... and call your House Thelema. I can't for the life of me recall who said and did this, but I was reminded of him the other day when I walked up S Giles. In the window of the Quakers' Meeting House was : "THOU SHALT" in gothic capitals followed by "decide for yourself" in modern cursive.
I am fairly horrified. Time was when the Quakers were thought of as a gentle folk, egalitarian and pacifist by inclination, who were regarded with affection even by those who disagreed with their distinctive dogmas. When their sect originally began, their simplistic biblicism led them to talk to each other in a comic dialect, that of the Authorised Version of the Bible viewed through eyes innocent of syntax (they used thee as both Nominative and Oblique). Now, apparently, they not only treat quasi-biblical English with contempt, but have descended into the extremest form of anomia.
Even the likes of Richard Dawkins are not amoral antinomians. As far as I can understand them, 'Humanists' adhere to to a rather flabby form of the "Utilitarianism" which we were taught to be able to write General Studies essays about when we were bright little Sixth Formers working for Oxford Scholarships. But it is something. The Quakers, however, apparently now believe that not only are codes such as the Decalogue to be viewed with contempt; but that anybody can do whatever he decides. Murder, apparently; genocide; pedophilia; snuff movies; suicide bombing; sex slavery; the grossest forms of economic exploitation - if you decide to do them, you'll have Brother Quaker patting you on the head with kindly approval. "At least you didn't just blindly follow some rules invented by someone else", he will gently murmur.
I think think it is high time that some enquiry is launched into what is clearly a sordid, dangerous, and dirty little cult. At least Islamic and other terrorists have some sort of notion that there is right and that there is wrong, however corrupted their moral perceptions may be. Quakers, so they assure us, don't ... except for the one maxim ignore rule-books and make your own decisions.