Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Renaming of a Monthly Meeting –  

Housatonic Meeting becomes….

Quakers: Where the lights are on but nobody's home!

Since there are so many small Meetings (groups of Friends) within New York, North New Jersey and Southwestern Connecticut, the weighty Friends of Silver Bay, or the Politburo, have arbitrarily decided that the satellite groups that supposedly give a mandate to the statewide body, are really simply paper satellites in the manner of the former USSR.  These faux Friends Meetings take dictation - top down.  And just never mind, if only a horse and a dog show up each First Day (Sunday).

Following the pretentiously vulgar axiom- A Simple Faith, a Radical Witness – as in radical socialist political action - Housatonic expresses succinctly how Monthly Meetings or the country local churches like Housatonic grow weaker and weaker - and the urban meetings with the urbane and hyper literate like in Brooklyn, New York, and the statewide – Yearly Meeting, at 15 Rutherford Place, New York, New York and Silver Bay, New York - grow stronger and stronger.

The new name of Housatonic Meeting:

A Horse and a Dog Meeting