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Is That Penn’s Penis?
It’s hard to know how to handle this topic delicately, but so many people have remarked on this curiosity that it’s hard to avoid the subject. It concerns the massive statue of William Penn on top of Philadelphia’s City Hall. No other statue on a public building can match this 37-foot-high bronze for sheer size. And so the question leaps to the minds of anyone who looks at it as they drive down from Fairmount Park and the Art Gallery...did anyone realize how it would look from this angle?
In the interests of research, Weird Pennsylvania took a stroll beside City Hall to see where the statue appears to be aiming. The result raised more questions than answers. From an unscientific analysis of direction, distance, and angle, the intended target would appear to be the historic Masonic Temple and Methodist Episcopal buildings.
This Frame of Government, with some emendations and omissions, was adopted by an assembly representing the freemen of Pennsylvania in 1682. This First Frame was revised in the Second Frame in 1683 and by the Charter of Privileges of 1702 which became the fundamental law of the province. This fundamental law was based on the consent of the governed; that authority should be vested in the law, not man. This code in it's final form was mild and humane for the age. Prisons were converted into work houses and reformatories and prisoners were not forced to pay fees or provide their own support. All law-abiding persons who "acknowledged one Almighty and eternal God to be the Creator, Upholder, and Ruler of the World" were to be free to worship God in the manner of their choice.
The colonial charters, the immediate antecedents of the American state and federal constitutions, are therefore traceable to two major sources; charters of incorporation, such as the joint stock trading companies; and the doctrine of fundamental law and rights. These principles are fundamental in Masonry and Penn, since he was a Mason, may have drawn his ideas, as well as those of representation and religious toleration for those who believed in God, from this source but there is no proof that he did.
City Hall may just seem like a dingy monolith that's very gradually sprucing up--minus, that is, the pervasive smell of urine. Or it may just seem like just a huge annoying rock to drive around. But hear this: Philadelphia City Hall is the largest functioning municipal building in the country. On the 10-year-old free tour program, tourists, elementary school students and even some bored Philadelphians have enjoyed breathtaking views of the city. From the observation deck you may feel like you're about to be peed on by William Penn (maybe that's the origin of that smell?)
IT’S NOT HIS JUNK!!
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by FortAnthem
is there a statue of a hot lady anywhere in that direction?
I hope your thread gets more attention. It was very well put together.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
This is the thing that drives me nuts about ATS sometimes; I work hard to put together a thread like this and it gets little attention. Other times when I do drive-by threads, just posting a news story with a little commentary, and it gets 10 times more attention. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to put any work into my threads anymore.
Probably because it does not appeal to the least common denominator. You should have titled it "Freemason 'points' the way to Argatha entrance", or some such nonesense.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
We haven't heard from AM for two days now.
I hope his Mason buddies didn't hack him up for letting that secret sign out.