Help a fellow spiderwebber?

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Infiltrator
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We are doing a Christianity religion project at school, and I am writing about the Quakers.
My teacher told me that an interview with a Quaker would be good; I said that I had seen someone who appeared to be a Quaker at "A forum im looking at", so would someone with Quaker background or beliefs have the time to help me?
I just have to make the questions...

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Posts: 662 | Registered: Friday, September 13 2002 07:00
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I don't know much but I know that they are like the armish, and that they are very traditional...

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
Triad Mage
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Ask Alec.

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Alec=Custer?

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Triad Mage
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Yes.

This was a waste of a post.

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The Arena - God Will Sort The Dead
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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
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Alec = Custer, here, and Alec = AlecKyras on AIM. That would be a much better place for an interview.

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Enh, run with that, I guess. I can give you what I believe, not necessarily what's believed by the entire Quaker faith. You'll find that the Quaker faith is actually very fast and loose with dogma; there's none of the traditional, 'Do this, don't do this, don't say this, say this nightly, take one confessional a month and see me on Judgement Day', or even anything very much like it. Which means that a lot of the most interesting bits are going to be historical, of which I have a small smattering. Ask any of the more historically-inclined Britons on the board for more information on early Quaker history, because they tend to know the most about the big struggles near the beginning.

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Law Bringer
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Quakerism is barely Christian. One could probably apply most of the tenets of Quakerism to a non-Christian religion without any trouble. I have been to several Quaker Meetings of various levels of formality and I have not felt at all awkward or out of place as a Jew.

—Alorael, who again thinks it would be good to talk to one of the board's resident Britons. From what he has heard, American Quakers are much more liberal than their counterparts across the Atlantic.
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Sorry to dig this up, but could you please check your private mesages Custer?

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Posts: 662 | Registered: Friday, September 13 2002 07:00
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Argh, stupid double posts!

DOUBLE POST COUNT INCREASED BY ONE, TOTAL COUNT IS: 2.

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The Quakers I've met are pretty liberal. Haven't met many of them, but during the build up to Iraq, CND was using the local meeting place to store banners and the like.

I haven't got that much knowledge about the early history, I'm afraid. I know that they got their name when one of their number was on trial for some religious offence, he told the judge he should "quake before the power of the Lord" - the real name is of course the Society of Friends. I also know that early opposition to their pacifism was quite virulent - just inside Colchester Castle's front gate, there are the remains of a small cell where a young Quaker starved to death during the Civil War rather than serve.

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