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As others see us: Quakers as "suicide cult"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Jay 2nd month 26, 2011. 4 Replies

 

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"I may not "understand" Christianity and Quakers. But this I experience: I feel them. At cherished times, I am one with their Truth."
1st month 17, 2012
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#Occupy Quakers

Tracking news of Friends involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement and encampments.
1st month 10, 2012
Rick Seifert commented on Iris Graville's blog post 'Naming the Un-Nameable'
"This Friend speaks my mind!"
9th month 27, 2011
Rick Seifert commented on Heather Sowers's blog post 'How can we Mind the Light while communicating "at the speed of light"?'
"Just by chance I recently wrote of a related concern on my blog, The Red Electric (theredelectric.blogspot.com). I shared an idea, not original to me, that the communication medium we use changes the content, how we perceive it and ultimately who we…"
7th month 23, 2011
Forrest Curo commented on Rick Seifert's blog post 'Can "God" substitute for "Spirit"? A companion post to "Do God and Spirit equate?"'
"What is the point of this exercise?   "Spirit" is a description of God's nature... which applies to many features of this universe, else we wouldn't have the word in the first place, or understand anything about God from…"
6th month 24, 2011
Rick Seifert posted a blog post

Can "God" substitute for "Spirit"? A companion post to "Do God and Spirit equate?"

In an earlier Red Electric post I replaced "God" in some well known "God" quotations with the word "Spirit" to see how the exercise might illiminate the meanings of the words and their relationship to each other. In my most recent post, I've done the opposite, replacing "Spirit" in various references to "Spirit" with the word "God." To see the results, go HERE.See More
6th month 23, 2011
Tom Smith commented on Rick Seifert's blog post 'Do "God" and "Spirit" equate?'
"I certainly believe that they CAN equate, but I am very much of a relativist on this matter in that I do not believe they always equate. "Great SPIRIT" = "God"  The "Holy Spirit" as practiced by fundamentalists…"
6th month 20, 2011
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Do "God" and "Spirit" equate?

I've posed this question on my Red Electric site. I invite Quaker Quaker Friends to respond. http://theredelectric.blogspot.com/2011/06/do-god-and-spirit-equate.htmlSee More
6th month 20, 2011
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Outreach and Media

How are Friends sharing and broadcasting the Good News we've been given? Tag: outreach"Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house." Matthew 5:15See More
5th month 6, 2011
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An Ocean of Ink

Quakers made the front page of the New York Times last Friday.Was the story about the Religious Society of Friends' on-going struggle for peace?Was it about the effectiveness of the Quaker lobbying group, the Friends Committee on National Legislation?Was it about the fact that there are far more Quakers in East Africa than there are Quakers elsewhere?Was it about the "timeliness" of the Quaker testimonies: Simplicity,…See More
4th month 4, 2011
Michael Jay replied to Rick Seifert's discussion 'As others see us: Quakers as "suicide cult"?'
"@Nikolas -- Friends have to make ethical decisions concerning the limits of the peace testimony whenever considering  the controlled violence of a police force.  The saying "First of all, do no harm" is impossible for a physician…"
2nd month 26, 2011
Barbara Quintiliano replied to Rick Seifert's discussion 'As others see us: Quakers as "suicide cult"?'
"Follow-up: How can Friends explain why they would be opposed to humanitarian military intervention in Libya, now that Kadhafi is brutally cracking down on his own people?"
2nd month 25, 2011
Rick Seifert replied to Rick Seifert's discussion 'As others see us: Quakers as "suicide cult"?'
"I've decided that the naval commander's accusation in the New York Times article about Michael Izbicki and Quakers must be answered. The Times insists that letters to the editor can be no longer than 150 words. I've boiled my blog…"
2nd month 25, 2011
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Liberal Friends practice waiting worship and emphasize community and the authority of the Inner Light over specific faith statements. Tag: liberal
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2nd month 15, 2011
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The Christmas Zombie

The family gathered on Christmas Eve. Those in their 30s talked ofvampires and zombies — the latest craze. No one mentioned the birth inBethlehem.The conversation turned to encounters with spiders, ants and snakes. No one mentioned Jesus of Nazareth.Iwas quiet, numbed by the banter, the stories and the weight of myyears. With the Christmas tree glittering in the next room and the firecrackling in the fireplace, I too did not think of the child in themanger.So we passed the evening disconnected…See More
12th month 25, 2010

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Can "God" substitute for "Spirit"? A companion post to "Do God and Spirit equate?"

Posted on 6th mo. 23, 2011 at 11:47pm 1 Comment

In an earlier Red Electric post I replaced "God" in some well known "God" quotations with the word "Spirit" to see how the exercise might illiminate the meanings of the words and their relationship to each other.

 

In my most recent post, I've done the opposite, replacing "Spirit" in various references to "Spirit" with the word "God."

 

To see the results, go…

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Do "God" and "Spirit" equate?

Posted on 6th mo. 20, 2011 at 2:12pm 1 Comment

I've posed this question on my Red Electric site. I invite Quaker Quaker Friends to respond.

 

http://theredelectric.blogspot.com/2011/06/do-god-and-spirit-equate.html

An Ocean of Ink

Posted on 4th mo. 4, 2011 at 9:24pm 0 Comments

Quakers made the front page of the New York Times last Friday.

Was the story about the Religious Society of Friends' on-going struggle for peace?



Was it about the effectiveness of the Quaker lobbying group, the Friends Committee on National Legislation?



Was it about the fact that there are far more…
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Amazed by Grace

Posted on 3rd mo. 3, 2011 at 8:34pm 0 Comments



Grace...sound freed of meaning, stills and soothes.




“Amazing Grace. How sweet the sound!”







Grace...gentle, loving forgiveness.



“And Grace, my fears relieved.”







Grace...acceptance and… Continue

The Christmas Zombie

Posted on 12th mo. 25, 2010 at 11:33am 0 Comments

The family gathered on Christmas Eve. Those in their 30s talked of

vampires and zombies — the latest craze. No one mentioned the birth in

Bethlehem.



The conversation turned to encounters with spiders, ants and snakes. No one mentioned Jesus of Nazareth.



I was quiet, numbed by the banter, the stories and the weight of my

years. With the Christmas tree glittering in the next room and the fire

crackling in the fireplace, I too did not think of the child in… Continue

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