The teachings of Baha’u’llah and the Master was always freedom from the clan conception of life. Therefore, the appointment of a successor in the face of Shoghi Effendi, endowed with all the powers of a pope, means a reversal of all they taught during their lifetime. They always emphasised Independent Investigation of Truth, although after Shoghi Effendi came to power all the Baha’i principles were never acted upon and people were forced to follow what they were ordered to, and the freedom was taken away. The Will of the Master was force-fed on the Baha’is. Those who tried to investigate and question the Will were declared faithless. This made the Baha’is of that time accept what was not an established fact.
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