The Baha'i Faith: the Practical Idealists

October 2, 2020
Hosted by Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)

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Like your host, you probably have heard about the Baha'i faith for a long time, but don't really know much about it. Well this week's guest, Dr. Fereshteh Bethel, a doctor of psychology, will fill in all of the blanks. This religion began on May 22, 1844 in Persia (now Iran), and has about 6 million followers in more than 200 countries. And their religion is founded upon a Genuine Oneness of God and Religion, and an Equality of every human being. All races, cultures, men and women are equally important, so there is a Unity in Diversity! But, rather than indoctrinate, the Baha'i faith teaches that all human beings should not blindly follow others. Instead they should make up their own minds. Then most people logically will discover that differences among people are only a distraction, and scapegoating groups of people is wrong in God's Eyes. For more information our guest suggests we visit www.Bahai.org. But for a great outline of one of the world's profound religions, please tune in.

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Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)

Judge Jim Gray was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Palmar Norte, Costa Rica, a Criminal Defense Attorney with Navy JAG Corps, a Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles and a 25-year Veteran Trial Court Judge in Orange County, California. Judge Gray was the 2012 Libertarian Candidate for Vice President, along with New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (In Jim’s words, “We came in third, although I acknowledge it was a distant third.”). Judge Gray is married with four children, including a son from Danang, Vietnam that Jim adopted in 1973. Judge Gray is the author of “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed, and What We Can Do About It,” “Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today’s Courts,” and “A Voter’s Handbook, Effective Solutions to America’s Problems.” He is also the composer of two musicals, “Americans All,” which helps to mentor our junior high and high school students, and “Convention: The Birth of America,” which is about our country’s 1787 Constitutional Convention. Judge Gray has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the Western State College of Laws and by the Law School at Chapman University, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County annually awards its “Judge of the Year” Award in the name of Judge James P. Gray.

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