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Nicholas Snow welcomes Sean Rayshel, an openly-gay, third generation American Bahá'í who for the past fifteen years has been an advocate for LGBT inclusiveness in the Bahá'í Faith.Read also in this post, for the first time published in a major media outlet, an official letter from the Bahá'ís Universal House of Justice, Department of the Secretariat.
Recently I've been asked to speak a lot more about the Baha'i Faith.Hermes, the Greek god of interpretive communication, was combined with Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, to become the patron of astrology and alchemy.In addition, both gods were psychopomps, guiding souls to the afterlife.The Egyptian priest and polymath Imhotep had been deified long after his death and therefore assimilated to Thoth in the classical and Hellenistic period.The renowned scribe Amenhotep and a wise man named Teôs were co-equal deities of wisdom, science, and medicine; and, thus, they were placed alongside Imhotep in shrines dedicated to Thoth-Hermes during the Ptolemaic period. It's probably the same percentage as for doctors, lawyers, stockbrokers, any profession.
I asked myself, "If there is a God, how do we know what He wants us to do and what He wants for us? That there is progressive revelation -- the Baha'i belief that God sends Messengers for each day and age. And I came back to believing that Baha'u'llah was the Promised One and Messenger for this day and age. The problem is that everything you hear in the news is about the superficiality, immorality and degradation of Hollywood. Only a certain percent of the population is like that.
The icing on the cake was we left Iran because of religious persecution.
You can only imagine how my parents were going to take the news. He is a genuinely amazing guy that happens to partake in Ramadan, and has Qurans around his house. My parents like him, but they’re terrified for my future and rightfully so considering their experiences with Arabs and Muslims has been just about every synonym of AWFUL.
The most likely interpretation of this passage is as two variants on the same syncretism of Greek Hermes and Egyptian Thoth (or sometimes other gods): the fourth (where Hermes turns out "actually" to have been a "son of the Nile," i.e.
a native god) being viewed from the Egyptian perspective, the fifth (who went from Greece to Egypt) being viewed from the Greek-Arcadian perspective.
The Bahai Faith is, first of all, the path of faith that was taught by Baha’u’llah (1817-1892).