Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of facilitating a discussion on religious diversity among Quakers at a meeting that I know to be both religiously diverse and peopled with long standing and immensely learned and wise Friends. As a non Christian, non theistic and relatively recent Quaker, I knew I would feel challenged. All one can do in this awe inspiring company is to present myself simply and honestly, to share my journey to Quakers along my atheist road and to some of the questions that help me explore and understand why such a died in the wool heretic as me, comes to feel at home in this odd bin of Christianity that is Quakers. After a wide ranging and wonderful discussion, some grumbling and throwing down of gauntlets, a previously hostile voice spoke up; ” OK I understand now, we are talking about a continuum here, where there are Friends in different places along the line but we are all Friends” I can accept that. So if I am asked to be open to the possibility that my belief can change, are you willing to consider the possibility that you might one day believe in god?” I answered, “yes”, and observed that “being open to possibility” seems to me the most important point that Friend was making. This seems the essence of Liberal Quakers for me. Last Sunday at that meeting, this spirit of possibility rose to the surface, above the anxieties, fear of threatened identities and sense of belonging, prevailed and fostered a great feeling of warmth and connection. This is where I find my meeting point with Quakers.