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Fanaticism

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by James C Schultz on 3rd day (Tue). 4 Replies

Just as the opposite of love is indifference, not hate; so the opposite of openness to divine guidance is religious fanaticism. Robert A. Johnson, a Jungian analyst, writes in "Owning Your Own Shadow": Fanaticism always indicates unconscious…Continue

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Uncomfortable Silence

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Clem Gerdelmann on 3rd day (Tue). 9 Replies

1870's "Mission Meetings"(referenced in 1993 James Backhouse Lecture, "Living The Way: Quaker Spirituality And Community") were to Quaker Outreach as today's Mission Statements are to Branding.Somehow, silence is both needed for deep connection to…Continue

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Quaker Scissorhands

Started by Clem Gerdelmann in Quaker Talk. Last reply by Forrest Curo on 2nd day (Mon). 6 Replies

To quote Samuel D. Caldwell in "The Inward Light": In effect, it(pseudo-universalism) denies all religions by affirming all equally and embracing none.Continue

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The PRESENCE

Started by James C Schultz in Quaker Talk. Last reply by James C Schultz 9th month 11. 15 Replies

Back in February I started planting hot peppers from seed.  I believe I started with 17 varieties of vegetables, most of them peppers.  We have been harvesting the peppers since July and have found that everyone in the house can handle a different…Continue

 
 
 

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