Today’s slice comes from Bahá’u’lláh’s “Most Holy Book”, the first authorized English translation of which was published in 1993, at least 120 years after it was completed:
Weigh not the Book of God with such standards and sciences as are current amongst you, for the Book itself is the unerring Balance established amongst men.
It’s often asserted that one of the great principles of the Bahá’í Faith is a requirement that science and religion must be in harmony, that religion without science is superstition, but there is no point in the Bahá’í scriptures where any of the leaders of the Bahá’í Faith defers to science. To the contrary, the Bahá’í scriptures claim to be infallible, and above scientific criticism.
This conflict has become apparent to me in light of the inability of the Universal House of Justice (based on Shoghi Effendi’s interpretations) to recognize the normalcy of homosexuality according to scientific and medical research.