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Re: Theos-World Hi there, I'm new.

Jan 10, 2007 11:17 PM
by Vince

--- In, leonmaurer@... wrote:
> Since "agnostic," in essence, means "a person who claims neither 
faith nor 
> disbelief in God"... 

I suggest that your definition of 'agnostic' is not universal, and 
merely constitutes a pseudo-definition of 'agnosticism' created by the 
Christian Church, and not by agnostics themselves.

> And, since theosophists do claim a disbelief in such a God 
> -- therefore, they cannot be agnostics, but can only be atheists.

Sounds a bit dogmatic, and therefore not in alignment with 
Theosophical spirit, from what I understand.

As an atheist/agnostic member of the Theosophical Society, I do not 
necessarily bind myself to fine points on Theosophical creeds, nor 
have I any such obligation.  The Theosophical Society freely invited 
me into it's membership, despite my atheist/agnostic stance, due to 
it's non-dogmatic nature.  I was invited into membership by it's 
national headquarters' leaders.  You seem to be at variance with them.


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