Re: Theos-World Square pegs that have difficulty fitting in round holes.
May 05, 2000 05:51 AM
I've been reading this list and finding out more about oblong squares than
any human should have to endure. I am not an expert on anything...but as a
writer I thought I'd make a timid contribution.
Perhaps oblong squares is an oxymoron, like "friendly debate"??
Maybe if I knew more, I could appreciate the details of this ongoing, and
occassionally rather warm discussion. I suppose I should be quiet and
"lurk" but I just love the energy you all throw out with these discussions
and will hate to see this one come to some kind of conclusion too soon.
Please, carry on. nancy
> From: Frank Reitemeyer <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Square pegs that have difficulty fitting in
> Date: Thursday, May 04, 2000 3:46 AM
> thank you for keeping me (us) informed. The case of censorship in some
> "theosophical" (!??) lists (what a parody) is very important.
> Also the case with HPBs "thin oblong squares" and the distortion of this
> Masonic term in the ULT-version of her "Voice of the Silence" is of high
> importance to all Blavatsky students.
> Is what you wrote a play on the censorship habit of Reed Carson in his
> "moderated" lists?
> Were your emails banned from his list, too?
> > Does this ring any bells anywhere, and what are we to make of it?
> > The following appeared in the editorial of a magazine on antiquarian
> > about a subscribers list for librarians, book collector's etc:
> > The list: "is largely made up of librarians, book dealers and book
> > collectors, from around the world some 1,600 in number. The quiet types
> > would believe. This list which usually posts only a few messages each
> > suddenly produced over fifty e-mails in one day. What had happened?
> > list-server based in America, the 'land of the free' had sent out an
> > from the moderator informing the subscribers that certain types of
> > were now banned. Apparently, at least one subscriber had been moved
> > the list. For several days the e-mails raged, the contents ranged from
> > sensible questions to rather rude remarks about the moderator,
> > left the list. It all reminds me of children squabbling in a
> > But as one subscriber pointed out what had happened to 'freedom of
> > speech'...." [ANTIQUARIAN BOOK MONTHLY, May 2000 issue)
> > How is this to be SQUARED (THIN OBLONG SQUARED, that is) with the whole
> > spirit of the freedom of the Internet?
> > As an example, it is interesting to see the different reactions to
> > of the term "thin oblong squares":
> > Both Peter and Daniel have developed the whole concept of THIN OBLONG
> > SQUARES using quotes from HPB and other sources.
> > Others simply say HPB got it wrong, at the same time accusing others of
> > bickering, being Jesuits and god knows what else, for suggesting HPB
> > right.
> > And others MODERATE HPB's "The Voice of the Silence," so that yet
> > never get the opportunity of knowing that HPB ever wrote THIN OBLONG
> > SQUARES.
> > Tony
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