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599 weeks ago @ Baha’i Rants - Time for Ruhi to Show ... · 0 replies · +1 points

No problem. I've noticed a fair amount of negativitiy in reply to your posts, but I've found them to be insightful and well reasoned. I figure it never hurts to have a word of encouragement every now and then.

599 weeks ago @ Baha’i Rants - Time for Ruhi to Show ... · 2 replies · +1 points

I've only read a few, but so far, I really appreciate your comments and perspectives.

599 weeks ago @ Baha’i Rants - Time for Ruhi to Show ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I wholeheartily support your efforts to investigate the truth, but I wonder if it might be done in a more gentle tone.

Consort with all men, O people of Bahá, in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. If ye be aware of a certain truth, if ye possess a jewel, of which others are deprived, share it with them in a language of utmost kindliness and good-will. If it be accepted, if it fulfil its purpose, your object is attained. If any one should refuse it, leave him unto himself, and beseech God to guide him. Beware lest ye deal unkindly with him. A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the bread of the spirit, it clotheth the words with meaning, it is the fountain of the light of wisdom and understanding....

([Bahá’í] Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXXXII:5)

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: "Deluded"... · 3 replies · -2 points

My point in all these, is to show that, even in Islam, children are not to be harmed. Those who do so, like those who are Christians and abusers, are not following the dictates of their faith or the directions of their prophet.

Besides, it doesn't make sense if you want to pass your faith along. Short lived is the faith that condones abuse of children, as the fewer children you have, the less likely they are to carry on the family traditions. When the people on here are right about something, I freely admit it. My opinion about a particular topic has been changed on more than one occasion after someone presented a logical argument. But this particular accusation doesn't make sense.

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: "Deluded"... · 0 replies · -2 points

[17.31] And do not kill your children for fear of poverty; We give them sustenance and yourselves (too); surely to kill them is a great wrong.
[18.46] Wealth and children are an adornment of the life of this world; and the ever-abiding, the good works, are better with your Lord in reward and better in expectation.
[60.12] O Prophet! when believing women come to you giving you a pledge that they will not associate aught with Allah, and will not steal, and will not commit fornication, and will not kill their children, and will not bring a calumny which they have forged of themselves, and will not disobey you in what is good, accept their pledge, and ask forgiveness for them from Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: "Deluded"... · 0 replies · -2 points

[6.140] They are lost indeed who kill their children foolishly without knowledge, and forbid.what Allah has given to them forging a lie against Allah; they have indeed gone astray, and they are not the followers of the right course.
[6.151] Say: Come I will recite what your Lord has forbidden to you-- (remember) that you do not associate anything with Him and show kindness to your parents, and do not slay your children for (fear of) poverty-- We provide for you and for them-- and do not draw nigh to indecencies, those of them which are apparent and those which are concealed, and do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except for the requirements of justice; this He has enjoined you with that you may understand.

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: "Deluded"... · 1 reply · -3 points

Then one can make the same argument regarding child abuse in other countries with large majorities of a particular religion. In 2002 over 2.25 million children in America alone suffered neglect. That's not a small number, even in a country of 306billion. If there are that many in America, how many are their in other countries that are dominated by Christians? Why is it ok to make the link between Islam and abuse, but not any other religion and abuse? What's good for the goose, eh?

Just as abuse cannot solely be connected to belief in Christianity, you cannot logically make the connection to abuse in Islam. Show me in the Koran where it says you should starve your children?

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: Syrian Is... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Great Being saith: Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable
mankind to benefit therefrom. - Baha'u'llah - Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: "Deluded"... · 0 replies · 0 points

Please see my response to Pathoslogos above.

601 weeks ago @ Jihad Watch - Jihad Watch: "Deluded"... · 0 replies · 0 points

Please see my response to PathosLogos below.