The Maccabee Society is an online gathering of men seeking a life of virtue, brotherly bonds, and the restoration of Western Civilization. The Maccabee Society is named after the general Judas Maccabeus (died 160 BC).
Meet the historical Judas Maccabeus by clicking here.
Maccabee Society Convictions:
- We are Trinitarian Christians (eg, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are not part of what we are doing).*
- All humans are bound by natural law.
- Men (particularly young men) thrive when challenged to pursue virtue as a means toward happiness and contentment.
- We hold a Thomistic understanding of Virtue Ethics. All humans are called to live lives of the seven virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, Faith, Hope, Charity.
- Men and women are different biologically, anatomically, and mentally. Testosterone causes masculinity in the body and mind.
- Matrimony is rooted in natural law.
- The traditional family (male husband, female wife, children) is the bedrock for the common civil good.
- Atheism, Socialism, Communism, and Feminism are contrary to the common good.
- Cultural collapse in the West has led to hedonism, resulting in gluttony (over-indulgence in food, alcohol, drugs), sexualism (over-indulgence in sex and pornography) and narcissism (over-indulgence in “me”). Young men need virtuous older men to mentor them and call them to something higher.
- Christianity and Western Civilization should be enshrined in our culture. Men should create clubs, fraternities, and societies to renew Western culture.
- We are pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment.
- Men need to take on acts of mortification, fasting, goals, and self-denial to find themselves. Luxury, greed, passivity, and self-indulgence lead to depression. Get up and do something great.
- We need more men like Judas Maccabeus.
If you are not a man fitting the description above, please do not comment on our site. Thank you for respecting our tradition.
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