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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Hillman 1st month 26, 2013. 4 Replies

In another posting I very awkwardly responded with a question that really had nothing to do with the Friend’s statement, but was an immediate and off topic response to an issue that I have pondered…Continue

 

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Anne commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
"It should be called cultural strain, cultural differences, cultural frustrations, cultural tension, basically anything other than war."
7th month 11, 2014
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"THANK you is what I was trying to say!  Spell checker doesn't help when you use the wrong word..."
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Julianna Flynn commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
"That you for speaking  to my condition in this post.  I find myself unable to respond to many things because of anger or impatience on my part.  I don't think "facts" help much in these discussions because we've…"
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David Nelson Seaman commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
"Thank you for the link you posted regarding the Boston Globe article at the beginning of   your post, Randy.    There does seem to be a semantic spread in the range of the world's application in defining Truth, which often seems…"
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Randy Oftedahl commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
""Probably we've spent considerable effort trying to understand how things really do work; we've got good reason to believe that what we have acquired is true and worth defending, so that's the assumption we start from. It simply…"
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Forrest Curo commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
"[My somewhat cryptic introduction to my last comment... Ideally, a chance to find out we really have been wrong -- ie that there's a significant new truth we could learn -- ought to be cause for rejoicing. It doesn't seem to be, in…"
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Forrest Curo commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
"You're worng!!! Facts arem't really 'Earthly weapons' -- but once people start using them that way, the recipients start ducking and fending off with just as much enthusiasm as if they were. This doesn't mean that everyone…"
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Kevin Camp commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post 'On becoming a culture war resister'
"I think about John Woolman's efforts to encourage other Friends to stop owning slaves. I agree that we're hardwired with our beliefs to an extent. I was raised by a moderate conservative father but a very liberal mother. Her influence, and…"
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On becoming a culture war resister

How Facts Backfirehttp://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/ I found the above Boston Globe piece referenced in a blog post by Adam Ericksen at The Raven Foundation.   In that post, Ericksen spoke about how Matthew Vine’s recently published God and the Gay Christian, though it presented sound and Biblically supportable arguments, was not likely to change any minds…See More
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Olivia commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post '"A Hermeneutics of Non-Violence"'
"  Hello all, Randy, you wrote "I find that whole "touch not the unclean thing" thing quite an intriguing idea.  But I could see how we might misuse it as well.  Same with the word "Satan"." Yes, by…"
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Forrest Curo commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post '"A Hermeneutics of Non-Violence"'
"Different ways of putting things for different folks. I find those presents arriving in a great many ways, myself; and the formulations of historical quietist Friends haven't seemed addressed to me all that much. What's inside is the very…"
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Keith Saylor commented on Randy Oftedahl's blog post '"A Hermeneutics of Non-Violence"'
"Disclaimer: The follow is not to suggest that any individual or group of individuals should or, would be better off if they did, follow the conscious and conscience experience merely reflected in these outward words. There is no wish, intention, or…"
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Member of Smithfield Friends Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting. Sojouring with Prince Edward Island Worship Group, Canadian Yearly Meeting.

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On becoming a culture war resister

Posted on 7th mo. 5, 2014 at 4:43am 8 Comments

How Facts Backfire

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/

 

I found the above Boston Globe piece referenced in a blog post by Adam Ericksen at The Raven Foundation.   In that post, Ericksen spoke about how Matthew Vine’s recently published God and the Gay Christian, though it presented sound and Biblically…

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"A Hermeneutics of Non-Violence"

Posted on 2nd mo. 14, 2014 at 7:56am 17 Comments

I posted this in the "Christian Quakers" Facebook group, but wonder what the broader perspective of Friends is on this question. It’s a question about what our Witness should be in the 21st century. This is not an infrequent question, I realize, which is a good thing; to badly paraphrase the philosopher, the unexamined religious life is hardly worth the effort. And I also realize that the RsoF often loves to talk about the Quaker message that Christ has come to teach His people…

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Grace that passes all understanding

Posted on 9th mo. 12, 2013 at 1:29pm 0 Comments

In the opening scene of the film classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, shortly after the eerie hum of a theremin sets the stage, a strange visitor from another world, looking very much like a normal human being, walks toward a frightened crowd in a ballpark in Washington D.C.  In his hand he raises a gift, mysterious and foreign, which immediately causes a soldier to fire a shot at the stranger.  As the visitor lay on the ground he says, “it is a gift to the people of…

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An Emergent Witness for Friends?

Posted on 6th mo. 11, 2013 at 10:35am 5 Comments

In 1966 Time magazine published a famous cover story asking “Is God Dead?,” and at the time it may have seemed to many to be a reasonable question.  Membership in mainstream churches had begun its long decline; in some cases, according to Demographia.com, in traditions such as the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational (UCC) churches, membership has dropped by nearly fifty percent in the fifty years since 1960.  In North America, the Catholic Church has seen their numbers grow almost…

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At 4:38pm on 7th mo. 6, 2014, Julianna Flynn said…

THANK you is what I was trying to say!  Spell checker doesn't help when you use the wrong word...

At 8:29pm on 9th mo. 26, 2012, Timothy said…

Hello, Friend Randy!

Welcome! Thanks for adding me as thy Friend. Trust all is well with thee.

Blessings to thee, 

Timothy

 
 
 

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