posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 10:38 AM
Originally posted by smartintentions
THe checkered floor has a lot of significance for the free masons, check it here
I'm not sure what all the hub-bub is. The only "significance" the checkered floor (which is actually called the Mosaic Pavement") is this:
"The Mosaic Pavement is a representation of the ground floor of King Solomon's temple, and is emblematical of human life, checkered with good and
As the steps of men are trod in the various and uncertain incidents of life, our days are variegated and checkered by a strange contrariety of events,
and our passage through this existence, though sometimes attended by prosperous circumstances, is often beset by a multitude of evils, therefore is
the Lodge furnished with Mosaic work, to remind us of the precariousness of our state on earth. Today our feet tread in prosperity; tomorrow we may
totter on the uneven paths of weakness, temptation and adversity.
While this emblem is before us we are instructed to boast of nothing; to have compassion and to give aid to those who are in adversity; to walk
uprightly and with humility; for such is this existence, that there is no station in which pride can be stably founded; all men, in birth and in the
grave, are on a level.
While we tread on this Mosaic work, let our ideas return to the original, whence we copy, and let our every act be as the dictates of reason prompt
us, to live in brotherly love."
(Source: The Kentucky Monitor; Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F&AM)
It's just a symbol. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.