"the practice of uk friends dressing up to emphasise our origins at the expense of emphasising our present is a reasonably common one, yes.
i also encounter many people in the quaker world (and those who share common cause with our generally hippyish…"
"i don't believe anybody in this discussion or in jo's original blog post has 'dismissed' the practice of the wearing of plain dress - all that has occurred is some people have asked questions about the whys, the wherefores, and…"
"do we even want to get rid of the governments and systems we have come to rely upon?
do we really want to get rid of the high standards of healthcare (even when it is not funded by the state?) we now enjoy? a world of entertainment and education no…"
"here's the (edited) last comment i made to jo's post:
our clothing is important to us all, not just as something to regulate our body temperature to stop ourselves from being too hot or too cold, or to stop us from being burnt or blinded…"
"my question - what precisely is it that you're led to?
are you led to the actual dress of the quakers of the late 17th / early 18th centuries, or are you led to dress in the same spirit of those quakers?"
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