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Featured The Baha'i belief about animal behavior, scientific or not?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by spirit_of_dawn, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. John53

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    I would consider worshipping someone who could herd cats.
     
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  2. Vinayaka

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    Four wives instead of three is a metaphor. Banishing via declaring family members all covenant breakers is a metaphor. Making up Baha'i communities where none exist to mislead is a metaphor. Anyone pointing it out is just a metaphor for evil.
     
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  3. Vinayaka

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    So would I.
     
  4. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Man wouldn't have survived very long if he did that. Vitamin B12 you have to eat meat for proper brain health and without it I doubt we would have had such developed brains that we have today.
     
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    I have a cat that will follow me when I walk the dog. But, I don't understand it... why don't they fight each other to the death like normal ferocious animals?
     
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  6. spirit_of_dawn

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    You are mistaken. Your cat and dog are metaphors. In reality they are doves and as Abdu'l-Baha said:

    The meeting of two doves is a peace meeting.
     
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  7. Audie

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    It is not just unscientific. It is just wrong.
     
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  8. Audie

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    "Molehill" is a metaphor for "religious leader".
     
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  9. Marcion

    Marcion Tantra-Yoga Universalist

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    Beliefs? Did I discuss my beliefs on this forum?

    Religion is about beliefs, Tantra is about actual practices.
    Which practices does Bahaullah teach or prescribe to his followers?
     
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  10. Vinayaka

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    He had never been around doves much. My daughter raised those things for awhile. Oops. sorry ... I forgot it's a metaphor.
     
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    If the only life you are is nothing more than what an animal is, I would not ask to be anything more.
     
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    Oh, now that explains a lot. So, although they look like a cat and a dog to my material eyes, in reality, they are doves. I've been blind to the truth all these years. Thank you so much. I'm going to go buy them some bird seed right now.
     
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    My metaphor with a long tail, four legs and sharp teeth and went "meow", ate one of my metaphors that had two shinny legs, a beak, and had wings. What is the spiritual and prophetic meaning in this?
     
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    Abdulbaha is speaking relatively. He is just comparing the wild animals versus tame ones. The statements obviously are not absolute.
     
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    It all points to the fact that Baha'u'llah is the new prophet for mankind, that much is obvious. Jeepers, any fool could see that connection. The long tail and sharp teeth represent what the world needs, as it's so messed up, and the two skinny legs and one beaked one is mankind. So it symbolizes the destruction of sin, and the light of the beautiful golden tree, the dawn of beauty, the most beloved of all, the one true great one, the maker of destiny, coming to the earth.
    But of course it is up to you to investigate this for yourself, but if you have any brains at all, it'' be as plain as the muticoloured peacock tail
     
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    It's clear as mud. Metaphorically speaking.
     
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    Is it supposed to be scientific? I'd give it the benefit of doubt and lean towards that they were not meant as literal. A good approach to many if not most religious texts.
     
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    "Obviously not true", and, obviously not worth
    saying it in the first place.
     
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    That is very far from the only thing that
    shows he had no idea what he was talking
    about, when it would have been so easy to
    observe or ask around.

    It is good though, in that is so nicely underscores
    the fact thst RELIGIOUS "TEACHERS" JUST MAKE
    THINGS UP!!
     
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