Who/What am I? I am Bahai
March 3, 2009 9:13am CST
I have spent the morning going through my old discussions giving the best responses. I get so behind because sometimes I feel good and am here then I have a difficult time with my pain level rising and don't get here as often... I did find where a number of people had asked about me being Bahai..it was also explained incorrectly by one person so I thought I'd tell you a bit about my beliefs. Below I have given you some info and a link for those interested. This is who I am because it is what I believe... we all can only believe what we believe. xoxoxoxo From http://www.bahai.us/about-bahai "What We Believe © Bahá’í International Community The Baha'i Faith is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions. Founded in Iran in 1844, it now has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Baha'is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha'i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the world. Baha'is view the world's major religions as a part of a single, progressive process through which God reveals His will to humanity. Baha'u'llah (1817-1892), the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, is recognized as the most recent in a line of Divine Messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Baha'u'llah's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for humanity’s unification into one global society. While reaffirming the core ethical principles common to all religions, Baha'u'llah also revealed new laws and teachings to lay the foundations of a global civilization. “A new life,” Baha'u'llah declared, “is, in this age, stirring within all the peoples of the earth.” The worldwide Baha'i community, composed of people from virtually every racial, ethnic and religious background, is working to give practical expression to Baha'u'llah’s vision of world unity. We invite you to learn more about the Baha'i Faith and benefit from the spiritual and practical insights found in the Revelation of Baha'u'llah, God's message for humanity in this day."
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5 Mar 09
That sounds pretty interesting my friend. I like to learn about others' beliefs and shall go have a read via your link later when things have calmed down a little. You're right... we all can only believe in what makes sense to us and what we're comfortable with, and we all have that right. Thank you for explaining your beliefs to us... what a wonderful world it would be if we were all able to air our views without fear of reprisals from some quarters. I admire you for standing up for what you believe, my friend, and embrace you in your beliefs. Brightest Blessings, always. xx
4 Mar 09
religion is important , but it is imperferct. no matter how people will try to bring new thing, it will always be imperfect , becase we are ourselves imperfect so things that we create also are imperfect as us. i do not understand why people everytime junst come up with a new thing like that, however old it is, however big population it has got, however good intentions it might have, IT IS STILL ONE MORE DIVISION. they still call themselves as "WE" so they are different from us.
4 Mar 09
Hi raydene! I never knew this religion before and thank you for this information. It would really be nice to see all people to be united and peace reigns in all hearts. I will try to find more about this because anything that would make our world better is something that anyone should be interested in, I think! take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
4 Mar 09
Thanks for explaining things Mom. I am interested in learning more about all faiths, religions and cultures and I find Bahai quite fascinating. I think the principles and beliefs of this religion are fantastic and only wish that everyone could feel the same way! xxxx
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3 Mar 09
Thanks for the info and also thanks for the best responses that you have given me. I had never heard about this belief. I do agree, we are one people. I am a Christian, I have never been a person to put down anothers belief system. Who the heck am I and who the heck gave me that right. I don't judge people that way, I feel that whatever you believe is right for you, thats what you believe, thats what you feel is right in your heart, in your being. I happen to believe that you are a terrific person so you must be believing something right and good.
8 Mar 09
There is a Baha'i program on Sunday mornings on the local University-run radio station. I've listened to it a few times, and it was a really great show. I'm Presbyterian, currently not looking for another religion because I'm comfortable where I am, but from what I have heard, Baha'i sounds like it will do a lot of good in the world. Thanks so much for coming on here and telling us about your beliefs. It's great to read things like this from people who JUST WANT TO SHARE. That's what I like about MyLot.
3 Mar 09
though briticanica said it was the second most wide spead believe in 1995, as of 2005 according to the 2005 survey of Encyclopædia Britannica, the vast majority of religious and spiritual adherents follow Christianity (33% of world population), Islam (20%), Hinduism (13%), Chinese folk religion (6.3%) or Buddhism (5.9%). The irreligious and atheists make up about 14%, and about 4% follow indigenous tribal religions. A number of classical "world religions" (including Sikhism, Judaism, Bahá'í, Jainism, Shinto and others) are each followed by under 0.5% of the world's population; they are sometimes considered world religions in terms of cultural significance and historic recognition, but are not deemed to be "major religious groups" due to their size.