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Re: Theos-World Re: LCC's place in Christian Movement

Feb 18, 2008 07:09 PM
by meredith_bill

Thanks, Perry, for the excellent contribution to the process of understanding ourselves. I would add, from my perspective, that theosophy is not in competition with christianity and so many of the judgments decreeing one movement superior to another are moot. A student of theosophy seeks wisdom through understanding. When some personality, or some event, or some movement, or some religion, or some aspect of human behavior expresses itself as a reflection of the larger human condition to which we each and all belong, the student seeks understanding of the phenomenon from every conceivable perspective. It has been my experience that understanding this multiplicity of views can yield insights, intuitions, and even an occasional bit of true wisdom that might otherwise be missed.


Cass Silva wrote:

I agree also

nhcareyta < <>> wrote:
Dear Perry

You write, "I just thought I'd like to add a few
comments that perhaps try and look at the Liberal
Catholic Church as a part of the Christian
movement rather than the theosophical movement."

May I agree and add that, from my perspective,
this is an entirely appropriate way to perceive the
LCC and, from your subsequent comments, its value to
the religion of Christianity.

Kind regards

--- In <>, "plcoles1" <plcoles1@...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I just thought I'd like to add a few comments that perhaps try and
> look at the Liberal Catholic Church as a part of the Christian
> movement rather than the theosophical movement.
> I have come to rethink over this issue and perhaps the below points
> are worth considering.
> Christianity is a vastly diverse tradition.
> In my opinion the LCC fills a much needed niece today and probably
> more so when the LCC came into being, as with all groups they have
> their own problems and internal issues that need to be worked
> through over time; it does however also offer people who feel a
> leaning towards mystical Christianity a place to explore it, in a
> on large non dogmatic fashion.
> While following a fairly set ritual practice it does not demand
> anybody to believe anything and permits any body to partake of Holy
> Communion at its altars.
> It teaches Christianity as one path but not the only one, it
> certainly does not teach that a person who is not a Christian will
> not find "Salvation" but rather teaches that the Sacraments are
> tools that can help rather than being essentials and that there are
> many roads up the mountainside.
> CWL and Wedgwood took out all reference to hell fire and damnation
> in the liturgy.
> If we get too focused in picking things to pieces sometimes we can
> miss the positive aspects that there may be to find in something.
> The LCC is one of the few mystical churches in the world today
> surely this has a place and if people find this kind of mystical
> practice helpful who are we to sit in judgement, every person is on
> their own spiritual journey and each person who participates in any
> kind of ritual / spiritual practice has their own motives and way
> processing.
> Regards
> Perry

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