I mean no disrespect with this question, but am truly curious. I just bought some amazing homemade soap and strawberries for a young woman who is Quaker and didn't want to ask her and possibly offend her.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
I am by no means an expert on the subject, but the only Quaker family I have ever known had no restrictions against modern technology, art/music, or public school and higher education. To my knowledge, all of those things are frowned upon by the Amish church.
Answer by asmcbride at 4:43 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 4:57 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
My grandmother used to take me to A Quaker Church And My Aunt and Uncle are Quakers. They are very traditional in the roles of men and women. They do use all modern conveniences. They don't have services they have meetings. At the meeting they all sit. Someone will read from scriptures. They then kneel backwards at the pew and pray. No organization there people just say what they want to pray about out loud. Then People will say what they feel the Scripture was about. You would think it would be chaos, but it's not. They let the Holy Spirit guide them or Quake within them telling them to speak. They are quite peaceful also.
Answer by daps at 5:41 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Quakers are really pretty congregational--there are four "branches"...more religiously liberal Quakers actually include non-Christians, but Quakers as a whole believe in the concepts of the Inner Light and the Peace Testimony (though how they express it may vary) and their worship is generally charachterized by being unprogrammed.
Answer by thalassa at 6:40 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
In contrast to the Amish, Quakers are fine with modern tech, and most that I've met (we are considering sending the kids to a Friend's School) are Liberal Quakers, and are really quite similar to UU in terms of concerns with social justice, equal rights, and environmental issues.
The Amish on the other hand, are "descended" religiously from the Anabaptist movement, which arose in the 1500's (Quakers in the 1600's). They are pretty conservative, patriarchal, and believe in maintaining as separate of an existence from outside society as possible...their actions are dictated by a list of rules called the Ordnung, which maintians that separatness by encouraging the different dress, etc. Their use of technology varies depending on what type of Amish they are (like the Quakers there are 4 groups).
Answer by thalassa at 6:54 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by thalassa at 6:56 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by tinamarie1972 at 7:10 PM on Jun. 16, 2011
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:30 AM on Jun. 17, 2011