posted on Mar, 11 2006 @ 09:54 AM
Originally posted by eudaimonia
If the reason for secrecy is because of special knowledge that can better mankind and our planet then it should be shared with us all.
Not kept away for a selected few. If I need to join a club to learn the secrets of the universe you can be sure that I will never go through with it.
Man should come foward and have the courage and love to enlighten every living thing on this planet.
OK, eudo, let me ask you a serious question, and before going off half-cocked about it, at least consider the implications:
Let's suppose that some society, whether it be Masonry or something else, does
have such a secret. Let's also assume that this secret does
give insight into the nature of existence and the cosmic forces that are currently outside of the scope of profane science.
Do you really believe that such a secret should be handed on a silver platter to everybody indiscriminately? Would every single man be worthy of it?
Or would some only use it to destroy themselves and others? Did not the Most Wise Master warn not to cast pearls before swine? Would you give a loaded
gun to a child who has not been taught the proper way to use it?
Now, let's assume that a group of saints, sages, and philosophers have formed such a secret society for the purpose of communicating this secret only
to those who have proven themselves worthy and responsible enough to receive it. First, through initiation, one is indoctrinated in the essence of
philanthropy, good faith, and virtue, which is the basis of all good. The Adepts will observe the initiate over time, to see if he is capable of
living his life in a selfless and virtuous manner, as well as expanding his intellectual and instinctual prowess. He is tested to see how he responds
in certain situations, and always acts in accordance with virtue, charity, and good conscience.
Would the secret not be safe with him, but disastrous to the materialistic and greedy?
[edit on 11-3-2006 by Masonic Light]