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From The Monitor of the Lodge
GRAMMARTeaches the proper arrangement of words, according to the idiom or dialect of any particular people, and that excellency of pronunciation which enables us to speak or write a language with accuracy, agreeably to reason and correct usage.
RHETORICTeaches us to speak copiously and fluently on any subject, not merely with propriety alone, but with all the advantages of force and elegance, wisely contriving to captivate the hearer by strength of argument and beauty of expression, whether it be to entreat, exhort, admonish or applaud.
LOGICTeaches us to guide our reason discretionally in the general knowledge of things, and directs our inquiries after the truth. It consists of a regular train of argument, whence we infer, deduce, and conclude, according to certain premises laid down, admitted or granted; and in it are employed the faculties of conceiving, judging, reasoning, and disposing; all of which are naturally led on from one gradation to another, until the point in question is finally determined.
Sure, why wouldn't I be? Isn't it clear that some of the world's greatest leaders were known for their stirring speeches? Were they great speakers because they were good leaders? Or good leaders because they were great speakers?
Originally posted by Hot_Wings
So be proud of your eloquent speech...
Originally posted by JoshNorton
Take Charles Manson for example. Sure, easy to label the guy a killer, except he never actually killed anyone himself. He convinced others to do it for him. How? From all accounts he was uneducated, anti-social; a burden on the education and wellfare systems. Yet he was charismatic. An absolute toad of a man, but he was able to convince others that murder was a good idea. He had no hold over his followers, but was able to sway them with communication.
"If teenage gangs may experiment with what they believe to be 'occult rituals,' blame should be laid squarely at the feet of the media which glamorize occult violence to youth.
I specifically refer to the movie industry, with offerings of increasingly gory and violent 'splatter' films such as Nightmare on Elm Street (with its child molester hero Freddy), Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc.
Note that such films usually include several sequels also targeted at children, and Freddy now has his own weekly television series! And parents wonder where children are getting all their bizarre, occult ideas? Please turn on your television sets any evening or examine even the 'PG' horror movie offerings at your local video store -- much less the 'R' category."
Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus
Thank you for your kind words Brother and I also second the notion that the embrasure of the Liberal Arts and Sciences should be practiced by all mankind especially the Bretheren.
Main Entry: em·bra·sure
Etymology: French, from obsolete embraser to widen an opening
1 : an opening with sides flaring outward in a wall or parapet of a fortification usually for allowing the firing of cannon
2 : a recess of a door or window
Well, I watched a show
just the other night
and I must say something
was not right.
How come people on television's weird
in the head?
They won't show sex but they
show a lot of killing
I guess it would be better to
show blood spilling
than to let little Jr. see
two naked people in bed.