Masonic Ten Commandments

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  1. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

    According to Albert Pike in his opus Morals and Dogma, a Freemason follows his own ten commandments. Which he states are as follows

    I.God is the Eternal, Omnipotent, Immutable WISDOM and Supreme INTELLIGENCE and Exhaustless LOVE.
    Thou shalt adore, revere, and love Him!
    Thou shalt honor Him by practising the virtues!

    II.Thy religion shall be, to do good because it is a pleasure to thee, and not merely because it is a duty.
    That thou mayest become the friend of the wise man, thou shalt obey his precepts!
    Thy soul is immortal! Thou shalt do nothing to degrade it!

    III.Thou shalt unceasingly war against vice!
    Thou shalt not do unto others that which thou wouldst not wish them to do unto thee!
    Thou shalt be submissive to thy fortunes, and keep burning the light of wisdom!

    IV.Thou shalt honor thy parents!
    Thou shalt pay respect and homage to the aged!
    Thou shalt instruct the young!
    Thou shalt protect and defend infancy and innocence!

    V.Thou shalt cherish thy wife and thy children!
    Thou shalt love thy country, and obey its laws!

    VI.Thy friend shall be to thee a second self!
    Misfortune shall not estrange thee from him!
    Thou shalt do for his memory whatever thou wouldst do for him, if he were living!

    VII.Thou shalt avoid and flee from insincere friendships!
    Thou shalt in everything refrain from excess.
    Thou shalt fear to be the cause of a stain on thy memory!

    VIII.Thou shalt allow no passions to become thy master!
    Thou shalt make the passions of others profitable lessons to thyself!
    Thou shalt be indulgent to error!

    IX.Thou shalt hear much: Thou shalt speak little: Thou shalt act well!
    Thou shalt forget injuries!
    Thou shalt render good for evil!
    Thou shalt not misuse either thy strength or thy superiority!

    X.Thou shalt study to know men; that thereby thou mayest learn to know thyself!
    Thou shalt ever seek after virtue!
    Thou shalt be just!
    Thou shalt avoid idleness!

    What do you think? Do you follow these commandments in your daily life?
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  2. RyanC

    RyanC Registered User

    Sorry I'll stick with my Ten.

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  3. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

    Wow! Awesome repackaging of the top ten. Reminds me of how Jesus restated them positively with just two rather than two positive and eight negative. ( I wonder how many Brothers noticed!) Thanks.
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  4. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    I REALLY like these!

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