the TMO did censor people's reading in the long past, at least they made you pay for reading certain books by banning you from going on TTC From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:54 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: The Beast and the unborn Re That may be what the logic implies, but it doesn't seem to be the case in practice. After all, it would be pretty difficult to check the libraries of all TMers. And they'd need to monitor TMers' surfing as well, since most heretical literature is available on the Web.: Yes, I'm not seriously suggesting the TMO would try to censor our reading. Only that the logic of banning meeting other teachers has that implication. The conclusion, of course, is that they shouldn't worry about anyone visiting other rishis, gurus, what-have-you. (I'm whispering now. Can you hear me? By the way: does text colour show up if accessing posts via other mediums than laptops?) ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: Seraphita wrote, responding to me: Seraphita wrote: (snip) If you can be banned from the Dome for going to see a rival teacher, can you also be banned for having in your possession holy books of rival teachings? I have the impression (but no inside info) that they aren't checking out TMers' personal libraries these days. In any case, I'm not a Fairfielder (and thus not a dome-goer), so it's not a concern for me. THE LOGIC OF BANNING PEOPLE FROM ATTENDING MEETINGS WOULD SEEM TO IMPLY A CONCERN WITH WHAT HERETICAL LITERATURE TMERS ARE READING. (Any chance you could do without the all-caps? It feels as if you're shouting. The color change is enough to identify who said what.) That may be what the logic implies, but it doesn't seem to be the case in practice. After all, it would be pretty difficult to check the libraries of all TMers. And they'd need to monitor TMers' surfing as well, since most heretical literature is available on the Web. The TMO does what it can and hopes for the best.