The singer not the song?

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Posted by Stuart Gilman ( on October 10, 2002 at 17:11:55:

In Reply to: Archives access posted by Rob on October 09, 2002 at 21:38:44:

Once again, the idea that there is some conspiracy or questionable motive behind the alleged failure to release some or many documents in archives is absurd. There are published Canons, rperesenting thousands of pages of official doctrine or philosophy or prayer. This search for other, hidden material is like the search for the singer behind the song, with a passionate need to discover that the messenger not the message may be discovered to have faults. It is not a search for deeper spiritual truth. We can hardly comprehend all that is officially published. At least we should first assimliate the Valleys before we look for a letter from someone to someone in which a personal detail - conforming or not conforming to the spiritual perfection of Baha'i - is in some way contradicted.


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