a reply to: crayzeed
The power of hidden knowledge was the motive and operandi of the Old World Order of the monarchies and authoritarian religious institutions. With the
advent of public education and accessible higher education such as college, university, trades, etc., this type of power has little qualification in
our modern era, because we are privy to all sorts of knowledge and information which unveils many of the Ancient Mysteries. Today, we are only as
ignorant as we choose.
Regarding Freemasonry specifically, the Fraternity gave so many fundamental milestones to science, education, and freedom. Freemasonry isn't a system
of power through ignorance. Many prominent figures of the Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, and Age of Revolution were Freemasons, and they
labored to uplift all of mankind, not to keep general and natural science/knowledge concealed.
Freemasonry has absolutely no outwardly projected agenda to control or suppress others. Instead, it seeks to uplift mankind one person at a time. The
individual effects the family, their social network, their school, the work environment, and the neighborhood. These go on to effect the town, city,
state, and nation. Nations go on to effect the rest of the collective world. Each of us are intimately connected through physical cause-and-effect, as
well as the actions and interactions stemming from six, seven, eight, nine, or even
twenty degrees of separation.
As each of us become more brotherly, loving, and compassionate toward one another, it actually helps to improve
the world a bit more.
The Bible often speaks of mysteries and secrets of Heaven and God that were only given to those of select character. There is nothing inherently evil
in confidence between people. We do not tell the world our bank account information,... we do not display the passwords to our home security systems
or email accounts,... nor do we tell the intimacies shared between ourselves and our spouses. There are many instances in our normal everyday lives
that we practice confidence, discretion, and secrecy without ever being wicked, evil, or controlling.
edit on 2/17/17 by Sahabi because: (no reason given)