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But regardless of practical realities, the fundamentalist Baha'i theory of future theocratic governance is a bad idea. Haifan Baha'ism includes theocracy as one of it's teachings, but it is far from clear that this is how the faith should be interpreted.

Baha'is should put aside the notion of a special Covenant decreed by God that demands that all Baha'is must only support one Baha'i organization and always agree with its leadership. As I became more and more involved in the Baha'i Faith community, I began to notice some things that bothered me.

Over time, my Christian beliefs became liberal and pluralistic, and in I began attending a Unitarian Universalist church. This idea has been disproved by Baha'i history, and it is incompatible with the modern, progressive ideals of religious tolerance and diversity that the Baha'i faith is supposed to stand for.

Over time my Christian beliefs became

While this idea has some merit, it is an oversimplification of human spiritual history. It may be possible for Baha'ism to be reinterpreted in this way, since one of the core Baha'i beliefs is the idea of the continual progress of all souls in the afterlife.

Contact Eric Stetson Bahai-Faith. Therefore, the chain of succession of individual Baha'i leaders came to an end.

The Baha'i faith teaches that no soul is forever lost, and all will keep progressing toward God through ages of time. Baha'is need to put aside outdated theories and ideas that are not even clearly taught in Baha'u'llah's own writings.

When I first became a Christian, I did so in large part because I had come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ was far greater than any other prophet, such as Moses, Muhammad or Baha'u'llah. Two alternative Baha'i organizations were sued by the mainstream Baha'i Faith organization, simply because they use the word Baha'i to describe their beliefs.