Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Response to Micah Bales' Article Question at the ' Lamb's War' Blog.
Only if the "Airplane" is carrying emergency medical aid.
Not if we go, for to long, to the calm stillness of a Friends Meeting House!
We must never take our spiritual anarchy for granted.
But instead mix it. And merge it freely with the Other: The Traditionalist. Who? Our Friends. Protestants. Anglicans. Orthodoxy. And even, or even especially, the 'enemy'. Roman Catholics!
'Airplanes' is taken to mean technology and transportability. We should embrace innovations that preserve, train, produce, send and promote a Quaker message. The message? Compassion, harmony, beauty and individual spiritual anarchy.
These are the 'Airplanes' we should embrace to help us thrive.
Otherwise we'll turn into the 'horse and carriage' of the religious world. While other groups, like unfortunately, the more Cult-like, by comparison, will freely utilize all, even questionable innovations, to help carry themselves to the stars.
Whether Mystic, Protestant, Anglican & Catholic or not, we must mix equally. Simple technology that preserves our compassion will assist survival. Growth is needed, sometimes slow, sometimes faster. But life must grow - and, I believe, there's life among us yet. If we remain ‘Children of the Light’.
I encourage the reading of Micah Bales' "New Monasticism and Liturgy" since I think "Airplane" and the aforementioned article are very much joined at the hip.
As a Quaker Anglican and Anarchist, I found them particularly relevant.