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Re: Pogroms Report

Dec 06, 1999 09:01 PM
by ambain

Dear Grigor,

Although technically "off topic" for theos-l may I thank you for this
post.  I have long felt an affinity (albeit tenuous) with the small
remnant Church of the East with its Aramaic (Syriac) traditions going
way back to Antioch, Nisibis, and the Mosul Valley.

It serves as a timely reminder to us all that religious fanaticism is a
potentially and often actual dangerous risk.  While it has not yet
happened on such a scale to theosophists (though many in Nazi Germany
went to the camps) there is no doubt that "official" theosophical
dogmatism has led to the persecution of many members of theosophical
societies who dared to try to put into practice the much-vaunted
"freedom of expression" that the official Adyar TS (for one) claims to
support.  As most of the older inhabitants of this list know, it
happened to me, as also to some of them.


----- Original Message -----
> Date: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 3:41 AM
> From: <>
> Subject: Pogroms Report

> BRUSSELS - REUTERS, 12-06 The nearest successful example [of
> denial"] in the modern era is the 80 years of official denial by
> Turkish governments of the 1915-17 genocide against the Armenians in
> some 1.5 million people lost their lives and subsequent genocide
pogroms as
> recent as November 1999

----- Original Message -----
> Date: Thursday, December 02, 1999 3:15 PM
> From: Maureen T Fitzgerald <>
> Subject: Re: theos-l digest: December 01, 1999-to all

> Good morning,
> Could anyone help me to determine if I joined this list in error?

Sometimes I think we all did


Soooo ... please hang around, and do the decent thing - ask the
questions you are not expected to, and *never* seek to "conform" or be
"politically correct."
Alan Bain

Dear Maureen,

Just want to say that I agree with the spirit of brother Alan=B4s message.
If you are not pleased with the answers you got, kindly insist on the
point you want to make, or want to discuss. And let each one the same
freedom you certainly desire for yourself. But before quiting give a fair
trial to the group.

What is the conceptual meaning Theosophy? I am asking this question.
Madame Blavatsky=B4s pen once wrote that it is not A religion, but that i=
is Religion per se. I do not know the writings of Mrs. Tingley, nor do I
belong to the TS she led in the past (not that I am against it), but I do
think that there is a good parcel of truth in the statement you quoted:

    "Think of theosophy not so much as a body of philosophic or other
teaching, but as the highest law of conduct, which is the enacted
expression of divine love or compassion." -- Katherine Tingley

As brother Alan wrote - please hang around - at least for a while.
With Best wishes for your search,


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