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Was C.W. Leadbeater "humouring" people with a theistic hope??

May 05, 2007 07:16 PM
by danielhcaldwell

Was C.W. Leadbeater "humouring" 
people with a theistic hope???  

In an article in THE THEOSOPHIST, June 1919,
C.W. Leadbeater wrote:

"...we, among ourselves, do not think it is
necessary that anyone should intercede for us
with God, because we hold that God is a loving
Father, that He is already doing the best that
can possibly be done under the circumstances
for every one of his creatures...."

Compare the above with the following excerpts from
the letters of Master K.H.:

"Neither our philosophy nor ourselves believe in
a God, least of all in one whose pronoun
necessitates a capital H....we deny God both
as philosophers and as Buddhists...."

"You speak of an intelligent and good -- (the
attribute is rather unfortunately chosen) -
Father, a moral guide and governor of the
universe and do you or how can
you know that your God is all wise, omnipotent
and love-ful, when everything in nature, physical
and moral, proves such a being, if he does exist,
to be quite the reverse of all you say of him?
Strange delusion and one which seems to overpower
your very intellect."

"I dread the appearance in print of our philosophy
as expounded by Mr. H[ume]....He makes of us Agnostics!!
We do not believe in God because so far we have no proof,
etc. This is preposterously ridiculous....He says
that people will not accept the whole truth; that unless
we humour them with a hope that there may be a 'loving
Father and creator of all in heaven' our philosophy
will be rejected a priori. In such a case the less such idiots hear
of our doctrines the better for both. If they do not want the whole
truth and nothing but the truth, they are welcome. But never will
they find us -- (at any rate) -- compromising with, and pandering to
public prejudices."

When C.W. Leadbeater wrote that "we hold that God is a loving
Father", was he [C.W.L.] "humouring" people with a theistic hope???
Was Leadbeater "compromisng with, and pandering to public



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