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Re: School No. 1, Beslan

Sep 05, 2004 07:45 PM
by kpauljohnson

--- In, Pedro Oliveira <prmoliveira@y...> wrote:=

> Perhaps Beslan will be linked, historically, with the
> massacres in Sabra and Chatila in Lebanon, and with
> the one in Dunblane in England. But the horror and
> magnitude of it will probably transcend any historical
> analysis.
> In the communication from the Chohan to A. P. Sinnett,
> through Master K.H. (1881), we find the following
> statement:
> "To be true, religion and philosophy must offer the
> solution of every problem. That the world is in such a
> bad condition morally is a conclusive evidence that
> none of its religions and philosophies, those of the
> civilized races less than any other, have ever
> possessed the truth. The right and logical
> explanations on the subject of the problems of the
> great dual principlesóright and wrong, good and evil,
> liberty and despotism, pain and pleasure, egotism and
> altruismóare as impossible to them now as they were
> 1881 years ago. They are as far from the solution as
> they ever were; but to these there must be somewhere a
> consistent solution, and if our doctrines prove their
> competence to offer it, then the world will be quick
> to confess that must be the true philosophy, the true
> religion, the true light, which gives truth and
> nothing but the truth."
> The question that presents itself now is:
> What is Theosophy's solution to the problem of
> terrorism?
> Pedro
Dear Pedro and all,

That question is unanswerable for me. But rather than broad questions abou=
t "terrorism" what perplexes me is the question of the hatreds among Christi=
ans, Muslims, and Jews, and what role any post- or pre-Abrahamic spiritualit=
ies have to play? My cynical, even despairing conclusion is that as of 9/11=
the hatreds between Christians, Muslims and Jews are in complete control of=
human destiny. Any hope for Hindus, Muslims, atheists, Sikhs, Baha'is, The=
osophists, etc. etc. to play any role in preventing Abrahamic apocalyse is v=
ain. The people of the Book are determined to have their ultimate holy war=
and the rest of us are along for the bloody ride, whether or not we consent.=

I'd welcome any dissenting views and would rather not believe what I do.


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