Re: Holy folk on a mountain -- IS THAT LOCATION AVAILABLE ?
Jun 04, 1998 05:58 PM
by Dr A M Bain
W. Dallas TenBroeck <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
>I always thought Theosophy was a series of propositions for us to
>consider and adopt if we found that they were reasonable.
>Every one of us is an Immortal -- the body is assumed employed,
>deployed and finally consummated. The Spiritual Self oversees
>constantly the process of mental and moral improvement.
Partly reasonable. My experience suggests that the Spiritual Self
oversees - period.
>Morals have a basis in Law and in fact.
In fact, perhaps. In Law, no.
>Moral Law is Natural Law.
"Morals" derive from "mores" which are human customs which vary
from place to place and from time to time. The moral "law" of the
Taleban [sp?] in Afghanistan is very different from that of (say) Illinois.
Therefore such a view is unreasonable
>Evolution makes for Universal Rightness as well as Righteousness.
"Evolution" is a theory. Change and development are observable facts.
To follow a theory is reasonable. Dogmatically to accept a theory as
"truth" is unreasonable.
>The "Fundamental unity of all Souls with the Universal Oversoul"
>makes moral contagion possible through the subtle psychic medium
>that we all share in.
Completely unreasonable. IF such a unity already exists, then the
statement can only mean that the"Universal Oversoul" is itself infected
by contagion, and all Souls - acording to the above premise - are
imperfect. The word contagion itself requires contact. Thus all Souls
are corrupt by reason of being Souls in the first place. *That* would be
a reasonable proposition, given the stated hypothesis.
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