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To Whom Do We Listen?

To Whom Do We Listen?    by Tom Smith        Quaker Life, March 1979, p.19



You have heard that it has been said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you that you resist not evil, but whosoever shall build up their nuclear weapons, take down all your defensive weapons. And if any man will sue you at the law to obtain open housing, offer your help in buying him a house in your neighborhood. And whosoever shall compel you to work eight hours a day, work for him… Continue

Added by Tom Smith on 2nd mo. 10, 2011 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

Myth of Midwestern Quakerism



I have uncovered some older writings that I will post on the blog "Seeker of Truth and Reality" occasionally as a "track record" of my own search.



This was written and read in 1969, at the age of 25, when I was Clerk of West Branch Quarterly Meeting in Indiana Yearly Meeting. IYM was reorganizing from Quarterly to Regional Meetings and this was the last Meeting of West Branch QM. Most of my current views are remarkably similar 40 years later. This… Continue

Added by Tom Smith on 5th mo. 15, 2010 at 6:16pm — 3 Comments

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