26-05-2011, 07:12pm #1
Maybe a bit of a longshot, but any experience of Quakers (not the oats). Feel free to pm if you'd rather.
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
26-05-2011, 09:05pm #2
I have two friends who regularly go to Quaker meetings. One of whom gave me a leaflet about being a Quaker (I asked, she wasn't prosetylising). However, I couldn't really get into what it had to say. There is a fair bit about Quakers online, you can certainly order the leaflet my friend gave to me.
Other than, my Quaker friends are two of the gentlest, most conscientious, considerate, kind people I've ever met, I don't really have much knowledge.
26-05-2011, 09:07pm #3
There is a quaker meeting place in the fields behind ur huse in the most beautiful location.
It gets a lot f visitors
26-05-2011, 10:02pm #4
I went to a Quaker school for 2 years in the 90's and the quaker meetings were very non-religious. It was more about compassion and respecting one another - if there was a quaker school up here, I would send my girls in a heartbeat.
26-05-2011, 10:29pm #5
- In a pair of size 12 trousers!
26-05-2011, 10:31pm #6
We are 'attenders' and regulary attend our local meeting. I have been a Quaker since my early teens but didn't go to meeting between late teens and last year. Now my husband and kids come to meeting with me. the kids love being part of our meeting.
Really happy to answer any questions/ pm's whatever is usefull
26-05-2011, 10:40pm #7
...are quite nice but not as good as Wotsits.
ETA sorry couldn't help my wee joke. My brother went to the meetings for about 2 years before giving up. He's 18 now. DH thought it was a cult and was going to accompany him. Except the meets were at 10am on a Sunday. My brother said a lot of the time they just sat in silent contemplation. My brother is very level headed and just went through a quaker phase, I could ask him more if you wish, he's quite open about it.
Last edited by bluekat; 26-05-2011 at 10:44pm.
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26-05-2011, 10:43pm #8
26-05-2011, 11:12pm #9
- In my mad scientist laboratory, getting children to do difficult things
I have a lot of time for them, we have some joint events with the Quakers locally and they are very serious about the kinds of things I think are important.
26-05-2011, 11:54pm #10