posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 11:07 PM
Originally posted by vcwxvwligen
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by lee anoma
I can see where this thread would be confusing. I will try to explain it to you from what I understand. The OP thought that by showing the pictures
of this lodge (which was posted on their web site) he was showing that Masons treated Prince Hall masons poorly. When in reality each lodge is
responsible for their own respective building. Much like the lions club, Ruitans, Woodmen of the World, or any other organization that collectively
owns property. I suspect the OP is of African dissent, and caries a chip on his/her shoulders, and also has a warped idea of masons in general.
If I am wrong on any of my assumptions, please feel free to set me straight.
If a lodge from any town needed help with a project, they would need only ask a fellow lodge and there should be ample help available. That is kind
of the idea of masonry. There are lodges in the south and other areas, where the old mindset of racism still exists in some members. (masons are
people, and not all of them are super smart) But this racist mindset is in direct conflict of the basic principals of masonry. Where men are to be
judged by their internal qualities and not the external. IE hypocrites.
So in conclusion, The masons in the lodge presented by the OP are proud masons and have every right to be proud of what and who they are. Racism is
stupid/racist people are stupid, and masons are good people trying to be better people as a whole.
So there is something wrong with being "of African dissent [sic]." I see now that our true colors are starting to show.
Instead of waiting on people to beg, it would be better for Freemasons to seek out those who could use some help. That would be a more genuine gesture
of "relief" and "charity" ... or maybe they think of themselves as god-like entities who answer people's prayers?
What are you talking about? I dont pick anything up as racist from his post at all if thats what you are implying. I've noticed from your posts on
here you really dont understand freemasons and refuse to listen to anything. So what is the point of even posting?
As far as racism in masonry, it goes both ways. There are certain prince hall lodges (not mine) that refuse recognition because they consider it
submitting to the "white man" or something. I don't consider these people real masons. And once again, my lodge isnt one of those lodges.
And prince hall masons arent treated bad or anything as far as I know. We are proud to be prince hall masons. I've recently met brothers who arent
prince hall, they visited our lodge, they were all great guys and treated us with the utmost respect. We are visiting their lodge next month.
[edit on by jeasahtheseer]