Open source Quakerism

An interesting blog and I wonder if, as they say these days, this idea has legs

Flags of convenience

I’ve been thinking about what, if any, kind of communal religious practice might be possible and credible and viable for me.

And at the moment I’m thinking some sort of “open source” Quakerism might be the answer.

Organised Quakerism, which I have tried, does not interest me. It has its own bureaucratic trappings and overall I find it all irritatingly worthy, middle class and do-goody.

My suspicion is that Quakerism gave up on God years ago and replaced him with ‘social  justice’. Yawn.

Quakerism don’t have the monopoly on silence in worship but the original idea of sitting together prayerfully in silence (and some Quaker meetings I’ve attended are sadly not so silent thanks to the troubled, garrulous, or attention seeking types who have latched onto them) is all too rare. While most Protestant denominations have split off into many flavours, there have been few attempts to do anything new…

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5 thoughts on “Open source Quakerism

      1. Yes, it is very different. I guess that it is the opposite of what we do when normally in company. This strangeness makes you more aware of what you are doing and helps focus your mind on your thoughts.

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