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The rule, government and authority of immanent Presence fractures the rule, government, and authority of algorithmically established engagement..

The rule, government and authority of immanent Presence fractures the rule, government, and authority of algorithmically established engagement.



In a recent post on Twitter Julian Assange wrote of the process of algorithmically preying on the people’s existing biases to increases engagement.



An algorithm is defined broadly as a step by step procedure or function for solving a problem or accomplishing an some end within a finite number…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 21, 2018 at 1:21pm — No Comments

In pursuit of peace through conflict ... there is another way.

A recent post on quakerquaker (http://www.quakerquaker.org/profiles/blogs/sa-ed-atshan-on-the-quaker-practice-of-embracing-conflict?xg_source=activity) shares a summary of an interview published in Friends Journal. In that interview these words are published.



In peace and conflict studies, we teach our students to…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 12, 2018 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Peace is the prerogative of Immanent Presence working in the conscience.

Through the inshining witness of immanent Presence (God) upon the conscience it is discovered that the very act of engaging in and identifying with the outward political contrivance of peace, in itself, creates and nurtures the occasion for war. In the Power, peace is an experience that is come and that is coming in the conscience and consciousness. Immanent Presence itself in itself, living in the conscience, and the activity of living in the power in all things and circumstances in daily…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 7, 2018 at 1:09pm — 5 Comments

HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce the formation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The announcement will take place at an event at HHS headquarters from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It will be livestreamed here. Speakers will include Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Representative Vicky Hartzler, Senator James Lankford, OCR Director Roger Severino, and…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 19, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Pete Moss and Random Hazard meet the missionary.

It was very hot and humid with no breeze. Pete Moss and Random Hazard were in a very small hut which a local villager had transformed into a bar like establishment. Pete and Random were excited over the day’s events. Early in the morning they had climbed into a giant Bullet Tree, near the Central American village, that grew along a lagoon.



They were interested in the mini eco-systems anchored by the epiphytes that grew on the huge branches of the Bullet Tree. Specifically,…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 12, 2018 at 4:42am — No Comments

The Life itself in itself guides relationships and interactions

About ten years ago it was discovered to me through the immanent impulse of eternal Presence in my conscious and conscience that the very act of setting aside specific times and places in pursuit of spiritual nurture was a hinderance or impairment relative to spiritual being and sustenance. Even was discovered to me even 25 years ago and is discovered to me even today. There is a relationship, interaction, and unity with immanent Presence that is consummated in the laying down of all…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 10, 2018 at 9:50am — 8 Comments

The Angel Of Presence

Monday, January 8, 2018



The Angel of Presence



The circumstance of life has found me in Central America and the Caribbean for a couple weeks. The coming out of a life guided and informed by outward perceptions, sensations, thoughts, feelings, and desires and into a life guided by the immanent Presence has discovered to me a ministry wherein the very act of holding in immanent divine Presence itself in itself while interacting with others is, in itself, ministration…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 8, 2018 at 6:13am — No Comments

The Ancient Simplicity, as it was once Witnessed unto by Geroge Fox.

Research Notes, George Fox, John Perrot, Ancient Simplicity



The Ancient Simplicity, as it was once Witnessed unto By George Fox.



While researching texts published on Early English Books Online, I came across this small piece of text wherein a person shares a letter written by George Fox which is used to suggest that George Fox, in his response to, and attacks against, John Perrot had come out of the Ancient Simplicity of minding the…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 24, 2017 at 3:09am — No Comments

Thankful for the Spirit’s leading out of political and relgious forms.

Thankful for the Spirit’s leading out of political and religious forms.

My heart is full of thankfulness for the appearance of the inshining Spirit upon my consciousness and conscience. Through this inward manifestation, it is discovered to me that I am come out of a conscience being guided and informed by outward political and religious ideologies, contrivances, and institutions. Through the hand and image of immanent Presence, it is discovered to me that I am come…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

George Fox and Liberty of Conscience

Research Notes, George Fox, Conscience

Many of the most eminent have had potent Impulses, to give forth solid, and sound Arguments for Liberty of Conscience, and have pleaded strongly for the same, yet George Fox was heard to say in a selected great Assembly thus, “Though many Friends have writ for Liberty of Conscience, I never lik’d the word, it is not a good word. No Liberty to the Presbyterians, no Liberty to the Papists, no Liberty to the…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 14, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Those Early Quakers who Scrupled against The Government of Quakers Excercised by George Fox

Research Notes, Spirit of the Hat, William Penn, George Fox, Religious Politic, Sufficiency, Inshining Light, John Perrot, James Naylor, Leo Damrosch



Those Early Quakers who Scrupled against The Government of Quakers Exercised by George Fox



In 1673 a tract was published anonymously and entitled “The Spirit of the Hat or the Government of the Quakers Among Themselves, As it hath been Exercised of late years by George Fox, and other Leading Men, in…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 10, 2017 at 12:47pm — 16 Comments

A response to Samuel Barnett-Cormack and the process of being guided by outward ideological constructs.

A response to this piece published here: https://quakeropenings.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/religious-privilege-and-british-quakers.html



Hello Sam,



Thank you for this piece. Reading it has…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 2, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

James Naylor and the kingdom of God in the conscience.

Research Notes, James Naylor, Conscience, Kingdom of God



In 1660 James Nayler co-authored a pamphlet with, Richard Hubberthorn, entitled An Account From the Children of light, (to them that askes) in several particulars, why we have been kept from joyning to, or worshipping in, those formes at Law,…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 1, 2017 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

James Nayler and set and established places of worship.

Research Notes, James Naylor, Outward Forms, Church Buildings, Meeting Houses, Inshining Light, Sufficiency



In 1655 James Nayler published a pamphlet entitled To Thee Oliver Cromwell, into whose hands God hath committed the sword of justice …



That there be no forcing any to…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 29, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”

Research Notes, George Fox, Enthusiasm, Outward Rule, Sufficiency of Light, Scripture not Sufficient, aversion of outward ecclesiastical forms.



In 1776, Daniel Neal published “The History of the Puritans or Protestant Non-Conformists.” In the fourth volume of his history on pages 32-36, he writes these two paragraphs about the Quakers:

“It can’t be expected that such an unsettled People should have an uniform System of rational Principles. Their first and…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 18, 2017 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

The Pope and the Primacy of the Conscience

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-reaffirms-conscience-heresy-debate-divides-church-160315741.html



VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday reaffirmed the “primacy” of using one’s…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Nathaniel Smith and his testimony of the uniqueness of Quakers

Research Note, Inshining Light sufficiency, Outward Forms, excommunication, I AM



In The Quakers Spiritual Court Proclaimed published in 1669, Nathaniel Smith writes:



... all Sects, Formes, or other Dispensations, it thou please to call them so (or by what Name soever) after they have raised to themselves a considerable number of People, then they go about to set up themselves, and make to themselves Laws, whereby they may Govern, and bear Rule…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Nathaniel Smith, a Quaker natural historian and physician, in 1664, meets with George Fox. Wherein George Fox argues the earth is flat because it was revealed to him by God.

In 1669 Nathanial Smith wrote a tract entitled “The Quakers Spiritual Court” wherein he documents the Quaker use of outward ecclesiastical forms and leaders to rule over the conscience of others in the gathering. Smith became a Quaker at 19 years of age and remained so for about fourteen years. It seems he was among those of the first Quakers. Smith calls himself a “Physick.” Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary (1792) defines Physick as “originally signifying natural philosophy, has been transferred…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 18, 2017 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

To all that would know the way to the Kingdom, whether they be in Forms, Without Forms, or Got above all Forms.

In 1655 a tract was publish entitled “To all that would know the way to the Kingdom, whether they be in forms, Without Forms, or Got above all Forms ...” Authorship was “Given forth by those whom the world in scorn calls Quakers.” This usually means there were multiple people who contributed to the writing of the tract. In 1706 a compilation of some of George Fox’s writings was published under the title “Gospel-Truth Demonstrated, in a Collections Of Doctrinal Books, Given forth by that…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 2, 2017 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

The mysterious inevitability that creates systematic hostility in human relations.

I’m going to start with some theological basics. Because what we’re seeing happen is a manifestation of Satan’s power. When I say that word, I’m talking about the mysterious something or somebody in the universe that creates enmity between people. So when I attribute agency to Satan, I’m not saying there’s a little red man with a pitchfork running around, but simply that some mysterious inevitability creates systemic hostility in human relations. For…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 20, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

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