Re: hearing about theos-l
Aug 14, 1997 04:36 PM
by A. Safron
> From: Eldon B. Tucker <email@example.com>
> Subject: hearing about theos-l
> Date: Monday, August 11, 1997 10:22 AM
> I don't think that this list, theos-l, is being banished or shunned.
Banished? I don't think John Meade would allow being driven away since he owns
the list. As for shunning, that harks back to the Amish, who shun you
if you step out of their strict line.
> My impression is that it's a free-for-all where people can get whatever
> they like out of it -- anything from help on information being sought
> to a hunting ground to try out their newly-sharpened claws. The only
> drawback is that this isn't a good place to learn about Theosophy if
> someone is new to the subject, since the wide diversity of opinions
> from "there ain't any such thing" to "my way is enlightened and the
> people worshiping those dusty old books are deluded" make it hard
> for people to learn about the core philosophy.
Such as it is.
> I'll mention theos-l to people, but I can understand why some people
> might not want to. The theos-l list is a good social hangout, and
> a good soapbox for anyone to stand on and preach their ideas from.
> And it's a good place for someone with a chip on their shoulders to
> pick a barroom fight. But some people may want to create, promote,
> and recommend to others places thah are "a good place to study
> Theosophy", a different kind of hangout, but equally valid.
I've been on the Internet for 6 years now and keep coming back to
theos-l. Why? Because the wit, intelligence and humor of these folks
simply can't be found anywhere else. Maybe I'm just one of those
people that like to hang around a bar. Cheers.
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