Oct 13, 1996 06:08 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:
> In message <32615461.69A0@sprynet.com>, Bart Lidofsky
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
> >In New York, there is a Theosohpical Society lodge, and a ULT branch.
> >When people come to me and complain that they were thrown out of a ULT
> >meeting for asking the wrong kind of questions, I explain to them that
> >the ULT is there for presentation, not for discussion, and that the ULT
> >excels at presentation. I see no problem in people going to both groups.
> Nor do I, and many others on this list, but all too often this is not
> the view of members of the lodges and/or branches concerned, and people
> are thrown out for having different opinions, or daring to attend a
> "rival" organisation - as happened to me, and SFAIK, others on this
At least for the last two decades, both the New York branch of the ULT
and the New York Theosophical Society have encouraged cross membership.
Getting cross-lecturers is a little more difficult; the ULT won't have
our lecturers, and they don't like to lecture at the NYTS under the
conditions we have of open questions and discussions.
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