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How we felt when we left the mormon cult

It took me sometime to find a video that describes most correctly the way my wife and I felt when we were leaving the mormon church. What this couple went through is so much alike with our experience! I dedicate this video to all those who want to leave and yet are afraid of taking that step. Don’t be afrais because you are not alone and there are many of us here willing to help you.


The Andalus

A few years ago I attended a conference from of the Flemish Party Vlaams Belang on the Islamisation of Europe. To my amazement I heard Mr. Filip De Winter mentioning the Muslim presence in Spain and Portugal as highly repressive and as a time that people soon wanted to forget. As a Portuguese citizen I was most chocked because it showed me how insufficient is Mr. De Winter’s knowledge of the Islamic History of the Iberian Peninsula – the Islamic Al-Andalus. Therefore I would like to share with my Belgian friends and colleagues the truth about the Muslim “occupation” of the territories known today as Portugal and Spain. Here is the real history.

A Fé Bahá’í

Fonte: Clube Wicca


Estrela de Nove Pontas

O símbolo mais utilizado para representar a Fé Bahá’í é a estrela de nove pontas. Não há nenhum desenho particular que seja preferível, desde que possuia 9 pontas. A estrela não é apontada nos ensinamentos da Fé Bahá’í, mas é comumente representado em "9" pela associação do 9 como perfeição, e o valor numérico de Bahá´ ser 9.



Os símbolos da Fé Bahá’í derivam dos significados da palavra Árabe Bahá (بهاء), que signfica "glória" ou "esplendor". É a palavra que dá origem a diversos nomes e frases:
• Bahá’í (seguidor de Bahá´)

• Bahá’u’lláh (Glória de Deus)

• `Abdu’l-Bahá (Servo da Glória)
• Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá (Ó Tu, Glória do Mais Glorioso)
• Alláh-u-Abhá (Deus é o Mais Glorioso)

Bahá’u’lláh  refere-se aos Bahá’ís em seus Escritos como "povo de Bahá´".
O Máximo Nome

O máximo Máximo Nome é representado em uma caligrafia Árabe, simboliza o Máximo Nome de Deus através da frase "Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá" (يا بهاء الأبهى), que é usualmente traduzido como "Ó Tu, Glória do Senhor Mais Glorioso!"

Esta caligrafia foi originalmetne criada por um Bahá’í (Mishkín Qalam) nos primeiros anos da religião, e posteriormente adotada por Bahá’ís de toda parte. Os Bahá’ís costumam colocá-la em suas casas. É também utilizado em anéis. É um dos símbolos mais reverênciados pelos Bahá’ís e por esse motivo não é utilizado casualmente.


Símbolo da Pedra

Criado por `Abdu’l-Bahá , o símbolo da pedra é o símbolo mais comumente utilizado em anéis por Bahá’ís, mas também existe em colares, livros e pinturas. Consiste em um "Bahá´" estilizado com duas estrelas, uma de cada lado. A linha inferior representa a humanidade, a linha do centro representa os Manifestantes de Deus e a superior é a linha de Deus. A linha que corta as três simboliza o Espírito Santo, que une os três reinos – na qual a humanidade pode alcançar a perfeição. As duas estrelas, uma de cada lado do símbolo, representam os dois profetas da era bahá’í, o Báb e Bahá’u’lláh.


Meses Bahá´ís
Nome em Árabe – Data no gregoriano
Bahá Esplendor 21 de março – 8 de abril
Jalál Glória 9 de abril – 27 de abril
Jamál Beleza 28 de abril – 16 de maio
‘Aẓamat Grandeza 17 de maio – 4 de junho
Núr Luz 5 de junho – 23 de junho
Raḥmat Miséricórdia 24 de junho – 12 de julho
Kalimát Palavras 13 de julho – 31 de julho
Kamál Perfeição 1 de agosto – 19 de agosto
Asmá’ Nomes 20 de agosto – 7 de setembro
‘Izzat Potência 8 de setembro – 26 de setembro
Mashíyyat Vontade 27 de setembro – 15 de outubro
‘Ilm Conhecimento 16 de outubro – 3 de novembro
Qudrat Poder 4 de novembro – 22 de novembro
Qawl Discurso 23 de novembro – 11 de dezembro
Masá’il Perguntas 12 de dezembro – 30 de dezembro
Sharaf Honra 31 de dezembro – 18 de janeiro
Sulṭán Soberania 19 de janeiro – 6 de fevereiro
Mulk Domínio 7 de fevereiro – 25 de fevereiro
Ayyám-i-Há’ Dias Intercalares 26 de fevereiro – 1 de março
‘Alá’ Grandeza 2 de março – 20 de março

Dias da semana
Nome em Árabe .-nome em pt-Dia da semana
Jalál -Glória- sábado
Jamál -Beleza- domingo
Kamál- Perfeição -segunda-feira
Fiḍál- Graça -terça-feira
‘Idál -Justiça -quarta-feira
Istijlál- Majestade -quinta-feira
Istiqlál -Independência- sexta-feira

Baha’i Teachings on Patience

Source:    Baha’i Teachings on Patience

Baha’i Teachings on Patience

I think, is that our 21st-century western culture has lost sight of the value of patience. Things move at such a rapid speed, both physically and socially, that we never really learn to take our time. It used to take people two days to go the distance we now routinely cover in an hour, and even at that speed a lot of people seem to think it’s not fast enough. (Just try driving the speed limit on an expressway. You’ll feel like you’re standing still.) On the job we’re expected to do far more work in far less time than ever. It irritates us no end if it takes our favorite Web page more than about seven seconds to load. Fifteen seconds seems like an eternity! And so forth and so on.

We can be especially impatient with each other’s flaws, weaknesses, and mistakes. Anybody who has ever worked in retail sales has been assaulted time and again with this kind of impatience! In this realm, the question is not so much speed (although sometimes it can be), but quality and attitude. We are ready to assume the worst about each other whenever the smallest of problems arises and are willing to launch the emotional equivalent of a nuclear first strike to ensure that we get our way.

The Bahá’í Writings address themselves to patience in two ways. The first relates directly to this tendency to lack patience with each other. For example:

But some souls are weak; we must endeavor to strengthen them. Some are ignorant, uninformed of the bounties of God; we must strive to make them knowing. Some are ailing; we must seek to restore them to health. Some are immature as children; they must be trained and assisted to attain maturity. We nurse the sick in tenderness and the kindly spirit of love; we do not despise them because they are ill. Therefore, we must exercise extreme patience, sympathy and love toward all mankind, considering no soul as rejected. If we look upon a soul as rejected, we have disobeyed the teachings of God. God is loving to all. Shall we be unjust or unkind to anyone? Is this allowable in the sight of God? God provides for all. Is it befitting for us to prevent the flow of His merciful provisions for mankind? God has created all in His image and likeness. Shall we manifest hatred for His creatures and servants? This would be contrary to the will of God and according to the will of Satan, by which we mean the natural inclinations of the lower nature. This lower nature in man is symbolized as Satan–the evil ego within us, not an evil personality outside.

(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 286-287)

Here, patience is linked to love and sympathy. Showing patience towards others is identified as abiding by the will of God, while impatience with others is identified as abiding by the will of Satan, our "lower nature." Interestingly, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá refers to the "natural inclinations of the lower nature," which implies that a lack of patience is inherent in the human condition. On many other occasions, He discusses the need for spiritual education in order to develop the qualities that are inherent in our spiritual (or "higher") nature. The implication is, then, that if we are impatient it is because we have not sufficiently learned and practiced patience, and this comes back to the question of our fast-paced culture. In a world where the prevailing assumptions are that everything will happen at breakneck speed and that yelling louder will make things happen faster and better, it’s hardly any wonder that patience is so hard to come by.

The second way in which the Bahá’í Writings address patience is typified by this:

O son of man! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials.

(Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic 48)

Bahá’u’lláh often makes mention of the patience of such of His followers as gave their lives in the path of God, and who endured all manner of hardship for love of Him. He calls all of us to manifest such patience and love (there’s that connection again) in the hardships that will come our way. For no life is completely free of tests and trials, and hardships are an opportunity for us to develop our latent spiritual qualities. This, too, is related to how well we manifest patience towards each other, for often our most severe trials result from the acts of other people.