As stated two months ago, Juan Francisco Mora has been elected to the Universal House of Justice.

Newly 'Elected' UHJ - 2018

As stated (predicted) two months ago, Juan Francisco Mora has been elected to the Universal House of Justice.

For those who may or may not be following the Bahá'í History blog, I will refer you to the post from April 22, 2018.

On April 22, the Bahá'í World News Service carried an article announcing the retirement of two members of the Universal House of Justice, Gustavo Correa and Firaydoun Javaheri.

The prediction made there on April 22 was...

Juan Francisco Mora and either Praveen Kumar Mallik or Andrej Donoval will be the next members elected to the Universal House of Justice.

Juan Francisco Mora has been on the International Teaching Centre since 2008.

Praveen Kumar Mallik‎ has been on the International Teaching Centre since 2010.

Andrej Donoval has been on the International Teaching Centre since 2013.

Here is the newest prediction: Andrej Donoval will be the next member elected to the Universal House of Justice.

What amazes me is that when describing the election process, the Bahá'í World News Service uses terms like "in a rarefied and spiritual atmosphere", "following prayers," "Delegates have a period of spiritual preparation before participating in the Convention. This entails time to pray and meditate in the Sacred Shrines in Haifa and Akka as well as to visit historical Baha’i holy places." Yet despite these lofty descriptions, any idiot like me can easily predict the next step in the process.

The Bahá'í World News Service also notes "Baha’i elections are distinctive for their lack of nominations and campaigning. The delegates to the International Convention, made up of the membership of all national Baha’i assemblies, vote by confidential ballot for the nine individuals they believe are best suited for membership on the House of Justice."

As I have noted previously, there is nothing unique in this voting system as it is essentially indistinguishable from the various versions of council democracies or people's democracies, which is the electoral voting model that still exists in Cuba.

In a short while, the Universal House of Justice will appoint to the International Teaching Centre Juan Francisco Mora and Praveen Malik's replacements. Any male replacements will in due time be elected to the Universal House of Justice. And these replacements will themselves undoubtedly come from the ranks of the Continental Boards of Counselors.

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Why I left the Baha'i Faith?

I was a Baha'i for about thirty years prior to the year 2000. We were led to believe that "entry by troops" and the "lesser peace" would happen by the year 2000, meaning that there would be a political peace in the world, and many, many thousands of people would be lining up to join the Baha'i religion.... and in fact, we were encouraged to donate to the building of the Baha'i World Center buildings in Haifa, Israel, because the buildings would be needed to handle the "entry by troops" that was about to happen.

Well, the year 2000 rolled around without any sign of mass conversions, and I finally realized that the people of the world weren't likely to ever convert to Baha'i 'en masse' because it is a repressive, guilt-tripping religion with many laws most people are not interested in signing up to follow. I weaned myself off the Baha'i belief system. It took over ten years to recover from the brainwashing I'd been through.

The Baha'i religion is very paranoid and fearful about their reputation because they want people to join the religion. Unfortunately for them, the internet was invented and knowledge of their imperfection has spread. They even have a "protection" arm of the religion with people appointed to go to communities to warn them about outsiders (mainly former Baha'is) who are dangerous to the religion. Baha'is were encouraged to avoid reading anything they wrote and instructed to entirely shun them. This is only one of many aspects of "information control" - a well-known sign of cult mind control, per many websites and books that expose cult methodology.

The list of principles of the Baha'i religion is a carefully crafted marketing plan to make the religion appeal to people in western countries such as the USA and Europe. Not everything they say is realistic, good, or in line even with the statements of their founders. For example, they have the principle of the equality of men and women but have different inheritance laws for each and don't allow women on the House of Justice (governing body) ... and they say they have a principle of the unity of religions but that doesn't mean that they respect people of all religions so much as it means that people of all religions can join Baha'i, give up their own religion, and then be united as a Baha'i community.

Baha'is want to say they are "the most wide-spread religion" so they force members in the USA (not sure about other countries) to have a "community" in each and every locality even if it is only two people... for example, say there are 11 people living in a city and 9 people living just outside the city limits. The 9 people living outside the city limits have to form their own "community" and must hold their "19 Day Feast" meetings separately from the 11 people living within the city limits. This is utterly ridiculous, but this way the national Baha'i center can count that as 2 communities or localities where Baha'is reside, rather than just one.

I could go on all day... writing about stupid things about the Baha'i religion. I'm so glad I made that mental break from the religion 18 years ago!

Treachery of Baha’is @ reddit

by Dale Husband

Ever since I joined reddit, I have found it a useful way to connect with others and put out information about certain topics as well as read information from others. Unfortunately, there have been attempts by some to suppress such information.

Take a look at this:

This community has been banned

This subreddit was banned due to being used for spam. If you’d like to take it over please make a post in /r/redditrequest

Uh, I was a subscriber to that community and am prepared to testify under oath that any claim that its users were spamming is a LIE. All it did was post information about Baha’i history, including some criticism of it.

It was created by

This account has been suspended

So both the community and the user that made it were banned from reddit! But I have known that guy for months and he is NOT a spammer.

What really happened was that someone, most likely a Baha’i, REPORTED A35821361 for spamming merely because he sent that person a message, probably with one or more links to information on his community. That is NOT spamming!

This sort of treachery is why I have absolutely NO respect anymore for the Baha’i Faith, because it seems to make its followers engage in backstabbing like this!

And when we ex-Baha’is try to get that community back under our control:

Requesting r/OnThisDateInBahai; This subreddit was banned due to being used for spam. from redditrequest

dragfyre 1 point 1 day ago

I am the top mod of r/bahaihistory, and would love to mod this subreddit to allow us to split off our existing “On This Day…” content into its own subreddit. Our subreddit has existed for a while, and is currently supported by the Today in History project on Bahaikipedia.

aGreenTeaLatte 2 points 17 hours ago

That would be an excellent idea! I second this. r/bahaihistory does need a complementary subreddit to cater to its daily posts, leaving r/bahaihistory for more in-depth discussions of Baha’i history. I think connecting it with the Bahaikipedia project also extends its potential for a subreddit that draws on multiple redditors collaborating.
Also, having a mod with demonstrated experience running and expanding subreddits, collaborating and developing the capacity of others to start modding too, will prevent spam by one individual seeking to make a subreddit his/her own personal message board in future, as was the unfortunate case with r/OnThisDateInBahai.

dragfyre and aGreenTeaLatte are certainly people I will be wary of in the future. Who is to say that in a few more months they won’t try to suppress the original ex-Baha’i community in reddit as well?

The banned user has now created a new blog of Baha’i history:

Let the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, never be suppressed!

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Did Abdul Baha personally oversee the murder of Siyyid Muhammad Isfahani?

submitted by wahidazal66

In his marginalia and commentary on tarjumih-i-tārīkh-i-bābīyih (A translation of the history of Babism from Russian into Persian), Shaykh Maḥdī Baḥr al-ʿUlūm Kirmānī contends that the murder of Hājjī Siyyid Muḥammad Iṣfahānī (d. 1869-70) took place at the hands of ʿAbdu’l-Bahāʾ personally who was accompanied by three accomplices who helped him in the deed. He alleges that one of the wives of Ṣubḥ-i-Azal who had been banished by the Ottomans to Acre alongside the Bahāʾīs, namely Badr Jahān Khānūm (the sister of Mīrzā Riḍā-Qulī Tafrishī, also killed by the Bahāʾīs), was a personal eyewitness to the event, see Princeton University, William M. Miller Bābī MSS Collection, Islamic Manuscripts, Third Series, No. 261, vol. 36, folio 60a-b (paginated at 117 and 118). However, we note here that this attribution of the murder of Hājjī Siyyid Muḥammad Iṣfahānī directly to ʿAbdu’l-Bahāʾ is Shaykh Maḥdī Baḥr al-ʿUlūm Kirmānī’s own contention and is not one that, to our knowledge, other Bayānī sources have explicitly made. Be that as it may, E.G. Browne observes that this event was viewed with some level of complaisance by the Bahāʾī founder, where he also quotes (in the original as well as in translation) one of Bahāʾuʾllāh’s own epistles from the period addressed to one of his disciples where he is quoted as saying, “O phlebotomist of the Divine Unity! Throb like the artery in the body of the Contingent World, and drink of the blood of the Block of Heedlessness for that he turned aside from the aspect of thy Lord the Merciful!,” see A Travellers Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Bāb, Volume 2, Note W, 359, 363 and 370.

Nasim Aghdam: Youtube shooter was a Baha’i

Nasime Sabz is a Baha'i activist who has written extensively about her findings, her experience, veganism and human-animal liberation. Nasime is mainly active on youtube but has previously had her own TV Show on Persian Satellite (the first of its kind in Persia). However due to financial constraints Nasime in no longest on mainstream TV, but no doubt, she’ll be back. Nasime’s approach is aimed at ‘inciting’ kindness to all living beings. Check out some of her mouth watering recipes here. Nasime has a resourceful website and also a ‘new’ facebook page as well 100’s of video on youtube and google+. Another Bahai leading the way.

The NSA of the United States has issued a statement saying that she was a Registered Baha'i and that she declared in 1996.

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Shoghi Effendi : Gradually and Tactfully convert the people.

...the upper classes ... need the right type of people to approach them, and a method that can suit their mentality. Our teaching methods should allow a certain degree of elasticity in establishing contacts with various types of individual seekers. Every inquirer has to be approached from his own angle. Those who are essentially of the mystic type should first be given those teachings of the Cause which emphasize the nature and value of spiritual realities; while those who are practically minded and of a positive type are naturally more ready and inclined to accept the social aspect of the Teachings. But of course, gradually the entire Message, in all its aspects and with the full implications it entails, should be explained to the newcomer. For to be a believer means to accept the Cause in its wholeness, and not to adhere to some of its teachings.

However, as already stated, this ought to be done gradually and tactfully. For conversion is after all a slow process.

(From a letter dated 28 December 1936 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer)

The UHJ in one of its message says:

The cornerstone of the foundation of all Bahá'í activity is teaching the Cause.

(The Universal House of Justice, Baha'i World Centre, March 3, 1977)

From the beginning of their history, Baha'is have been converting people "Tactfully" (or deceptively?). Here are some pictures from Pakistan and Bangladesh

They have been targeting Hindu Minority in both these countries. In Pakistan you can see Baha'i pictures in Hindu Temple!! they have been targeting vulnerable people in these countries. In India most Baha'is are poor Hindus, In Malaysia also they have been converting mostly Chinese and Tamils.

A Critical Analysis of the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha - by Dale Husband

I have begun a second series of blog entries about the flaws in Baha'i Writings. The first is here:

In this new one, I take a hard look at the document by which the present day Universal House of Justice gets its authority:

Shoghi Effendi's masterly use of the English language!!!

The infallible guardian committed at least 4 mistakes in his short write-up of a few sentences!

'CB' Ruhi Afnan seems to have more knowledge of English then the Infallible Guardian!

Source & Comments

American Baha'i converts to Episcopalian Christianity - Shares her thoughts...

Jenifer Tidwell
March 21, 1999

The Local Spiritual Assembly of the
Baha'is of Arlington. Massachusetts

My dear Baha'i friends,

I hope this year's Fast found you happy and healthy. This special season, which seems to arrive sooner every year, always makes us slow down and reflect upon spiritual matters -- why we go through this physically exhausting fasting process, what we expect from it, and what we believe about God's laws and our obligation to follow them. The Fast is a test, but it's also a time of spiritual rejuvenation, and I have always looked forward to it.

But this year was different for me. I was not fasting with the rest of you. This year, I am observing Lent instead; and at the end of it, I will celebrate Easter, for the first time in my entire adult life.

You see, I've been going through a crisis of faith over the past several months. The problem is this: I love the Baha'i Faith dearly, but there are some doctrinal and spiritual issues in it that I can no longer accept. Since I began attending an Episcopal church last year, many of those issues have been thrown into sharp relief. Seeing them "from the outside" has helped me understand the latent problems I've had with being a Baha'i all these years.

What it ultimately comes down to is that, now, I feel closer to God and to my fellow human beings than I did while I was an active Baha'i. That's the only factor that really counts, I think. Everything else either contributes to it, or is secondary to it. I think I should explain some of my reasons for making this rather unusual move (I don't personally know of anyone who has gone from being a Baha'i to being a Christian, let alone an Episcopalian). This letter is my apologetic. I hope that it will also help some Baha'is and Baha'i communities understand some of the factors that I think are causing them problems, at least in the United States; some of these points, while controversial, should at least spark some good discussion or soul-searching.

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