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Theos-World Re: Did the AAB and Besant - T.S. and E.S. deviate from the Original Lines?

Apr 29, 2010 05:02 PM
by Jeremy

--- In, "Morten Nymann Olesen"
<global-theosophy@...> wrote:
> Dear Jeremy and friends
> My views are:
> Jeremy wrote with regard to newsletter no.2 year 2003 from Lucis
> "Morten, the use of 'we' is done so in referring to 'humanity'. The
> article clearly does not read in favour of the USA or the
> at that time."
> M. Sufilight asks:
> Now, how do we know that?
> And is such a manner of formulating oneself in this Lucis Trust
Newsletter not deliberately promoting an impression, which easily lead
the readers to another conclusion, than for instance the one mentioned
by you, when we consider the time and hour the newsletter was written in
and how many who supported the invasion of Iraq in USA and other (AAB)

JC: Morten, you are confusing issues. The news letter supports the
public opinion when many did not support the war in Iraq. It is writing
in your favour on this point not against it.

"The thinking and concerned members of the human family hold the
responsibility of keeping well-informed, of attempting to rise above
their national prejudices and of learning to think in terms of the good
of the whole. And we can see this happening as public opinion is
increasingly nonaligned with the views of their prevailing governments
and aligned instead with the governing principles around any issue."

> From the same Newsletter no.2 year 2003 from Lucis Trust:
> "Some bemoan the perception that there is
> an imbalance of power in the world. But looked at from a wider
perspective, the present
> situation has made it clear that the voice of the
> public has the potential to become the greatest
> power in the world."
> M. Sufilight says:
> No it has most certainly not.
> This is a false view. The voice of the public did not show this
potential in any clear-cut manner what so ever.
> Instead we saw, how easily falseness and manipulation could lead
people to view public opinion in a false manner and also how easily it
could lead people astray, - and also how easy it was to do it, and how
easy it still is.

JC: It is not false as you claim. The voice of the public did indeed
show this potential in a very clear way. "Beginning in 2002, and
continuing after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, protests against the Iraq
War were held in many cities worldwide, often coordinated to occur
simultaneously around the world. After the biggest series of
demonstrations, on February 15, 2003, New York Times writer Patrick
Tyler claimed that they showed that there were two superpowers on the
planet, the United States and worldwide public opinion." wikipedia.

> Are my words too tough for your Christian and so very non-Eastern
> Is it not easy to read or perhaps misread the Newsletter by Lucis
Trust in the direction I have mentioned in the above?

JC: Yes, you misread the news letter. You do not have to have either a
Christian or Eastern mind as you say, to read or mis read. Either will
do both equally well.

> But, of course the intentions were quite different than the ones I
have given. And if so I will only have to say, that I find the content
of this Newsletter and the manner it was formulated quite unlucky and
> Yet, bear with me and try to understand why I view the Lucis Trust
Newsletter no.2., 2003 like I am.
> And remember, this was just one of the Newsletters given by the Lucis
Trust, although I admit that it was one of the most awful ones I have
ever read from this organisation.

JC: You agree the intentions were other than the ones you presented. 
Thank you Morten.

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