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Quaker Stamp

I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends, aka Quakers, and I wasn't happy there was only one Quakerism stamp, so I made a second one.

My meeting does unprogrammed worship, which I've discovered is pretty rare, and in Toronto, in case anyone wonders which one it is.

For non-Quakers, [link] is a good place to start! We're not a terribly evangelical group, but I feel a lot of good would come from more people knowing about us!
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Rainbow-Smashed's avatar
I went to a Quaker school and have been working on adopting a few of the practices. Dunno if I'll fully go Quaker since I love my current church but I do agree with a lot of the teaches and practices.
yoyonah's avatar
I have been interested in Quakerism (if that is not how it is said I am sorry) for a while. My ma was raised as one, which is one reason I think she is so kind, tolerant, and just a great person.
turtledove23's avatar
Finally!!!! I know what you mean. I don't know how many times people have asked me about Quakeroats, or if Quakers were the people that ride around in Horse and Buggy and don't believe in electricity. I too am a member of the Religious Society of Friends, i'm part of a Pastoral church. I also believe that the world would be a better place if more people learned about Quakerism. Do you get the same questions up in Canada, that I do in North Carolina?
northernlightsmlp's avatar
Absolutely. I especially got confused looks in the time I had dyed my hair blue (long story). I got the impression they assumed Quakers were Amish, and I was lying about being one since I appeared so, well, not.
turtledove23's avatar
I believe since the Amish are getting so many shows to inform the general populace about their religious beliefs and way of life, that Quakers should get a little exposure too. I don't know much about the history of Quakers in Canada, but it's sad so many people in America know so little or anything about Quakers. Seeing how as Quakers in America were so influential to so many social issues; Emancipation, the Underground Railroad, establishing tolerance of other religions, the vote for women, countless anti-war movements, and a host of countless other social issues.
northernlightsmlp's avatar
well we are a modest people traditionally :) I do my best to educate others when I can
turtledove23's avatar
that is true, I do my best to educate people about my religion too. Sorry if I got a little ranty on that last part, sometimes it justs get to me, what with all the references to qaukeroats and being Amish.
northernlightsmlp's avatar
Oh don't worry I wouldn't have made this if I didn't feel the same!
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