Emergence From Obscurity: The Bachelor

bevin-bachelor-bahai.pngWe’ve been told much about an eventual “emergence from obscurity” for the Baha’i Faith. Look no further! It has happened.

The American TV show “The Bachelor” where 25 bachellorettes vie for the love of one lucky bachelor has a unique contestant: Bevin from California is a Baha’i.

We find out because as a finalist she accompanies Andy (the bachelor) to his family home and there his father asks Bevin about her religion.

I’m pretty sure this is the “emergence from obscurity” that we’ve been told so much about.

You can read the messageboard discussions on Bevin’s religion here and here.

Since the show has already been taped, Andy has already made his choice. Was it Bevin? Since there is only one other bachellorette there’s a 50-50 chance.

Stay tuned and find out!

  • Concourse on Low

    emerging, emerging, emerging…obscurity no more?

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3835

    Boy, those Indians love to reproduce.

  • Concourse on Low

    emerging, emerging, emerging…obscurity no more?

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3835

    Boy, those Indians love to reproduce.

  • Dawud

    Well *I’d* sign her dance card. (Oops–not THAT card, put that away!)

  • Dawud

    Well *I’d* sign her dance card. (Oops–not THAT card, put that away!)

  • http://kaweah.com/blog Dan Jensen

    My office manager told me about this Bevin de California. My immediate response to her was, “now why can’t she date a nice Baha’i young man?” Somehow the idea of matchmaking always brings me back to mother.

    Does this poor chap have any idea that he is running the risk of bonding with this lass for all eternity? Look out, man! ;-)

  • http://kaweah.com/blog Dan Jensen

    My office manager told me about this Bevin de California. My immediate response to her was, “now why can’t she date a nice Baha’i young man?” Somehow the idea of matchmaking always brings me back to mother.

    Does this poor chap have any idea that he is running the risk of bonding with this lass for all eternity? Look out, man! ;-)

  • tryingagain

    I was very disappointed. You get a blurb about the “equality of all people” and she seemed ashamed of it. She didn’t represent the faith that well at all. If she was raised a Baha’i the only thing people will remember was the equality tag line and the fact that she was slobbering all over this guy and knocking back wine to beat the band. Then it was revealed that these “Baha’i Parents” were divorced themselves. Bevin lost and boy was she a whiner. You don’t think people are going to associated the faith with “Why does this always happen to me?”

    Hello World, There’s no drinking, PDA, or Whining in the Baha’i Faith –present Website excluded for the whining.

  • tryingagain

    I was very disappointed. You get a blurb about the “equality of all people” and she seemed ashamed of it. She didn’t represent the faith that well at all. If she was raised a Baha’i the only thing people will remember was the equality tag line and the fact that she was slobbering all over this guy and knocking back wine to beat the band. Then it was revealed that these “Baha’i Parents” were divorced themselves. Bevin lost and boy was she a whiner. You don’t think people are going to associated the faith with “Why does this always happen to me?”

    Hello World, There’s no drinking, PDA, or Whining in the Baha’i Faith –present Website excluded for the whining.

  • http://bahaisonline.net Steve Marshall

    Baquia, you’re right. The Baha’i Faith did emerge from absurdity –for about 5 hours.

    Bevin came a close second. Very close, by all accounts.

  • http://bahaisonline.net Steve Marshall

    Baquia, you’re right. The Baha’i Faith did emerge from absurdity –for about 5 hours.

    Bevin came a close second. Very close, by all accounts.

  • Concourse on Low

    I wonder if she recited the Tablet of Ahmad afterwards.

  • Concourse on Low

    I wonder if she recited the Tablet of Ahmad afterwards.

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  • annie

    I completely agree with “tryinagain” I seriously could not believe that the girl who was the most physical with andy ended up being a Baha’i. I was seriously shocked and mortified! I truly believe that she should not have spoken about the Baha’i faith when she represented it so poorly. Baha’is are expected to be distinct individuals in behavior and character. Her behavior was awful – throwing herself all over the guy and being as physical with him as she wanted. This reflects poorly on the faith and I can only hope that others will not be misled about the faith as a result of her actions and words.

  • annie

    I completely agree with “tryinagain” I seriously could not believe that the girl who was the most physical with andy ended up being a Baha’i. I was seriously shocked and mortified! I truly believe that she should not have spoken about the Baha’i faith when she represented it so poorly. Baha’is are expected to be distinct individuals in behavior and character. Her behavior was awful – throwing herself all over the guy and being as physical with him as she wanted. This reflects poorly on the faith and I can only hope that others will not be misled about the faith as a result of her actions and words.

  • Concourse on Low

    Well, she never CLAIMED to be Bahai; she only mentioned that her parents were Bahai.

  • Concourse on Low

    Well, she never CLAIMED to be Bahai; she only mentioned that her parents were Bahai.