Here at "Spirit and Truth" hospital we treat, in silence, everything from chronic racism to acute homophobia. We know, from experience, that just as depression is anger turned inward so also despair is oppression internalized.

In here, dysfunction has become the norm; and every condition, from self-identifying to self-destruction, is alternately embraced and rebelled against. Cases of feminist-fever, white-makes-right syndrome, stinking thinking, and gender-role resentment walk in the door as often as it is opened.

Efforts to correct these maladies have mostly been in vain - due either to the investment made in them or the lure of victimization. Therapies have actually increased the onset and intensity of episodes of disaffection and alienation. Even comic relief, as Jon Stewart's recent spoof of the black man vis-a-vis  police brutality, leads us to consider whether Space is the only, if final, frontier for healthy re-adjustment to racial discrimination on earth.

Likewise, vegan diet, business/bank boycott, and ice bucket baths are soon added oppression, as pressure, to self-affirmative behavior. But nothing helps and no one really cares that the effects of these internalized dominations/demons are blatantly evident and reported daily.

That is why the original Quaker establishment promoted liberation lobotomies in Christ(Galatians 3:28)!     

Views: 134

Comment by Forrest Curo on 9th mo. 22, 2014 at 11:05am

I think what the initial Quaker movement recommended was more like: Let Christ show it to you; then you'll see what if anything you're called to do about it. Leaving out that initial step just leads to brain surgery in the dark.


You need to be a member of QuakerQuaker to add comments!

Join QuakerQuaker

Support Us

Did you know that QuakerQuaker is 100% reader supported? If you think this kind of outreach and conversation is important, please support it with a monthly subscription or one-time gift.

You can also make a one-time donation.

Latest Activity

Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Online Version of William Rogers 1680 text "The Christian Quaker..."'
"[Note: This document is the first attempt to show part of the vision behind the Christonomy…"
4th day (Wed)
Laura Scattergood posted a blog post
4th day (Wed)
Laura Scattergood updated their profile
6th month 9
Laura Scattergood posted a video
6th month 9
Jonathan Smith liked Kirby Urner's discussion Quakerism and Religious Freedom
6th month 1
Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Online Version of William Rogers 1680 text "The Christian Quaker..."'
"I have keyboarded published nine more early Quaker related documents to the Christonomy project.…"
5th month 29
Dani updated their profile
5th month 29
Alan Taplow updated their profile
5th month 26

© 2019   Created by QuakerQuaker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service