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Re: Aristotelians and Platonists

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  • doybia
    I m not sure Tom wants to know his stream. He wants to be a STREAM or perhaps a BOMB. Modesty and humility are not Tom s strengths, so sad. DeborahK ...
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1, 2007
      I'm not sure Tom wants to know his stream. He wants to be a STREAM
      or perhaps a BOMB. Modesty and humility are not Tom's strengths, so
      sad.
      DeborahK

      --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "Simone" <sim1di@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Tom, for the sake of my highlights, yesterday you were more
      Aristotelian
      > than Aristotle himself, ready to settle thousands-year-old scores
      with
      > the Platonists, today the bomb-logger-Platotelian cap fits youÂ… Oh,
      > Man, know thy Stream!!!
      > Frau Dok
      >
      > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "tmasthenes13"
      > <TomBuoyed@> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Olmsted"
      > > sa.olmsted@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > > All this talk about Platotelians got me remembering something
      Brian
      > > Gray at
      > > > RSC said at a conference on this very matter. It was kind of
      off
      > > the cuff
      > > > and a long while ago but I think he said that there were some
      who
      > had
      > > > "special" incarnation circumstances that were in both streams.
      He
      > said
      > > > these people tended to sit on the sidelines and lob bombs into
      the
      > > movement.
      > > > I thought it made sense: Categorizers needing a dramatic push,
      or
      > > dramatists
      > > > thinking they could channel the chaos with some well placed
      > fireworks.
      > > >
      > > > For what it's worth...
      > > >
      > > > >Val here pointed out something I missed. You were right about
      the
      > > > >streams being over and under, but that's all ancient history
      now
      > > > >because both streams are now incarnated together, as Dr.
      Steiner
      > > > >predicted for the end of the 20th century.
      > > >
      > > > >And boy oh boy, do we have scores to settle!!!
      > > >
      > > > >Tom
      > > >=========================
      > >
      > > Hi Scott,
      > >
      > > Thank you so much for your contribution here. I certainly more
      than
      > > resemble that remark. It kind of fits me to a "T", doesn't it?
      The T
      > > for Tom!
      > >
      > > Plus Brian Gray and I were classmates together back when both of
      us
      > > were attending Rudolf Steiner College in the early 80's, so,
      from that
      > > spirit-rich environment, I also learned exactly which sacred
      > > proportions of which alchemical "gunpowder and nitroglycerine"
      > > elements, as it were, to custom make those projectiles for later
      use.
      > >
      > > Let's just say that Brian Gray would have many more stories to
      tell
      > > about me than I would about him, only because he behaved so
      goodly
      > > while I behaved so badly. And it's human nature to remember much
      more
      > > vividly the "behaving badly" stories than the "behaving goodly"
      > > ones.
      > >
      > > So here I had built up this stockpile of "Platotelian" WMD's but
      was
      > > so frustrated because I really had no outlet for my destiny
      calling.
      > > And then, in the mid 90's, along came the Internet.
      > >
      > > And I've been in "hog heaven" ever since.
      > >
      > > By the way, Scott, since you brought this up, maybe you could
      act as a
      > > kind of unofficial scorekeeper. To be karmically fair, I should
      lob
      > > grenades equally into both camps. I would request you to let me
      know
      > > if you feel I am bombing too much of one side and too little the
      > other.
      > >
      > > On the other hand, perhaps equality is an abstract ideological
      > > consideration because my own sense is that I throw the bombs
      where
      > > they are karmically needed, and that means that I may have to
      > > concentrate on one camp for a long time.
      > >
      > > Anyway thanks again for unlurking. I hope my Scorpionic
      destructivity
      > > will be right kind of spiritual demolition work that opens up the
      > > forum and the field for some new anthroposophical thinking and
      > insights.
      > >
      > > Tom
      > >
      >
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