Re: Theos-World What TSA will win in lawsuit
Mar 12, 2006 07:59 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
1. What will the TSA achieve if they win the lawsuit?
Now, tell me, what is it that Tacoma was doing that was in violation of
the TSA board's idea of Theosophy?
ANSWER: Greater authority for the territory they have named as
their domain, which is theosophy in America. Justification for
their existence, by demonstrating that Theosophical lodges need
authority and supervision and that the TSA's spin on theosophy is
right. Market domination. These are common human behaviors that
have driven much human history. Certainly, you do not suggest that
TSA is free of ignorance and territoriality.
2. Bart wrote: I don't understand Tacoma's [explanation].
I understand Tacoma's desire for autonomy. I don't understand what they
are saying that the TSA's justification is. What more will the TSA gain
by the takeover which they don't already have? It's got to be more than
a theoretical victory, or else there would not be any justification of
the use of assets.
ANSWER: It is regrettable that you do not understand Tacoma's
desire for autonomy.
HPB abolished Adyar (TSA's daddy's home) as the parent organization
and declared lodges autonomous in 1887. TSA has no legal claim to
theosophical lodges other than the authority lodges voluntarily
Can you please show me where this was done, and what HPB's authority to
do so was?
Tacoma has never relinquished its autonomy to the TSA at Wheaton.
For 60 years, Tacoma has protected its autonomy. The Lodge elected
to not revise its bylaws on several occasions since 1941, because it
did not want to relinquish the autonomy provided it by the existing
The TSA claims that Tacoma is in violation of the 1941 bylaws.
Personally, I elected to not pass on the drivel that TSA dishes out
in the guise of theosophy.
What drivel DO you believe in?
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