Philosophically, Don Juan is a man who, though gifted enough to be exceptionally capable of distinguishing between good and evil, follows his own instincts without regard to the common statute, or canon law; and therefore, whilst gaining the ardent sympathy of our rebellious instincts (which are flattered by the brilliancies with which Don Juan associates them) finds himself in mortal conflict with existing institutions, and defends himself by fraud and farce as unscrupulously as a…
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What would be called canon law in the Roman Catholic Church is called church order or practice and procedure in the Presbyterian Church.
"Now, from the standpoint of canon law," he said frowning, "there is no difficulty regarding your marriages.