Kirby Urner's Blog – 1st mo. 2016 Archive (2)

Being an "Out" Quaker

We know the meaning of "out" from LGBTQ discourse [1].  To be "out" about X is the opposite of being "in the closet" about it, i.e. secretive about X, whatever X is (sexual orientation or whatever).

In the dark past, "coming out" as a Quaker (Friend) could be costly, in terms of reputation, ability to hold on to property and so on, so many kept their convincement in the closet or revealed it only to close others, many of them likewise in the closet.

Nowadays, we suffer a…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 1st mo. 23, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

RSoF Sends Notifies King: We Opt Out of Outward Wars

Posted to my Facebook profile this morning:

http://www.peacebuttons.info/E-News/peacehistoryjanuary.htm…

Today in history (some years ago), the Religious Society of Friends declared itself to The Man, notifying said "King" of their opt out policy w/r to SOWs (stupid outward wars -- redundant).

"Inward wars" e.g. the Lamb's War [tm], which is a war of the…

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Added by Kirby Urner on 1st mo. 21, 2016 at 2:46pm — No Comments

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