THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES FOR GLOBAL PEACE






National rivalries, hatreds, and intrigues will cease,
and racial animosity and prejudice will be replaced by
racial amity, understanding and cooperation.

- Shoghi Effendi - 


       
Dear Angels,

When properly understood and applied, the following fundamental principles of the Bahá'í Faith will illuminate the world, leading to world peace by resolving the deep injustices and strife that divide humanity into warring factions.

Test your acquiescence by counting those with whom you agree.



PRINCIPLE I - UNICITY OF GOD

Reaction : What are you going to do to those who refuse to believe in your God ? Force them ?

Reply : God is the same for everyone, but known under different Names.


PRINCIPLE II : UNITY OF RELIGION

Reaction : How is this different from above ?

Reply : God being one but His Messengers many, the indivisible religion of God is revealed progressively through them, each new chapter in the divine Book adapting the social laws to the needs of the time for which it is revealed, while adding to our spiritual knowledge.


PRINCIPLE III : UNITY OF HUMANKIND

Reaction : What do you mean by that ?

Reply : That the Earth is but one country and man its citizen.


PRINCIPLE IV : EQUALITY OF MEN AND WOMEN

Reaction : Depends on what exactly you mean, but in general I see no problem with that.

Reply : What is meant is the equality 'of rights' between genders, both having similarities and distinctions by necessity.


PRINCIPLE V : ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF PREJUDICE

Reaction : Great! Except if you do that by force.

Reply : The greatest prejudice of all would be the abolition of our freedom to choose...


PRINCIPLE VI : ECONOMIC JUSTICE


Reaction : You mean by confiscation, by force ?

Reply : No. By the elimination of extreme wealth and poverty by law, and hopefully, by personal choice.


PRINCIPLE VII : WORLD PEACE

Reaction : Great!

Reply : But world peace will only be achieved through equity and justice for all.


PRINCIPLE VIII : HARMONY OF RELIGION AND SCIENCE

Reaction : What about non-believers ?

Reply : True religion is always in harmony with true science and vice versa. If not the case, we should let it go.


PRINCIPLE IX : PERSONAL INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH


Reaction : Fine!

Reply : The ultimate truth is divine in origin, and the purpose of life is to find and apply it.


PRINCIPLE X : UNIVERSAL EDUCATION

Reaction : What kind of education?

Reply : Every child has a right to basic education.


PRINCIPLE XI : AN AUXILIARY SCRIPT AND LANGUAGE

Reaction : Fine! As long as people decide to use it.

Reply : While facilitating worldwide communication, the beauty of the diverse cultures, including our mother tongues, would be preserved.


PRINCIPLE XII : NO INVOLVEMENT INTO PARTISAN POLITIC

Reaction : You care to explain?

Reply : While partisan politic divides, obedience to the laws enacted by legal governments - in accord with God's ones - unites.


PRINCIPLE XIII : TO DRAW ON THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


Reaction : What about our own power?

Answer: By connecting to this superpower, human capacities are extended beyond the usual limits, perfect knowledge and correct conclusions are reached.


These principles being the main teachings of Baha'u'llah, the PRINCE OF PEACE, you can further your investigation by reading this other PAGE on BAHA'I Spirituality - BLOG.


Be wonderfully blessed !


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