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Author Topic: Karen Armstrong declares "We do not need a new religion"
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Post Karen Armstrong declares "We do not need a new religion"
on: October 6, 2011, 10:08
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2011-10-06. Karen Armstrong, the prolific and informed commentator on the world's religions, pens a forum post in today's Washington post (see http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/time-for-religion-to-be-a-force-for-good/2011/09/08/gIQADmrHCK_blog.html?fb_ref=NetworkNews).

In her post Time for religion to be a force for good, she writes:

... the chief task of our time [is] to create a just global society where people of all ethnicities and ideologies can live together in peace and mutual respect.

Here, she is closely paraphrasing the Baha'i teachings, which is good! Then, in an interesting paragraph, she writes:

We cannot afford to sit back and allow the global situation to deteriorate still more. We do not need a new religion. We know what we have to do. We have a choice: We can either allow those aggressive doctrines and practices that exist in all faiths to come to the fore; or we choose to implement those that speak of justice, respect for human dignity, and peace to become a dynamic force for good in our troubled world.

She is saying, I think, that we do not need a new religion to move forward, with which I agree. I wonder if she is also saying that we don't need the Baha'i Faith, the new world religion?

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