Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No Politics

Reading the Island weekly newspaper, it's refreshing to note that while politically aware, the Lopezians don't seem to aspire to cramming their views down another's throat.

I love being a Baha'i, and most especially during this political season.  Baha'i's certainly vote, after educating ourselves on the issues, but we do not join political parties.  We are about unity, and it's no news flash that politics and political parties are divisive.  (Won't it be nice when we are not bombarded with flyers in the mail and irritating phone calls by politicians, as well as having to listen to the opposing parties trash each other???)

O handmaid of the Lord! Speak thou no word of politics; thy task concerneth the life of the soul, for this verily leadeth to man's joy in the world of God. Except to speak well of them, make thou no mention of the earth's kings, and the worldly governments thereof. Rather, confine thine utterance to spreading the blissful tidings of the Kingdom of God, and demonstrating the influence of the Word of God, and the holiness of the Cause of God.
 (Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 92)

The only political discussions I sanction are in my basket classes, when we talk about keeping the spokes completely straight and vertical (moderate) while weaving, not leaning to the right (republican) or to the left (democratic)!

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