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Does member have right to force publisher to publish member's article ?

Sep 23, 2004 00:37 AM
by Anand Gholap

I again and again read your same problem which is your views are not 
printed in Theosophical publications. You need to understand freedom 
of thought means freedom to accept or reject any statement of any 
writer. This does not mean that members can force publisher to print 
articles of every member. Publisher has full right to accept or 
reject any article by any member. Every publisher in the world has 
this right. 
Best regards.
Anand Gholap

--- In, "Perry Coles" <perrycoles@y...> 
> Pedro,
> Can some official statement of policy be given to the members on 
> group not by yourself necessarily but by the Adyar TS.
> That can reassure potential members and current members that ALL 
> teachers and teachings
> of the TS can indeed be challenged and debated in Official 
> publications as part of its commitment to freedom of expression.
> If such a request where to be drafted can you tell me who it would 
> be best to send it to in order to get a reply that want be ignored 
> but rather addressed directly and officialy.
> My actual question was not whether CWL was or wasn't an initiate.
> (although that is a question that needs to be addressed)
> But why does it seem neither him nor his teachings are able to be 
> challenged directly by students in the official publication of the 
> Adyar TS.
> I really want to hear the official statement and addressing of this 
> issue.
> I don't mind "redoubling efforts' for the principle freedom of 
> thought and expression.
> (my aim)
> Sorry if it comes across as badgering its not coming from that 
> motivation.
> I simply want a direct answer.
> Cheers
> Pedro
> --- In, "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@y...> 
> wrote:
> > --- In, "Perry Coles" 
> > wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > > Pedro is it even possible for you to engage in a debate / 
> > discussion 
> > > over this issue on this group.
> > 
> > 
> > Perry:
> > 
> > 
> > If you look in the archives you will see that I have done that, 
> > several times. I have even presented evidence, for example, that 
> > 1886 both HPB and Master K.H., in the same letter, addressed CWL 
> > a Chela! And I don't mind that that particular post was basically 
> > ignored. It is part of the dynamic of a discussion list.
> > 
> > I have also said, more than once, that I don't speak for the 
> > TS. My participation here is as an individual, not as a 
> > representative of anything.
> > 
> > I am sorry that you seem to have taken my post personally. It was 
> > genuinely meant as a philosophical reflection and not aimed at 
> > or anyone on this list. 
> > 
> > BTW, your post gives me an opportunity to correct the Santayana 
> > quote. It should read:
> > 
> > "A fanatic is a man who redoubles his efforts after he has 
> forgotten 
> > his aim".
> > 
> > Best wishes,
> > 
> > 
> > Pedro

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