The Commonly Raised Objection
The objection most commonly raised against the foregoing conception of religion is the
assertion that the differences among the revealed faiths are so fundamental that to present
them as stages or aspects of one unified system of truth does violence to the facts.
Given the confusion surrounding the nature of religion, the reaction is understandable. Chiefly, however, such an objection offers Bahá’ís an invitation to set the principles reviewed here more explicitly in the evolutionary context provided in Bahá’u’lláh’s writings.