Theos-World Re: Is Liberal Catholic Church promoting anti-muslim views?
Jun 15, 2008 00:58 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Morten Nymann Olesen"
> So I repeat:
> "To emphasize Christian vocabulary and to use the name Liberal
Catholic Church is not quite theosophical in nature if you ask me.
Even if it is untheosophical (what is also unproven), it doesn't mean
that it's antimuslim.
> Truth is often not welcomed.
It's just a futile pathethics.
Read the following paragraphs. If you take it as ant-mualim, you sould
take it also as anti-christian, as the two religious teachings are
mentioned in the same contexts, as the deficient theologies:
"I have been trying to expound something of the inner meaning of the
ceremonies of the Christian Church ? taking that, in the first place
because it is with that that I am most familiar... I do not wish it to
be supposed that I have expounded the Christian ceremonies because I
regard that religion as in any way the best expression of universal
truth; the fact that I, who am one of its priests, have publicly
proclaimed myself a Buddhist, shows clearly that that is not my
So far as its teaching goes, Christianity is probably more defective
than any other of the great religions, with perhaps the doubtful
exception of Muhammadanism; but that is not because of any neglect on
the part of the original Founder to make His system a perfectly
arranged exposition of the truth, but because most unfortunately the
ignorant majority of the early Christians cast out from among
themselves the great Gnostic Doctors, and thereby left themselves with
a sadly mutilated doctrine. The Founder may perhaps have foreseen this
failure, for He supplied His Church with a system of magic which would
continue to work mechanically, even though His people should forget
much of the early meaning of what He had taught them; and it is
precisely the force which has lain behind this mechanical working
which explains the remarkable hold so long maintained by a Church
which intellectually has nothing to give to its followers.
Those who profess other religions must not then suppose that I mean
any disrespect to their faiths because I have chosen for exposition
that with which I am most familiar. The general principles of the
action of ceremonial magic which I have laid down are equally true for
all religions, and each must apply them for himself."
Leadbeater, "The Hidden Side of Things".
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