Saturday, July 25, 2015
Flag for persons of mixed Baha'i and Mormon Faiths
The colours of the flag include a basic rainbow pallet of red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, navy blue, purple, and white. The beehive is an icon related to Mormonism while the seven pointed star is reflective of the Baha'i faith. The green disc with the indigo circle represents the Earth, as these two religions were awoken when the world was fully aware of itself as a global civilization, likewise both paths offer 'updated' teachings and advocate a call to recognize foreign nations not as enemies or aliens, but rather as family. This flag is for those very rare persons who have one ancestor from the Baha'i tradition and another from the Mormon tradition.
The Baha'i and Mormon faiths are relatively new voices to grant access to the divine. Like Yin and Yang, these two gateways to the Holy Temple opened at nearly the same time frame on opposite hemispheres of the Earth in the middle of the 1800s. Interestingly these two congregations were last to arise before the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Note, the Mormon faith emerged out of the Protestant American teachings set forth in the Holy Bible, while the Baha'i faith sprouted forth out of the Shiite Iranian tenets set forth from the Sacred Koran.
Both the Mormon and Baha'i hold the year 1844 as christened with special kind of karma. In the Baha'i faith an Iranian by the name of Siyyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi became a paramount spiritual leader as the Bab, who was later executed for adding new law to the dominant Iranian faith. Across the world in the America in the very same year, 1844, the founder of Mormonism, Joesph Smith, was martyred by a violet mob in Carthage, Illinois for his non-traditional views of Christianity and family structure. After the execution of the Bab and Joseph Smith two venerated leaders would arise to lead and build a sturdy foundation for the Baha'i and Mormon movements. Out of the Christian tradition came Brigham Young from Vermont; and out of the Islamic tradition came Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri, better known as Bah'au'llah.