No clergy in Bahai faith!!

The Baha’i Faith proudly states that it has no priesthood, yet Auxiliary Board Members, Counselors of Continental Boards, individual travel-teaching “stars” and other influential individuals have, to a large extent,either been given or have taken on priest-like duties.

Peter an ex Bahai writes…..

That has always been a, (very), sore point for me. A religious organization proclaiming itself without a priesthood, yet the UHJ, NSA and various departments below hold an authority like a “Priesthood”. if you reject any Law within the Faith, (openly), they threaten you with losing your voting rights, (not that it has any authoritive power outside the Faith). The worst, you are banned from the Faith as a “Covenant Breaker”. At the current time and the state of its development I say, BIG DEAL. Remove my voting rights and eject me, I am not losing anything. What worries me, is what would happen if the Baha’i Faith was to gain an authoritive position in society. One of the reasons why I broke Baha’i Law was to weaken my own community, and so resigning. As I see it, (as a former member), I also observe it as a possible dangerous organization,(if it was to gain power). A few years ago I had the opportunity to see what was planned for the “New World Order” with the potential Baha’i Law. It was Islam in another guise. It was then I began to question the Faith. At the current time it remains a “Fringe” organization, (and I hope it stays that way). What I have seen, I would not want to be any part of.

He further writes……

What I have seen from “Why I left the Faith”, (other discussion), there is no authority left to rule the Baha’i Faith. Thank God. Within the last twenty-four hours I have looked at other “Ex-Baha’i” websites and it appears as if everyone is reaching the same conclusion. The Baha’i Faith is nothing more than a SHAM. Its all words, (without power or authority), and only trying to impress itself. The majority of people accept, (too easily), in blind faith, something which appears to be “Squeaky Clean”, but there is an underlying corruption which has not surfaced yet.

Before I resigned from the Faith, I began to see many parallels between it, and the “Jehovah Witnesses”. In all their publications there was endless photographs of “Happy Smiling Faces” with unending propaganda about the “Advancement of the Faith”. Meanwhile, somebody was forgetting to tell the truth. The number of inactive members or those who had resigned and been expelled from the Faith. It is amazing how the number of members has more or less remained the same, although according to the UHJ and NSA there was “Rapid Growth”. In effect, all “Religion” is corrupt.

The only true religion is the experience of the “Inner Reality”, or self-understanding. The “Inner Knowledge of Truth” that comes from within. No religion, (Baha’i Faith or otherwise), can be above self-knowledge. In effect, everyone has their own understanding of “Spiritual Truth”, which is beyond religion. The moment the individual becomes a part of organized religion, he has already given up his search for “Inner Knowledge”. That is the true Spiritual Path. I am also not referring to the “Buddhic Path”. That too has also become “Religionized”.

 


3 Comments on “No clergy in Bahai faith!!”

  1. Elise says:

    With all due respect to people’s belief I have to laugh that there is no clergy in Bahai religion. There are plenty of women in so called “auxiliary boards” in the US. I suspect that most of them are divorcees that have never worked and now live off of alimony from poor bastards who happened to marry them. I happen to know such woman. She is always too sick to work. She is never too sick to go and teach others how to live their lives. She made it good following Bahai path, which is a path of greed, laziness, complex of superiority. Tirelessly she sues her ex-husband (who is bahai) in court for more and more money….to the excess of $1M now. Anyone must be nuts to join such hypocritical judgmental religion. It might have appeared to be progressive in muslim Iran at the time. It has absolutely no merit in modern western society.

  2. Dani says:

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to
    drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog.
    A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I am curious – if Baha’i are sincerely truth seekers, as is listed in their tenants – why can they not freely explore the Bible? Why can they not fellowship in a Christian church if they claim to believe in Jesus Christ as one of their prophets?


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