Volume 9, Issue 4, page 3

JULY-AUGUST, 1962 \ Recusant Voice of 'The Infinit
/ J1 [ ERR Ä Ä ..for Earth, Mars, Venus, Saturn,
Vol. IX No. Pluto, and Mars,
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EDITOR: The Rev. Mr. Dr. ALPHIA OMEGA HART. I-2, D.D., D. Scn.,
F.Scn., B.Scn.. HDA, HCA, et al ad infinitum ad nauseum

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POLICY: Don't take it so damn' seriously.
The infiniteness of Man is not reduced
to a"split infinity" by wars, taxes,
or"experts" who seek to sell him what
he already has in an infinite amount.

Sub-Policy: We reserve the right to change
our minds from issue to issue, or
even from page to page, if we desire.

Sub-Sub-Policy: Each Man has the inherent
right to be his own and only "Authority" -- with his wife's permission.

Sub-Sub-Sub-Policy: We have no objection to
"educated guesses" about Man's destiny -- if there's no price tag to it,
and if the guesser has no objection to
our guessing that he's only guessing.

If we were perfect, The ABERREE would reflect that perfection. If we were all-wise,
honesty would force us to give
voice to that wisdom. However,
since we are neither, we know
that much of the material in
The ABERREE is probably untrue
-- at best, merely someone's
prejudiced guess, or wishful

Which is why, when we get a
complaint from a reader that
some of the material we print
is false, "and you do us an
injustice by trying to ram it
down our throats", we know the
writer does not understand The
ABERREE; he's trying to find
in its columns a solution to
all his problems, or he's looking for agreement to ideas he
already has. This reader would
have the same attitude if we
could claim that every word in
The ABERREE is "the truth and
nothing but the truth", because he already has made up
his mind what is true, and
seeks only validation. In most
cases, he has accepted someone as an "authority" and has
wrapped that person's views
around him like a shroud -- a
mummy in a mummy case of borrowed thoughts.

Most religions are mummy
cases -- but religions alone are
not at fault. Many organizations calling themselves "metaphysical", or "free thinkers",
are just as rigid in their imprisonment of their "followers". Some "free thinking" is
merely an excuse for licentiousness -- and its practitioners
are as bigoted and parochial
as are the cultists against
which they rant. Most "unions"
-- and we don't limit this definition to labor unions -- are,
in the main, efforts to force
ideas, or a condition, upon
persons not in agreement with
the unions' beliefs and purposes. Some medical doctors
would rather let a patient die
than have him helped by a chiropractor, or practitioner of
some other system. Examples
abound of better and more honest men being rejected at the
polls because they were not of
the predominant political ark.

We have "beliefs" too, and
quite often we have an almost
overwhelming t emptation to
discard an article or letter
which is submitted -- not because of its grammar, length,
or presentation, but because
of the ideas expressed. Also,
since most articles or letters
must undergo some editing or
correction, we watch ourselves
carefully to see that we don't
unconsciously change the meaning of something with which we
are in disagreement.

This does not mean that The
ABERREE does not exercise some
control over its material. We
must, and do -- both consciously
and subconsciously, However,
we repeat again and again that
we are not selling a "belief"
or "system" -- and we urgently
ask that readers take everything printed for what it's
worth TO THEM, and not because
of who said it, or how it was
said. That includes ideas expressed on this page, incidentally. Our auditorials reflect our reaction to our own
experiences -- and no more.

Persons who can take teachings, look them over carefully,

and use -- altered or unaltered
-- what they honestly FEE[, is
correct (not "true") for them ,
OWN those ideas; they have made
them theirs. But when one accepts any teaching, in whole
or in part, and begins quoting
either the teacher orhis writings as "authority ", he is
being owned by the belief. No
longer is he free to think independently or look elsewhere
for "answers"; he has been
given a sugar teat filled with
sand, which he will suckle to
the bitter end, imagining the
sweetness which is not there
now, and maybe never was. But
don't tell him what he's doing,
because he has been taught to
know that anything disputing
his "reality" is in error, the
"work of the Devil", or some
other implanted platitude.

Yes, there probably is much
in The ABERREE which is transitory and unprovable -- but you
don't have to believe it. May- -
be, if you can stir up enough
honest doubts about what "the
other fellow" believes, you'll
make it such a habit that you
will find some of your own pets
not unbreakable. Which escape
from the mummy's cage will be
one reincarnation you can witness -- and really enjoy.

Let the church bells ring the loudest when you're
mired in ice and snow,
Let the parson prate of giving when resistances are low.

We Prefer a "Merry Christmas" when it's ninety
in the shade
So forget the Yule fire, Brother; drink a
toast in lemonade.

Drink a toast to peace, my Brother; drink a
toast to God and Man;
Drink a toast to one another; drink to everyone you can.

If this hasn't left you groggy, here's a toast
to thee and me:
"NOW's the season to be jolly!"
-- Ed. and Pub., The ABERREE