The Baha’i in Iran

Lord Hylton

I support the campaign of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Baha’i faith for the release of the seven Baha’i leaders in Iran.  They are now entering their eighth year of imprisonment, after a trial which was lacking in due process.

May I urge those who see this blog to contact their MP.

 

 

3 comments for “The Baha’i in Iran

  1. MilesJSD
    11/05/2016 at 11:55 am

    Right, it is “human, ethnic, and spiritual persecution”
    not even bothering to masquerade as “ethnic cleansing”.

    But did you not know that our MPs have no duty to even acknowledge our serious needs and communications ?

  2. Daedalus
    30/05/2016 at 4:12 pm

    The Bahá’í it seems have a problem with Jesus Christ as a messenger in a way that doesn’t appear to happen with Islam’s prophet Mohammed.

    Take for example the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. On an inner eastern side of the octagonal arcade is written in translation from Arabic “The Messiah Jesus son of Mary was only God’s messenger, His word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him. So believe in God and His messengers. Do not say ‘three’. Refrain!”

    The message contains references to God, Jesus, Mary and the Holy Spirit. Which three of the four is being denied? Because of the filioque God and Jesus are as one and the Holy Spirit come from both of them. In the absence of the filioque the Holy Spirit comes from God leaving Jesus separate from the two.

    The filioque describes the Holy Trinity of Western Christianity whilst the absence of it describes the Holy Trinity of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

    Support for the Bahá’í it seems favours the Catholic Eastern Orthodox Christianity. The appeal to the MP must therefore be on humanitarian grounds to do otherwise is to deny Western Christianity.

  3. Daedalus
    20/06/2016 at 3:01 pm

    Whilst the Jesus Christ of Eastern Orthodox Christianity is not God as the filioque requires, the Baha’i would still have problems equating him with the prophet because of the Holy Trinity. It occurred to me that the Baha’i could accept Jesus Christ as a Messenger if they rejected both Eastern and Western Christianity and accepted instead the Arian view of Jesus Christ advocated by the Libyan Presbyter Arius (AD 250-336) who campaigned against the growing heresy of trinitarianism.

    Is the Dome message talking about an Arian Jesus Christ?

    The web site tlogical.net/bioarius.htm gives a detailed account of the hostility directed toward Arian Christianity. Muslims whilst refraining as the Dome message says from listening to Jesus Christ’s message should owe a debt of gratitude to Arius as somebody who introduced North Africa to the idea that God had a messenger who was just an ordinary man. The vacuum left behind by the loss of this first Christianity allowed the Caliphate to push against an open door as it expanded east along North Africa.

    Has the Church of England begun a second reformation because the English Parliament disabled the filioque? If true then the Holy Trinity has changed to that of the Catholic Eastern Orthodox Church and millions of Protestants are now defacto Catholics in an apostasy forced upon them by those who would deny God in the name of another god called American Democracy. The balance of Christianity tips in favour of the east and nearer to Islam.

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