Having received e-mails from many of the people originally invited to contribute to this blog, I now realize that there is simply too great a gulf between the different individuals who have posted or intend to post. Some say they will not appear on the same blog as certain others, and so on. I had no intention of this becoming a blog on which differing opinions could be used: it was to be simply a — what is the word for a dead-end road onto which fast traffic can be siphoned in an emergency?
It is also clear to me that a blog bringing together so many diverse opinions and personalities will only invite the criticism that it is a rallying-point for 'enemies of the faith' and that Momen and others might well use it as evidence to strengthen their claim - however absurd - that anyone who is not a fast and firm Baha'i 'in good standing' will join forces with other dissidents to work a conspiracy against the one true faith. I spend half my llife arguing against claims to a Jewish conspiracy as described in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and I really have neither the time nor the energy to devote to yet more refutations of theories that are patently absurd from the start.
Let us concentrate now on ensuring that a clear, academically-sound message is published in one of the next issues of Religion, exposing Momen's many falsehoods and the deception he has deployed to make himself seem academically neutral.