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Can "God" substitute for "Spirit"? A companion post to "Do God and Spirit equate?"

In an earlier Red Electric post I replaced "God" in some well known "God" quotations with the word "Spirit" to see how the exercise might illiminate the meanings of the words and their relationship to each other.

 

In my most recent post, I've done the opposite, replacing "Spirit" in various references to "Spirit" with the word "God."

 

To see the results, go…

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Added by Rick Seifert on 6th mo. 23, 2011 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

Do "God" and "Spirit" equate?

I've posed this question on my Red Electric site. I invite Quaker Quaker Friends to respond.

 

http://theredelectric.blogspot.com/2011/06/do-god-and-spirit-equate.html

Added by Rick Seifert on 6th mo. 20, 2011 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

An Ocean of Ink

Quakers made the front page of the New York Times last Friday.

Was the story about the Religious Society of Friends' on-going struggle for peace?



Was it about the effectiveness of the Quaker lobbying group, the Friends Committee on National Legislation?



Was it about the fact that there are far more…
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Added by Rick Seifert on 4th mo. 4, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Amazed by Grace



Grace...sound freed of meaning, stills and soothes.




“Amazing Grace. How sweet the sound!”







Grace...gentle, loving forgiveness.



“And Grace, my fears relieved.”







Grace...acceptance and… Continue

Added by Rick Seifert on 3rd mo. 3, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

The Christmas Zombie

The family gathered on Christmas Eve. Those in their 30s talked of

vampires and zombies — the latest craze. No one mentioned the birth in

Bethlehem.



The conversation turned to encounters with spiders, ants and snakes. No one mentioned Jesus of Nazareth.



I was quiet, numbed by the banter, the stories and the weight of my

years. With the Christmas tree glittering in the next room and the fire

crackling in the fireplace, I too did not think of the child in… Continue

Added by Rick Seifert on 12th mo. 25, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

The Silent Gateway

I've just posted some thoughts about the ways we "hear" in the silence. They can be found on my blog, The Red Electric. http://www.theredelectric.blogspot.com.
Rick

Added by Rick Seifert on 8th mo. 20, 2009 at 12:25pm — No Comments

We are that we are

I've posted on my blog a short piece that should be of interest to the Quaker Quaker community. It's about an exercise that a diverse group of friends did at a workshop conducted by Marge Abbot, of our Multnomah Monthly Meeting and Peggy Parsons of Freedom Friends. You can read it at theredelectric.blogspot.com.

My little essay begins with God's describing himself to Moses thus: "I am that I am."

Rick

Added by Rick Seifert on 6th mo. 15, 2009 at 3:01pm — 3 Comments

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