‘Conscience And The Spirit’

The founder of the Unitarian Church in Transylvania Ferenc Dávid (1510 – 15 November 1579) is quoted as saying

There is no greater mindlessness and absurdity than to force conscience and the spirit with external power, when only their creator has authority for them.

These words seem particularly apt when applied to the situation of the Baha’is in Iran who are being cruelly persecuted for their beliefs. What is the point in using physical power to force outward conformity when ultimately it is a spiritual matter between an individual’s conscience and God?

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