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Tag: Quakers


HEALTH: War is on women, not religion

Columnist Michael Gerson, in a particularly hyperbolic screed, contends that by forcing Catholic institutions to purchase health insurance policies that include contraception, President Obama has declared war on religion (TNT, 1-31).

Except for the fact that the right wing in this country has done an excellent job of vilifying the Affordable Health Care Act, the fallacies in this argument are so patently obvious that they are hardly worth discussing.

The law requires that employees be covered by health insurance that includes contraceptive services. Nowhere does it require the use of those services.

Catholic institutions hire non-Catholics for many

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RELIGION: Group values each individual’s spirit

Re: “True believers keeping the faith and losing the religion” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 8-5.

I can appreciate what Anne Rice is saying in her refusal be anti-gay and anti-life. I would submit that there is a Christian-based (but not exclusively Christian) group, the Religious Society of Friends/Silent Worship, which allows the spirit of each individual to be valued and shared.

Quakers believe there is that of God in everyone. They seek religious truth in inner experience and place great reliance on conscience as the basis of morality. They integrate faith with their everyday life, with no preacher, no dogma

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