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Re: Theos-World Re: Brigitte

Apr 03, 2002 02:30 PM
by Bill Meredith

Hi Adelasie,
Could you expand on how you interpret the "principle of obedience" as
meaning that we should accept what Eldon thinks is right, with gratitude in
our hearts?

No one is denying that Theos-talk is Eldon's list and he can do with it as
he chooses. But, are we being disobedient if we give voice to the
perceived unfairness of banishing Brigitte while others on this list, *just
like Brigitte*, pander their pet projects, insult people while hiding
behind troll-like tactics, and are generally destructive to meaningful
dialogue? I should think that one or two of us may have pledged obedience
to that inner voice that guides us. Are you saying that everyone's inner
voice should give the same guidance with respect to Brigitte? And if my
inner voices whispers, "foul" have I just misunderstood?

What's done is done, but something can be learned by looking at the event
(expulsion of Brigitte) from various perspectives don't you agree?


----- Original Message -----
From: "adelasie" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Brigitte

> The following is a quote from the introductory statements sent to new
> members of theos-talk.
> "The attempt will be to create a forum where students of Theosophy
> can explore its rich and profound doctrines, a forum free of
> hostility and personal attacks. The assumption is that Theosophy
> is real, a definite body of doctrines or system of thought that is
> worthy of study in its own right. There is no requirement that
> someone "believe in it", just that this is a place where it can be
> respectfully studied."
> This list is not moderated, that is to say our posts appear
> automatically, without having to be approved by anyone first. But it
> does have an owner, Eldon, and he has responsibility for the list.
> If, in his judgement, the guidelines for the list are not being
> followed, he has the right to unsubscribe any member. This is a
> common practice on other lists, and does not depend upon any
> democratic process.
> Being a list owner is a big responsibility, and if it weren't for
> Eldon taking on this responsibility, there would be no list. I
> suggest that we apply the theosophical principle of obedience, and
> accept Eldon's judgement in this matter with gratitude to him, for
> shouldering the responsibility of providing a venue where we can
> pursue our studies mutually, according to the outlines for the list
> we joined.
> Adelasie
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