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Dec’s topic will be conducted by Bro. Karen O’Neil on a study of Freemasonry: What was the initial intent of Freedom of Religion?
After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow.
Synopsis: As part of the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . “ This M.P.S. seeks to explore what prompted the founding fathers to include this pronouncement as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what was initially intended, and how, if at all, has the interpretation of this amendment evolved. Since many of the founding fathers were Freenasibs, how, if at all is the notion of the free exercise of religion consistent or inconsistent with Masonic principles and practices.
The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind.
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