How ‘Baha’i Diplomacy’ and ‘Baha’i Wisdom’ works ?

Here is information from the manual on public affairs published by the NSA of the US. I have highlighted areas that might help you with your concerns:

CONTACT WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND OFFICIALS


Regarding Bahá’í Matters

The relationships between the Bahá’í community and the government are the responsibility of the elected institutions of the Faith. Local Spiritual Assemblies are responsible for Bahá’í contact with local government agencies and officials (city councils, mayors, etc.) and, where appropriate, with local representatives to the state legislature. The National Spiritual Assembly, through its Washington, D.C., Office of Public Affairs, is responsible for all Bahá’í contact with federal or state government agencies and officials (the president, the State Department, senators, congressional representatives, governors, state government agencies, etc.). Bahá’ís who wish to contact government agencies or officials on Bahá’í matters or to mention or discuss the Bahá’í Faith must first ask the appropriate Bahá’í institution for permission.

The National Spiritual Assembly occasionally requests that Local Spiritual Assemblies or individual Bahá’ís contact federal or state government officials to ask their assistance on a particular issue that the Bahá’ís have chosen to promote. In these instances, Bahá’ís should call or write their legislators on behalf of the Bahá’í Faith, being mindful to refrain from quoting the Bahá’í writings or using the opportunity to teach the Faith. Meeting with Government Officials Regarding Bahá’í Matters here may be times in meetings when local Bahá’ís will discuss the Faith in response to questions from a government official, but it is important to exercise caution to ensure that the official does not develop the impression that the Bahá’ís’ visit and proposals are only a means of teaching the Faith. Local Bahá’ís engaged in public affairs work will have to gauge each situation on its merits, determining what and how much information on the Faith to share in a given meeting. They will make these determinations with increasing ease as their experience grows.

REFERENCE: Bahá’í International Community, External Affairs Manual – Bahá’í Diplomacy, p. 32.


Regarding Non-Bahá’í Matters

Of course, Bahá’ís can contact government representatives and express their views on non-Bahá’í matters as their consciences dictate, provided they do so as an individual and do not identify themselves as Bahá’ís.

Participation in Petitions and Letter Writing Campaigns

The believers are free as citizens to sign petitions or write letters to bring certain matters to the attention of the public and public officials. However, they should not identify themselves as Bahá’ís, unless encouraged to do so by a Bahá’í institution. The decision to participate in the myriad petitions and letter-writing campaigns in progress at any given time is largely left to the individual, to be made in accordance with his or her understanding of the teachings and the dictates of his or her conscience. However, if the friends have questions about particular issues or initiatives, they are encouraged to contact the appropriate institution for guidance — the Local Spiritual Assembly for local petitions and campaigns, and the National Spiritual Assembly’s Office of Public Affairs for national or international petitions and campaigns.

Recently retrieved Baha’i censuses from several countries exposes Baha’i lies more…

“During my time as a Baha’i, I saw potential converts lied to by Baha’is regarding the membership of the Faith. The Baha’is, especially the Baha’i leadership, have always grossly inflated the ‘official’ numbers in order to present an inaccurate picture to the world (as well as to individuals considering conversion) and to make the Faith seem much more successful and influential than it really is. ” —Scott

Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan commented in April 2001 that, since 1968, 50% of the people who entered the bahai faith have left it. According to him, the usual figure for most Christian denominations is approximately 80% retention, meaning about only 20% decide to leave once they become a member. See Professor Cole’s comment below that even 5 million Baha’is worldwide is exaggerated by the Baha’i administration.

50% is truly a remarkably high number and reveals emphatically that something is indeed wrong about the atmosphere within the bahai faith. Often the new adherent quickly comes to realize someting is wrong behind the facade of love and brotherhood.

The FULL TEXT of the New Mexico lawsuit reveals what many of the problems are that are driving sensitive and thoughtful people out of the bahai faith in droves.

Juan Cole has also stated that according to the official census figures of India there are approximately only 5,000 bahais that they were able to find in the country compare with the millions claimed by the bahai administration, a fact worth lingering on….

Nation Census data Bahá’í-cited data
Barbados 178[1] 3,138[2]
Belize 202[3][4] 7,776[2]
Canada 18,945[5] 30,000[6]; 46,587[2]
Guyana 500[7] 13,045[2]
India 4,572[8][9] 1,880,000[2]
over 2,000,000[11]
Mauritius 639[10] 23,703[2]

Sources:

  1. “Redatam”. Census. Barbados Statistical Service. 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. “Most Baha’i Nations (2005)”. QuickLists > Compare Nations > Religions >. The Association of Religion Data Archives. 2005. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. “2010 Census of Belize Overview”. 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. “2010 Census of Belize Detailed Demographics of 2000 and 2010”. 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. “2011 National Household Survey: Data tables”. Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  6. “The Bahá’í Community Canada, Facts and Figures”. The Bahá’í Community Canada. Bahá’í Community Canada. 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  7. “Chapter II, Population Composition, 2002 Census” (PDF). Statistics Bureau. 2002. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  8. “C-01 Appendix : Details of Religious Community Shown Under ‘Other Religions And Persuasions’ In Main Table C-1- 2011 (India & States/UTs)”. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  9. “Population Enumeration Data (Final Population)”. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  10. “Resident population by religion and sex” (PDF). Statistics Mauritius. pp. 68,71. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  11. “Baha’i Faith in India”. Official Website of the Bahá’ís of India. National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of India. 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2017.

Discuss this : https://www.reddit.com/r/exbahai/comments/67o11y/national_census_data_compared_to_bah%C3%A1%C3%ADcited/

This is also interesting : https://fglaysher.com/bahaicensorship/FalseStats.htm

Sexism in Baha’i Faith…

Baha’i Faith, almost certainly be touted as promoting “equality of men and women” and as such would be a progressive belief almost unique in the world’s religions if it was totally true. The Baha’i Faith claims to support the ideal of equality of men and women as a basic teaching.

But full equality of the sexes? Not in the Baha’i Faith as women are deprived the right to be elected as members of the Universal House of Justice.

Though Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith, plainly said that in his religion “women are as men.” What the public generally doesn’t know, is that women are excluded from serving on the religion’s highest governing body, the Universal House of Justice. The Universal House of Justice is the international governing council of the Bahá’í Faith and the center of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant today. The ineligibility of women for membership on the Universal House of Justice the exclusion of women from the House is impossible to change, since that provision occurs in the “authorized interpretations” of Baha’i scripture.

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Pune (India) Baha’i community witnesses one more Sex Scandal

Taraz Navayazdan

In December 2015 a winterschool was organised by the Baha’is to give a chance to Baha’i youth to mingle with each other and learn more about Baha’i activities. Not all attending this winterschool are bachelors. One married couple (Naim & Dilrabo) from Yaganegi family attended this winterschool. This is a famous Baha’i family in Pune and is related to other prominent Baha’is like Lesan Azadi, Payam Shoghi, Nemat Mihrshahi etc.

Naim Yaganegi (a Persian Baha’i) married Dilrabo, a Baha’i and a foreign national (I think from Tajikistan). They have two kids. Dilrabo alone attended the WS in Riverdale School (a Baha’i inspired school) in Pune. One prominent Baha’i activist Taraz (also Persian), a bachelor and serving at various Baha’i committees also attended this WS. It is well known that Baha’is try to find their life-partners in these kinds of camps. Some Baha’is also satisfy their carnal desires under the name of Baha’i core activities.

Baha’is are notorious throughout the world for their sexual scandals, broken marriages and illegal relationships. From the topmost leadership to lower level all Persian Baha’is are morally corrupt and are damaging the cultural / moral fabric of this nation.

I would just name a few Persian Baha’is who are involved in immoral activities in and around Pune.
Payam Shoghi, Delavara Mihrshahi, Rowhani Sisters (Marzia, Jena and Nazneen), Omid Seiosansian – none of them originally Indian.

Coming again to the story of Taraz and Dilrabo – Taraz tried to impress Dilrabo by showing how active he is in the Baha’i faith. Naim, Dilrabo’s husband is a simple man and not a very active Baha’i. Dilrabo and Taraz started to chat on Whatsapp and gradually built a relationship that is condemned in the Indian society.

Naim insisted that the Institutions of the Baha’i faith punish Taraz for his illicit relationship with his wife. Baha’is are told not to go to police but approach their administrative system which they believe is from Bahaulla. Poor Naim approached the LSA but nothing happened. Taraz did not even face the Administrative Sanctions, while there are many Indian Baha’is who have faced Administrative Sanctions for marrying according to Hindu rites.

According to what is known to many Baha’is in Pune this is what happened after the winterschool :

Taraz and Dilrabo started chatting on whatsapp. Later they were discussing on sleeping together and using condoms and how they can use the home of one of their Baha’i friend Mayuri whose keys were lying with Taraz. They copulated during the Baha’i month of fasting may be because there is no law that forbids sex during fasting in the Baha’i religion!

The marriage of Naim was ruined, Baha’i ‘Spiritual Assembly’ did nothing to Taraz, he is free today and exploiting other innocent Baha’i girls who get impressed by seeing the Baha’i activities of Taraz. Poor Naim did not divorce Dilrabo for the sake of his kids.

Persian Baha’is are the most corrupt people. If any Persian Baha’i is found exploiting an Indian lady, he will be punished not by the LSA but by Indian people themselves!.

Many thanks to our friend (name withheld) for sharing this.

Source : http://bahai-scandals.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/pune-bahai-community-witnesses-one-more.html

Baha’i activities, Baha’i friendship for what?

Hi, I’m new to this but I wanted to speak about my recent experiences with the local Baha’i cluster, their activities and how I lost most of my friends after I decided to stop participating in their events.

Firstly, I wanted to mention that I’m an atheist, I always have been and I imagine I always will be. I’m not sure if any of them knew that then, and I wonder if that played a role in how they treat me now. Although I dislike religion and what my friends did over the past year, I was never traumatised or severely upset by anything that happened and I can’t say I dislike any of these friends even if I disagree with them now.

At the start of 2016, my close friend invited me to a youth gathering which she described was for “community building activities” and “empowering youth,” with absolutely no mention of any religious component. I attended, we only discussed the societal potential of young people and by the end of the day some older youth I met had already signed me up to start the Ruhi Institute books despite the fact that I’d never heard of them and they didn’t show them to us or tell us what they were about.

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What made me leave the Baha’i faith ?

…I do agree though that the Baha’i Faith, in all it’s various incarnations, is a cult.

I was indoctrinated into the Baha’i Faith from the age of seven. I grew up believing that I was one of the chosen. Over the years though more and more Baha’i contradictions began to pile up to the point where I could no longer ignore them.

One of the first was when I asked my mother at around the age of 15 why women were not allowed to be members of the Universal House of Justice. Her response made me think. She said that women were not allowed to be members of the Universal House of Justice because of their monthly periods where they might be too emotional to made good decisions. I laugh now when I think back on that answer.

Such contradictions continued to mount for many years. At one event sponsored by the Regional Teaching Committee on the lower mainland in BC I attended a meeting where they advised the particapants to befriend people of Chinese ancestor for the purpose of converting them to the Baha’i Faith. We were cautioned to not reveal at first that Baha’u’llah was a prophet and Baha’i a religion but to say that Baha’u’llah was a social reformer and Baha’i a social movement. I immediately developed a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I felt like I’d walked into a Scientology meeting by mistake. I left that meeting without saying goodbye and the Faith was never the same for me after that Baha’i cult experience.

I did attend meetings in other Baha’i communities after that eye opener but the evidence that Baha’i is a cult simply mounted.

I attended one meeting in Creston BC where members of the Doukabor community were invited. The Doukabor folks shared some lovely singing after which the traveling Baha’i teacher gave a short lecture about the Baha’i Faith. At the end of her lecture this Baha’i teacher broke out the conversion cards she had with her and invited the lovely Doukabor folks to sign time. I had to speak out. Proselytization isn’t allowed in the Baha’i Faith and this was a clear case of proselytization.

The host was taken off guard when I mentioned the Baha’i prohibition on proselytization, especially after the fine Doulabor folks agreed that a clear attempt to convert them had been made. They had shared lovely singing the Baha’is has shared nothing but a shallow attempt to convert.

The traveling Baha’i teacher shot daggers at me when I apologized for raining on her parade.

Eventually such clear evidence of the Baha’i Faith’s cult status mounted until I could no longer in good conscience remain a Baha’i. I resigned from the Baha’i Faith after 45 years of being Baha’i.

Cheers

Larry Rowe

https://www.reddit.com/r/exbahai/comments/60619t/what_make_you_leave_the_faith/

Why I Abandoned the (Haifan) Baha’i Faith? Extract from Dale Husband’s blog.

…If only everyone in the world became Baha’i, I was told, we would be at peace and prosperity forever.

What a wonderful vision! But human nature will NEVER allow for it! The reason is that the leadership of the Baha’i Faith, from its founder, Baha’u’llah, to the Universal House of Justice today, claims to be infallible because it is guided by God. Yet we know that Baha’u’llah, his son Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha’s grandson Shoghi Effendi (the Guardian of the Faith), and the members of the Universal House of Justice were/are all HUMAN BEINGS. What evidence do we have that ANY of them are infallible? NONE! And if you cannot question the will of a leadership, what do you in fact have? Tyranny! And what does tyranny always lead to, according to history? Corruption and injustice! And that, in turn results in the system breaking down over time. Indeed, the very idea that any human being, human run institution, or human product is infallible is sheer nonsense. It is the most dangerous idea in the world!

Also, I finally began to see that the Baha’i Faith also has errors, contradictions, and failures of its own, despite being less than 200 years old. It was my coming to understand this that finally led me to leave the Faith with a heavy heart.

The hypocrisies of the Baha’i Faith’s own dogmas can be summed up as follows:

⦁ State that religion no longer needs clergy……and replace them with leaders that are as authoritarian as the clergy ever was.
⦁ Claim that men and women should be equal……but then deny women membership in the all-powerful leadership council of the religion.
⦁ Condemn as heretics those who believe in your religion but dare to challenge the claims of your religion’s current leadership, while at the same time claiming to welcome as friends the followers of other religions.
⦁ Claim there is harmony between science and religion, but also claim that anything your leaders say is absolutely true, even if on topics science is expected to address.

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Abdu’l-Baha Wouldn’t Bathe for Months at a Time and How Baha’is Suppressed this Fact

Baha’u’llah has enjoined upon his followers to bathe once a week:

“It hath been enjoined upon you to pare your nails, to bathe yourselves each week in water that covereth your bodies, and to clean yourselves with whatsoever ye have formerly employed. Take heed lest through negligence ye fail to observe that which hath been prescribed unto you by Him Who is the Incomparable, the Gracious.”

According to Baha’i scripture, Abdu’l-Baha wouldn’t bathe for months at a time. This act going against his father’s orders, has been censored and supressed in published works of Baha’is or simply distorted in the translation of Baha’i works into English. We will present here two such documents.

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Bahai Hypocrisy – So much for Independent Investigation of Truth! Don’t open email, just delete…!

THE NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHÁ’ÍS OF CANADA

17 January 2001 / 18 Honour 157

To all Local Spiritual Assemblies and all Regional Bahá’í Councils

January 17, 2001

Re: Mr. Ross Campbell

Dear Friends,

The National Spiritual Assembly and the Counsellors have now found it necessary to share with all of you guidance from the Universal House of Justice regarding Mr. Ross Campbell, a resident of British Columbia, whose recent email communications have apparently been sent to believers in various parts of the country. In a letter of 14 April 2000 addressed to the National Spiritual Assembly, the Universal House of Justice stated:

“…we write to advise you of the conclusion of the Universal House of Justice that Mr. Campbell has become an avowed supporter of the pretensions of Joel B. Marangella. As your Assembly is aware, Mr. Marangella is an active Covenant-breaker, one of the several former followers of Charles Mason Remey who have laid claims of their own to the Guardianship.

“…The friends should be advised to avoid any contact with him, both for their own spiritual protection and the protection of the Cause. In the poignant words of His last Tablet to the believers in America, the Master cautions: ‘O friends of God! Be awake, be awake; be vigilant, be vigilant!’, and He reiterates the command of Baha’u’llah: ‘If anyone comes to you with the book of the wicked, put him behind you.'”

Anyone who receives a communication from Mr. Campbell should be advised to inform the National Spiritual Assembly immediately, to delete it unopened, and make no response.

The National Spiritual Assembly will offer ardent and continuing prayers for the preservation of the spiritual health of the Canadian Baha’i community and its utter loyalty to Bahá’u’lláh’s mighty Covenant.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,

Judy L. Filson, Secretary

cc: Counsellors A. M. Ghadirian and D. Smith
National Spiritual Assembly (8)
All Auxiliary Board members (17)
International Pioneer Committee
National External Affairs Committee
National Teaching Committee

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A marriage made in hell: Baha’is, Russia, the Duginists and the Alt-Right

The Baha’i Temple (mashriq’ul-azkar) in Ishqabad, Turkmenistan (circa early 20th century)

From a Facebook status update

Because of their connection to the Tsarists before 1917, the Baha’i presence in the USSR was under some level of suspicion during the Soviet period. Stalin ordered the seizure of their temple in Ishqabad, Turkmenistan in 1928 but leased it back to them until 1938 when the property was taken over outright by the state. The structure was finally demolished in the 1960s by the Turkmenistan Soviet Socialist Republic authorities, having already been heavily damaged following an earthquake in 1948.

Now, Baha’ism was a proscribed ideology under the USSR, and for good reason too, particularly given its longstanding, deep linkages to the British empire and the Anglo-American establishment in general. This all changed with the Gorbachev period and the end of the Cold War, and from this time forward the Baha’is have been returning to Russia and the former Soviet republics in droves, setting up organizations and missionary activities up and down the former USSR. Although Russia is supposedly an ally of the Islamic Republic of Iran — this,while the Baha’is remain an archenemy of the current system in Iran (esp. as their world-headquarters is located on Mt Carmel in Haifa occupied Palestine with the evidence of systematic collusion on many levels between the Zionist entity and the Baha’is being quite long and extensive) — the Russian state has allowed the Baha’is — and esp. the dominant sect of the Haifan Baha’i (UHJ) organization — to flourish in Russia without much impediment or any serious questions being asked. Many Protestant missions and New Age groups have apparently been thrown out of Russia in recent years, but not the Baha’is. For those who wish a comparison in order to understand the dynamic, Haifan Baha’ism is to the Islamic Republic of Iran what the Gulen organization and Gulen networks are to Erdogan and Turkey.

Now, the relationship of Baha’ism with the Russians began as early as the 1850s when a step-brother of Baha’ism’s prophet-founder, Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri Baha’u’llah (d. 1892), was an employee working for the Russian embassy in Tehran. It was through the devices of this brother that Baha’u’llah briefly found refuge in the Russian embassy in 1852 following the failed assassination attempt on the Iranian sovereign Nasiruddin Shah Qajar (d. 1896) by Baha’u’llah’s fellow Babis. While the Baha’is have vigorously denied it, placing the blame instead exclusively on Shaykh ‘Azim Turshizi (d. 1852), some Azali Babi sources assert with pretty convincing evidence that the mastermind of the failed assassination attempt on the Iranian Qajar king was none other than Baha’u’llah himself. During this event the Russian embassy became instrumental in brokering Baha’u’llah’s reprieve from certain death by the Qajars, even facilitating his exile from Iran following the event, a fact which indicates that the Iranian authorities of the time (like the Azali Babi sources some decades later) also believed that Baha’u’llah had been a mastermind (if not THE central mastermind) of the failed assassination attempt on Nasiruddin Shah’s life.

Fast forward to the present. I have been watching very closely for some years now as a developing relationship has bloomed between individual Baha’is on social media (who I believe are quite close to the Baha’i authorities in the US and Israel) with the Duginists. While on the surface this relationship ostensibly does not make any sense, as the articulated values of Baha’ism are diametrically opposed to almost everything Duginism claims to stand for, yet it is nevertheless happening for those watching it unfold. I can name names here, but I will not for the time being. I will leave that for another time. Reciprocally, for their part the Duginists seem to be quite sympathetic to the Baha’is, especially since I am common enemy #1 to them both. Time after time over the past 12-14 months, certain prominent Duginists in social media (some of whom are published on the Katehon) have jumped to the defense of the Baha’is while verbatim repeating their canards. There is also an ongoing relationship between the aforementioned Baha’is in social media and the North American alt-right movement in general. Such atypical anomalies — which now seem to be standard in this Brave New World ruled by the (il)logic of the inverted and malefic metaphysics of Chaos — should be noted, esp. by authorities in Iran and also by the Left far and wide worldwide. While people pretend to profess one thing, in the real world often other things appear to be happening from behind the scenes where (just as with Baha’ism’s cozy relationship with Zionism and Jewish supremacism) we now have this generation of white supremacist neo-Nazis on friendly terms with them as well.

One explanation for this deepening relationship between the Baha’is, the Russian state, the Duginists and the so-called alt-right is obviously “Israel,” since the Zionist entity is a common covert financier and supporter to them all. But there is more going on here than meets the eye. So watch this space, and watch it carefully.

Source : http://wahidazal.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-marriage-made-in-hell-bahais-russia.html

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