"karen, i didn't see your post until just now.
it would be presumptuous of me to offer advice, and i don't have any anyway. but i'm an ex-junkie who found god through the Friends, and i use the plain witness as a way to…"
"leadership in some interpretations of quakerism is somewhat anarchistic, because the idea is that we are all to be followers, rather than leaders. having said that, there is obviously a necessity for trailblazers, because without someone to take an…"
"james, is the problem that you feel you must choose one and abandon the other, because anything less than full commitment is flawed? what if neither set of beliefs or practices is complete, according to god?
in the bhagavad gita, krsna has this…"
you've quoted matthew 19:4, but haven't quoted the verses around it, in which jesus makes it plain that he is discussing heterosexual divorce:
it seems to me that to read a judgement of homosexuality into jesus's…"
"my own experience regarding the possibly outdated nature of the earlier friends's testimonies regarding clothing indicates to me that the original reasons often still apply, in spite of the intervening centuries.
for instance, it is still very…"
"um, pardon me for maybe stepping into a yellowjacket of an issue, but speaking as a man, i consider myself somewhat of an authority on what makes women attractive, at least to me. it's not what women wear that makes them attractive to…"
"welcome to the difficult world of quaker hats, jeff.
i wear a felt broadbrim in the winter, and an amish-made straw broadbrim in the hot weather. when i worked as a cowhand, i also attached brass grommets to the straw hats so i could run a leather…"
"from the author's comments below his post:
Why did I say Quakerism is inspired by Satan? Well, most branches of Quakerism are Satanic - see what they believe!
as a conservative friend, i'm accustomed to being labelled as a…"
OYM has recently finished its 2011 yearly meeting. left over from last year was the issue of the proposed change to the discipline, that among other things specifically defined marriage as something "between one man and…"
"[quote]I am still curious if Fox's opening was surprising or shocking to Fox and other early Friends? Did he have any people around who talked about an inner guide?[/quote]
The Puritans placed a lot of emphasis on the leadings of the Holy…"
"Eric, when you read the word "even" in 17th century English in this manner, read "that is . . ." or, "specifically . . ." It's not generally used as an intensifier.
It's common in the KJV:
Mat 23:10 Neither…"
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
"Strong's Hebrew Dictionary defines the KJV's term "liberal things" in this way:
From H5068; properly voluntary, that is, generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant): -…"
"[blockquote]quote "Some consider it primitive savagery, and take angry public stands repudiating it. "
I thinks this group is more accurately called "Ranters," rather than be included among "Liberal" Friends.…"
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