Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Human factors obscuring the true meaning of the laws of God

Mahmud's Diary
August 11, 1912
Dublin, NH

In the afternoon a multitude gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Parsons. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke, encouraging everyone to think about His words, to meditate on the holy verses, to investigate truth and to gain a full knowledge of divine realities. It is merely owing to a lack of understanding among the leaders of religions, He said, and to their blind imitations and superstitions that statements contrary to science and common sense have crept in and caused intellectuals and scientists to deny religion and disputes to arise among the people, obscuring the true meaning of the laws of God.