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Re: Theos-World Letter From Betty Bland

Mar 19, 2009 10:57 PM
by MKR

Thanks for posting it here.

Once a theosophist, always a theosophist.  You are very welcome to
participate here. I am glad that your room and board does not depend on any
theosophical organization. Only I hope and pray that Dan is safe.

As you know, we have participants here who belong to the various
organizations and those who belong to none. The unmoderated nature coupled
with the independence of any organization makes this list the most useful in
serving the theosophical community world-wide and it made a very valuable
contribution last year when a group of GC members tried to defeat Radha
Burnier by alleging that she is sick, both mentally and physically, which
was later contradicted by three independent physicians from two continents
and we would not have known about the truth from moderated forums controlled
by any of the sections.


You need to see False and False to see Truth..

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM, Joseph P. Fulton <>wrote:

>   I have resigned from the Theosophical Society and The Theosophical
> Community.
> Please read this letter from Betty Bland and judge for yourself:
> Dear Joe,
> I talked with Dan Noga and Janeth and reviewed some of the posts concerning
> the rocky situation surrounding her banning. There are several issues at
> stake here:
> 1. The Theosophical Community is Janeth's lifeblood. She is isolated and
> emotionally fragile and this gives her connectionânot license mind you, but
> important connection.
> 2. You had agreed with Dan that you would not ban anyone; you could only
> recommend that action to him.
> 3. Banning is far more permanent than you might have imagined in that all
> of her information is deleted irretrievably.
> 4. Any corrective action has to be done in stages, with proper warnings and
> without emotional content or argument. Too many words make it seem that
> there is always room for further discussion or negotiation so the line is
> not clear.
> 5. I deeply appreciate the wonderful work and involvement you have with the
> TC and as you have said, recognize that it is a learning experience for all
> of us.
> 6. In order to correct the situation to the greatest possible degree, I ask
> you to write a letter of apology to Janeth, the TC and to Dan for taking an
> action inappropriately and for which you were not authorized. I know this is
> tough, but it is a necessary part of the healing. We cannot reclaim all her
> friends and postings, but we can at least set this to the right to the best
> of our ability.
> 7. For any future warnings, Dan has agreed to keep me posted, and any
> proposed bans will require my approval.
> I hope you can see the wisdom of these actions and will cooperate with us
> in getting back on track.
> With best wishes and appreciation, BB

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