Fadl, it is a good analogy with a family. Let’s stay with it for a while. When some family members are not allowed at the dinner table they feel excluded from the family. Naturally some people want to eavesdrop like BlinkeyBill. I don’t blame them for that. Rather I find it rude not to invite everyone at the table.I have a feeling that what really happened is the U.S. National published the video to its administrative site (which is only available to registered American Baha'is for reasons that are administrative in nature) because that was the most practical resource at there disposal to disseminate it to the intended audience. I highly doubt, however, that it is because they are trying to prevent anyone from seeing it. When a family has a discussion at the dinner table but does not open its doors and windows for the neighbors to listen in, does not make it a secretive meeting. Even so, I have little doubt it will appear somewhere, somewhen. No need to rush to conspiracy theories, friends.
However, no American Baha'is with login credentials have been excluded.Fadl, it is a good analogy with a family. Let’s stay with it for a while. When some family members are not allowed at the dinner table they feel excluded from the family. Naturally some people want to eavesdrop like BlinkeyBill. I don’t blame them for that. Rather I find it rude not to invite everyone at the table.
As for the secrecy in the Baha’i community I was writing in general and not about the Mr. Paul Lample’s talk per se. For that matter I was the one who mentioned here that US NSA actually has tried to make the talk widely available via Vimeo.
Ali12134 posted in ‘general discussion’ thread not in the one for North America. I don’t see why people from other parts of the world cannot discuss it.
Clearly I am getting old and suffering dementure.BlinkeyBill, you mean steal a copy?
The problem with all that materials Baha’i institutions make a top secret is they actually push Baha’is to steal information. An honest Baha’i has to be a Robin Hood nowadays because of too much secrecy and censorship imposed in the community.
Dear Bil,Clearly I am getting old and suffering dementure.
I do not understand that this information is solely for American Baha'is and being accused of trying to steal?
I see Ali12134, has now removed his post???????
very conusing for an old and ill man
Dear Ali12134,So you are comparing me with a little girl but are not willing to defend the Covenant.