Imagine what the Bahá’í Faith might become if its idols were stripped away. What if the burden of divine authority were cleansed from every portrait, every image, every institution, and every holy word?
Imagine there’s no Cov’nant. It isn’t hard to do.
What if the Bahá’í religion were not a cult of divine images (“manifestations”), but rather a fellowship of principles (or virtues)? What if Bahá’u’lláh had said, “never mind about me and my station; let’s get down to the business of world reform.”
I know. It’s a stretch.
If Bahá’ís were to forfeit their sense of divine entitlement, would they lose their famous, unquenchable sense of purpose?
Sorry. I couldn’t resist. I’ll try to keep it serious.
They’d have to give up some very comforting expectations, it’s true. I’m not saying it would be easy.