Re: Chicago Tribune Article

Marcello wrote:
I was once very attracted to the “mainstream” Baha’i Faith, and even attended the local Baha’i center fairly regularly. But the more I learned about the authoritarian structure of the faith, the more disillusioned I became. This lawsuit only confirms to me that something has gone very wrong with the hierarchy of the Baha’i faith. The inspiring message of Baha’u’llah is now subservient to the political dogmatism of a misguided bureaucracy. What a shame.

Unfortunately, I believe you’re right about the “political dogmatism of a misguided bureaucracy.” The good news is that Abdu’l-Baha’s supposed will and testament of 1921 is a fraudulent document, independently judged as such with the scientific methods of forensic science in 1930. Dr. C. Ainsworth Mitchell’s original Report is deposited with the Library of Congress.
Ruth White and Ahamad Sohrab, early reform Bahais during the 1930s and ’40s, wrote several books that fully discuss what went wrong, subverting the universality of Baha’u’llah’s Teachings into a corrupt money and power seeking organization. Their works are also available on the Reform Bahai Faith website.
The sad thing is that most Baha’is have been brainwashed and deceived into believe Shoghi Effendi was appointed by Abdu’l-Baha as a “guardian” and thereby taught not to think and investigate for themselves. As Professor Juan Cole once said, “It’s a perfect racket.”
We must despair, though. God has preserved the knowledge, down through the decades, about what Abdu’l-Baha actually taught, as the Center of the Covenant. His vision is a free and open Bahai Cause, which is still alive, and growing.
Bahai regards, Reform Bahai Faith Frederick.

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