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H(2)O

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Saylor 10th month 13, 2014. 3 Replies

How do a trinity of gas molecules, two of hydrogen and one of oxygen, under the correct condition become a new substance? The same way that an elder and overseer, along with a prophetic minister, in…Continue

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The Juggernaut

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 10th month 5, 2014. 1 Reply

As world travel seems to be the impetus for invasive species of fish plaguing our waterways, world religions have introduced the Juggernaut into Quakerism's prophetic stream. A terrible toll is…Continue

Tags: ThrownUnderTheBus

Fanaticism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 9th month 23, 2014. 15 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…Continue

Tags: MonsterInc.

Quaker Scissorhands

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 9th month 15, 2014. 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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I attend Chester Meeting and offer vocal ministry as well as attend to the lending library.
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The Case of Inclusive vs. Exclusive

Posted on 10th mo. 6, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Inc.: As "that of God" applies to all people, so the Court of Quaker Opinion supports the inclusive nature of Quakerism.

Exc.: Then why the designation "Society", which derives from the Latin "partner, or companion"?

Inc.: We are a collective, or corporate, body of seekers.

Exc.: Never having graduated from "University", which derives from the Latin "collective, or crowd".

Inc.: Then we should change from being seen as a company to broadening our reach as a…

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The Case of Invest vs. Divest

Posted on 9th mo. 29, 2014 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Invest: Respecting the return on investment favored by the Court of Quaker Opinion, we put our money where our mouth is.

Divest: Helping the powerless to have a place at a politically-bankrupt table; the uneducated to get non-union wage jobs; and the disenfranchised to be assimilated into a culture of spending for the now, rather than saving for the future.

Invest: Deal with the world you're given.

Divest: And with the blessing of God for the poor, as "Blessed are the…

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Liberation Lobotomy

Posted on 9th mo. 22, 2014 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Here at "Spirit and Truth" hospital we treat, in silence, everything from chronic racism to acute homophobia. We know, from experience, that just as depression is anger turned inward so also despair is oppression internalized.

In here, dysfunction has become the norm; and every condition, from self-identifying to self-destruction, is alternately embraced and rebelled against. Cases of feminist-fever, white-makes-right syndrome, stinking thinking, and gender-role resentment walk in…

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The Case of Re-veil vs. Revelation

Posted on 9th mo. 15, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Re-veil: Honoring and guarding the mystery of religious experience for the Court of Quaker Opinion, we adhere to the "absolute perhaps".

Revelation: A mystery is something that can not be understood in full. We do not put the veil back on, but continue to draw it back from the face of compassion.

Re-veil: We are open to the possibility of continuing revelation.

Revelation: But mess-with, more than mesh-with, what has already been unveiled.

Re-veil: Like a Deposit…

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