Another Spectrum

Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind

Why I am a Quaker: Reason #3

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Progressive revelation: What I believe to be true today may not necessarily be true in the future. Perhaps more importantly, it allows me to recognise, appreciate and understand that beliefs I held in the past were not so much “wrong” but they were tentative, based on the experiences and knowledge available to me at that time. As I gain new experiences, knowledge and insights, my perception of Truth, right and wrong, changes.

Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and discovered I am autistic at the age of sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

One thought on “Why I am a Quaker: Reason #3

  1. Absolutely. We were just asked “Why did you get vaccinated and why did your country have mandates” by friends in another country. I can see how my thoughts have changed just from the simple perspective that, at the time we were vaccinated, we believed vaccination might well prevent transmission therefore mandates were justified on the basis that vaccination prevented people infecting others. One leg of the stool got pulled out – with Omicron vaccination reduces the national healthcare burden but not transmission – so the arguments and degree of vehemence around decisions changes. Further, the level of evidence

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