A few months ago, Max Carter asked a handful of Guilford College alumni to write essays on this query: "What are you doing now and how does it relate to your time in the Quaker Leadership Scholars…Continue
"Like Jim's comment: "A commitment to a celibate life has many virtues and I think these need to be included in any discussion on sexuality." Because it isn't included. There can be celibate close relationships - also siblings…"
"Hi Jim, thanks for commenting. I was thinking that perhaps my comments were too strong and was going to take them down. Then I realized that perhaps the point needed to be somewhat exaggerated against the backdrop to be heard at…"
These are very interesting comments thee has made. It strikes me that the truly radical approach is to argue for the validity of restraint; whether that take the form of limitations on erotic relationships or celibacy and…"
"G-d joining people, that's nonsense to me. Superstition. Concerning marriage I always say, what do I care if two imaginary entities, recognize each other or not, that is the state and marriage, two delusional illusional…"
"If God really joins you to someone, that's a blessing -- and some of us -- I -- really need that!
This is an extremely harsh and loveless culture that leaves many many people very needy, taking a very long time before we're actually able…"
"Something strikes me as odd. "Quakers are uniquely qualified to transform how we deal with sex and sexuality in our culture." Which culture? Whose culture? The first thing that might need to happen is to disown this…"
"This I have spoken of before. I have yet to meet someone who wants to hear it. Anytime we seek a dyadic relationship we are at risk. . . We are at risk of losing many things on a human level, of losing much of…"