SO THERE ARE THESE GUYS NAMED THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
BECAUSE FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC im dumb ill stop uh
the society of friends are i think more commonly known as the Quakers
and they followed this guy named George Fox
His name is Fox now
SO HE GREW UP IN ENGLAND ABOUT THE TIME OLIVE WAS CHILLIN OUT
so fox didn’t like hypocrites
hypocrites like some of the puritans
BECAUSE A LOT OF THE PURITANS WERE CHRISTIANS ON THE OUTSIDE BUT NOT THE INSIDE WHICH IS LIKE THE ENTIRE POINT
nice job puritans yay
HE CALLED THESE GUYS “PROFESSORS” BECAUSE HE SAID THAT THEY WOULD DO ONE THING AND THEN THEY GET ALL “LOLNOPE”
so he started going around england trying to find some cool Christians
and people were like “calm down bro just get married or smoke or something”
and he was like “NO”
so he kinda totally turned over to God
And he started believing that God was talking to him???
SO HE KINDA HAD A CRAZY CONVERSION EXPIRENCE THING
AND EVEN THOUGH HE WASN’T EXACTLY TRAINED TO BE A PASTOR HE DIDN’T REALLY CARE
well thats pretty cool i guess
HE LIKED TO KEEP THINGS PRETTY SIMPLE
which i guess is pretty cool too
HE GOT HIMSELF A MEETING HOUSE THING AND THERE WEREN’T REALLY FORMAL SERVICES.
THESE GUYS WERE THE QUAKERS
A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKED HIM BECAUSE THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR WAS LIKE “BRAAAAAW” RIGHT NOW
thats a good reason to like someone
AND IN 1660 ABOUT 50,000 WERE QUAKERS. ER, FRIENDS. WHATEVER.
fox was pretty humble still
ok that’s actually pretty cool because obvious reasons
NOW NOT EVERYONE REALLY LIKED GEORGE
BECAUSE GEORGE DIDN’T LIKE THEM I GUESS?
whenever he ran into these people he was beaten and pushed down stairs
i warned you about the stairs bro i told you dog
ok i’m sorry nobody gets my jokes anyway sigh
A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE REALLY OFFENDED
BECAUSE HE DIDN’T LIKE TO TIP HIS HAT AT PEOPLE.
BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW????
BUT THEY WERE REALLY REALLY OFFENDED THEY WERE LIKE “DUDE LOVE ME” “NO IT’S AGAINST MY RELIGION” “LOOVE MEEE” “GO AWAY” “WITHOUT LOVE I WILL DIE” “GET OUT”
SO EVENTUALLY GUY ENDED UP IN PRISON????
BECAUSE HE DIDN’T TIP HIS HAT TO PEOPLE?????
THE QUAKERS WERE ALSO PERSECUTED
nice job everyone
BUT EVERYONE WAS KINDA SCARED THAT THE QUAKERS WERE GOING TO TRY TO OVERTHROW OLIVE
but they really weren’t going to because he was like politics what are politics thats dumb
OLIVE STARTED PERSECUTING THE QUAKERS BECAUSE HE WAS A GENIUS
HE FOUGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. YOU KNOW. FOR THE PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT JUST LIKE HIM.
and fox was like “uh excuse me what is this”
SO FOX DECIDED HE’D GO OVER TO MERICUH
and he did
AND ONE OF HIS BUDDIES WAS NAMED WILLIAM PENN
HAVE YOU HEARD OF HIM
YOU HAVE NOW. WE’LL TALK ABOUT HIM LATER.
so eventually fox went back to england
AND HE GOT THROWN INTO PRISON
AND SO DID HIS WIFE
oh he got married ok
SO HE WROTE SOME STUFF AND THEN HE WAS LET OUT YAY
so eventually the quakers were accepted with the Act of Toleration, which released most of them from prison and let them worship kinda sorta?????
THEY OPENED SOME SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS
AND IN 1691 THERE WERE ABOUT 100,000 QUAKERS
THEN I GUESS HE DIED
AND THE QUAKERS LIVED ON
AWKWARD ENDS. SHORT POSTS. THAT’S NICE.