So I found this quote on the michiganquakers.org...We differ from
“liberal” Friends in many ways: many liberal meetings have ceased to
be Christian, and have become at best ecumenical, permitting and
even embracing the beliefs and practices of other, non-Christian and
even pagan faiths... "and "ouch" was my first reaction.
I do agree with most of it, but the first description "many liberal
meetings have ceased to be Christian..."hurt me a bit. Can someone help
me? What liberal meetings are un-chrisitan. I consider myself a
liberal (convergent) Quaker and although I agree that there are a
variety of beliefs (and non-belief) in our meetings, I believe that
this is possible because we also believe that God/Love can live in the
hearts of every one.
I became a liberal Quaker because 1) it was geographically available.
2)I believe in the Continuing Revelation 3) as a heterosexual I support
the union and lives of the LBGT community.
So, I guess my question is, how does a liberal meeting get labled
"non-Christian?" does ministry and council make a statement or does the
meeting reveal itself to be so.
I hope I am not being niave...any comments would be helpful.