Last time I looked, there was an active discussion on the Conservative Friends page about acceptance of homosexuality. There were at least 111 posts, making it one of the largest discussions ever on…Continue
"I read recently about a school that has a rule that any student or teacher can call a "council meeting" at any time; the whole school stops what they're doing, and gets together to discuss the person's concern. In the…"
"Forrest, you did offer a judgement, or at least a speculation, about the religious involvement of his friends, and it seems that you were implying that they could not be deeply involved, because if they were, they would naturally tend to have a more…"
"You wrote: "nor am I claiming that Jesus is the only way to salvation." But remember that Christ himself claimed that "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, if not through me." …"
"Drawing lines and saying that anyone should not be a member of the Society of Friends now seems to be a foreign concept to many, but it was not always so. At one time, we shared common beliefs and discipline, and one who was not in unity with…"
"Actually, I thought that the discussion of sexual issues is important, so I joined a group whose stated purpose is to discuss them, but didn't feel a need to start an argument or antagonize people in the group, so I haven't said a whole…"
"As another who has never written to you, nor offered any support, I would offere the excuse that I am not aware of ever having heard of you until a few minutes ago when I started reading this discussion.
I used to wear a plain straw…"
"Part of the problem is that "Quaker" is a rather old religious term now, and the groups using it have diverged so much from each other as to be mutually unrecognizable. Originally, Quakers were monotheistic Christians who believed in the…"
"I don't think I've ever taught my mind to do anythingto reach stillness, or any other state during meeting for worship, nor do I think I'd try to. When I reach stillness, or just about any other time I sit down and try to listen to…"
"I agree that it is good to remember the women and men who have followed Jesus. But it's important, as you say, to not elevate them to a special status. Those who have been faithful in the past are examples of what we should be. If they were…"
"As for early Quakers, I recall reading one mention by Robert Barclay of the "Blessed Virgin Mary". Not sure where it was. He was educated by Catholics, so this may reflect it.
I think it's important to regard Mary, or any saint from…"
"It looks like the only way to leave the discussion group without losing everything you've written and all the discussions you've started would be to copy everything in the discussion before leaving, then paste it into another file. What a…"
Thank you for raising this important issue of the missing thread! Though I disagreed with some of what your wrote I really appreciated your tone of voice.
Eleanor had posted a useful explanation of how to format an indented extended quote.…"
"I'm afraid not. Ning's pretty serious about giving individuals the ability to take down their material. I think they consider it a privacy issue. I agree, but it occasionally causes this kind of loss."
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