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
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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
Michael Kingsbury liked Patricia Dallmann's blog post Rediscovering the Teaching of George Fox: Introduction to "Restoring the Church of the Cross" (Eighth lecture)
8th month 28
Michael Kingsbury replied to Adria Gulizia's discussion 'Why is talking about God so hard?'
"Yep. There is a serious reluctance in my family to speak about God, because of the now distant history of arguments between relatives of different denominations. There is a strong disincentive to talk about God in my community (largely gay) because…"
8th month 20
Michael Kingsbury replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'What Do [or Should?] We Mean by 'Christ'?'
"The first thing that comes to mind concerning the nature of the Christ (and the death and Resurrection of Jesus) is a phrase from the Orthodox Liturgy: translated from time into Eternity. This makes me think of the titles Great High Priest, and…"
3rd month 13, 2014
Michael Kingsbury liked Ray Lovegrove's discussion Let us Labor for an Inward Stillness
1st month 7, 2014
Michael Kingsbury commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'Jesusphobic'
"One God, one Light, one Life, one Spirit, one Seed calling us each individually and all of us together into that Holy Oneness which is our Hope and Salvation here, now and always, to the beyond of time. I call it the Inward Christ, that which was…"
12th month 27, 2013

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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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Forrest Curo commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility'
""Sin" seems to be a pejorative word. Aside from people who don't think it means…"
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James C Schultz commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility'
"The way I look at it we have the ability to make choices.  To keep to David's prison cell…"
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Forrest Curo commented on James C Schultz's blog post 'A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility'
"Theologians determined to find us all Guilty, Guilty, Guilty.  What I find in the Bible looks…"
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"Put a dent in mine; I think He's got our backs."
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