Since when? Since about 1800 I think. Or maybe 1960.
But clearly George Fox had no trouble preaching with the express intention of reaching the unconverted: to bring them out of their light and chaffy minds and lead them to the feet of the true inward Teacher and leave them there.
I’d like to propose another; perhaps more modest, perhaps more ambitious, goal: that in five years, no one in America would say, “Quakers? I thought they were all dead!” But then we’d have to deal with #4.
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