Syd Salsman's Blog (2)

The Light & The Library

There’s a guy on campus who stands around with signs that say things like “God hates sin!” and “Repent or perish” with accompanying ham-fisted Bible citations. Yesterday he was outside the university library droning at people.

To begin with, I disapprove of more or less every sentence that begins “God hates”, because I firmly believe that focusing on hatred is like, exactly not God’s thing. If God is love, it follows that hatred would be not really what God’s into. Furthermore, there…

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Added by Syd Salsman on 5th mo. 10, 2013 at 4:02pm — 3 Comments

Listening With Friends

As I was falling asleep yesterday night, I realized something. I'd been beating myself up about my current inability to sit quietly and listen/wait/worship for longer than about 20 minutes when I'm by myself. I was getting pretty low and feeling like a bad Quaker. (It did not help that I had had a headache all day, and was trying and failing to fall asleep quickly.)

Then I realized an underlying reason why going to Meeting for Worship has become so important to me. I realized…

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Added by Syd Salsman on 1st mo. 21, 2013 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

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