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The short answer to your question, Kevin, is that the symposium coincided with the Adventist Forum Conference where most of Spectrum’s staff were busy for the whole weekend.
Is there a longer answer? Will coverage resume now that both have ended?
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Why would Spectrum want to push more traffic to the symposium? You all had your say at the TOSC meetings, so now we’ll just wait and see what Annual Council recommends next week.
Anything that was so horrendously negative that it managed to drive half of the anti-WO TOSC delegates away from that postion deserves to be showcased to the rest of the world so they too can be warned as to the reasons why they should cut all ties to the anti-WO and their “headship” theories.
While I am a great believer in the superiority of positive presentations of the good over negative depictions of the bad… there are some cases where a close look at how bad the bad can really be is the shortest route to causing a great desire to turn away from the bad and instead pursue the good.
So my thought is to bring on the reports… so the false bases and arguments can be exposed and countered and the connections made between the false theories and the pain and suffering the cause.
TW has sent out his appeal in the Adventist Review for EVERYONE to study the issue for themselves. We cannot expect the AR to give the negative side of anti-WO… so that rather leaves it up to those here on Spectrum.
I agree that they were their own worst enemy at TOSC. The more passionate they got, the more many committee members didn’t want to be associated with their point of view. You’re probably right that the symposium accomplished the same thing with viewers. In no way do I think their symposium will have any effect on the outcome of the vote next week at Annual Council. They’re headed for a great disappointment.
The Sympossum was nothing but a desperate act of rebellion.
Those people just disrespected what they themselves did as TOSC participants. Because they were not able to impose their discriminative oppression at TOSC, they gathered a few extremists for a parroting session in the hope that those in the audience were brainwashed within 24 hours of intense repetition of the same “marvelous statements.”
I am sure they expect that this Sympossum will affect the incoming AC in some way. Hopefully it will actually backfire…
Hopefully it will give “the incoming AC” a good look at what transpired at the TOSC…( which is not totally apparent even by close readings of the documents that are available that were presented)… and have the same influence in the same direction as did the “passionate” presentations at TOSC!.
Notice what Ann said…there is a lot that is included in her word “passionate” and the reactions of some of the TOSC members. You say, “Those people just disrespected what they themselves did as TOSC participants.” I would go further than this and say that the evidence strongly suggest that they have no concept of respect… or “disrespect”. If they did, they would be willing to humbly acknowledge the ways in which they acted there which caused such a “falling away” from their own positions. They have not done so. Some of them WERE disciplined by the TOSC itself… in that some underhanded acts were exposed and reprimanded… and to my latest knowledge at least one such document was so offensive that it was not included in those that are posted. It would be interesting…( if anyone knows precisely which one that was… and who its real author was)… to know whether it has now been made available… maybe even presented… by the organizers of this recent Symposium.