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  • Is this the right place?

    Hi All

    I have been researching Daheshism and hoping there is someone here who can straighten me out. I kind of stumbled across dahesh as a result of my great reverence and devotion for Joseph Smith and James Strang and their writings and prophecies . This led me to websites posted by someone who seems to be a thorn in your community. I am confused by this, but would like to know more about Daheshism because I was astonished that there might be people who loved these scriptures who were not card-carrying Mormons. Does this reverence exist among Daheshis or is it a delusion of this single individual?

    I am also curious about the Unity connection I have seen mentioned here because a Unity congregation just recently opened around the block from my home and might visit it if I know more about how Daheshism might be for me.

    Thanks for any assistance and guidance in this mattter.

    Asaph

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    It depends on your perspective ...

    It would be presumptuous of us to prescribe Daheshville as being "the right place" for any person in particular without knowing them a little bit better.

    For certain people, even those who call themselves Daheshists, Daheshville is the worst place to be.

    For others, it is totally the opposite.

    Are you someone who is willing to accept the possibility that while faith is immortal, the aspects of belief are not absolute?

    Do you love debate and discourse for their own sake?

    Do you actually care about what others think and believe?

    Do you believe in the Democratic process and a person's right for free expression?

    Then, yes, Daheshville is the "right place."

    Besides, how can it not be the "right place" for anyone who appreciates the value in being free to register at will and post freely without undergoing a pre-screening process, and in having perpetual control over the content he or she publishes?

    That aside, we, the founders of Daheshville, after careful thought and much debate humbly feel that it is not coincidental (nor incidental) that — practically out of the blue — there is a surprisingly unexpected and healthy dialog (and a clear meeting of the minds) between Dasheshim and Latter Day Saints who have chosen to become members of Daheshville (while remaining devout to their faith).

    What do we think this all means?

    We are beginning to feel that certain Latter Day Saints will inherit Daheshim for a host of practical and logical reasons that have been expressed here and there, in different threads, and as certain events unfolded and which we have reported. But mainly, we're beginning to have a "gut feeling" about the matter...

    Daheshism requires group commitment in order to thrive.

    Any group who is good at building community and feels that Daheshism can be fused with their own belief, and not be afraid of its power, will be the natural inheritor of this "force."

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    • #3
      Thanks

      Grand - thanks for the warm welcome - I will enjoy reading and posting here.

      Best

      Asaph

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      • #4
        Asaph!

        A most interesting name. Is that your given name or adopted? I think that you will find interaction here most interesting and unusual.

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        • #5
          Hi

          I also accidentally heard of him when my aunt was talking about him =) Seems like he was/is my grandfather's cousine...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cryozo View Post
            I also accidentally heard of him when my aunt was talking about him =) Seems like he was/is my grandfather's cousine...
            Hi Cryozo... First of all, welcome to Daheshville! Feel free to look around and acquaint yourself with this place. Please elaborate upon your story if you are comfortable doing so... Nice to have you here.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Johnson View Post
              Hi Cryozo... First of all, welcome to Daheshville! Feel free to look around and acquaint yourself with this place. Please elaborate upon your story if you are comfortable doing so... Nice to have you here.
              Thank you!

              I've been trying to put together the puzzlepieces of how we're related, if at all. Unfortunately there's a lot of disinformation on the web concerning Dr. Dahesh. That is why I'd be glad to hear if anyone here has any knowledge of his family situation.

              I have read that his mother's name was Shmouneh. His father's name was Elias Moussa Achi, previously named Al-Achi. The mother of Shmouneh was Hanna Mourad Kanoon, and the sister of Shmouneh was named Sayde I believe.

              If this is indeed correct, then I do believe Sayde, the aunt of Dr. Dahesh, married a man named Eido Hannouch, who is my father's grandfather.

              The story told by my father is of when his grandfather Eido took the book from Dahesh that made his eyes shine during the night, declaring it a "devilish book", and cast it into the fireplace.

              It is then said that Dahesh uttered: "If you had let me fully read the book, I'd have been able to do amazing things such as flying".

              I don't know whether or not to believe such an astonishing story, but that is almost all I know of it. My aunt knows much more of this, but I rarely meet her anymore.

              So, is there anyone out there that knows anything of his cousins, sisters or direct family?

              Thank you!
              Last edited by cryozo; 03-03-2015, 04:19 PM.

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