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Lies, or reckless disregard for the truth?

Feb 17, 2006 08:27 AM
by kpauljohnson

--- In, "Konstantin Zaitzev" <kay_ziatz@...> 
> Please note that Johnson wrote that mahatmas are also false persons.

That's a total misrepresentation, since TMR describes 14 *real* South 
Asian individuals as such, and another 18 Western and Middle Eastern 
individuals as adepts.  That *stories told about the Masters contained 
falsehoods* does not make the individuals on which they were (loosely 
sometimes) based false. 

> I think that he doesn't like Caldwell because the latter collects and 
> promotes the evidences that the mahatmas were real people 

Actually, Daniel has at times praised TMR for doing that, in between 
his denunciations.

and so 
> undermines Johnson's business which he makes on denounciation 
> mahatmas and theosophy. 

That's another lie.  I operate no business.

It's business, not a campaign for ideas, 
> because you shall not find his books online, they are commercial.
Copyright is held by the State University of New York.  My last royalty 
check was for $4.75-- for an entire year's worth of sales.  Would you 
seriously say that every university press book is "a business, not a 
campaign for ideas" because it is not distributed free online?  That's 
nothing but a desperate smear tactic.

This kind of mud-flinging, without even a trace of effort to find out 
whether or not it is true, is all too typical of theos-talk and has 
been since its beginning and back into theos-l.  Honestly, the 
willingness of people who have not and will not read a book to make 
public false pronouncements about it is the most amazing thing about 
all this Theosophical anti-intellectual madness.


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