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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 08:33:55 -1000


>What you say is all very well...but what I object to most vehemently is
>the use of the word "Order" - delusions of grandeur, pandering to
>people's snobishness, etc, etc.

Patrick Cracroft-Brennan

Precisely!
--

D. Spencer Hines --- "The final happiness of man consists in the
contemplation of truth....This is sought for its own sake, and is directed
to no other end beyond itself." Saint Thomas Aquinas, [1224/5-1274] "Summa
Contra Gentiles" [c.1258-1264]
Patrick Cracroft-Brennan wrote in message ...
>In article <>, CMW12635
><> writes
>>I wonder if anyone with any first-hand knowledge of the Order would refer
to it
>>as "silly?" I think not. It encourages a scholarly approach to genealogy
and
>>promotes research. It provides funds for educational purposes.
>>
>>Membership is based upon one's ability to trace a descent from the Holy
Roman
>>Emperor Charlemagne and prove that descent with documentation. This
>>documentation and the descent are verified on two levels.
>>
>>It seems very apparent that some are very quick to write off hereditary
>>societies as anachronistic and elitist. The people who make these
judgements
>>don't bother to investigate the societies nor do they bother to concern
>>themselves with the genuinely good things they accomplish.
>
>What you say is all very well...but what I object to most vehemently is
>the use of the word "Order" - delusions of grandeur, pandering to
>people's snobishness, etc, etc.
>
>
>>
>>Charles Ward
>>
>
>Patrick Cracroft-Brennan
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