Roger Vincent Jasaitis
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Roger Vincent Jasaitis commented on Roger Vincent Jasaitis's blog post 'Why Santa is a bad role model'
"Hi Keith, I appreciate the clarification of this very important distinction. Language is always changing and it is important to understanding the intent of the author. Thank you."
12th month 27, 2016
Keith Saylor commented on Roger Vincent Jasaitis's blog post 'Why Santa is a bad role model'
"Hello Kirby, There was a time when (17th century and before) the word conscience not only carried the moral sense it carries today but also the awareness sense of consciousor consciousness. So that when many of the first and early Quakers spoke and…"
12th month 27, 2016
Forrest Curo commented on Roger Vincent Jasaitis's blog post 'Why Santa is a bad role model'
"I think the point is -- not so much "Grace" for The Undeserving -- but unlimited love and no condemnation. However, there are plenty of cautionary tales about people receiving gifts not suitable for their character, & thus coming to…"
12th month 26, 2016
Kirby Urner commented on Roger Vincent Jasaitis's blog post 'Why Santa is a bad role model'
"I notice Keith Saylor seems to use "consciousness" and "conscience" somewhat interchangeably. I'm intrigued by this practice, as I find their dictionary meanings rather different from one another ("awareness of…"
12th month 26, 2016
Roger Vincent Jasaitis commented on Roger Vincent Jasaitis's blog post 'Why Santa is a bad role model'
"Thanks for the insights Kirby. As a Friend I have in the back of my mind that "conscience" is the Spirit. Whether we listen or not is up to us."
12th month 26, 2016
Kirby Urner commented on Roger Vincent Jasaitis's blog post 'Why Santa is a bad role model'
"Whereas Roger discerns and cogently sketches a sharp contrast twixt Santa's reward-based giving and Divine Grace, my reading of history suggests that many temporal authorities, including parents, would prefer that people internalize what we…"
12th month 26, 2016
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Why Santa is a bad role model

“He know when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good”  These are familiar words from the song Santa Claus is Coming to  Town. On Christmas day I was thinking about the legend of Santa Claus which is based on Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas was a real person. He was the  Bishop of Myra in Greece, in the year 300. Because of the…See More
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Ahimsa

The Quaker Meeting that I am a member of considers a query each month as part of our spiritual discipline. On the first Sunday of each month, we read queries during worship inviting those attending to reflect on an aspect of our lives.  In December the queries address Peace and Reconciliation. One of these queries prompted these thoughts on the use of non-violent methods;Do you strive to…See More
12th month 5, 2016
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Black Lives Matter Stolen

We Quakers here in Putney Vermont arrived at Worship today to find that our “Black Lives Matter”sign in front of our Meeting house was stolen some time this week. To quote from our minute on Black Lives Matter; “What’s important for us is that it’s not just a sign, not just a statement, it’s a commitment to join with others in doing the work we need to do.”The stealing of our sign by some unknown community member hurts, but it in no way lessens our resolve to be “actively involved in whatever…See More
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Activating Action

A few days ago I woke up thinking about the word activist. What are they activating? Conscience, sympathy, compassion? Or how about outrage, anger, disgust? Activating action?The other names that we use for this activity to promote change (or not) are interesting as well. Protester came to my mind first. Somewhat of a clunker because sometimes a protest is in favor of some action , not…See More
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How to Pray

"This reminds me of the words of a ten year old girl twenty-six years ago from the meeting in Midlothian, VA who when asked at "First Day" (Sunday) School what is prayer, said "Prayer is the way you live".  Soon after,…"
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I live in the southern Green Mountains of Vermont where I paint contemporary landscapes, portraits and other subjects in oil paint. My art is emblematic of what I see as the spirit in the natural world.

I am a member of Putney Friends Meeting
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http://RVJart.com
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Truth

Posted on 9th mo. 27, 2017 at 10:47am 0 Comments

"Truth is not only violated by falsehood;

it may be equally outraged by silence."

-Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher and writer (27 Sep 1821-1881)

I was asked to swear an oath at a public hearing last week. I declined and pointed out that Vermont law includes affirmation in legal proceedings where testimony is given. The chairperson acquiesced to my demand.

Not swearing oaths to be truthful is directly linked to Quaker history and George Fox. It was a hard won…

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God Work

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A Bee

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A LETTER TO THE BROTHERS AT WESTON PRIORY 1/17/17

Dear Brother Daniel,

I am writing on behalf of our men's Quaker group that spent some time recently at the Weston Priory. We had a Spiritually nourishing time of worship, sharing, insight, and even a…

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Why Santa is a bad role model

Posted on 12th mo. 26, 2016 at 2:40pm 6 Comments

“He know when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good” 

 These are familiar words from the song Santa Claus is Coming to  Town. On Christmas day I saint_nicholas was thinking about the legend of Santa Claus which is based on Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas was a real…

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