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Confessions of a Misanthropic Bahá'í

09/09/2005

by Kathleen Kettler Lehman

It's easy to see other people's faults and judge them accordingly. But Bahá'u'lláh teaches that we must learn to overlook the faults of others and see their good qualities instead. Indeed, 'Abdu'l-Bahá said that we must tolerate even those who are intolerable. Is this even possible?

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Is God Necessary?

06/23/2006

by Dale E. Lehman

Materialists advance three primary reasons for not accepting God's existence. One of these is that the concept of a God is simply not needed to explain the world around us. Religionists counter with ideas such as "intelligent design". But is the materialist supposition valid to begin with?

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The Essence of the Covenant

07/28/2006

by Dale E. Lehman

Among the key themes found in the Bahá'í Writings, the Covenant Bahá'u'lláh established with His followers is among the most crucial. References to the Covenant and to the importance of firmness of the Covenant can be found in all of the major works of Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Bahá. Study of the nature and features of the Covenant is therefore important for every Bahá'í.

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The Story of Bahá'u'lláh

03/15/2008

by Dale E. Lehman

Every religion begins with a story. The oldest religions tell stories overflowing with symbolism, profound yet probably far removed from actual history. More recent religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam tell stories that no doubt contain a mix of the historic and the symbolic. By contrast, the history of the Bahá'í Faith is fairly well-known and has been told many times in many ways.

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