Theosophy: Can we agree that tormenting people for all time is wrong no matter what?

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  1. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael New Member

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    Re: Theosophy: Can we agree that tormenting people for all time is wrong no matter w

    Addenda for Thomas:

    "Enter ye in at the narrow gate [pure doctrine]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat [dogmas of men]. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!"
    Matthew 7:13-14
     
  2. Thomas

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    Re: Theosophy: Can we agree that tormenting people for all time is wrong no matter w

    Hi Bruce —

    I'm working to the etymology of doctrine being a teaching, but a dogma being an embodied teaching ... so a doctrine is substance but no essence, whereas a dogma is substance and essence.

    As essence is higher than substance, I would say dogma is the narrow gate.

    Thomas
     

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