2367Re: R: [anthroposophy] to Joel and others
- Dec 6, 2001Less beautiful than what? And what was he referring to as beauty?
D F wrote:
> I have about 500 tons of respect for so much of what
> Rudolf Steiner accomplished and tried to accomplish in
> establishing the foundations of a spiritual science.
> And I've done enough research to feel confident that
> he was an extremely honest man who never intentionally
> mislead anyone.
> I'm going to find the lecture cycle tonight of which I
> am about to speak and I understand that the problem
> could be in the translation, but I feel very confident
> to correct Steiner when he referred to the negro face
> as less beautiful. I read that paragraph over and
> over, at first terribly disturbed and later I settled
> down and realized that he was speaking of his
> experience, which while still upsetting, wasn't
> hateful or racist. I also would say that the next
> time Steiner comes around he will speak very
> differently about issues such as this- he'll be a
> little bit smarter, if you can believe it. And he'll
> probably be black himself.
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