- Oct 2011
Yes dear friend, very wisely said.Good morning dear friend
As stated by noogan, automobiles vs trainspotting in an automobiles forum.
We can consider how we feel whem someone comes to this forum and does not contribute to the learning of our subjects of interest. Likewise when we go to another Faith's forum, that same concept.
We must be honest, and let them be aware we are Baha'is, and that our own understanding and views are shaped by this Faith. But we do not need to try and teach them about our Faith. We can instead encourage their own learning, help to increase their own understanding. A case of simply presenting another aspect to the point under discussion, nether defending it nor promoting it, letting the members of that frum choose their own direction.
Any that show an interest in the Faith can be sent here, if necessary, that no angst is caused in the other forum. This keeps both forums on their own subject matter, reduces angst, and demonstrates our own acceptance of the Manifestation Whom they follow, while at the same time giving examples of views that they may not have otherwise considered, support and encouragement in all areas of learning, and the possibility that they, or some of them, may develop some interest in this Faith and how It views matters.
All done with honesty, openness, and love.
With my warmest greetings
I feel that in forums we tend to respond too quickly at times, it needs more thought and meditation before a follow up response.
Just my feeling but to sleep on the others response before writing your own may be a good idea.