Monday, April 05, 2010

On Baha'i As a Religion I'm Drawn To: In spite of myself

Posted on the BYU NewsNet in answer to the question,
"I am just wondering what LDS members think about other religions." -gw
Baha'i - Baha'i is a religion I'm drawn to, somewhat in spite of myself.   There's a big difference between loving all of these religions and ascribing to them all, which is more or less what Baha'i does, and to me, that seems impossible.   However, there is something wonderful about a religion that teaches that there is only one God and one people and one religion, and this one religion has simply gone through different phases in the progression.   It's beautiful to believe that Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, the Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, and all the rest were all divine messengers sent to bring people the truth, and Baha'u'llah is simply the most recent in that line.   It's a fun, interesting take on the LDS and Christian idea of learning line upon line.   That kind of unity is hard to come by and it is very appealing.   And you know I appreciate all of the following, though not all of you do, from the official Baha'i website:


For a global society to flourish, Bahá’u’lláh said, it must be based on certain fundamental principles. They include the elimination of all forms of prejudice; full equality between the sexes; recognition of the essential oneness of the world’s great religions; the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth; universal education; the harmony of science and religion; a sustainable balance between nature and technology; and the establishment of a world federal system, based on collective security and the oneness of humanity.

My apologies to Shinto, Zoroastrianism, and many other religions, but I'm all tuckered out.

-Friendly Neighborhood Agnostic


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