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Re: New Russian Law on Religious Activities

Sep 29, 1997 11:25 AM
by Tim Maroney

>> >By the wording of the law, Theosophy is either not a religion or one of
>> >the "approved" list. Either way, it's not hurt by the law.

>> A law restricting religious freedom hurts everyone in the world.

>I didn't say the law was right or wrong; I simply said it did not hurt

And I simply disagreed with you. Human rights are everyone's rights. 
Theosophy is terribly hurt by this; it could only be hurt worse by 
appearing complacent toward it. As the law is completely at odds with the 
three objects of the Society (not to mention the Russian Constitution and 
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), I expect we will be hearing 
very loud protests from the Theosophical leadership. Any day now.

Tim Maroney

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