Proceedings of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging, for the Year Ending Volume 85-91

Proceedings of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging, for the Year Ending Volume 85-91

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...be mm and ignore law necessary to man/load. As well might it be insisted that a thief can be of value as a citizen, as to suppose that a libertine, drunkard, or a foulmouthed profligate can be of importance to an organization that professes to occupy a place in the moral forces of the world. "Please understand that assent is not asked to collateral questions that come of theological dogma, neither is this written with the idea that manhood cannot be accomplished except in communion with ecclesiasticism; but we do express the belief that manhood, in its broadest sense, is the grand ideal of our fraternity, and that it cannot be reached by masons, . except in compliance with thefozmdatian truths of the institution. It would be quite as reasonable to suppose that the body can be perpetuated in symmetry, beauty and strength in the use of poisons that destroy the tissues, as to expect that intellect, reason, truthfulness and purity of character will be the result of a life in practical association with elements of known hostility to moral law. "Truths are dogmatic, eternal. They cannot be made subservient to whim or caprice. 'Two and two make four.' Men come into the world; the body dies, moulders and passes into. dust. These are not propositions that will admit of contradiction; neither would a sane man listen with patience to a disquisition denying facts coexistent with our race. It is just as undeniable that manhood must come of obedience to the fundamental principles of our civilization. This is the cornerstone of masonry. Without it the institution would sink into oblivion. No association with any pretensions to the consideration of good men, can withstand the shock of treachery to human welfare. Treat the subject as...show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814754
  • 9781236814753