RE: Theos-World Did Daniel Commit Fraud?
Feb 28, 2006 07:56 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
2/28/2006 7:47 AM
I would rather deal with the actual study of THEOSOPHY together.
The "history" of individual interactions, and the response to the impact of
theosophical morals and ethics is difficult to interpret. But we can
derive warnings (to be self-applied) from what little documentary evidence
has emerged, and has been recorded and spoken of.
From: Jerry Hejka-Ekins
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Did Daniel Commit Fraud?
Dear Leon, Carlos, Ramadoss, Friends,
May I repeat again my view that the importance of this issue is not
about the persons in question: alleged or real. Rather, the issue Paul
Johnson raised affords us an opportunity to become more deeply aware of
the kind of dynamics that have and do occur on this and other discussion
The Internet has demonstrated the potential to enhance our lives with
valuable information about ourselves and the world in which we live. It
has also demonstrated the potential to be disturbing, insidious,
corrupting and time wasting.
I believe that both Daniel Caldwell and Paul Johnson have quite a lot of
value to contribute to this discussion board and I hope to hear more
from both of them in the future. My concern is that we get past the
pathology that surfaced many years ago, initially around Caldwell and
Johnson, then slowly began to entangle other individuals and their
associated organizations on this discussion board. I watched it develop
and expand for over ten years, and to my regret, have been more than
once sucked into it. The game has weaved its damage, and a lot of people
have been hurt by it. Now, I hope that the time has come when we can
all recognize the destructive dynamics for what they are, and neither
passively stand by nor actively support them when they occur again. Once
that is learned we can all move on with our lives, and we will have a
better discussion environment for everyone.
Of all of the philosophical writings I have become acquainted, Theosophy
has been the most broadening for me. I believe that most participants on
this board have similar sentiments. It is in this direction of deepening
our insights into the nature of the universe and into ourselves, where I
believe this discussion board has the most to contribute.
I am also deeply interested in Theosophical history, and believe that
much productive discussion is still to be done along these lines. But,
personally, I have grown weary of seeing this board being used as a
weapon to belittle other contributors, their Theosophical traditions,
and beliefs that some contributor happens to disagree with.
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