Opposition and defence

I want to stress once again that it is not enough to merely disprove opposition as it has frequently happened, when from this or that side the opposition turns against us — I have mentioned this already the day before yesterday. Such dismissals which have to be made now and then out of necessity, are worthless, supports nothing really, because today there are definite categories or groups of people who are active in a spiritual or other life, who have nothing to do with people who represent a rebuff and with whom it somehow comes down to a defence, a rebuff, but here we have people who do not care to spread the truth but with whom it finally comes down to spreading untruths.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 203 – Opponents of Anthroposophy – Dornach, February 8, 1921

Translated by Hanna von Maltitz

Previously posted on December 20, 2016