UHJ lied about the meaning of “proselytizing”Posted: July 1, 2018
It is true that Bahá’u’lláh lays on every Bahá’í the duty to teach His Faith. At the same time, however, we are forbidden to proselytize, so it is important for all believers to understand the difference between teaching and proselytizing. It is a significant difference and, in some countries where teaching a religion is permitted, but proselytizing is forbidden, the distinction is made in the law of the land. Proselytizing implies bringing undue pressure to bear upon someone to change his Faith. It is also usually understood to imply the making of threats or the offering of material benefits as an inducement to conversion. In some countries mission schools or hospitals, for all the good they do, are regarded with suspicion and even aversion by the local authorities because they are considered to be material inducements to conversion and hence instruments of proselytization.
(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 513)
This quote, no more than 150 words, is sufficient to refute the supposed infallibility of the UHJ and therefore, dismiss the Faith altogether. I’m not making “molehills into mountains”. You claim that the UHJ is infallible and in fact, would excommunicate and shun any Baha’i who claims otherwise. So tell me, how on earth did the UHJ not lie about the meaning of “proselytizing”? How on earth did the UHJ not deceive millions of Baha’is that they’re not proselytizing because they don’t coerce?
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