Sep 29, 1997 09:09 AM
by K. Paul Johnson
Come now, people. The problem with TSA snobbishness and
exclusivity has next to nothing to do with scholars. Yes,
there's a President in the US who was recently described to me
as "pompous and pedantic." But the real membership slide
occurred during his predecessor's tenure, not his. And the
International President has no scholarly publications to her
credit, but sets the tone of "let the world catch up with us."
It's *spiritual* elitism that is the problem, not
*intellectual* elitism. There are only a handful of
Theosophists who think they're intellectual paragons, but a
hell of a lot who think they're "further along on the path"
than the rest of humanity.
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