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Re: 3 Protest Unconstitutional Bill

Feb 09, 1996 03:53 PM
by alexis dolgorukii

At 04:10 PM 2/9/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 7 Feb 1996 18:07:30 -0500,
>(Fredrik Montelius) wrote:
>>I understand that I have failed to distinguish
>>between my stating the Masters feeling the need to appoint a *thought
>>police* and,
>> as I SHOULD have written,  a PROPHECY such a thing will once see the light
>>of day.
>>Personally, I am not wholly against the idea for the reasons stated by Mr
>>Stentiford, but my PERSONAL view in this matter
>>has NOTHING to do with the Theosophical teachings
>>and should therefore not be mixed with the views of the Masters.
>Thank you for this clarification. I should apologize myself for being
>a bit explosive. The issue at hand is one that should be reasonably
>debatable among reasonable people. Still, I admit to being almost an
>absolutist when it comes to civil liberties, so the implication that
>HPB *advocated* the policing idea naturally pressed all my hot
>At another time, perhaps, we may want to discuss the issue of a
>theosophical, or even just spiritual, approach to civil liberties.
>There are clearly some differences among us, and such a discussion may
>even help our thinking on some other issues that have concerned these
>lists in the past, i.e. democracy in the TS organizations.
>Well, this little teapot is declaring the tempest quelled, and I hope
>we remain friends.
>---By the way--- I haven't gotten any mail from the theos-l list in
>over 2 days, even though I have been sending mail to there (including
>a reposting (sent twice) of my original message that started this
>thread). Normally, I would at least see my own messages come back.
>Does anyone else have this problem? Is it just me or is the theos-l
>list having trouble?
>     Peace to all beings -
>     Gregg Bartle, member Theosophy International

That seems to happen to me too, bread is cast upon the waters and sinks
completely out of sight. I leave messages and some of them are responded to
and others might never have been sent for all I know. Do let me know if this
gets to you.

It is my opinion that both H.P.B., her "assocates' and theosophy in genergal
are as entirely prod-liberty and freedom as you are. It is my strongest
belief that the advancement of illimitable liberty was the primary
motivation for and behind the founding of the theosophical movement. It only
needs enough theosophists dedicated to those goals to make them attainable.

In the time since H.P.B. died there has been a theolization for theospy and
an absolutist approach has crept into people's attitudes toward H.P.B., her
"associates", and the documentation she produced, such as the Secret
Doctrine. Some folks have taken to treating theosophy the way Pat Robertson
treat his religion. But theosophy was never intended to be a religion.

You made a good decision when you made theosophy a part of your life, the
hard part will be the effort necessary to make theosophy what you hoped it
was. But, you are anything but alone as perusal of this list should demonstrate.


alexis dolgorukii, member theosophy international
aetheling, gad-fly

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