posted on May, 3 2006 @ 09:53 PM
Obviously you're entitled to your opinion, but I must disgree with your view that Masons "act as though they do so much for the world". In my
country at least, Freemasonry is the quiet achiever insofar as our charity work is concerned. Other groups (such as the Salvation Army and Oxfam)
advertise their causes and achievements heavily, whereas Freemasonry takes little credit for its work in the community. Obviously, the Shriners
(which Australia doesn't really have) are a bit more flamboyant in their charity work, but I fail to see the harm in having colourful parades and in
not taking yourself too seriously.
Also, I'm keen to know what the "fearful reality" is that you believe Freemasonry teaches. In my own personal experience, I've found the
teachings to be uplifting and encouraging, in direct contrast to the hellfire and brimstone lessons I received in my Anglican youth.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your views mate. I hope this thread sparks off some good discussion.