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Re: [steiner] Re: The List- and Why Politics is Off Topic

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  • Joel Ronningen
    Okay. Thanks for making the reply. Since I think that just working on ourselves isn t frankly going to be enough to fulfill our human destinies, I think any
    Message 1 of 13 , Dec 5, 2003
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      Okay. Thanks for making the reply. Since I think that just working on ourselves isn't frankly going to be enough to fulfill our human destinies, I think any discussion of furthering Anthroposophy without including actions that can be taken in the wider context is fairly academic at best. Kind of like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, I think it's been called. But, to each their own. :) It's sad that we have to defer such a vitally important area of action because some can't handle it. There is a lot of wisdom here, and it would be nice to have one place to discuss all the aspects of the work that needs to be done without jumping from group to group. Ah, well.
      Thanks again, Dr.!

      Joel Ronningen

      --- On Fri 12/05, < DRStarman2001@... > wrote:
      From: [mailto: DRStarman2001@...]
      To: steiner@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 12:07:56 EST
      Subject: Re: [steiner] Re: The List- and Why Politics is Off Topic


      <FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">afc@... writes:<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><BR>
      So, again just out of curiousity, how do you think it is going to be <BR>
      possible to change the status quo, which is lamentably political - <BR>
      without using (or at least for heavens sake discussing and <BR>
      understanding) politics?� I'm content to discuss whatever people <BR>
      bring up, and it's your forum - you can do what you like, but I think <BR>
      you need some discernment on what is and isn't bad "political" <BR>
      postings and what is necessary for growth.<BR>
      ******* I don't think this discussion group is going to "change the status quo"of the whole world, or of whatever society members live in. It's a mailing list for a few hundred people to share their understanding of Steiner. He said, We have only to do what is right and leave everything else to evolution. And he was clear that the Anthroposophical Society was not a place for political agitation. The two appear to me to be opposites---that is, the people most worked-up about politics show the least understanding of Steiner.<BR>
      ��� As I've said repeatedly here, there is a list for discussion of politics out of anthroposophy, one which I post to and anyone is welcome to join, EsotericPolitics@.... People who want to argue politics (and in my experience that's all it leads to, is arguing) can do so there. This list is for general discussion of Steiner and anthroposophy, and I decided politics is off-topic after seeing the negativity it engenders destroy other online lists--- and I think most people here agree it's a good rule.� <BR>

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