Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Schweitzer on Quakers

"It fell to the church to call men to their senses away from the struggle of nationalistic passions, and to keep their minds focused on the highest ideals. However, the church was unable to achieve this; indeed it did not even make a serious effort to do so. Too often caught up in the demands of history and organization and too little moved by the Spirit, the church fell victim to the spirit of the times and confused dogmas of nationalism and realism with religion. One miniature communion alone, the Religious Society of Friends, has taken it upon itself to uphold the absolute validity of reverence for life as it is expressed in the religion of Jesus." -- Albert Schweitzer, Kultur und Ethic, 1923


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