RE: Theos-World Re: Creating authority under sweet name of "original teaching"
Sep 20, 2004 03:38 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Sept 19 2004
Now --- What ?
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 3:38 PM
Subject: Creating authority under "original teaching"
It is interesting to note, that Dallas is the only one who attempted an
answer the subject of this email. That the cons to the email outnumber the
pros by about ten to one, and that there were slurs by Perry in a recent
email. It clearly touched a nerve. This is what dialogue is about.
-------------- Original message --------------
> For a number of weeks, you and some of your well-meaning colleagues
> have patiently repeated and re-repeated certain points of view, due
> to the seeming inability of some contributors to understand your
> Finally, you have challenged this apparent inability by suggesting
> dishonesty. I concur, for such it is.
> The forms of dishonesty you have highlighted are highly prized in
> political circles, being age old techniques used to avoid the truth
> of matters.
> Failing to answer questions directly, muddying the waters with
> unrelated information, diverting the conversation onto other topics
> and false accusations of an unsubstantiated nature are just some of
> methods which have clearly been used by some, whether consciously or
> unconsciously, in a vain attempt to defend the indefensible.
> In essence, these are acts of violence because they summarily dismiss
> others' points of view and attempt to overpower and dominate the
> agenda with their own dogma.
> This is disappointing for a discussion group such as this. Hiding
> behind the respectability of free intellectual discussion to avoid
> issues and unjustly condemn others is unethical and unacceptable.
> This does not manifest freedom, it is merely the use of disreputable
> tools of disempowerment to profess blind faith.
> Best wishes to you and others for your quest for truth in debate.
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