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Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Ray Warren, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I noticed someone made a thread on this in the Quaker DIR but since nobody really kept up with it and it would be better to make one here where there is more freedom to comment I thought I would make a new one and answer questions. So if you have any questions on the Religious Society of Friends I'm here.
     
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    Tumah Veteran Member

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    Why do I keep getting Quaker as the second option after my religion on religion surveys?
     
  3. Call me name

    Call me name I'm christian

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    Why you don't believe that Jesus is the only way to save? For because Holy Spirit is testify about Jesus and also He is the only the way and the truth?
     
  4. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Don't know.
     
  5. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Some Quakers believe accepting Jesus as your Savior is the only way to save some don't.Some aren't even Christian.My beliefs on whether or not Jesus is the only way to save are being reevaluated at this time so I cannot answer your question just yet until my beliefs have been defined which could take a long time.
     
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  6. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Here's a song about non-christian Quakers(and not all non-christian Quakers are like this guy..and yes it's stage thats not how Quaker meetings go):


    This video breaks down the song if the song confuses you..If you don't have the time just watch this one:
     
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    Remté Active Member

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    What is a quaker?
     
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    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Did you guys really come up with these?

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  9. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    A Quaker is someone who is part of of the Religious society of Friends. Quaker values are SPICES: simplicity, peace, intergerity, compassion, equality and stewardship. We believe that there is a little bit of that of God's spirit in everyone called the Inward Light,the Inner Light, Spirit or that of God in everyone. We have no set creed or doctrine and there are many different types of Quakers.Quakerism was started by George Fox and Margaret Fell a long time ago. It is also called the Religious Society of Friends. The basic beliefs of most Quakers is this: There is a little bit of that of God in everyone. They believe in SPICES: simplicity, peace, integrity compassion equality and stewardship. There are different branches of Quakers. You have for instance Programmed and Unprogrammed Friends.. Some Programmed Friends do practice silent worship and some don't. All Programmed friends have meetings that involved being lead by a pastor.Some other branches of Quakerism:
    *Liberal Friends-Unprogrammed Worship. Some are non-Christians. Empathizes the authority of the Inward Light.
    *Conservative Friends-Unprogrammed worship. Tries to conserve the way Quakerism was practice in the mid 19th century. Some practice plain speech or dress.
    *Pastoral Friends-Programmed worship. These guys empathize the importance of the scripture. They are involved in ministry.
    *Evangelical Friends- Programmed Worship.Strong importance on scripture. More likely to call their gatherings a church then a meeting. Also are Evangelical Christians.
    *Convergent Friends-A renewal movement growing across all types of friends.Info on it here: What Canst Thou Say?: Robinopedia: Convergent Friends
    Silent worship is where Friends gather in silent expectant waiting for leading from the Spirit. You are allowed to if lead by the Spirit to speak or to sing. Other then that you are silent and waiting for guidance.
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I was just waiting for someone to ask...No we had nothing to do with it.
     
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    Call me name I'm christian

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    I see Ray but let me tell what is on my mind.

    Devils are working now. He tries to hide the truth. Quakers does an unique believes but I cannot said it is a truth. If some of you said Christ is the one and only way then why the other said no? The both of them cannot be right together. One of them must be false and one of the shall be the truth.

    I'm jot judging your believes but as a truth seeker I need to tell you. The sound of the light could be the sound of darkness. We are all does the son of darkness. Not all of the sound does the sound of the light. Not all the warm of the light does warm of the light. Please as your friend I wanted you to becareful for choose the right one.
     
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    Windwalker Integralist
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    What very little I understand of the Quakers is that they began, and are still primarily about having direct experience of Christ, as opposed to relying on external teachings of others. Would you consider its members primarily mystics? Do you have transcendent spiritual experiences as part of your practice? Is that what all other members have and share with each other as being part of that community of faith?
     
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    Remté Active Member

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    Why are they called quakers?
     
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    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Discrimination against Quakers?
     
  15. Call me name

    Call me name I'm christian

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    Mannn it's a believes not that foood hahahaha lol
     
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    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Lol man I was gonna say the Quakers got me hooked as a kid man!
     
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    Call me name I'm christian

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    *Rotfl
     
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    Hm. What categorizes one as a Quaker specifically?
     
  19. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    This is true of Christian Quakers...Those who aren't Christian may not agree with this but you can replace christ with the Inner Light or with Spirit and it still be true.
    The problem with trying to answer this question is I don't know too many other Quakers having never been to a meetinghouse as much as i would like to go to one. But yes some are mystics.And I do feel that in my practice there are some transcendent spiritual practices regarding the Spirit. i can't speak for all other member and I don't know if they talk much about said experiences.
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Sorry to disappoint...However a Quaker invented the first chocolate candy bar if that is reassuring.
     
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