Stand up to stop persecution of a pea...

Stand up to stop persecution of a peaceful faith

There are 8 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Stand up to stop persecution of a peaceful faith. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Persecution has been part of the Baha'i faith's history from its inception. Now, in the cradle of the faith, seven of its administrative leaders face trial and a real possibility of death.

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paul varner

United States

#1 Mar 12, 2009
Larry Fabian

Boston, MA

#2 Mar 12, 2009
Having lived in Iran 1969-77, I attest to the peaceful nature of the Bahai's there and express concern for the well-being of all Iranians. Let us face them with love and tenderness, and not threats. May America apologize for its past aggressions against Iran. May the Light of all God's prophets show us the way forward.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

#3 Mar 12, 2009
What a load.
paul varner

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2009
This is almost (but not quite) as good as the Lewd Dancer and the Breast-Feedin' Mama from Denny's.
Jackson County

United States

#5 Mar 12, 2009
Get over it rednecks! The writer has good points and the Iranians shouldn't persecute this religion or any other. If they were persecuting Christians, then they'd be all sorts of support for the writer.


#6 Mar 16, 2009
The situation is and Arab made religion against a British made religion.
But, to be objective, the Brit made religion have proven to be far more gentle, peaceful and modern.
Persecution is a barbaric act, all faiths should be free equally provided they cause no harm.

Franklin, VA

#7 Mar 16, 2009
You guys KNEW that you were going into dangerous territory. Come on, the Christians run into trouble there, I hate to say this, but you should have seen this coming.
It was irresponsible of your group leaders to not advise you not to go to Iran.
The Truth

Charlotte, NC

#8 Mar 16, 2009
I have an strong belief in God (as I understand God) but I also strongly believe that organized religion, as it has evolved in the modern world, has mostly outlived its usefulness and has revealed its true purpose to often be just another way for fanatics and megalomaniacs to attempt to control others in their own self-interest, sometimes at great harm to society at large. It is past time, in America at least, to stop giving these business and political entities disguised as "churches" a free ride, and require them to be truly self-supporting and responsible by paying their fair share of taxes, etc. Part of the essence of true faith is the willingness to make personal sacrifices for what you believe. Asking others to make those sacrifices for you reveals you to be deceitful and self-serving.

Verily I say unto you: If we clean up our own religious back yard, I believe it will then become abundantly clear what our course of action should be in regard to the never-ending so-called "religious" disputes of our neighbors.

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