> Thanks for this forum; and for changing the front page of it to express
You're welcome, Steve.
> these words from "Preparing for the Sixth Epoch". I don't know what
> form of intuition caused you to express these words, but they are as
> pertinent as you can get, from my standpoint.
Yes, Anthroposophy is not a dogmatic religion. These days any old
thing can be registered as a religion. It doesn't even have to do with
any God or gods. It may be the work of a Black Magician.
Rudolf Steiner said once that if he returned and found that the
Anthroposophical Society had become a dogmatic religion he would be
its "bitterest enemy". I think the word "dogmatic" is the properly
pejorative one, not religion.
So if others characterize anthroposophy as a religion it can hardly be
argued against, because these days anything even vaguely spiritual (or
not) can be registered as such. But it should never become a dogmatic
religion. There must always be a freedom of thought- this is what can
be emphasized to any critics. There is no "official line" from the
Anthroposophical Society which speaks for all members or non-members.
There is no thought police and thought control.
Of course, our brothers and sisters will hold to their various dogmas;
and this is not much of a problem as long as we uphold a spirit of
brotherhood and tolerance. That and the knowledge that our individual
dogmas are only "place holders" on our journey towards ever more
I wish you well on your journey,