by Blueblades 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • Blueblades

    There are many classifications into which men and women may be divided--as upper,middle or lower class;rich,well- to- do and poor;religious ,skeptical and theist;Conservative,Liberal,Labor,Catholic,Protestant,master and man; and so forth and so on,ad infinitum.

    But,as I think,the only categorization which really matters is that which divides men as between servants of the spirit and slaves of the organization.That classifciation which cuts across all other classifications,is indeed the fundamental one.

    The idea,the inspiration,originates in the internal world,the world of the spirit.But ,just as the human spirit must incarnate in a body,so must the idea incarnate in an organization.

    Whether the organization be political,religious,or social is immaterial to my present argument.The point is that,the idea having embodied itself in an organization,the organization then proceeds gradually to slay the idea which gave it birth.

    This was written by W.P.BROWN,MP.A member of the British Parliament,he outlines the dangers of becoming a slave of institutions or organizations.Its a long article,I will post more later.

  • Maverick

    I remember a college teacher stating that there are always at lest two kinds of people, followers and leaders, and it was just the degree of ability in those roles that made up the social levels. Maverick

  • BluesBrother

    If I read it right, the point is that philosopies and beliefs start in the hearts and mind of men . They are shared and grow. As the followers multiply they form an organisation . As that org then grows it takes over the original idea. Gradually the idea is lost as the organisation becomes the big thing, just like all other orgs.

    Am I right?

  • Carmel

    So by definition the only "humans" are JW?

    did i miss sumpin


  • Blueblades

    Bluesbrothers,Your right ! Carmen, there is more to this article.I will continue to write more .I have just wrote part two on another post.


  • Simon

    Hey Carmel !

    The whole article is a great piece of writing and very insightful. I remember printing it off when I came across it after I first started searching on the internet about JW 'stuff'

  • Blueblades

    Hi Simon, Your right! Great article in this months Free Minds JOURNAL,may through oct issue.For those who do not get Free Minds I wanted to share this article with them on this forum.

    It's rather long so I am doing it one paragraph at a time.Its by W.P.Brown ,mp.


Share this