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Community
12/4/2000 8:39 PM
1 out of 10

Here's a chance to focus on the good stuff and tell others why you like your religion. What makes you happy about belonging to it? What fond memories or present-day experiences have enriched your life? Accentuate the positive and tell us "why I like being Quaker"!



Community
12/4/2000 9:22 PM
2 out of 10

And don't forget to visit the Friends (Quakers) discussion board!



charley63
12/5/2000 2:50 PM
3 out of 10

I have been attending a liberal, unprogrammed Friends meeting for about 3 years. I came to Quakerism after a childhood as a Pentecostal and early adulthood as a Mennonite. From Pentecostal I gained an appreciation of spontaneity and unprogrammed worship is intended as a vehicle for immediate revelation. From Mennonitism I gained a dedication to non-violence and service. Coming to Quakerism involved a shift from a bible-based belief system to an experience-based one. I now consider most doctrines as attempts at confining the divine within traditions. The divine I experience in unprogrammed worship is ever-changing and healing. Religious traditions are useful, but ultimately secondary to an open-hearted pursuit of compassion.

Charley Earp



Tantris
12/14/2000 9:03 PM
4 out of 10

Charley:

Thank you for a most inspiring and true post!


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