Posted by: samandal | August 17, 2010

Religion Without Clergy

Martyrdom of Táhirih

For Daniel.

“We need not think alike to love alike.”                                                          (Ferenc Dávid)

“The result is here, as we observe today; humanity enmass has rebelled against all the religious creeds, understanding them only as a medium through which the leaders receive benefit, elevating their stations in life, fulfilling their desires and giving the right to rule over the oppressed masses.

“Behold! to this great principle, ‘Religion without Clergy.’ Bahá’u’lláh commanded that His teachings are our leaders, and we accept them literally without interpretation. Indeed by this command He released us from the bondage of the clergy.” (Muhammad-‘Alí Bahá’í)