Theos-World Re: The Christian Bible and theosophical views...
Mar 20, 2006 11:17 PM
Oh, I'm sorry, Sufi. I'm interpreting your words precisely to the
English language, which is really the opposite of what you're trying
to communicate in the first place. I'll try not to be so literal.
Language barriers can be so frustrating at times, but you're doing a
better job than I ever could.
In the United States, most of us speak a universal language of
English, so we are naive to the fact that not everyone knows
English. We just assume that everyone speaks the same language
where we live. And therefore we interpret people's words more
literally like the law.
This means that we can be even more dogmatic about the English
language itself at times than the Bible itself. Americans are very
dogmatic about the English dictionary, for example. Mere words can
indict a person in a court room where we live, and can send them to
jail. Same thing on forums too, but no jail time.
I agree with what you are saying. I'm not into the dead letter
teachings either, and people have bashed me over the head more than
once with Bibles. And with English dictionaries too.
--- In email@example.com, "M. Sufilight" <global-
> My vies are:
> Sorry Vince.
> I guess I was not expressing myself properly according to the
> What I meant was, that "We, the non-dogmatic theosophists do not
> books as if it was a Christian Bible."
> I am talking about the dead-letter teachings, which mosten often is
> supported by the Christian leaders.
> M. Sufilight with peace and love...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vincent" <vblaz2004@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:11 AM
> Subject: Theos-World Re: The Christian Bible and theosophical
> >M Sufilight-
> > First you say:
> > "We, the non-dogmatic theosophists do not keep Bibles."
> > This strikes me as a misrepresentation. I'm attending a class at
> > the Theosophical Society of Wheaton at this moment which
> > uses biblical quotations in it's written class materials. Many
> > theosophists do indeed keep Bibles. And they are not dogmatic
> > it either.
> > Secondly you say:
> > "We cull the good we find in each system of thought and in life."
> > Yet your second statement contradicts your first. Apparently
> > not cull the good that you find in the Bible, if in fact you do
> > keep Bibles. Rather, you label those who keep Bibles as
> > Vince
> > --- In email@example.com, "M. Sufilight" <global-
> > theosophy@> wrote:
> >> Hallo all,
> >> My views are:
> >> A few words on the Christian Bible.
> >> http://www.theosophy.com/theos-talk/200212/tt00297.html (The
> > was written to a fellow named Wry in 2002)
> >> We, the non-dogmatic theosophists do not keep Bibles.
> >> We cull the good we find in each system of thought and in life.
> >> - - - - - - -
> >> A theosophical exchange in a corridor at the local TS
> >> WISE MEMBERSHIPS
> >> As an example, there is the one in which two mothers talk about
> > their sons.
> >> One says, "And how is your boy getting on as a guru?"
> >> "Just fine," replies the second. "He has so many pupils that he
> > can afford to get rid of some of the old ones."
> >> "That's great," says the first. "My son is getting on so well
> > he can afford NOT to take on everyone who applies to him!"
> >> Just a few views...
> >> from
> >> M. Sufilight with some Middle Eastern rugrats with Soul
> > Force...and x-filebags...
> >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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