Vows & Oaths
For thousands of years, in all walks of life, individuals have taken vows and oaths, before man and God, in religious orders, church membership, physicians, police officers, marriage, attorneys, and government officials.
A pledge of sacredness and oaths of honor have become the standard bearer of what honor is, for individuals to keep those oaths to build trust and loyalty.
In today's modern society, where honor is a virtue of the past, people take vows irresponsibly before man and God, even in marriage.
Commitment has lost its meaning and value, breaking the moral fabric of modern society.
Throughout the history of religious organizations B.C. and A.D., excommunication has been the standard action for members who took vows of commitment and broke those vows, then being excluded from certain rites or sacraments, communion, participatory events, including turning in of diplomas, badges, shields of service, and affiliatory paraphernalia to their former religious or other affiliations.
Reconciliation and forgiveness is always the highest way.
Embarrassment has become the unwritten natural consequence of members breaking vows and oaths to their former religious affiliations or governmental affiliations.
Below are two definitions of both vow and oath from online dictionaries.
An oath is a formal promise, especially a promise to be loyal to a religious order or country. — Collins Dictionary
A vow is a solemn promise by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition. — Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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