Michael Kingsbury
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Salute the flag, sing the Anthem?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirby Urner 9th month 29. 2 Replies

I did not grow up in the RSoF, but since I was a boy I had a dread of being asked  to take an oath, salute the flag or recite the Pledge. I was asked to leave an Aikido class in college because I…Continue

 

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Michael Kingsbury liked James C Schultz's blog post A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility
10th month 14
Kirby Urner replied to Michael Kingsbury's discussion 'Salute the flag, sing the Anthem?'
"I spieled about this topic recently in my on-line Quaker journal: http://worldgame.blogspot.com/2017/09/flag-waving.html Kirby"
9th month 29
Forrest Curo replied to Michael Kingsbury's discussion 'Salute the flag, sing the Anthem?'
"When you've given God what belongs to God, there shouldn't be much left over..."
9th month 25
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Salute the flag, sing the Anthem?

I did not grow up in the RSoF, but since I was a boy I had a dread of being asked  to take an oath, salute the flag or recite the Pledge. I was asked to leave an Aikido class in college because I could not bow before a picture of the founder of the art. I had only a tangential relationship to organized religion and no connection to those denominations which traditionally rejected these observances, but I read the Bible and it struck home on these matters. In time I came to be unable to sing the…See More
9th month 24

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Long term occasional attender of Pacific Yearly Meeting. Christo-centric, liberal, gay and 70 miles from the nearest meeting.

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