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From: "Robert C. McArtor" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Marriage Customs - Part 2 - Some comments
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 00:30:37 -0500
As a non-Quaker, I find these discussions interesting, not flaming. As in
any religion, there are good and bad points. A lot of damage has been done
in the name of religion whether on the rack or in the ducking pond.
Shunning and summary judgments all played their part in convicting and
punishing innocent people. It goes on today all over the world. It seems
Quakers were human beings.
Aye, Bob McArtor
Jean Leeper wrote:
> The Quakers kept very good records and because they kept these excellent
> records that have been preserved; we have documents that we would have
> never seen from other churches. Please don't believe that the Quakers
> were the only ones who set standards that were to be meet for membership
> or to keep membership. They are just the ones that we hear of because
> of their excellent record keeping and preservation.
> Jerry Richmond wrote:
> > We need to take care not to judge our ancestors and how
> > they lived and acted by the community standards of today.
> > The standards back then WERE different than they are now.
> Jean Leeper
> Visit our register report web site at:
> Visit our every name index, web site at:
> Visit Marion County IA Genealogical Society's web site:
> Currently researching: WILMOTH/WILMETH, HIGGOTT, THORNELOE, HALL,
> REISINGER & MCILVAINE
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