Forrest's post on Two Moralities is honest, straightforward, poetic, and creative in the extreme. The discipline he's undergone in conducting this blog has led to new revelations.
I led the group for a large space of time, and became inactive in favor of other interests (see My Posts). My experience was similar to Forrest's present circumstances, but with some difference.
With my wife, Ellie, we've taught (or led) Bible classes in many Friends' Meetings over many years, and my interest has somewhat waned. For a long time I believed
1. That the Bible is poetry--every word of it. Poetry is the highest form of truth.
2. The quality of the Bible changed through the centuries in accordance with the evolution of consciousness of the Bible people.
3. Consciousness reached a peak with the birth of Jesus, the Son of God.
4. The Bible is not all the Word. The Word comes forth from our mouths today like it did for Isaiah and Hosea. In effect Jesus is the Word, and to the degree we're led by Him we too speak the Word. (For me that realization somewhat relativized the Bible.
5. This blog has been a sacred endeavor. It began some ten years ago and has been followed faithfully by various people at various times. Sooner or later it will be laid down, like every other (sacred or profane) activity. We have every reason to be thankful and praise God for it.