From Babel To Bahá’í (FB2B)
Author: Paul Desailly. Australia. December 2015
On the brink of war East and West face the abyss! In the former the source of a world-devouring fire, whose violence none can quench, is religious fanaticism and hatred. In the latter excessive liberty leads to sedition, whose flames none can quench. Divine power alone can deliver human kind from these inexorable and desolating afflictions:
Now at hand is “that millennial day, which has been prophesied by the past prophets and seers, that day in which, it is said, the wolf and the lamb will drink from the same fount, the lion and the deer graze in the same meadow. The signification of this Holy Writ is that the contesting races, warring nations, inimical religions, will come to each other in the spirit of love and amity... The unification of language will transform the world of humanity into one world; the unification of language will do away with the misunderstandings between religions, and the unification of language will bring together the East and the West in the spirit of fellowship and love.” Sir Abdu’l-Baha Abbas K.B.E. (Edinburgh, Scotland, 1913.)
Thorough and transparent consultation in and beyond the Bahá’í community, together with much enhanced interaction with the Esperanto movement, are vital steps toward making world peace real and extirpating perceptions of hypocrisy faced by followers of Bahá'u'lláh.