Y

    Why are there so many religions? How many ways are there to God?

    These questions were asked to Pope John Paul II and the current Pope Benedict XVI. There answers are very interesting, as they are close to Baha'i beliefs I think, and touch on many important areas of interfaith dialogue. Back in 1997 Pope Benedict XVI - then Cardinal Ratzinger, Head of the...
  12. Y

    The Lesser Peace and the Most Great Peace: World Religions

    "...The Great Peace towards which people of good will throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at...
  13. arthra

    Religions meet in Barcelona...

    Religions in Catalonia unite to promote global change BARCELONA, Spain, 24 August 2011 (BWNS) – A dialogue about how religions can contribute to achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has come to fruition with a new publication in Spanish. In a significant interfaith...
  14. Livindesert

    Beyond the clash of religions

    Beyond the Clash of Religions: The Emergence of a New Paradigm Author: Udo Schaefer Translator: Geraldine Schuckelt Publisher: Zero Palm Press, Prague, 1995, 177 pages Review by: Burl Barer "The fact that we are now living in a global society in which technology permits much greater...
  15. Y

    Favorite quotes from Holy Scriptures of World Religions

    Today I read a beautiful quote from the Mathnawi of Rumi, the great Islamic Sufi poet and it inspired me to compose a thread devoted to the best quotes from the Holy Scriptures and devotional writings of all the worlds religions. You may quote from your own religious tradition or that of...
  16. bwb

    Other Divine religions inspired great civilizations

    MOSES At a time when the Israelites had multiplied in Egypt and were spread throughout the whole country, the Coptic Pharaohs of Egypt determined to strengthen and favor their own Coptic peoples and to degrade and dishonor the children of Israel, whom they regarded as foreigners. Over a long...
  17. Y

    Unity of Religion - Religions not mentioned by Baha'ullah?

    The Unity of Religion is one of the articles of the Baha'i Faith and one of its most appealing ideas. But what about religions not mentioned in Baha'i literature? What of great spiritual men like Mahavira, founder of Jainism, Guru Nanak who founded Sikhism, Lao Tzu who founded Taoism, Confucius...
  18. XieXie

    Concerning the Unity of All Religions

    Hi! I'm XieXie, a new member here to ask a few questions concerning the Bahá'i faith. Since Bahá’u’lláh is the current prophet in your view, does that make Islam, Christianity, etc 'wrong?' Basically what I'm curious about is how you view other religions after the coming of a new prophet. For...
  19. Pollwr

    The Golden Rule

    This is quotation cellebrating the golden rule, an ancient, strong and very long thread that runs through time an connects religions. The Golden Rule, the teaching that we should treat others as we ourselves would wish to be treated, is an ethic variously repeated in all the great religions...