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Re: The Importance of Open Communication

Feb 15, 1998 10:30 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 10:57 PM 2/15/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>Now *anyone* can get a copy.  The same Lodge registers its premises
>as a place of religious worship as, and I quote, "The Religious
>Denomination of Theosophists."  The Key to Theosophy by HPB has
>an appendix in the original edition (lacking in later copies) giving details
>of a US court decision that the TS is not, and cannot, by definition, be a
>religious body.  The advantage of so registering (in the UK) is that the
>Lodge is exempt from various taxes, rates, or levies, depending upon
>the language used in different countries (in the UK it is Rates).

I believe at least one lodge in the US also claimed it is a "religious"
organization for the same reason of local taxes, which could be substantial
since the lodge owns valuable real estate in the city.


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