You Might Be a Quaker…

I thought the last post was going to be the end of this round on Quakers but thanks to eriu49’s comments on my previous post I came across the following at I think I can say I agree with every item on this list.


You Might Be a Quaker if:

  • You think listening is at least as important as talking.
  • You think justice means more than just locking up criminals.
  • You are more interested in being like Christ than in being like Christians.
  • You want to read the Bible but you don’t want to be beaten with it.
  • You think the contents of a person’s heart is more important than the contents of their house.
  • You are more worried about the Hell that people live in here and now than any Hell they might occupy after death.
  • You think war makes more problems than it solves.
  • You don’t feel a ritual is necessary to be saved.
  • You think mandatory creeds and dogma fit like a strait-jacket.
  • You have found the best ministers are often found sitting in the pews.
  • You think investing leaders with great power is dangerous.
  • You think equality is not so much a goal to be sought, but a fact that is often ignored.
  • You think honesty is not just the best policy, but that it ought to be the only policy.

3 thoughts on “You Might Be a Quaker…

  1. Hello,
    My name is Peggy Senger PArsons, pastor of Freedom Friends Church in Salem Oregon and I wrote that list. Glad you liked it.

    1. Hi Peggy, yes I thoroughly enjoyed the list. It was one of the final reasons that I am a Quaker at least in my heart. Thanks for taking ownership.

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