Monday, March 14, 2005

Are Quakers Christians?

I've been following as Beppeblog has been considering leaving the Friends. In reading the posts, I was struck by the fact that Quaker is not necessarily synonymous with Christian. I didn't know if I read that right, but I had always assumed that the Friends were a Christian community. Am I right about that?

3 Comments:

Blogger Ambrose said...

It is up to the individual Quaker what they want to call themselves. This is from the Friends General Conference Website:
While invigorating, Quaker diversity is not usually easy. The differing opinions and beliefs of individual Friends are challenging to many Friends and to many Friends meetings. Although Friends have our roots in Christianity, some individual Friends do not call themselves Christians. Moreover, those Friends who are Christians may have differing definitions of Christianity. We have unitarian and trinitarian Friends, evangelical and nonevangelical Friends. Some Friends attend other religious services as well as meeting for worship.

http://www.fgcquaker.org/library/welcome/silentworship.html

2:11 AM  
Blogger Ono said...

Hmmmm, I C

Come to think of it, it does make sense, somewhat.

Thanks

2:45 PM  
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