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by teacherken
Comment Count 53 comments on Sat Mar 11, 2006 at 05:02 AM PST with 112 Recommends
A recent article in The New York Times about Quaker schools has ginned up no small controversy within the ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 103 comments on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 06:57 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
It is the practice of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to make statements in the form of Minutes, statements agreed to by the assembled group, written, and distributed as an indication of ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 12:28 AM PST with 40 Recommends
by teacherken
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 25, 2006 at 03:08 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
On Tuesday afternoon, while returning from an errand, I stopped briefly at Union Station here in DC to get some lunch. Union Station has long been a busy depot by which rail and bus traffic arrives ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 11:44 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
The human mind is like a computer (an analog computer which is why it isn't all that accurate, but the recent scientific research actually bears this out). Language, Religion, and Culture form our ...
by Puck Goodfellow
Comment Count 169 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 05:14 AM PST with 31 Recommends
"If you wanna know something and he won't tell you, cut off one of [the manager’s] fingers. The little one. Then tell him his thumb's next. After that he'll tell you if he wears ladies' underwear."-
by cabaretic
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu May 22, 2014 at 02:51 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
by teacherken
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Mar 15, 2006 at 03:08 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Most of the time when I hear or read about something offensive a Christian group has done, I almost never have to worry that Quakers have somehow been to blame. That is until now. Right on the heels ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 06:38 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Yesterday was Memorial Day. Pacifist religious groups like my own are more inclined to celebrate the acts of those who sought to circumvent war and warlike behavior, instead of their bravery in ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue May 27, 2014 at 07:56 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
This past holiday weekend I visited two Civil War battlefields: Antietam and Gettysburg. While part of my motivation to go was purely the tourist's curiosity, I also went to remind myself of the ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 05:45 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
This morning, as an observer rather than a participant, I witnessed the annual Race for the Cure event here in DC. It is, for those who may be unaware, a charity run/walk that has served as an ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 09:29 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. John 15:15, NLT. For white ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 05:26 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Throughout the whole of my life, I have felt outside the norm. The Methodism of my boyhood preached that, as a devout Christian, I should expect to be frequently misunderstood, feared, and at times ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 06:42 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Before I write another word, I need to qualify my remarks. What follows is not an attempt to retaliate or to prove my superiority. I'll use my exact words from a listserve post that appears to have ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 09:08 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
by teacherken
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Mar 13, 2006 at 03:16 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Sex offenders are the foremost pariahs of our current day. In opinion polls, even intravenous drug users place higher. A recent series of high profile cases involving child sexual abuse have ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 106 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 07:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Perhaps the grandest relative I ever had was neither a Luce nor a Dudley. He joined our family as my regal aunt Elizabeth’s second husband. I would sit by him, mesmerized, at the South Shore ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 10:09 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Every calendar year, my Meeting conducts a Spiritual State of the Meeting survey. With time, the data collected from those who voluntarily submit their opinions will be transformed into a report. It ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 06:59 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Personal pride does not end with noble blood. It leads people to a fond value of their persons, especially if they have any pretence to shape or beauty. Some are so taken with themselves it would ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 11:41 AM PDT with 9 Recommends