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It's oh so quiet....
by * (arkady)
at June 24th, 2008 (06:28 pm)

Hello, all; it's very quiet in here, isn't it?

I thought I'd join as I am Christian but my youngest sister converted to Islam some time ago. She and I have found that far from driving us apart, our respective faiths have brought us closer together due to the similarities between Christianity and Islam.

There seem to be quite a few members here despite the lack of posts, so tell me - what brought you here? :-)

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Posted by: Catticus Wench (margots_coat)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
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I was raised Christian but converted to Islam and wear the hijab. I do it for various reasons and I guess I joined to learn why others do it. Before I was Muslim I thought it was oppressive and it disturbed me, but I find that when I wear it of my own volition, it is quite liberating. I guess I wanted to share thoughts with others.

Posted by: tegdoh (tegdoh)
Posted at: June 25th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)

I'm a Quaker. I joined because I think dialogue, mutual respect, and support between Muslims and Christians is very important.

Posted by: Catticus Wench (margots_coat)
Posted at: June 25th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)

Interesting! My cousin's husband is Quaker. I love the Quaker ideology and when I was still Christian I really wanted to visit a Quaker church...unfortunately there were none around here. Were you born into it, or did you convert?

Posted by: tegdoh (tegdoh)
Posted at: June 25th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)

I am what's known as a "convinced" Quaker. We don't really convert. When you feel ready, you formally join a Meeting. Some people attend for years without joining, however, and are still considered Quakers.

We don't hold much to formalities, I guess. :-)
(I'm speaking on behalf of Unprogrammed Friends, btw. Programmed and Evangelical Friends are somewhat different in their traditions.)

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