Re: Chicago Tribune Article

I am a Baha’i and this is of course a very difficult subject since it deals with paradox. In essence, to play our role in bringing about world peace, we would seem at times to have to “struggle” or “fight” to preserve our unity. However, to be clear to those who are not familiar with the Covenant of Baha’u’llah. Basically, he said, religion is for unity. Therefore my followers must be united. If not, do not call yourselves Baha’is, since Baha’i simply means a follower of Baha’u’llah. To me, then, the only recourse I would have if I stopped believing in my own Baha’i administration would be to resign completely. It would seem to me pointless to try to start Baha’i II, since it would so clearly contadict Baha’u’llah’s purpose. Meanwhile, a basic Baha’i belief is respect for other’s freedom of conscience. I feel the Baha’i Faith is safe. Therefore, it is clear the Orthodox Baha’is have a right to follow their consciences, and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S. has the right to pursue remedy in court for trademark infringement. I am quite sure everything will be worked out for the best. It really is about unity and respect for one another. And that means justice must also be done. We will abide by the decision of the courts, as a matter of principle of our Faith. fhayden

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