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.


  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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