Benjamin Franklin discusses Freemasonry's legacy in America.
A Time For Men - Maryland Freemasons
What Is Freemasonry?
A Timely Chat With America
So you're telling me that you guys lost all that information..
to this end i've been working on a painting called 'the mousons'
...with little garden variety critters all convening in a broken old rusty kettle nestled in an overgrown back yard, with old string and bits & pieces of various junk they've collected from a bygone culture that is not their own, and have not the faintest idea of what any of it might be about..
The Square, providing direction, helps us to square our actions by the square of virtue (there are several types), because virtue is the stone used to build the man and his temple. Virtue is the cement that binds our relationships and it is by our virtue that we are measured.
The Compasses are the tools of our conscience. We learn by the Compasses to circumscribe our desires and keep our passions (again there are several types) within due bounds, with all mankind. The Compasses create a circle, the precise circumference required to keep tradition and revelation, principle and creativity in balance.
...rebuild an entire community...
I know very little about the Free Masons except I feel pretty certain that you don't need masonry skills to get in. I don' t think stone working, brick laying and such is any kind of requirement. What you what is an engineer I think.
What you what is an engineer I think.
originally posted by: borracho
I would mention the lawyers, but in a SHTF situation, I don't know what services they could provide that would be of any practical use.