posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 11:28 AM
Sorry about the title, I just wanted to get your attention. There have been numerous threads started by people outright accusing masons of terrible
things. Usually the same old made up stuff we all see on a weekly basis here. On occasion, a poster comes up with something that is not inherently
evil or nefarious, but not exactly pro masonry. I have seen a few brethren fight with them and insight a bad tone for the thread. I have been guilty
of it myself if the subject struck the wrong nerve.
The masons (me included) seem to be a bit one track focused on dispelling any falsehoods while we may be missing some good information by fighting
about the wrong issues. It got so bad that we all had to get put into time out by the big mods. I would really like to see more of us focusing on
having good discussion about whatever subject is brought up.
I realize I am nobody, but I enjoy spending some free time here. I enjoy poking Parakeet to see what he will come up with next, and probably don’t
always do it in the nicest way. I will try to change that. If you look back in the last 3-4 months worth of threads in the SS forum, you will notice
there is not as many good discussions as there were say, one year ago. We need to change that.
The Masons who post on this forum are some of the most articulate writers I have had the pleasure to read. I just miss the old intelligent
discussion. So to take a quote from a famous crackhead, “Can’t we all just get along?” (Rodney King) When I am in the lodge and I hear the
words of a Masonic obligation, I listen. They remind me how I am supposed to act. How I am obligated to act. I hope I have not offended anyone here
as that was not at all my intention. We now return you to your regularly scheduled mayhem.