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Re: Evolution "B" - Creationism "F"

Jun 25, 1998 05:03 PM
by Dr A M Bain

W. Dallas TenBroeck writes
>Dear Alan
>you are quite right.  I do carried away.  I have worked on this
>so many times for so many years it has become 2nd nature to me to
>say it in that vein , and I need friends like you to remind me
>that it is better to say it is a theory than to say it is a
>fact.--even when I am intellectually quite sure that the fact is
>a fact -- at least for me.

You are very generous to say this, and a good example to Mr.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: "Dr A M Bain" <>
>Date: Wednesday, June 24, 1998 4:27 PM
>Subject: Re: Evolution "B" - Creationism "F"
>>W. Dallas TenBroeck <> writes
>>>Dear Kym:
>>>Before supposing any more it might be a good idea to dip into
>>>SECRET DOCTRINE.  The question of "god" is discussed from pages
>>>14 to 18  in the 1st volume, and elsewhere ( see the INDEX ) ;
>>>also, on the subject of evolution, which evolution do you mean
>>>physiological, emotional, mental spiritual ?  Each one is
>>>separate, yet interblended in man.
>>Dear Dal,
>>I don't intend to be contentious, but do you have personal
>experience of
>>these different sorts of evolution, and can you explain it in
>your *own*
>>words?  I suspect your meaning is really something like
>"According to
>>the teaching given by HPB in the Secret Doctrine  (which I [Dal]
>>is true ....").  If I am right, it would be a fairer way of
>getting your views
>>and feelings across.  As your post stands, it reads like the
>doctrine of a
>>sect or church, inviolate, certain and adbsolute truth, and
>>immediately to mind Doss's post re the uneducated and ignorant,
>>would *certainly* IMO, believe what you have said was dogma, and
>>was beleived by all theosophists of all shades, just because
>>describe themselves as theosophists.
>>I do this, but I no more take the SD of the writings of HPB or
>any other
>>writer as "gospel truth" - any more than I take the teachings of
>>gospels as gospel *truth*.
>>Sincerely and in fellowship,

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