Who created the sects in Bahai Faith?

Here is a letter published by the Orthodox Bahai Council of India which claims to be the true representative of Bahaullah and trashes the majority Bahai sect. Are the Bahais blind that they cannot see all of this and yet they claim to be the ones who will bring unity in this world? What a joke! Instead of trying to bring unity in this world, why don’t the Bahais try to bring unity about the 16 or 18 sects of the Bahai Faith? That could as well be the best thing the Bahais would have achieved!

–Letter starts here–

Dr. A. Parikh
Secretary of the National (Orthodox) Bahai Council of India

My Dear Bahá’í Friends!

Some of the friends enquire as to why the Divine Cause (Bahá’í Faith) has become divided into different sects?  What are the factors behind it?   Who is responsible for this division?

It is well understood why such questions should come to mind.  But it is sad that there is no discussion on such questions nor do we investigate the answers to such questions. While ‘Abdu’l-Bahá insisted that:

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A Comment from a Reader of The Bahai Insider

Within a couple of hours of hosting this blog, I received a feedback in response to the article Elections of the UHJ. This reader claims that the present-day UHJ is a bogus one and there is no legal sanctity of the same in the Bahai Faith. He also substantiates his statement with a statement from Shoghi Effendi. The entire transcript of the feedback from this reader is given below.

I have only one assertion to make. The Bahais (and here even I am confused as to which is the true Bahai Faith – Read more on the Sects of Bahais) seems oblivious to the presence of sects since the death of Shoghi Effendi. Simply ex-communicating dissenting voices or cursing those who are called Covenant Breakers is not going to help anyone, least of all the Bahai Faith itself. Whatever happened to independent investigation of truth? I let my readers decide.

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The Elections of The Universal House of Justice

There is little or nothing “spiritual” about Baha’i administration. It is simply a “modernist” facade on backwardness!

Bahai Elections: Confused?

Bahai Elections: Confused?

The Universal House of Justice is head of the Baha’i Faith. Its permanent seat is at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, and all members reside here for the duration of their service.

The regular election of the nine members of the House of Justice occurs every five years at an international convention, held in Haifa. The most recent election was in 2008.

Till date there have been 10 elections (‘63,’68.’73,’78,’83,’88,’93, 98,’03, and ‘08) of UHJ. There have been five by-elections, in 1982, 1987, 2000, 2005 and 2010.

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Bahai Population in Iran: Still Counting?

Iran Census

How Many Bahais in Iran? Can we believe even these numbers?

There has always been confusion about the actual population of the followers of the Baha’i Faith in every country since its origin. Regarding their numbers, “millions” is the usual figure claimed by them.

The reason for this confusion is the fact that Baha’is are wont to give fake ‘percentage Baha’i population’ for every country. Thanks to the internet – their lies are getting exposed. The number of countries and localities varies with each web site. There is ‘no consensus’ regarding the actual number of countries, the actual number of localities, and the actual number of Baha’i. This trouble in the Baha’i population is not generated by the Baha’i Administration themselves but it is just the continuation of what Abdul Baha and Shoghi Effendi have done.

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World Bahai Census: How Many Bahais?

Recently two articles posted on net effectively analyzed the exaggerated Baha’i claims of their numbers. One was “Exit by troops” (http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/bigquestions/troopsexit.html) and the other “Three types of Baha’i census of India”. (http://bahaicensusindia.blogspot.com)

The first article is a very moderate view of the author, whereas the second article “The Three Type of Baha’i census of India” is much deeper analysiation supported by documents authenticated by figures.

The common point in the two analyses is the fact that the key reason for this huge discrepancy in Baha’i census is that no one is ever removed from the membership rolls unless they write a letter to the National Center renouncing their belief. So a person who becomes disillusioned and simply drifts away can remain on the rolls indefinitely. Once a Baha’i then always a Baha’i even after his death.’

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Baha’i Control On Their Electoral System – Part I

IT IS SELECTION NOT ELECTION

Bahai Elections: Brainless Exercise?

Bahai Elections: Brainless Exercise?

A. A study of Baha’i institutions

Many control mechanisms relate to the electoral system and the realities of power are existing in the Bahai community. Early Baha’is allowed nominations to be made for Baha’i office, and also allowed campaigning for Baha’i Institution. When early Baha’is asked `Abdu’l-Baha how they should conduct elections for local spiritual assemblies he replied that they should follow the rules for election common in their own country
(`Abdu’l-Baha 1908-1916: I,7).

Van den Hoonard points out that nominations and canvassing for Baha’i office were standard practice in North America in the time of `Abdu’l-Baha (van den Hoonard 1996:157-158).

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