[saymaListserv] Re: Politics and War a topic for SAYMA?
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Mon Dec 15 13:37:46 JEST 2003
--- Janet Minshall <jhminshall at comcast.net> wrote:
> ...I think it is completely untrue
> that we don't usually bring politics into Friends
Since man is the political animal, of course it is
impossible to avoid bringing political issues into our
The study of Scripture alone references the politics
of the day, and resonsates with political issues
today. Social issues such as those mentioned are the
product of political decisions and political
maneuvering, and Friends have always shared their
feelings on such matters.
There is one politcal practice that I personally would
wish to see less of in our midst, and that is the
partisan vilification of those for whom one did not
vote, or the perjoration of those who voted
differently, wrapped in a pseudo-Friendly 'message'.
Attempting to tar an individual, or a group, as being
the mechanism for society's ills, would seem to miss
several points, not the least of them Biblical.
" There is no standing above the conflict on Olympian heights...The artist must elect to fight for Freedom
or for Slavery. I have made my choice. "
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