"I received my American Baha'i today and was disheartened to note that in the US there were 111 enrollments of both youth (15+) and adults for December and January, and the "In Memoriam" section listed 98 deaths. That's a net increase of 13 believers in two months.
We also appear to be on track for having the smallest number of enrollments in my Baha'i life - 638 between the first of May and the end of January, which would give us about 850 for the year. I know this has been hashed out here multiple times, but it still breaks my heart." ~ Justice St. Rain ~
|Dirty Stagnant Water|
Right on! People are increasingly seeing though the facade. Seeing that the Baha'i World Faith, the product, isn't what it's purported to be. That it's a religion with additives which are spiritually unhealthy. Such as outdated, anachronistic, and inappropriate labelling of one's fellow human beings such as Shoghi Effendi himself engaged in: "Diabolical, malevolent, deluded, shameless apostate, infamous, insidious, vile whisperer, Antichrist, the living embodiment of wickedness, cupidity and deceit, blasphemous, unspeakably repugnant, perfidious, treacherous, despicable, blind, the most shameless, vicious relentless apostate, the incarnation of Satan, fiendish ingenuity and guile, infernal, nefarious, defectors, betrayers." Shoghi used such lovely adjectives to describe his own family members, his own parents included! Until Baha'is leave behind such backward thinking, as well as those antiquated religious ideologies with seek to justify such backward thinking, humanity would be better off without Baha'i. Until Baha'is actually begin to understand what the oneness of humanity truly signifies and begin to treat their fellow human beings in a manner which shows they truly see this oneness as reality, see that there is no one to convert, they will continue to bemoan the fact that entry by troops seems ever further away. In reality entry by troops was only ever a warped pie in the sky Utopian delusion.
Source : TRB