posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:06 PM
Freemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.
Hi Max, sorry it took me so long to resond. I don't turn my computer on much during the weekend. Sorry, I can't explain all the symbols, but
suffice to say that each one symbolizes an allegory that teaches us a lesson in morality. Masonry is really just a system of morality that we teach
and strive to live by. It has served the fraternity well for a very long time, and it has made many a good man better.
One of the best things about Masonry (in my opinion) is that becauseo of the allegorical teachings, the lesson is not lost in semantics, and it does
not change with time. The lesson reaches each new initiate on their own terms, and it takes its own special place in their heart, and hopefully it
becomes part of their character.
The other thing that quickly becomes clear in Masonry is that although all the lessons and lectures exist, the only true way to improve one's self in
Masonry, is to interact with the Brethren. You learn a lot more just talking with the old members than you ever will listening to a lecture. You
learn more at mealtime than you do in open Lodge. You learn more when volunteering, or roofing the building, or cooking for 100 men, than you do
learning catechisms. The "brotherhood" of a couple of hundred good and upright men and Mason's from your local community is more valuable than
else you can participate in.