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Re: religion, good or bad? Lucifers role, debate question...

Jul 12, 2008 06:52 AM
by Anand

One dictionary meaning of occultism is witchcraft. Many of the terms
presently used in Theosophy were chosen by Blavatsky. To my mind it
appears strange why she used the word occultism, which is often
associated with negative things like magic etc. 
Similarly commonly known meaning of Lucifer is "a rebellious archangel
who is usually held to be the same as Satan" It is not clear why
Blavatsky glorified him by naming her magazine as Lucifer.
Such misuse of terms has given rise to much confusion among readers.
It is no wonder Christians were mad at Blavatsky.

Anand Gholap

--- In, Antonio/Tony None
<spirit777child@...> wrote:
> I was hoping someone could answer this question for me please...
> Is religion man made? If so is it inspired by god, or soley created
by man? Satan/Lucifer is at the heart of theosphy according to
a.bailey, is that a good thing or bad thing? 
> Im trying to overstand this equation. For me religion is man made to
control man, that there is absoloutly no truth in it what so ever,
even so some of the words ring true, ultimatly it is a tool for
control. Bu the i don't understand Lucifers role in this. Is he a good
guy? The light bearer, illuminating the darkness and if so who has
given him his bad reputation? could the son of lucifer, antichrist be
a good thing also? Could it be that the roman catholic church have
built him up to be a destroyer and untrustworthy to protect there
empire? And what of the pagan religion and earth, moon and sun
worship? was that not here before religion? is that not the true religion?
> thoughts please...
> Anton.
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