Re: My membership application with Adyar TS
Feb 23, 2006 04:11 AM
I agree with what you said on all counts, when I showed the letter to a friend of mine who
was also raised a JW and then joined then joined the TS he made the following very apt
"Hi Perry, that's an outrageous joke which has scrapped the bottom of the barrel of all
things pathetic!!! What right have they to do that?! What pompous ecclesiastic rot. It says
something about that groups ethos more than anything.....thou shalt live by the 3 objects,
all except demonstrating and voicing objections to Leadbeaters shenanigans! They have
put forward a decision which is anathema to true theosophia. Obviously the body/
organisation which claims to represent the teachings has members at it's head with a
potentially inveterate disease which probably will take longer than 12 months to heal.
What a joke!_"
I think he summed it up pretty well.
In regards to Pasadena we don't have a Pasadena TS in Perth but there is one in Melbourne
3500 km away.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kpauljohnson" <kpauljohnson@...> wrote:
> Dear Perry,
> This appears to be a blessing in disguise. From past experience with
> ARE, I suggest that if membership in an organization is something you
> have mixed feelings about, that's probably a signal to drop it. For
> years when my annual renewal came up I would agonize over whether or
> not to renew. Eventually I concluded that the feeling of uncertainty
> was a signal that this was not the best course to pursue. You wrote:
> > Are the terms "increasingly healthy" and "non aggressive" double
> > speak for, be quiet, don't rock the boat?
> CWL is a sacred cow, and nonbelievers in him are tolerated only to
> the extent that they avoid offending his admirers. That's how I read
> it. In Perth of all places the cult of CWL must be protected against
> > Genuine freedom requires courage and fearless pursuit of truth, not
> > reinforcing demonstrable fantasies however content and `peaceful'
> > they may make us feel.
> > Valid criticism and rigorous debate are an essential part of that
> > process without it we may as well become born again believers.
> But there really is no such process. At least since 1982, CWL
> believers must simply stick their fingers in the ears and shout "la-
> la-la I can't hear you" or "Tillett tells malicious lies" because
> they have no ground to stand on. No criticism or debate can be
> allowed because the result will always be the same, defeat for the
> Leadbeaterian position. And we can't have that now, can we?
> Ever consider the Pasadena TS?
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