Friday, July 21, 2006

Another Brooklyn Quaker

Click this link to see still another Brooklyn Quaker, who - like me - is a non-member of Brooklyn Meeting.

Also - if I understand correctly - he or she is not only a Quaker but also a monk.
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Blogger Dave Carl said...

Not a member? Have the appropriate committees been notified? Are there lingering taints of "wingism" in your meeting that might make this Friend fell unwelcome? Do cultural norms drive this Friend away? Consider whether any of the following attitudes prevail among Brooklyn Friends:

"its icky to eat worms"

"we do not perch on one another's shoulders during meeting for worship"

"we'd be glad to bring birdseed to our potlucks -- can you bring the lasagna?"

"no pecking -- peace testimony, you know."

A cheep shot or two there I'm sure, but I couldn't resist.

2:28 PM, July 21, 2006  
Blogger steve baldwin said...

Thanks for the link to BrooklynParrots.com!

I can't positively say that the Brooklyn Quakers of the avian variety have a consistent theology, but after watching these birds for more than a year, I can vouch for the fact that they're industrious, hard-working, and mainly pacifistic (I've seen quite a few arguments among them, but aside from a few ruffled feathers, nobody gets hurt).

2:32 PM, July 21, 2006  
Blogger Rich in Brooklyn said...

If these birds don't have a consistent theology they should fit in very well with the Religious Society of Friends.

- - Rich

3:36 PM, July 21, 2006  
Blogger Mark Wutka said...

Apparently they became Quakers because they wanted to try this "Seed that Reigns Over Death".

9:18 AM, July 24, 2006  
Anonymous verbalchameleon said...

But have you seen the t-shirts?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260000539107&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores

kate

12:23 AM, August 03, 2006  
Anonymous verbalchameleon said...

Let me try that again.

Quaker Parrot t-shirts

kate (@15thSt)

12:29 AM, August 03, 2006  

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