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I was good friends with a woman who practiced Bah[a]i. Yes, they are incredibly difficult to witness to - it's like trying to sculpt room tempurature water. In my experience, Bahi are very passive people, but very very good at circular logic and side stepping the issues.

mikitta, Rapture Ready 20 Comments [7/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Princess Rot

That last sentence. My irony meter just exploded.

3/2/2008 5:52:19 PM

Parallax



That would make two of us, Princess Rot.

3/2/2008 6:13:24 PM

Integra


3/2/2008 8:05:23 PM

canadiest

How dare they practice your act on you

3/3/2008 5:25:34 PM

Alethe

...So how does it feel to be at the receiving end of religious nuttiness?

3/3/2008 6:05:11 PM

Timon

So, they should be aggressive and very good at circular logic? Since they do actually believe in Jesus that would probably make them Christians.

3/13/2009 1:41:27 PM

aaa

You two have a lot in common.

3/13/2009 2:01:52 PM

FSMpirate

Not as much in common as you may think. You see, they aren't willingly dishonest to make their religion look like it's not full of crazies.

2/25/2010 6:36:00 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Bahi are very passive people, but very very good at circular logic and side stepping the issues."

So says the rabid gun-fucking right-wing fundie who (along with everyone else in Ruptured Retards) is very very good at circular logic ('The Bible is true because the Bible says so!') and side-stepping reality.

In my experience, Unitarian Universalists, Quakers and Amish are very passive people. Which makes them true Christians.

Something which you at Ruptured Retards aren't.

2/25/2010 8:53:44 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Damn. I just finished wiping all the irony off my monitor and then THIS!

2/25/2010 9:38:34 AM

Renon

does not compute-irony meter shutting down-systems failure..

2/7/2011 8:15:46 PM

TWoozl

Well, at least the whirring pointer on my irony detector is keeping me nice and cool now.

2/7/2011 9:03:14 PM

anti-nonsense

the last sentence killed my irony meter.

2/7/2011 11:43:35 PM

Swede

You should feel right at home then, dearie.

"emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind"
Is that what you react against, perhaps? Where's the "we're right, you're wrong", "no true Scotsman" mentality, when everyone is united?
We can't have that, can we?

2/8/2011 12:02:19 AM

Justanotheratheist

There isn't enough polish in the world for that mirror.

2/8/2011 12:52:52 AM

Fireshark

Mikitta's just mad because Bahai don't reject anything.

Mikitta: Hav u herd abowt jezus?
Bahai: Yes, he is a part of my religion, as are Muhammad, Buddha, and many others.
Mikitta: But some of those contradict each other!
Bahai: Yes, but they are from different times and places. No one has complete knowledge. My faith will be different in 500 years, as will science and all other ways of understanding.
Mikitta: My head asplode.

6/17/2012 6:27:07 PM

Ebon

Mirror, mirror...

9/24/2012 11:36:04 PM

Felix Wilde

Sidestepping the issues? In my experience, Baha'i folk happily acknowledge any apparent inconsistencies in their (or any other) faith. They accept that no religious group has all the answers, but appreciate the wisdom all prophets have contributed. They, you know... Are much less insane than fundy "Christians".

If it hadn't been for homophobia creeping in, Baha'i would be one of the few egalitarian faiths. And by admitting that man is fallible and all divine knowledge comes by way of man (no direct-from-God mass revelations, only prophets), they both admit there is no infallible account from God and inhibit fundamentalism.

It is perhaps the only monotheistic organised religion which is even slightly plausible. That must seem confusing to a RRtard.

9/25/2012 12:08:25 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Passive? Are you joking?!?

I have stood next to Baha'i believers, and Quakers, and Unitarians, and Episcopalians at anti-war protests. They were some of the most fervent, most motivated, most dynamic activists for peace and justice I have ever seen. And they knew the gospel well enough to know that, if Jesus were alive he would be standing right along side of them.

You know what's passive mikitta? Passive is sitting in front of a computer whining "Jesus come soon," over every thing you dislike! Passive is letting the president invade foreign countries that pose no threat to us and pass sweeping laws to curb our freedom and saying, "Well, he's a bible-believing Christian so his actions must be godly."

Passive? Illogical? If you want to see that then turn off RR and look at your reflection in the computer screen. If you want to see the true spirit that Jesus promoted, look to the Baha'i and those other denominations you so arrogantly dismiss as "not really Christian."

9/25/2012 6:39:51 AM

creativerealms

Sounds like a biblical literalist Christian.

2/5/2014 7:11:26 PM
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