Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Chaos and Unity ( response to email cont. )

My friend who emailed me about chaos and unity, see the note in the email to a friend, sites Jean Luc Nancy in his description of chaos over unity... I've skimmed the article and wish to really sit with it... but right off the bat... Quaker unity is not about conformity to each other, it is rather unity in accepting our differences, and the problem arises when Friends so look at the conflict that divides them that they loose all sight and hope of Quaker unity, they deny the basic reason we are Friends. We are not Quakers to walk in lock step, we are Quakers to walk together in love. More on this when I can figure out how to print and read this friend's article


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