Friday, April 11, 2008

On Religions That Talk About Jesus: I forgot about Baha'i

Some people -- alright, a whole lot of people -- don't get metaphor, don't understand figurative speech. Which is why Baha'u'llah wrote The Kitab-i-Iqan. -gw

(One) reason I am not a Christian is the sheer lack of evidence. Right from the start, Christians can offer no evidence for their most important claim, that faith in Jesus Christ procures eternal life. Christians can't point to a single proven case of this prediction coming true. They cannot show a single believer in Jesus actually enjoying eternal life, nor can they demonstrate the probability of such a fortunate outcome arising from any choice we make today. Even if they could prove God exists and created the universe, it still would not follow that belief in Jesus saves us. Even if they could prove Jesus performed miracles, claimed to speak for God, and rose from the dead, it still would not follow that belief in Jesus saves us.

The comments section to this post on carries mention of the Baha'i religion. -gw

cipher wrote:
... And I don't know where you get this business about Jesus being mentioned in other world religions. You've got Islam. That's it.
April 10, 2008 EST

Astreja wrote:
Mikey, there is much, much more to the world's religions than Christianity, Islam and Bah'ai. Those are, to the best of My knowledge, the only major religions that talk about Jesus. ...
posted: April 11, 2008 EST

cipher wrote:
I forgot about Baha'i!
April 11, 2008 EST seems to fit the category of an apostate site: "This forum exists for the express purpose of encouraging those who have decided to leave religion behind," specifically the Christian religion. It is a full-service anti-Christian site, a part of a larger online oppositional coalition of anti-Christian websites, offering

Anti-Christian testimonials, rants, forums -- has much in common with apostate sites of other religions, including Baha'i. It 's focus is upon negation. Read Ciphers "About Me" for an example of the worldview of one website reader. is not a place for concious affirmation.

The Baha'i view of nature and history takes into account that there is a tearing down simultaneous with a building up, but the Baha'i religion is primarily associated with a process of affirmation, not negation. Religions are born, they grow to maturity, they achieve their purpose in God's great scheme, and then they wither and die, to be superceeded by a new religion. "The Baha'i Faith is a world religion whose purpose is to unite all the races and people in one universal Cause and one common Faith." -gw

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