Answering Bahaullah / baha'u'llah and the bahai / baha'i faith - 4 bahai analogies - racism


Racism in baha'i scripture

Here is 'Abdu'l-Baha (Exemplar and Interpreter of the Baha'i Faith) speaking
about blacks:

"The black man must ever be grateful to the white man, for he has manifested
great courage and self-sacrifice for the black race."

Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.111

"If man is left in his natural state, he will become lower than the animal and
continue to grow more ignorant and imperfect. The savage African tribes of
central Africa are evidences of this."

Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.308

"If we study human beings such as the aboriginal tribes of central Africa,
who have been reared in complete subjection to nature's rule, we will find
them deficient indeed. They are without religious education; neither do they
give evidences of any advance toward civilization. They have simply grown and
developed in the natural plane of barbarism. We find them bloodthirsty,
immoral and animalistic in type to such an extent that they even kill and
devour each other."

Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.399

"The inhabitants of a country like Africa are all as wandering savages and
wild animals; they lack intelligence and knowledge; all are uncivilized; On the contrary,
consider the civilized countries, the inhabitants of which are living in the
highest state of culture and ethics, solidarity and inter-dependence;
possessing, with few exceptions, acute power of comprehensions and sound
Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Baha, p.576

The Founders of the Baha'i Faith are The Bab and Baha'u'llah. Both of Them
owned black slaves; although Baha'u'llah forbade the practice of slavery
among His folowers in 1874.


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