Statement of beliefs
Members of the Church of the Sword come from many faiths. We do not believe that any one religion holds a monopoly on the truth, nor do we believe that the universe IS fully knowable. We do not require members to believe in a god or gods, nor is such belief a hindrance to membership. We believe in life-long learning, self-ownership, and independent thought. To this end we encourage the acquisition of skills that permit the individual to live in co-operation with other individuals.
Offering a place for education is a key part of the church. Self-sufficiency is a goal that we seek in conjunction with others. If this sounds contradictory, it’s just your imagination.
We believe in an active struggle against those who would deprive us of life and liberty. We believe in studying and applying the martial path in the judicial and legislative arenas, as well as in self defense.
Article X, New Hampshire Constitution
Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
The Church of the Sword defines marriage as a contract between people who are able to consent, in the presence of an unbiased witness. We reject any involvement of the State in marriage. We sanction marriage for a set term, which can be renewable or not, based on the wishes of the participants, in addition to the traditional forever.