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Re: Theos-World On Daniel and Certain False Persons

Feb 28, 2006 11:01 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins

Dear Marie,

I'm as desirous as you to bring some kind of closure to this episode. For that to happen, I really don't feel that second guessing about Daniel's guilt or innocence or motivations, or imagining alternative explanations that might put Daniel in a better or worse light, is really productive towards bringing any kind of closure to this. Indeed, I think that such exchanges only result in heated arguments and the polarizing of feelings. Too much of that has already happened. The ball is really in Daniel's court. It is up to him to respond or not. Or perhaps for David Green and/or Terry Hobbs to respond.
So, what to do in the mean time? I suggest that it is time for everyone to just cool it. Let's just make a new commitment to harmonious and productive discussions about Theosophy, and allow the situation to run its course without interference. That course may or may not mean that we will hear from Caldwell, Green or Hobbs. That is not for us to decide.
Yes, this is a great list. What makes it great is because it is a forum where contributors from all Theosophical traditions are invited to participate on an equal bases. That ideal is worth protecting, in my opinion.

Jerry wrote:

Jerry, thank you for your response.

It is possible that what Paul has alledged is true, but is it also possible that the so called pseudo individuals were merely playing devil's advocates? I can see a scenario in which, in order to make a point, one might want to take on an alter personality with which to do that.

I was not a member of Theos-talk when the original events occurred. If one becomes a troll when one says controversial things or stirs up animosity than I can see where that could be judged improper on some lists. I can also imagine that on Theos-talk that has happened.

But please, could we not be more forgiving and compassionate? We all change and grow. Even mushrooms see the light of day. Perhaps Daniel's motives have been misjudged. Perhaps not. But intelligence demands a more dispassionate reading. A well placed apology could easily return harmony to our forum. An explanation could also restore trust.

Personalities so easily become trapped by belief systems. I am stuck in neutral. I can't see what the fuss is all about. I am learning about internet do's and don'ts. And about theosophy. I love this list.

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