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This is the Day in which God's most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness. - Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 6.Locke: Some have referred to the Baha'i Faith as a 'cult', what is your reaction? Left Hand Bull: My reaction is surprise. Is the way of the Calf Pipe a cult? Or Christianity? Perhaps the people making that remark don't know that the Baha'i Faith is the second most widespread religion in the world, with nearly 6 million members, representing every race, culture and thousands and thousands of languages. Mostly indigenous people—people of the Earth—bright, strong, determined, and spiritually alive. Only Baha'is themselves are permitted to contribute to its funds. It has non-governmental organization status at the U.N. and has contributed positively to many deliberations, especially in the area of human rights. It doesn't have any secret rituals. Naturally some will oppose it—perhaps because of fear or growth, or because they don't know what the Faith actually teaches. But then, Jesus Christ and his followers were opposed and persecuted, for over two centuries. People rejected him in his own lifetime. Not all Lakota become followers of the Pipe way. The first one to encounter the Sacred Woman, not only didn't appreciate who she was, but tried to violate her. Before making judgments or accusations, an honest investigation of the facts should happen and a respect for another's spiritual beliefs that do no harm to others should be offered.