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To Whom Do We Listen?

Posted on 2nd mo. 10, 2011 at 8:57pm 3 Comments

To Whom Do We Listen?    by Tom Smith        Quaker Life, March 1979, p.19



You have heard that it has been said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you that you resist not evil, but whosoever shall build up their nuclear weapons, take down all your defensive weapons. And if any man will sue you at the law to obtain open housing, offer your help in buying him a house in your neighborhood. And whosoever shall compel you to work eight hours a day, work for him… Continue

Myth of Midwestern Quakerism

Posted on 5th mo. 15, 2010 at 6:16pm 3 Comments



I have uncovered some older writings that I will post on the blog "Seeker of Truth and Reality" occasionally as a "track record" of my own search.



This was written and read in 1969, at the age of 25, when I was Clerk of West Branch Quarterly Meeting in Indiana Yearly Meeting. IYM was reorganizing from Quarterly to Regional Meetings and this was the last Meeting of West Branch QM. Most of my current views are remarkably similar 40 years later. This… Continue

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At 9:54am on 7th mo. 1, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa said…
Dear Tom

thanks for the good works you are doing

Samuel
At 2:05pm on 5th mo. 4, 2010, Rosemary Gould said…
Thanks for telling me about yourself, Tom! I'm a homeschooling mom with 3 kids. I'd like to learn more about your virtual school. I was raised Catholic in a mixed catholic/jewish household where neither of my parents were actually believers. I went back to the church as an adult and became converted then. About 7 years ago I felt commanded ("led" is really too weak a word) to leave and try the local Friends Meeting, which is unprogrammed and liberal. I love my meeting and I'm also very interested in learning more about and participating in this convergent movement.
 
 
 

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