Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Bahai Faith is the religion for me--because it teaches the things I've believed my whole life!

This is a story told by a recently enrolled 15-year-old who learned about the Bahai Faith from someone who was studying the Faith too.  His hope now that he is a Bahai is that his friend finds her way to the Faith as well.
Last year in November, I met my girlfriend for the first time when I went to my cousin's house for the holiday. It turns out that she and my cousin were almost absolute best friends, so I ended up talking with the two of them . . . when we got to the subject of religion, she said she wanted to be a Bahai, which peaked my interest. Now it wasn't until a month later when I started dating her that I began to study the Bahai religion. A half a year later, I confirmed with my inner self that the Bahai religion was the religion for me, not because it was my girlfriend's religion, but because it is the religion that teaches the things I've believed in my whole life--the things that stopped me from believing the religion I was raised on. I had been searching for almost seven years for a religion. Every day since I confirmed my faith within myself as a Bahai, I have prayed that my girlfriend receives the ability soon to convert to the Bahai religion. I hope that her parents see the error of their ways in retaining her to their beliefs instead of allowing her to choose her own path in the beautiful world. The Bahai religion has made my life feel so much more sensible and I can only hope that it does the same for many more.

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