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Re: Theos-World Individuals and the Movement

Apr 26, 2006 08:20 PM
by Drpsionic

In a message dated 4/26/2006 3:08:00 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

Yet even  worse than keeping stuck to gossips about theosophical leaders, is 
to  circulate wild and proved slanders about them, under the pretext of 
"letting  people to decide for themselves". 

Now, studying their lives and  learning from their experiences is really 

I understand the point and it does get very tiring to hear constant harping  
on misdeeds, even when the misdeeds are hilarious.  The problem is striking  a 
balance between assuming that the people do not matter, only the ideas (which 
 leaves out the necessity of finding out where the ideas came from in the 
first  place, and who first used the word Theosophy does not count as finding out 
where  an idea came from!) and descending into ad hominum where the behavior 
of an  individual invalidates the ideas of the individual.
It is when people use the excuse of trying to "get beyond the  
personalities"as an excuse to try to limit discourse that my blood boils and  steam comes 
out of my ears, which drives my wife nuts because she is convinced  that my head 
is going to explode.
Chuck the Heretic

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