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2 years ago  ::  May 30, 2015 - 10:11AM #1
Jupiter6208
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I enjoyed this. Your thoughts.

youtu.be/LXTJfqLigEg

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2 years ago  ::  May 30, 2015 - 11:28AM #2
in_my_opinion
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May 30, 2015 -- 10:11AM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


I enjoyed this. Your thoughts.

youtu.be/LXTJfqLigEg




Thanks for putting this on! It is indeed enjoyable. There were some points and implications brought up that were questionable, which should have been debated more rigorously, and at least one that was flat out wrong. But on the whole it was pretty good.

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2 years ago  ::  May 30, 2015 - 1:41PM #3
world citizen
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May 30, 2015 -- 11:28AM, in_my_opinion wrote:

May 30, 2015 -- 10:11AM, Jupiter6208 wrote:


I enjoyed this. Your thoughts.

youtu.be/LXTJfqLigEg




Thanks for putting this on! It is indeed enjoyable. There were some points and implications brought up that were questionable, which should have been debated more rigorously, and at least one that was flat out wrong. But on the whole it was pretty good.


One misleading comment had to do with the predicted world government of the future.  My two cents worth:


The Universal House of Justice (UHJ) cannot, under any circumstances, abrogate or amend any Laws from the Kitab-i-Aqdas (Book of Laws).  Civilizations advance.  At the time of the Bab, Baha'u'llah and 'Abdu'l-Baha, for instance, technological advances known to us in the 21st century were non-existent.  Who can predict what man will encounter in the 26th century?  The UHJ has the Authority, after due consultation and unanimous decision, to issue laws as needed by the Baha'is of that Age until the next Revelation from God and its newly revealed Laws.


The foretold "world government" does NOT necessarily equate with the global UHJ of the Baha'is.  Those who are not Baha'i will still be governed by the secular legislators, in whatever form that world government might take centuries from now.

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.  ~Baha'u'llah
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