IVix Sol 11* Aries, Luna 20* Cancer
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
> From: "M Martin" <akingu@...>
> Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 20:00:31 -0000
> > > From: "cameron" <cbailes@...> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001
> > > 17:28:06 -0600
> > > [...]
> > > I think Thelema becoming a popular 'religion' goes
> > > against the principles laid down in the Book of the Law.
> As "religion" is organized and states it is the only way to
> redemption and "Heaven", it is 180* different as the
> Thelemite( as s/he is called by others, NOT how s/he calls
> themselves!) has the ability to use antinomian principles.
Where do you come up with the idea that a religion is required to
state it is the only way to redemption? I see no such statement in
Hinduism or Wicca.
> > > For Thelema to become the vulgate, or a doctorine widely
> > > accepted by the vulgar, is a direct contradiction with
> > > the definition of who and what a Thelemite is according
> > > to the Book of the Law.
> That's because people are basically fucking stupid and show
> no common sense nor do they use the good intelligence they
> have aquired throughout the years. They are close minded and
> stuck in the mire of the "herd" mentality whereas a Thelemite
> is, for the most part, an open-minded individual with their
> own thoughts, ideas and concepts. Organized religion offers
> no advancement to the Free Thinkers.
Organization pools the power of many at the cost of sacrificed
individuality. On one layer of analysis, then, organizations are
counter-Thelemic, certainly. On another layer of analysis, if it is
our Will to come together and fight as brothers, it is a very
pro-Thelemic activity at that time and in that place.
Blanket statements have a tendency to prove themselves wrong over
Is the "/9" part of the name (i.e., should I include it in the
salutation in the future)?
Love is the law, love under will.
"They don't call it the Great Day Off."
Solemnus, I.A. 188, W.W.B.D.
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