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Quakers or Amish? They’re all the same, aren’t they?

Have you ever wondered  about: the Quakers? There seems to be so very few in this movement, more correctly called the Religious Society of Friends in Australia, so I wanted to know who they are and what they represented? Here is what I found: Quakers are not Amish, Amish aren't Quakers, Amish are usually Pennsylvania… Continue reading Quakers or Amish? They’re all the same, aren’t they?

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Personal faith versus Public Religion

Where is the boundary drawn? Do the public institutions of religion enhance or restrict the evolution and development of personal faith? If a person becomes 'enlightened', do they really need the guidance and advice of clergy who carry their own opinionated dogma and experience? Can the clergy really provide an impartial view? The hypocrisy of… Continue reading Personal faith versus Public Religion