Infallibility of UHJ demands NO ELECTIONS !!!

By Robert Well
The Baha’is believe that their administration is divine and the House of Justice is infalliable. The Baha’is should submit themselves to the UHJ and let them decide what is good for them, as the Supreme Body is considered ‘Infallible’.

This means that only the First Election of UHJ in 1963 was required as it was for the first time that the infallible body was formed. After that all the subsequent elections and bye elections were absolutely unwanted for because the UHJ is itself Infallible. The retiring member should have put this agenda in front of the UHJ that due to his advanced age he wants to retire and let UHJ decide a new member in his place. Obviously this decision would have been free of error and the most eligible member’s name would have emerged out.
Similarly, after the end of every five years the UHJ should have a special meeting for appointment of members of UHJ for the next five years, and because the UHJ is free from errors, the most appropriate members will be on the list.

It would have been better that The Infallible UHJ itself appoints the members for the infallible body rather than fallible Baha’is appointing an Infallible Body.

Or let the NSA of different countries nominate a pool of names for the appointment of Members of UHJ and then the present UHJ selects the names of the most suitable members for the next UHJ body. I mean, somewhere or the other the role of UHJ as an infallible body, should emerge.

If this is accepted than all the efforts to hold International convention every five years and any bye elections caused by retirement or death of any member will not be required. Thus the Baha’is will also get rid from the accusation that the Elections of UHJ is not actually ‘Election’ but ‘Selection’. The selection will hence be official.

This would be in true spirit of what Mr. Peter Khan has said: 

“This is the challenge we face and it’s inherent in the Ridván 2009 Message. The solution is childish simple; the solution is so simple, it hardly worth mentioning. The solution is no more and no less than unreserved acceptance of whatever the central authority of the Cause, in this case the Universal House of Justice decrees.

If we would hold to that, if we would contemplate it deeply, if we would absorb the implications and meaning of unreserved acceptance and implementation of whatever the Central Authority in the Cause decrees we are safe. Nothing can trouble us, we are in an impregnable stronghold, and we would become part of this massive movement of humanity to rescue the world from the perilous disorder, the intense suffering of the declining process and to usher in the ordained new world civilization in the Golden Age of the Cause” 

The Baha’is should not hesitate from correcting the situation and accepting mistakes of past. Be logical and adhere to the true spirit of the Faith. The position of Baha’is today is greatly weakened by accepting and following blindly without independent investigation and thoughtful conclusions.

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  1. This is well thought out.
    The only problem I can see with it, if there is one, is that since it was first formed, the entire population of the UHJ has been changed at least once.
    This means that while the original UHJ was supposedly infallible, it no longer is, since its members were (supposedly) elected by fallible voters.
    One way out of this mess would be for the UHJ to admit that all the elections have been rigged, that the UHJ actually DID select the new members, and that therefore, by cheating, the UHJ remains infallible. (Hmm. Maybe that might be a problem, too.)
    This would make as much sense as pretending that although absolutely NO provision had ever been made by the Guardian to have no subsequent guardians--- this is getting confusing--- that it now somehow makes sense that there is no guardian, even though the Guardian said that without one, the faith would be "mutilated." (See my nearby post, The Guardian Problem.)
    I myself believed in the UHJ version of Baha'ism for several years, but eventually, the house of cards collapsed, and then I was able to accept Lord Jesus as my personal savior.
    Which is what I intensely desire for all Baha'is, and everyone else, too.

  2. why would any one wish to be a member of a institution that has no earthy gain what so ever. the fact that the membership of Universal House of justice is involuntary, elected members have no choice in the matter and carry out the heavy burden of running the affaires of the Baha'is world wide selflessly without any remuneration, is a testimony to purity and divinity and conferred infallibility of the that institution regardless of the membership.
    another proof of infallibility is this how is it that the Universal house of Justice With membership of only nine layman can conduct affairs of 7 million Baha'is Globally but the politicians in any given country with limitless expertise and huge numbers in there parliaments and senates can't manage,


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