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Re: bow out?
In message <199905271308.IAA29450@akira.aus.us.mids.org>, "John S.
Quarterman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
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>Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:53:13 +0100
>To: "William Stuart Buehler" <email@example.com>
>From: Niven Sinclair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: bow out?
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>At 22:10 26/05/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>In view of the current flap re those offended by religious/ spiritual
>>beliefs, where it seems so minor to me it does not to others ...I would not
>>be offended if you ask me to quietly bow out. If anyone gets far enough into
>>my stuff I see they could have a whole lot of heart-burn. I can personally
>>handle a few offended persons but I absolutely do not wish to be an
>>embarrassment to the Clan at large or to you folks and your project.
>Suggest a separate point of contact for spiritual matters (which we all
>need) as opposed to
>Your views are light years ahead of simple souls like ourselves who may
>have 'gut' feelings
>about our broader spiritual relationship with the planet a.k.a the Universe
>but who are unable
>(or unwilling) to grasp the reality of our inter-dependence with all
>living things; our past
>existences or our future lives.
>Religion can be divisive except in its historical context when it can be
>wholly relevant because of its unfettered power and undue influence on the
>lives of poor mortals who had to
>bow the head, bend the knee or perish. The World is strewn with corpses in
>of this or that religion.
>We Sinclairs always believed that God and Nature was ONE. That was the
>message which Earl William Sinclair left when he built Rosslyn Chapel and
>it is a message which we ignore
>at our peril.
Niven - I do enjoy and feel that I would intuitively acept what you are
saying as far as I understand it. I think you may have found the Path.
Have you? Jean Haddow - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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