Re: Theos-World RE: HPB on THEOSOPHISTS
Dec 06, 2004 11:02 AM
It is plainly obvious that she didnīt mean this.
Perhaps Regina didnīt use the correct word, what if she didnīt meant " accept" in the common sense but "understand", respect?
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From: Bart Lidofsky
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World RE: HPB on THEOSOPHISTS
Regina St Clare wrote:
> One and All, To me, the day when any one who calls himself a
> theosophist can actually accept the point of view of another, without
> defense or offense in thought, word or deed, then we will have the
> true spirit of what HPB, in her best intention, flaws and all, was
> dedicated to accomplishing.
As a theosophist, you should know that things are not that simple.
Do you believe that includes, for example, a belief in genocide? A
belief that some people are naturally inferior to each other based on
who their parents were? That people who have sexual preferences for the
same gender are automatically evil? That seizing the property of the
Theosophical Society for use by another organization is a right and
proper thing to do? That there is only one path to the truth, and that
everybody not following that path should drop it and follow that one
I don't think that Blavatsky would have any trouble with people having
difficulty accepting those points of view. There is a difference between
tolerance, respect, and acceptance.
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