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Featured Do Baha'i covert people to their way of thinking?Yes or no?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Frank Goad, Oct 13, 2022.

  1. F1fan

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    So you saw this ideology as something to create an identity for you. Why do you need an ideology at all? Are you not capable of being what you are via your own wits?

    Why would you do this as a person seeking a religion to believe in?

    What were your beliefs against Bahai?
     
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  2. We Never Know

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    "Why do you need an ideology at all? Are you not capable of being what you are via your own wits?"

    Are your trying to convert them?
     
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    False. It's not personal. Critical thinkers follow the rules of logic and facts to sound conclusions. Religious concepts don't meet the standard of being true, or likley true.

    I'm asking questions.
     
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  4. We Never Know

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    "Critical thinkers follow the rules of logic and facts to sound conclusions. Religious concepts don't meet the standard of being true, or likley true."

    So are your trying to covert them to your way of thinking?
     
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    I see you added and edit.

    Asking questions isn't telling them they believe in a myth and aren't thinking rationally.
     
  6. loverofhumanity

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    My understanding is the golden age of human civilisation will signify spiritual maturity. We will have grown up spiritually so to speak no more hungering after lusts, power, position or greed but more interested in acquiring virtues such as wisdom and justice. Society will be ruled by justice and human rights not by financial interests. Wars will not exist.

    It will be the Kingdom of God on earth and we Baha’is are establishing it now.
     
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    I joined my religion not by coercion or to keep a friendship but because I loved what it stood for - the love of God and all humanity and I found that impossible to resist.
     
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    Not the same story I heard you tell before, where a group of Baha'is rescued you from despair. But it's all good.
     
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  9. loverofhumanity

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    They never told me they were Baha’is. I found out about it later and after I joined I found out they were Baha’is. The way I heard about Baha’i was a Malaysian and Australian couple lived above us and were kind neighbours. One day on the stairway I met the Malay and I said ‘there is something different about you, you are not Christian because by now you would have preached to me. What is your religion? Then after I asked he showed me a chart about progressive revelation. I felt on seeing it as if I made a discovery but then I remembered I was strongly opposed to the notion of God. I then met with Baha’is trying to persuade them away from Baha’i. For years I never read anything just opposed much like people do on RF. But when I read the Book of Certitude by myself I became convinced.
     
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    I would not say atheism by default because atheism is a belief God does not exist whether atheists care to admit this or not. Since God does exist, their belief is in error.

    Deep down we all know God whether we know we know or not. Knowing God is the default. It is not a belief in the beginning. This physical world has so much sensory input that soon we are seduced into thinking this physical world is all there is.

    Belief by default? Hardly. Researchers see God as only a belief. How can their results show anything else? If they ask enough of the very youngest of children, a child might just remember God for they have just recently left God's arms.

    That's what I see. It's very clear!!
     
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    Mankind will always get better in time, however one will not reach a Higher Level without understanding all those petty things mankind holds so dear. By truly Understanding, one will realize those petty things mankind holds so dear are no longer viable choices one could make. They will never bring the best results.

    Religion is a creation of mankind. That is who they truly reflect. Religions incorporate those petty things because that is what mankind values. They simply do not Understand.

    I have found no religion that actually understands God at all. Since no religion actually understands God at all, to blindly follow any of them would not lead one to understanding God. Children of God were not meant to follow. Children of God were meant to THINK. QUESTION and DISCOVER!!!

    That's what I see. It's very clear!!
     
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    Very Good, however there is so much more to Discover beyond this point. God is so much more than is in any religion or holy book. Should one choose to limit oneself to only the beliefs of others as the source of all knowledge of God.

    I think not!!

    That's what I see. It's very clear!!
     
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    I am speaking from research, not conjecture Bird. There was extensive research done.
     
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    Supply your research. Research can often be faulty based on bias conclusions or faulty data. Research can be conjecture.

    Do not assume I speak out of conjecture. There is more that exists within "what is" that can be supplied with physical proof. On the other hand, one can often Discover proof for oneself.

    Somehow, being converted is bad for you. A good salesman converts people into thinking they need what is being sold. Having beliefs is not bad. It's settling with beliefs instead of searching for the Real Truth that is lacking.

    That's what I see. It's very clear!!
     
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    No problem. Read up on "born believers" by "Justin Barrett". That's "research".

    And please do give your research study, not just conjecture.

    I will appreciate it a lot if you do.
     
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    My Journey to Discover the Real Truth Has been going on since I became an adult. I can point the way, however each must choose their journey for themselves.

    You have been getting my research study. You only assume conjecture.

    That's what I see. It's very clear!!
     
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    What do you mean "my research study"? YOu mean you have done some research on this topic? Thats fantastic.

    What was your sample size and what's the method you applied?
     
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  18. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    That's exactly what happened with @Seeker of White Light. I take no responsibility for him becoming a Baha'i, and I believe I speak for all Baha'is here. He did his independent investigation after finding a response in his heart to the words of Baha'u'llah. At least that's the process I perceive.
     
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  19. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    People go to a Ruhi Institute study because they want to, though of course they are invited. This is not forced on them.
     
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    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    The Christians forcifully stripped them of their religion and customs. We don't. Whatever is compatible with Baha'i laws, the are encouraged to stay with those.
     
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