Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Sacred Book of Law

As a practical matter of lodge work, it is typical to have the Holy Bible upon the altar, open to the proper page for the degree. It is explained to the candidate that the Bible is A Sacred Volume of Law, and that other sacred books are acceptable. On the altar at the Scottish Rite building in Washington are actual copies of at least 5 other sacred texts. I recently happily explained to a potential candidate that he is welcome to have the Bhagavad Gita upon the altar during his degrees as well as the Bible. It is, in my opinion, one of the great examples of the idea of a universal brotherhood of mankind.
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