RantWoman has been contemplating a need to break out in hives recently about a couple formulations of spiritual life and Quakerism in the air around her.
--RantWoman can handle the reality that someone's spiritual path includes the phrase "spiritual but not religious." RantWoman can handle this reality but the phrase makes her break out in hives. RantWoman is trying to figure out what dialogues need to result from this reality.
--RantWoman is also allergic to all formulations of Quakerism that boil the community down to SPICE, whatever words one assigns to the acronym. RantWoman also notes ruefully that she is having to postpone any inclination to hyperventilate about this issue because of more pressing matters, but stay tuned.
In the meantime, a wonderful summary of Quaker worship from the Huffington Post.
Four things America can learn from one of the oldest faith communities in the country