Civility on the list

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at APPLEONLINE.NET
Fri Oct 6 07:57:09 UTC 2000

Dear Ven. Tantra

I agree entirely with what you say about the importance of heresy and
heretics, I was just querying the usefulness of the terms as sometimes used
in the list.  I think non-European scholars often use these words to
translate fairly neutral Sanskrit, Pali etc terms for other religious
groups.  I was seeking to point out that these words have extremely
powerful connotations for Europeans, which may give an impression entirely
different from what the writer intended.

Dr Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

>Dear sir,

As Hon. Speaker Betty Boothroyd said, "Call me madam!"

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