Wow Access .. your thread pretty much blew up didn't it? Welcome to the SS Forum.
Should secrets be ... hidden? Yes and no. To be quite honest even though Masonry labels it's buildings, when and where we meet, all of our
functions, and even post pictures and details on our websites.. We still do not discuss detailed lodge meetings, nor do we (openly) discuss the
So in a sense, Masonry is in a no mans land when it comes to secrecy. It's no secret we exist, and our secrets are out there on the net and in
books, but we still consider it a taboo to talk about the subjects.
So we are open to the public. Yet we are closed to the public. While you can see a Masonic building, and we label them well, you cannot however see
what goes inside.
I find the concept mysterious and inviting.
So you have to take it from us Masons we don't do anything sinister. But you'll never know for fact because, well, it's taboo for us to tell you
So I can assure you our secrets are more along the lines of privacy. And I can tell you I swore an oath to never discuss the secrets of Freemasonry.
And I can tell you no true Mason would ever commit himself to something that is not pure. But it's a secret unless you join. But you can't. Cause
your a female.
By the way AD, just to add.. I believe it is important that Masonry retains it's secret-ness .. see .. in this world we are void of the unknown, the
unexplored and the unexplained. When we see something we are quick to label, to guess and dismiss, and we don't take the time to delve into things
we otherwise would have explained in a cliff notes type briefing. Masonry's "secretiveness" is essential to the members because we all need
something to call our own, to explore and to find out on our own without truly knowing what lies before. Something that I have found you can only
truly understand once you have "traveled" the same path as all the brethren in the room, leading you blind on a quest for light. Freemasonry is a
harboring of a bygone age, and a hidden jewel being rediscovered by our younger generation as a source for mystery and esoteric studies in an age
where Google tells us everything without having to experience it.
So secrecy is not always sinister, as you see, secrecy can be a saving grace from the modern world. We all need a little "secretiveness" in our