Constitution of the Hopedale Community
                                                                           Article II, Sec. 2
                                                                 (Community Declaration)

      No person shall be a member of any Community who does not deliberately and cordially
    assent to the annexed.

       I believe in the religion of Jesus Christ, as he taught and exemplified it according to the
    Scriptures of the New Testament.  I acknowledge myself a bounden subject of all its moral
    obligations.  Especially do I hold myself bound by its holy requirements, never, under any pretext
    whatsoever, to kill, assault, beat, torture, enslave, rob, oppress, persecute, defraud, corrupt,
    slander, revile, injure, envy, or hate any human being, even my worst enemy; never in any manner
    to violate the dictates of pure chastity; never to take or administer an oath; never to manufacture,
    buy, sell, deal out, or use any intoxicating liquor as a beverage; never to serve in the army, navy,
    or militia or any nation, state or chieftain; never to bring an action at law, hold office, vote, join a
    legal posse, petition a legislature, or ask governmental interposition, in any case involving a final
    authorized resort to physical violence; never to indulge self-will, bigotry, love of pre-eminence,
    covetousness, deceit, profanity, idleness, or an unruly tongue; never to participate in lotteries,
    games of chance, betting, or pernicious amusements; never to resent reproof nor justify myself
    in a known wrong; never to aid, abet, or approve others in anything sinful; - but through divine
    assistance, always to recommend and promote, with my entire influence, the holiness and
    happiness of all mankind.
     
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