Rainer Möller
Share on Facebook
  • Blogs (3)
  • Discussions (6)
  • Quaker Gatherings
  • Quaker Beliefs/Groups
  • Quaker Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Quaker Videos
 

Rainer Möller's Page

Latest Activity

Rainer Möller commented on Rainer Möller's blog post 'Quakers unto the Civil War'
"Adding up. My first irritation with Quakerism came at a European meeting, American Friends included, who then induced the whole meeting to sing "John Brown's body" fullheartedly. I was perhaps the only one who knew that this was an…"
1 hour ago
Rainer Möller posted a blog post

Quakers unto the Civil War

My personal impression is that Quakers, like all abolitionists, enthusiastically took part in the mental preparation of the Civil War. But when the War came they were perplexed and most of them opted out of it. But this abrupt change of  view couldn't work well, indeed a third of the young men joined Lincoln's army. On the other hand, Quakers were rigorous enough to disown those young men and thus lost a lot of their followers.Is this historically correct?What would it mean for actual politics…See More
10th month 19
Rainer Möller replied to William F Rushby's discussion 'Two Narratives in American Society'
"Following this review Macaes' seems to say that before our times, when "Liberalism" reigned, all people were of the same opinion. Is that so? I would rather say that so-called "public opinion" was much more homogenous but…"
10th month 19
Rainer Möller replied to Kirby Urner's discussion 'Is Semite Really a Synonym for Jewish?'
"Kirby, I must admit that the theory of evolution (i.e. evolution of new species via racial differentiation) is a mere theory. Even if it is now conventional wisdom taught in schools (but for using the word "race"), such an evolution of a…"
5th month 17
Rainer Möller replied to Kirby Urner's discussion 'Is Semite Really a Synonym for Jewish?'
"Kirby, the central point which I want to make is: Endogamy/Exogamy has consequences. Group endogamy causes group differences, first of course physical differences, but also in the realm of psycho-physical relations. (Of course, groups/clusters, and…"
5th month 15
Rainer Möller replied to Kirby Urner's discussion 'Is Semite Really a Synonym for Jewish?'
"Kirby, I am glad that we can agree about classifying people by differences. I also agree with you that the popular and above all the political use of the concept "race" is flawed. This is an inevitable phenomenon when scientific ideas go…"
5th month 14
Rainer Möller replied to Kirby Urner's discussion 'Is Semite Really a Synonym for Jewish?'
"Well, "race" is inevitable if you want to explain how new species developed from old ones. Even indivuals can be compared, about who is more or less well-functioning or apt - and it's the same with races (or other particular groups).…"
5th month 11
Rainer Möller replied to Kirby Urner's discussion 'Is Semite Really a Synonym for Jewish?'
""Semites" were in older texts the descendants of Sem/Shem which were more or less identical with the users of  "Semitic" languages (Phenician, Hebrew, Arabic). Wilhlem Marr invented the term "semitism" as a…"
4th month 19
Sergei Grushko commented on Rainer Möller's blog post 'THE EMR Initiative - Bolshevism'
"According to Wikipedia, socialism is characterised by social ownership of the means of production. If this ownership is produced by force it is immoral. If it was reached by free agreement it is moral. In reality all regimes…"
5th month 24, 2019

Profile Information

About Me
Not literal enough to a good Anabaptist. Not liberal enough to be a good Quaker.

Rainer Möller's Blog

Quakers unto the Civil War

Posted on 10th mo. 19, 2020 at 7:40am 1 Comment

My personal impression is that Quakers, like all abolitionists, enthusiastically took part in the mental preparation of the Civil War. But when the War came they were perplexed and most of them opted out of it. But this abrupt change of  view couldn't work well, indeed a third of the young men joined Lincoln's army. On the other hand, Quakers were rigorous enough to disown those young men and thus lost a lot of their followers.

Is this historically correct?

What would it mean…

Continue

THE EMR Initiative - Bolshevism

Posted on 3rd mo. 17, 2019 at 4:48am 1 Comment

Communism is the name of a Party. Socialism is a certain economical policy (which, in its more radical variants, may be naive and preposterous, but not immoral in itself). The real problem we have to speak about is Bolshevism.

Bolshevism – as different from Communism and Socialism - is a political strategy which is grounded in certain assumptions about reality. It is neither restrained to a…

Continue

The E.Merrill Root Initiative

Posted on 3rd mo. 16, 2019 at 8:30am 0 Comments

What's this?

A rightwing Quaker is hard to find.

"Conservative" Quaker means normally that you are a traditionalist in all matters of religion and personal conduct, but not politically. To their honor, a lot of Quakers have been "Libertarians" when this kind of political ideology was fashionable, but where have they gone?

So let's speak about the Left and the Right. These are the names of conflict parties, not of general concepts, and conflict parties can change their…

Continue

Meetups, Events, and Resources

You need to be a member of QuakerQuaker to add comments!

Join QuakerQuaker

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.


You can also make a one-time donation.

Latest Activity

Rainer Möller commented on Rainer Möller's blog post 'Quakers unto the Civil War'
"Adding up. My first irritation with Quakerism came at a European meeting, American Friends…"
1 hour ago
Marcia P Roberts commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'New essay at Abiding Quaker: On Redemption in John 11'
"Directions to the Panting Soul discuss the need to rest under the yoke, and listen only to the…"
3rd day (Tue)
Marcia P Roberts commented on Patricia Dallmann's blog post 'New essay at Abiding Quaker: On Redemption in John 11'
"This outline of your proposed essay on the final stage of the process of redemption intrigues me.…"
3rd day (Tue)
Marcia P Roberts left a comment for William F Rushby
"Hi William,  Thanks for the article on Wilburite Meetings for Worship, which read in snatches…"
3rd day (Tue)
Marcia P Roberts left a comment for Nancy ford
"Thanks Nancy. Are you interested in sewing? I have been making Quuaker bonnets for servers at…"
3rd day (Tue)
Jeremy Madlala-Routledge updated their profile
11th month 22
Kirby Urner posted a discussion

Like a Bible Story

Per continuing revelation, God was pissed at humans to the point of aborting the whole experiment,…See More
11th month 17
William F Rushby posted a discussion
11th month 13

© 2020   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service