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Re: First Object

Oct 25, 1996 08:47 AM
by Dr. A.M.Bain

In message <>, "Ann E. Bermingham"
<> writes
>>      Fellowship implies friendship; Brotherhood implies that we came out of
>> the same womb, that we are all responsible for each other, that we are
>> all responsible TO each other.
>>      Bart Lidofsky
>Brotherhood is the state or relationship of being brothers - two or more
>males.  A brother can be two males with the same parents or members of a
>monastic order.  In the dictionary,
>brotherhood is also defined as fellowship.(!)  and an association of men,
>such as a fraternity or union, united for common purposes.  Seems to me
>that even the dictionary officially
>associates the word "brother" and "brotherhood" with something that is
>exclusively male.
>Seems like the times demand a better word.
>-Ann E. Bermingham


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