Patricia Barber
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Member of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting in Lincoln, VA. Liberal Friend with Wilburite tendencies.
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This Life or the Afterlife

Posted on 2nd mo. 3, 2012 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

A good friend of mine posted a blog a couple of days ago in which he floated the idea that to achieve an afterlife you have to "nurture and exercise your potential immortal soul to enable it to survive the death of your body," in much the same way that you have to make the effort to learn algebra in order to solve quadratic equations. (…

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On Stilling the Howler Monkeys

Posted on 1st mo. 14, 2012 at 5:02pm 0 Comments

For my first 15 1/2 years at Quaker meeting, I endeavored mightily in silent worship to suck the incessant internal chatter out of my head in order to create that perfect "vacuum" that God, presumably, was eagerly waiting to fill. I tried all the usual techniques - mantras, short prayers, visualizations (candles, light, waterfalls), stern imprecations ("Shut up, brain!"), pep talks, etc etc etc. Needless to say, very little of this was particularly effective. The howler monkeys in my…

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Primitive Christianity Revived - But Not By Us

Posted on 12th mo. 31, 2011 at 12:41pm 14 Comments

I think it's safe to say that if George Fox or William Penn came to my house looking to see how their vision of Quakerism as primitive Christianity revived was progressing, they would be pretty disappointed. They would find a well-intentioned, averagely good person who is completely committed to recreating the Kingdom of God on earth, as long as it doesn't impinge too much on her comfortable life style, status in the community or retirement plans. She believes fervently that the…

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"Convincement" or "Uncertainment" - A Liberal Friend's Dilemma

Posted on 12th mo. 10, 2011 at 6:00pm 20 Comments

While I could never be mistaken for a fundamentalist, I have a childish yearning for a completely literal burning bush-type experience, or perhaps one day, while driving to New York, (Damascus not being handy), I suddenly find myself being yanked from my car and cast down upon the side of the interstate and a voice tells me in no uncertain terms that this is Jesus speaking and you, Patricia, had better take heed! Now that's the sort of experience that leaves no room for doubt. Why is…

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