Separation of Church and State

Discussion in 'The Scottish Rite' started by John B Heaton, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Has it ever done so in the past?
     
  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    We just prohibit the discussion of "every topic of religious and political discussion " and make no distinction between politics and partisan politics in our ritual and rules. Do you ? I think you're talking about practice and precedent rather than a firm and specific "landmark" ?
     
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  4. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    The landmarks are claimed to be unwritten, though many jurisdictions have written lists. It's one of our usual conundrums and contradictions.

    As usual with a landmark the boundaries are nebulous and informal. It it politics or partisan politics, religion or sectarian religion? I can't offer an answer more specific than "yes, and each of us decides the boundary".
     
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  5. Scoops

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    In Emulation we are charged specifically with "abstaining from every topic of political or religious discussion" during our initiation.

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