Monday, April 26, 2010

On Abiding No Lines of Separation: Love and unity come hard when ye fix your gaze on otherness

I know that religion was never meant to cause segregation. And it has, right here in this little state of Utah. There is much segregation, prejudice and dis-unity due to the Mormon church. My beliefs differ in that I believe there is One God - yet many different paths to him. I believe that we are in the New World Order and that there is a process of a new civilation being built. I believe that Science and Religion can absolutely be in harmony with another. I don't believe we need the use of priesthood or bishops anymore...I feel that served it purpose for a time, but we no longer NEED it as we did before. Humanity is ever advancing, and at times people become too attached to the customs and rituals of the past thinking it is the only way.
Katie despises religioius segregation. Separation among the members of the human family is an anathema to the Baha'is. -gw
Dear Friends: How often did the Beloved Master express the hope that the hearts of the believers would overflow with love for one another, that they would abide no lines of separation but would regard all of humanity as one family. "See ye no strangers," is His exhortation; "rather see all men as friends, for love and unity come hard when ye fix your gaze on otherness."
"To the Baha'is of the World," The Universal House of Justice, Ridvan 2010

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