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Years ago a fire destroyed my collection of books, videos and documents, some rare, and some historical, and all centered on the theme of Intentional Community.  Since then I have been rebuilding tha…

Years ago a fire destroyed my collection of books, videos and documents, some rare, and some historical, and all centered on the theme of Intentional Community.  Since then I have been rebuilding that library and my Religious Society of Friends library.  Of course, many artifacts regarding Intentional Community are safely in the care of The Communal Studies Association and various museums.  And there is no worry about the vast collections of Quaker material,  safely guarded in the libraries…

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Added by Laura Scattergood on 6th mo. 12, 2019 at 10:57am — No Comments

Except for Me and Thee?

Getting ready for another Gloriously "Holiday" Free Season!  At last count I think I know of about three other "Christmas" abstaining Quakers among the bunch of us.  I gave up the whole lot of these so called "holidays" years ago.  I just now today began to realize that the fuss of this whole bothersome thing was beginning to get buzzing in those of that worldly, dare I say, pagan,  way around me, and breathed a sigh of relief, that once again, I am free.  I won't spoil it for any of those…

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Added by Laura Scattergood on 11th mo. 12, 2014 at 4:27pm — 6 Comments

Excerpt from Quaker Aspects of Truth circa 1913

Dedication

TO MY DEAR SON RALPH

WHO HAD SUCH A GLORIOUS VIEW OF THE TRUTH

OF GOD FROM THE QUAKER POINT OF

VIEW, THAT HE GLADLY GAVE UP FOR IT ALL THAT

HE HAD TO

GIVE

So opens the book …

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Added by Laura Scattergood on 9th mo. 24, 2014 at 5:15pm — 11 Comments

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