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What is the religion Baha'i about?
Is it really a cult?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. How new members are found
Baha'i Faith: There are secrets but these secrets are not known to the poor, innocent, newly converted Baha'is. Does the common baha'i know that the Baha'i Elections are fully controlled by the "All Male, Supreme, All Infallibale, Haifan Organisation"? Do they know this, that these are not spiritual but highly fraud and controlled? there are many secrets and are available on the internet. Search on google for Pakistan Baha'i Election Fraud, Baha'i Control on their Electoral System, Baha'i Election fraud in India.
2. How funding is obtained.
Baha'i Faith: Has commercial businesses, they collect money from poor Indians, Burmese, Nepalis, Pakistanis in the name of Community Banking and then use these funds for proselytizing. Also auctions are held of different used Clothings of Baha'i Leaders for fund raising. If they know (and they actually know) that you have money, they (Especially Iranian Baha'is) will start motivating you to give the HUQUQULLAH, which is then transferred to UHJ in Haifa and it is then used to maintain Huge Gardens on Mount Carmel. Some of the fund is used for Pioneering purpose and it is allocated by the Counselors to its own people, sometimes exceeding 15000 US$ a year. There are huge financial scams in the Baha'i community. Just google to learn more, Search for Baha'i financial scams in Dubai, India, Italy, Pakistan, Africa, Iran etc.
Recently a Saree (Indian Dress) of Ruhiyyih Maxwell was auctioned to raise funds for Baha'i activities.
3. Charismatic central figure.
"Baha'i Say: There is no clergy, paid or unpaid"
There are no clergies but there are Counselors and ABMs. The ABMs are religious Police just like the one in IRAN and the Counselors are purely MULLAHs. They are those conducting difficult and important lectures on the subjects such as Covenant, Huququllah, Covenant Breaking, Baha'i Elections, Ruhi 8 etc. These are Baha'i MULLAHs and everybody is supposed to OBEY them without any questioning. You cannot be critical of them. Otherwise you are considered Critical of UHJ, the Supreme Baha'i Body. If you ask questions to them, you are considered weak in Covenant. These Counselors and ABMs are mostly paid huge amounts for their services. These amounts are called as "Living Assistance"
4. Investigation of truth
Baha'i Say: Baha'is are encouraged to investigate all religions, and to appreciate truth no matter where it is found.
Baha'is are strictly not allowed to read the material of other Baha'i Sects. They are told to immediately delete all the mails / emails received by the "Critics" or Baha'is of other denominations.
5. Behavior control, as defined by Hassan. *
Baha'i Faith: Many Baha'is are Alcoholic. Behavior is fully controlled by the Supreme Baha'i Administrative Bodies. Once Baha'i Administration declares any fellow as a "Covenant Breaker" then other Baha'is are supposed to totally boycott / shun him even if he be your brother.
This is what I found, the advice of UHJ to Baha'is
"There is no excuse for believers continuing to associate with ... and those who, knowing everything, still insist on doing so, should be shunned by their fellow-Bahá'ís. The same applies to people who have left the Cause and associate with ..."
6. Thought control as defined by Hassan. *
Baha'i Faith: The "Ruhi Institute" is specially meant to brainwash the newly converted. Read Ruhi Book 6 and learn yourself.
7. Emotional control, as defined by Hassan. *
Baha'i Faith: Exactly same here, Guilt and fear are often used to control members, including alternating praise and public humiliation (if you are critical of this cult) or forced confession, and indoctrination (Shunning) against leaving the group. Small mistakes are fined with the taking of "Voting / Administrative Rights"
8. What happens when people leave the religion
Baha'i Faith: Exactly Same with the Baha'i Cult. Search the Phrase "Non-association with Covenant-breakers" and read the teaching of Baha'u'llah, Abdul Baha and Shoghi Effendi.
"SO BAHA'I FAITH IS ACTUALLY A CULT" "THE MOST DANGEROUS NWO CULT"Source(s): http://bahaicultfaq.blogspot.com/
- 1 decade ago
It's about making sense of religion in the modern world. The founder, Baha'u'llah, said that the revealed religions all come from one God, and the differences between them and within each are due to the time and place where they were revealed, and changes in each religion over time: things added, things forgotten, thing misunderstood. So we can get along together without all the religious prejudice and worse that affects the world. Also, the world now has the means to deal with common problems together: war & peace, poverty & prosperity, require a confederation of nations and other international mechanisms so we can address them effectively. Pretty far-seeing, for a man born in 1819 in Iran.
No, it is not a cult. Sociologists of religion usually consider it the oldest of the New Religious Movements, or the youngest of the Religions.
The wikipedia article is accurate, and has links to sub-articles
- 1 decade ago
its like the next chapter in the abrahamic story, another prophet after muhammed came - bahaullah, and basically updated islam
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
sacrificing retarded virgins in hope to appease their god Cthulhu.