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Re: Theos-World Exiting

Feb 11, 2002 03:43 PM
by Bill Meredith

Hi Paul,
I hope you will reconsider leaving this list. Some Monday mornings are
better spent in bed! Unfortunately for you, MNS didn't do that today. :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "kpauljohnson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 12:56 PM
Subject: Theos-World Exiting

> --- In theos-talk@y..., "redrosarian" <redrosarian@y...> wrote:
> > --- In theos-talk@y..., "kpauljohnson" <kpauljohnson@y...> wrote:
> > > All the time in small ways; recently in a very large one.
> >
> > Does this mean you're highly influenced by a "he said, she said"
> > mentality rather than relevant facts?
> No, it's relevant facts that are constantly changing my *ideas*; the
> hostile partisan atmosphere only influences my feelings, like about
> whether or not it's worthwhile to participate here at all. It's not.
> This is quite revealing since
> > you admit to being the director of a library and historian. It
> > reveals your biases.
> Huh? What biases? The bias of openness to new evidence?
> >
> > Although Brigitte has been extremely anti-Blavatsky, that hasn't
> > changed my opinion of HPB.
> It's not Brigitte's *attitudes* that might/ought to influence a
> Theosophist's understanding of HPB; it's the *evidence* she cites.
> And changing one's understanding isn't the same as changing one's
> opinion; I didn't even *have* an opinion about the possibility of
> drugs involved in the Liatto/Olcott encounter until Steve brought it
> up, changing my understanding of the story. About which I still
> don't have any definite opinion, just an interest.
> Her opinions carry very little weight
> > considering her reputation as a biased, narrow-minded historian.
> >
> > > A big sense: Adelasie pretty much stopped my current writing
> > > project in its tracks.
> >
> > This is the victim consciousness at its worst, blaming someone else
> > rather than taking responsibility for oneself.
> >
> > MNS
> You know, it really stinks to attack someone personally from behind a
> pseudonym.
> If you read with any understanding, you would see that this sense of
> recently coming to a watershed about historical writing is something
> that I view *positively*. Therefore blame does not enter the
> equation, since Adelasie simply pointed me towards some inner issues
> about the costs and benefits of research and publishing. I'm glad.
> It's a relief not to feel in such a rush to move forward on a project
> for which I have all the time in the world. Thanks Adelasie.
> And thanks to everyone for interesting conversation.
> Since I find a personal attack from Morten in the weekend's
> accumulated mails, and a personal attack from you within moments of
> posting today, I can only conclude that where Theosophists are
> online, personal attacks on me cannot be far behind. And so, I wish
> everyone well, and say goodbye. I'll miss many of you individually,
> but will never be allowed to post here without constant personal
> harassment. It's just not worth the time and trouble. You win; I'm
> outta here. At least until next time! May it be years away.
> Cheers,
> Paul
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