25465Re: "On the 'anthroposophy and racism' hoax"
- May 2, 2006Mike H wrote to Theodor:
> Well Theodore, I think I can muster up some empathy for yourTheodor's critique of the Doctor doesn't look very benign to me. He
> rather "benign" attitude toward Her Doctor.
regards Steiner's extraordinary faculties, that were acquired with
tremendous labor and intense struggle, as a mental illness, a
There is, however, something very important for us to learn from this,
I think. Theodor discards all attacks against Steiner's personal moral
character and gets right to the very heart of the *real* objection
against anthroposophy, an objection that has been widespread from the
beginning but rarely voiced because one tends to be too respectful and
considerate to say these things. It is the position held by all those
who cling to the materialistic superstition based upon natural science
alone. Religions and philosophies in general do not threaten this
position because they are based upon blind faith and abstract
speculations, but spirituality grounded in true scientific
understanding arising from a waterproof epistemology fit for future
centuries can make some people nervous if they are not 100 per cent
convinced of their own materialistic world view. This is why I find it
so interesting that Theodor emphasizes his conviction, that he is
totally persuaded by the materialistic option. If he had not had this
conviction, he would not have dared to study anthroposophy at all, or
read anthroposophical email forums, without buying into those attacks
against Steiner's ethics.
Those who attack Steiner's personal character use racism and similar
smears as excuses to dismiss his Weltanhschauung. By construing
anthroposophy as something immoral and reprehensible, the lure of the
epistemology itself is reduced and rendered harmless. I believe
Theodor mentioned something like this in one of his posts.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>