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For other uses, see Light (disambiguation)

Even though my last post was a five minute quickie, it gen­er­ated a num­ber of com­ments. One ques­tion that came up was how aware indi­vid­ual Friends are about the spe­cific Quaker mean­ings of some of the com­mon Eng­lish words we use–“Light,” “Spirit,” etc.(“disambiguation”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Disambiguation in Wiki-speak). “Mar­shall Massey”:http://journal.earthwitness.org/the-quaker-magpie-journal/ expressed sad­ness that the terms were used uncom­pre­hend­ingly and I sug­gested that some Friends know­ingly con­fuse the generic and spe­cific mean­ings. Mar­shall replied that if this were so it might be a cul­tural dif­fer­ence based on geography.

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