One Final Thought
Oct 16, 1996 11:51 AM
by Ann E. Bermingham
It has occurred to me that the vigorous discussion regarding gender-neutral
language came out of one issue being raised - and that was the
modernization of the language of the TS objects, as well as other material
presented to the public.
Somehow it has been sidetracked to egotism, etc. I believe that for this
particular Theosophical group the main issue is modernization, something
that is very hard to do with the present Theosophical administration.
The issue of modernization not only applies to language, but has also
included computerization and the Society's use of computers to reach its
members and the public. Another is a lessening of the power being held in
a central government and more control given over to local groups.
As far as I can tell, the real problem is one of bringing the Theosophical
Society and its associated groups into the next century, rather than
letting it die out.
-Ann E. Bermingham
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