We doth rave betimes
Jul 14, 1997 06:43 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <33C9A977.6D66@sprynet.com>, Bart Lidofsky
> I don't understand how not putting forth a better case would imply that
>John Algeo is an ersatz wanna-be.
> Look, you know what John Algeo was talking about, I know what John
>Algeo was talking about, we ALL know what John Algeo is talking about.
>It's just that so many people here are so filled with unreasoning hatred
>that they feel it is necessary to twist his words around, so that they
>can pretend that he is saying something evil, because otherwise, they
>can't feel superior to him.
The truth is that so many people here want to see genuine thesophical
principles at work, especially in the Adyar-based Society. I, like
thousands of others over many many years, finally left because like
them, I found that *I* was *falsely* accused of evil simply because I
chose to seek truth rather than follow the party line.
The TS had three main founders. The first to leave (be thrown out) was
Judge. Many others, including those who later headed other
'theosophical' organisations, departed for similar reasons both before
and after the Leadbeater affair. The basic reasons have always been the
same - an apparent desire to control the thinking and behavior of the
members. It is still going on, and from reading of the events in the
USA (where I do not live) from TS members there over the past year or
two, it is clear that this perception remains.
There is no religion higher than truth, it appears, so long as we agree
with the view as seen through E.S. colored spectacles. It is (or was -
though I doubt it has changed) in the English Section.
I have no desire, *nor any need* to feel either superior or inferior to
John Algeo. You seem to be complaining about the attitudes or opinions
of subscribers to this list. Maybe they, like me, have reasons for
their attitudes and opinions - I know some do, as they have told me
privately as well as on theos-l. LISTEN TO US.
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