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arthra
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arthra

Baha'i, Male, from California

Well DJ_sXe ... If we were in love and wanted a family we could obtain our parents consent and agree to abide by God's Will... Jul 6, 2016

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    1. InChrist
      InChrist
      Thank you!
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    2. DawudTalut
      DawudTalut
      Peace be on you. Thanks for a like for my post.
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    3. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Hey, art! Alláh-u-Abhá! I had a question about God in our Faith: how do we reconcile our understanding that it's the same God of all people with the reality that there are many different conceptions as to who or what ‘God’ is in different Religions?
      1. arthra
        arthra
        I think the more we're involved in inter-faith movements both locally and internationally the more we can appreciate the similarities... Yes there are varied laws and ordinances but spiritually we have a lot in common.
        Sep 26, 2016
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    4. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Here they are, in case you need clarity.


      Do Not Deny God
      Do Not Blaspheme God
      Do Not Murder
      Do Not Engage in Incestuous, Adulterous or Homosexual Relationships
      Do Not Steal
      Do Not Eat of a Live Animal
      Establish Courts/Legal System to Ensure Law Obedience
    5. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Hey, art! Alláh-u-Abhá! I have a question for you about something important: a friend of mine and I were having a discussion about the Seven Laws of Noah. He tells me that those Laws are binding on all non-Jews. His opinion, however, is that non-Jewish religions (the Bahá’í Faith in particular) do(es) not satisfy the requirements of the Laws. I counter that they do. Tell me, art, what do you think?
      1. arthra
        arthra
        Thanks for your question DJ_sXe ... I suppose as you know that the most recent version of the laws and ordinances have been given us. I haven't as far as I know consumed a "live" animal except perhaps accidentally.
        Sep 23, 2016
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    6. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Hey arthra, Alláh-u-Abhá! it's NOW been formally confirmed: I AM a member of the Bahá’í Faith!
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      2. arthra
        arthra
        I'm over whelmed and so happy for you!
        Jul 28, 2016
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      3. Emerson Coltrane
        Emerson Coltrane
        It's truly such a blessing, man, one for which any verbal witness will do no justice....
        Jul 28, 2016
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    7. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Arthra, Alláh-u-Abhá! I just wanted to let you know that I'm so eternally, so deeply in love with my faith in God and in Bahá’u’lláh as His Messenger for our Day and Age!
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    8. arthra
      arthra
      Well DJ_sXe ... If we were in love and wanted a family we could obtain our parents consent and agree to abide by God's Will...
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      2. Emerson Coltrane
        Emerson Coltrane
        Wow! Thank you, arthra!
        Jul 11, 2016
    9. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Hey, art, Alláh-u-Abhá! I hope everything in your life is going smoothly! Listen, I have a dying question: as a Bahá’í, how would you feel if you fell in love with a beautiful woman, but discovered that she was a Christian?
    10. arthra
      arthra
      So anyone can read the Hidden Words in their language there is a site online for that... In Arabic go to
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    11. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Alláh-u-Abhá, art! Hey, I have a bit of an assignment with which I greatly need your help: obtaining the original Arabic for this verse from Bahá’u’lláh's Hidden Words:

      “O SON OF MAN!
      If thou lovest Me, turn away from thyself; and if thou seekest My pleasure, regard not thine own; that thou mayest die in Me and I may eternally live in thee.”

      I will explain why later.

      Art, thank you immensely in advance!
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    12. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Alláh-u-Abhá! As a fellow (returning) Bahá'í, I must say that I have always been in love with your posts, dear arthra! They are highly informative and insightful. Plus, your posts increase the awareness of our beautiful Faith! Thank you deeply. May God immensely bless you and your loved ones!
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    13. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Thank you, dear arthra, for liking my post!
    14. Emerson Coltrane
      Emerson Coltrane
      Greetings, arthra! I hope all is well! I have a burning question concerning Bahá'u'lláh's claim as the Promised of all Faiths: How does it make sense? One of the things that made the Bahá'í Faith confusing for me was this claim. Thanks immensely!
      1. arthra
        arthra
        Apr 13, 2016
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      2. Emerson Coltrane
        Emerson Coltrane
        Many blessings to you, dear arthra! This has made my contemplating rededicating my life to the Faith so much more comforting!
        Apr 13, 2016
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    16. David1967
      David1967
      Happy New year Arthra!
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      2. arthra
        arthra
        And I hope you and your family have a great year!
        Dec 31, 2015
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    17. paarsurrey
      paarsurrey
      Thanks for liking my post.
      Regards
    18. Theweirdtophat
      Theweirdtophat
      Hey there. :) I wanted to ask you a question about the faith. What is it that made you a Baha'i, out of curiosity? :)
    19. crossfire
      crossfire
      Happy Birthday!
    20. ChristineES
      ChristineES
      Happy birthday!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    May 22
    Home Page:
    http://bahai-education.org/
    Location:
    California
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Religion:
    Baha'i
    Oh my God...

    I'm grateful.... that I've survived as long as I have and been able to appreciate the changes that have occurred in my life and in the community where I live.

    By the Grace of God I have raised a family ... and I am grateful that our marriage has lasted and withstood the tests and difficulties.

    I am grateful that I have followed in a succession from my father, grandfather and great grandfather....

    He is the Merciful the Compassionate!

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    "If the whole world should arise to deny this cause, we must not fight. Our only role is to spread the teachings. If it be accepted, all is well; if not, leave the people to God."

    ~ Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 41
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