(from Gene Sharp, The Methods of…
Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
"A Quiet life in the City"
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Added by Kenneth Lawrence Schroeder on 2nd mo. 22, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments
My family went to Egypt and saw the violence of extreme poverty for ourselves. Dr Sharp's 198 non violent methods to challenge tyrannies helped to bring down Mubarak. They are the best way to challenge oppression across the world, wherever we encounter it.
(from Gene Sharp, The Methods of…
“There are nontheist Friends... Friends who might be called agnostics, atheists, sceptics, but would nevertheless describe themselves as reverent seekers.” So began the report of the first formal workshop for nontheist Friends, held in New York State in 1976. A generation later, nontheist Friends are a widely accepted strand in the multi-coloured fabric of theologically…Continue
Added by Cotswold Quaker on 2nd mo. 20, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu
Buddhist, sufi, or zen. Not any religion
or cultural system. I am not from the East
or the West, not out of the ocean or up
from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not
composed of elements at all. I do not exist,
am not an entity in this world or in the next,
did not descend from Adam and Eve or any
origin story. My place is placeless, a trace
of the traceless. Neither body or…
Added by funnel101 on 2nd mo. 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Since the RELIGIOUS (emphasis mine) Society of Friends now welcomes "non-thesist" members, will it also open up to military quakers, or hedonistic quakers or to any other group of people who want to join without changing anything about their lifestyle or beliefs? I'm not trying to offend anyone, but I cant really understand the point of joining the RELIGIOUS Society of Friends, if you are irreligious. Surley joining the humanist society, or something similar would be more appropriate?…Continue
That original isolated Quaker called George Fox had learned plently about Christ before he knew him 'experimentally'...
"Now clearly Quakers must generally believe in some form of God, otherwise it ceases to be a 'religious society'"
This is a common statement said in response to hearing that some Quakers do not believe in god. I read this on QQ.
I think it a misreading of what religion…Continue
For the last 6 months, I have had the unexpected pleasure of many interesting conversations with more than 60 Friends who identify as theists, nontheists and other explorers. These conversations were part of organising the Nontheist Friends conference to be held at Woodbrooke, 18th – 20th February. The cumulative effect of these exchanges has led me to conclude that we British are so very unexplored and silent…Continue
As I look at my window and see the fresh fallen snow, I can't help but see the beauty in it. The ground is covered in at least 2 feet of snow and more is on it's way. I don't mind the snow,it gives me comfort. The fireplace roars to keep the house warm. This beauty is a gift.
Car goes by, white purity turns to filth.
Added by Sloane on 2nd mo. 1, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments
The news media today seems insanely driven in its efforts to overturn the current governments in power in the Arab world. The US media does not understand Arab culture, or Islam. Every time a revolt happens countless numbers of innocent humans are slaughtered in the name of change. Just look at the history of Afghanistan for instance.
Anyone with common sense is flabbergasted at the destruction of some of the national treasures of Egypt. What drives a person to…Continue