What Bahá'ís Believe

Central tenets of the Bahá'í Faith, based on the questions in the Belief-O-Matic quiz.

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05/22/2012 07:38:02 PM

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05/22/2012 07:37:11 PM

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hasanelias

05/22/2012 07:33:26 PM

Please, correct in "Incarnations" the 6th line, I think it should be: "Bah�'u'll�h was the latest but not final Messenger". Please, change in "Belief in Deity" all lines, I think it should be: "God's essence is incognoscible, God is only known by His attributes. At first glance, God is trascendent, a personal and conscious God, but not an anthropomorphic God. Bah�'�s believe that God is Almighty, creator, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent--incorporeal spirit". Please, add in "Contemporary Issues" the 7-8 lines, I think it should be: "disapproves of homosexual behavior"

Myche

06/26/2011 05:55:58 PM

I am a Baha'i. As a Baha'i I have a right to my own personal beliefs. But I do not have to say that my personal beliefs are representative of the beliefs and teachings of the Baha'i Faith. They are my private beliefs and I am constantly struggling through the reading of the scriptures to grow spiritually and understand what the Baha'i Teachings mean and adapt my life to live the within the Baha'i spiritual laws under the guidance of the Spiritual Assemblies and the Universal House of Justice. God will hold me personally responsible for my behavior, and I cannot question his judgement of my life. There is no, " Yah, God, but ..... . Now this is my own personal belief and is not a tenant of the Baha'i Faith. It is merely my own personally understanding of my own relationship with God. Each individual in the Baha'i Faith is responsible for their own spiritual growth. I am but an ignorant babe in my understanding of the spiritual world and I am not and never will be an authority. I am just on my own Walkabout in the Spiritual Worlds of God. If you follow me you will probably get lost.

spreadthelove

05/30/2011 02:29:41 AM

But I also understand that some faiths preach certain things. the idea that Baha'u'lah was a man who was preaching "for the time" and redefined certain things in the faith differently than was described by Jesus or Muhammad."Know Ye Not Why We Created You All From The Same Dust?" Prejudice has no room here. ever.

spreadthelove

05/30/2011 02:22:51 AM

I am a big supporter of "follow your heart." If you are a man and you are only attracted to other men, then you NEED to do what YOUR biology tells you. Otherwise some poor girl is going to find out in five years (or more) that your A) Never was attracted to her.....B)was never in love with her....and C) very good chance that you have now lowered her chances of finding a life partner because you have taken up her time pretending you were something you are not. Oh and BTW. I am a happily married girl (to a boy) who just doesn't understand why we can't all be happily married to the ones we love.

in_my_opinion

12/16/2009 10:49:15 PM

The Faith only accepts sex within a marriage of one woman and one man, who are over the age of 15, wedded with the consent of their parents. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Relationships that are heterosexual (except the one above), homosexual, temporary, polygamous, bisexual, companionate, concubinary, common law, adulterous, incestuous, etc are not acceptable. These concepts apply to Baha'is. We try to live up to our beliefs. We hold them to be to and for our benefit. Folks who do not agree, obviously may follow their own wishes as to how they want to lead their lives. We get to do the same. We should not have to obey or approve of other advocacies any more than they should us or our ideals. The concept of "...very liberal in most tenets..." depends on one's roster of principles. A list that is defined differently depending on each person's inclinations. Who said we were liberals anyway? We are neither liberals nor conservatives. Liberal, libertarian, libertine, are all just labels and sometimes just libel. We are who we are. We are not objects to be cast in someone's bin of preference or refusal. That is prejudice. Something anyone who differs or disagrees in some way from the majority of society should be able to recognize immediately!

bilouswife

10/06/2009 10:39:16 PM

what's that supposed to mean?!! Does every modern ideaology have to incorporate everything so called "modern"? If you regard homosexuality a so called "modern" phenomena, there you have it; it's modern in your point of view, but that doesn't mean I have to accept it, because I happen to be a very "modern" person.

bilouswife

10/06/2009 10:34:07 PM

I took the quiz, and I was marked correctly as "100% Baha'i"; very impressive quiz, and I am glad that I did very well on it:-))

google

07/04/2009 11:50:19 PM

i find it to be a very modern religion ahead of its time and place, keep in mind that holy scriptures were written in 19th century Iran, where a woman couldn't even walk out without something covering her face, yet this religion states that women should have equal rights and priority in education, in regards to homosexuality, Bahais believe that sex only happens during marriage and there is no marriage that recognizes same sex marriages in the faith, but at the same time homosexuals can partake in the faith (provided that there are no sexual relations with other men), its the same sex sexual relations that did not fit at the time that this faith was written, possibly because same sex marriages are taboo in Iran even to this very day. i happen to be a Baha'i and I personally think gay marriage is a fine thing, because i dont make these disctinctions and most Baha'is in north america atleast would agree with me, but those are the guidelines, they will prove themselves at some point.

rrj3md

06/11/2009 06:13:28 AM

This faith seems rather hypocritical in that it is very liberal in most tenets but condemns homosexuality.

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