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The 5 Most Outrageous Things Bahá'ís Believe
Perhaps not so shocking as they were 150--or even 50--years ago, these basic Bahá'í beliefs are shaping a planet-wide social evolution.
Progress of the Soul after Death
Bahá'ís do not believe in a physical Heaven or Hell because their religion teaches that mankind is basically an eternal spirit associated for a short time with a physical body. When the body dies, the spirit continues to develop.
Do Bahá'ís Believe in Evil Spirits ?
The terms 'Satan', the 'Evil One', do occur in the scripture but they are simply symbols for man's base and worldly nature, which is the source of imperfection and sin and which can be overcome.
Do Bahá'ís Believe in Extraterrestrial Life ?
The Bahá'í Faith does have within its sacred texts several comments about the extent of God's creation that suggest non-terrestrial life is both possible and already existent.
Bahá'u'lláh's Steps to World Peace
The Prophet/Founder of the Bahá'í Faith advised world leaders that there are a few simple steps that they could take to achieve a prosperous and peaceful planet. Simple, but not easy.
Hope Requires Adversity
Hope is not an emotion, nor is it faith. Hope is a confident, cognitive response to adversity, which grows out of surviving tough times.
Can Religion Help Addiction ?
Evidence is mounting that addictions are not a linear connection from chemicals to behavior, and that emotional and psychological isolation play important roles. What if the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection? What then?
Virtues - the Best Fuel for Business Success
Without virtuous behavior, material progress cannot be maintained over time. Without spirit, good character is impossible to sustain.
If Things Look Bad Change Your Perspective
Reality is what we imagine life is about. We really can imagine a better one. Religion has been telling us this for millennia. The current scientific view of how the brain works agrees.
Why Science and Religion Work Together
Religion without reason is superstition; science without ethics is crass materialism. Each provides the other with necessary tools to succeed in building a prosperous and peaceful world. Science and religion are wings of the same bird.
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