Re: Theos-World Bill on "Henry Olcott's Testimony about His Meetings with the Master Morya"
Jan 14, 2006 06:33 AM
by Bill Meredith
It should be obvious to you that a historian and a philosopher will have
different understandings of what constitutes knowledge and truth. I will
point you to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology
and ask you to refresh your memory about something which you probably
already know. Pay particular attention to "a priori vs a posteriori"
knowledge, if you will. If your purpose is to understand what I have
written about Olcott's testimony, I believe that this review of definitions
will help you to achieve your own understanding without any further help
If, however, your goal is something other than a desire to understand my
perspective in the context in which it was given, then I will need you to
share a bit of your own perspective. For instance, when Olcott says,
"What I have seen and experienced is, therefore, very satisfactory to
though mainly valueless to others" how do you justify presenting what he
said as though it should have some significant value to others? He told you
it was mainly valueless.
If you will answer the questions you asked me from your own perspective, we
can begin a dialogue. If you do not wish to share your perspective on your
own questions, then, as a philosopher, I do not choose to be interrogated by
a historian for interrogation's sake.
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