And your name is?
Jun 29, 1998 10:32 PM
by Kym Smith
>Thank you Dallas for this post. It is time we call dogmatic religion by its
And just what might that "name" be?
>Just because all beliefs are welcome in the Theosophical Society
>doesn't mean that we have to accept them at face value, just as if they all
To ask a person to accept much of anything at face value is to assume that
person is in possession of a brain made of tiny, pickled things. HPB knew
that wouldn't fly. However, one has to determine at what point they are
objectively exploring a religion, or dismissing it - in fluffy, puffy words
- as inferior to their own.
>There are no beliefs that are true.
This is an interesting frame of mind. So, do you agree that Theosophy is a
belief and, therefore, not true? HPB believed she was speaking with
"Masters" - is her belief false?
>For any of us to be able to
>perceive truth we have to see the whole picture, with all the
>ramifications, and all the sides of the story.
That is physically and mentally impossible for any human to do. What do we
do instead, then?
>"THERE IS NO RELIGION HIGHER THAN TRUTH", that should be the motto to every
>It is the motto to me.
Every theosophist? My, my - I doubt all theosophists are that compliant -
some may prefer to build a bigger and better igloo. But, even before one
can adopt the preferred motto noted above - don't we have to agree on what
>And I'm just a member at large.
Ah, memories. . ..
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