- Aug 2019
Yes, that, unfortunately, is what will stand in the way of the unity of mankind for a long time to come. It saddens me when members of the Baha'i religion repeat the behaviour of previous religions using the arguments of Baha'u'llah. Abdu'l-Baha said that the first step to unity is to discard all advantages and go to mosques and churches, because God is worshipped everywhere. With biased attitudes and arrogance, we will not be able to truly meet what the Baha'i religion expects of us. We must not only go behind names and concepts to recognize the unity of God, we must also go behind our own concepts and names to distance ourselves from any claim to absoluteness. Bahaullah's revelation to me is first and foremost an indication that we ourselves must change our behavior, for we are usually stuck in the same duality as any other human being.Politicized views of a certain question are allowed to take precedence over an effort to understand it in the light of Bahá'í teachings. That's why I find this discussion so boring.