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Barney Leith Blog #4: “Perpetuation of Ignorance is a Most Grievous Form of Oppression”

Barney Leith Blog #4: “Perpetuation of Ignorance is a Most Grievous Form of Oppression”

The first time I read the Kitáb-i-Íqán – The Book of Certitude – in which Bahá’u’lláh sets out that aspect of His teachings so often short-handed by Bahá’ís as “progressive revelation”, I was amazed to find this: What “oppression” is more grievous than that a soul seeking the truth, and wishing to attain unto the knowledge of God, should know not where to go for it and from whom to seek it? Well, perhaps this particular gem didn’t lodge in…

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Barney Leith Blog #3: “Science and Religion Both Require a Humble Attitude of learning”

Barney Leith Blog #3: “Science and Religion Both Require a Humble Attitude of learning”

This is the third in a series of blogs on the unity of science and religion and its applications by Barney Leith, a member of the UK Bahá’í community and its National Spiritual Assembly. For more of his blogs, see http://barneyleith.com on Posterous. I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the…

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Barney Leith Blog #2: “The Reality of Human Oneness is Fully Endorsed by Science”

Barney Leith Blog #2: “The Reality of Human Oneness is Fully Endorsed by Science”

This is the second in a series of series of blogs on the unity of science and religion and its applications by Barney Leith, a member of the UK Bahá’í community and its National Spiritual Assembly.   For more of his blogs, see http://barneyleith.com on Posterous. ‘See ye no strangers’ – the foundation of community building Probably the most fundamental challenge faced by humanity as we strive to build community in our neighbourhoods and villages is expressed in these words by…

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Guest Blog: Barney Leith on Bohmian Dialogue and Bahá’í Consultation

Guest Blog: Barney Leith on Bohmian Dialogue and Bahá’í Consultation

Today, we are honored to launch a new series of blogs on the unity of science and religion and its application by Barney Leith, a member of the UK Bahá’í community who currently serves on its National Spiritual Assembly. He has been a blogger for several years and currently blogs on Posterous at http://barneyleith.com (an excellent blog, BTW). Today’s blog, introducing the series, is a meditation on the concept of dialogue in the thought of the physicist David Bohm, known…

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