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"Freemasonry is the very measure of a man."
"To do good is the best way to glorify God."
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by vcwxvwligen
Is this a joke, or did Benjamin Franklin really say this?
The way he says "friendship" sounds like they recorded it from a Mortal Kombat machine.
Yes, the early United States was much more advanced than we give it credit for.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
This Video was distributed from the Grand Master of Florida through his District Deputy Grand Masters.
This is a Charge to Freemasons, and it tells the "true secret" of Masonry. Here are a few key excerpts.
A Charge To The Fraternity by Benjamin Franklin, starring Richard Easton Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Portugal
It’s been said that human happiness comes from the smallest of improvements so that he who can affect positive change even by a simple kindness adds wealth to the common stock of humanity.
We use tools of measurement because Freemasonry believes a man’s greatness can be measured. Not by his wealth or fame, but by his deeds, his character, his truth, his tolerance, his charity, his trust, his friendship, his love for his fellow creatures.
Now…as to the great secret of Freemasonry, it is actually found in the unconscious of each person. It is discovered by each individual for himself. Mason or not; as he comes to know himself, and finds the road that takes him to his city. Because the real secret of Freemasonry is finding out who you are.
I thought the Masons would enjoy this piece, the non-Masons would find it educational, and the anti-Masons would read some interesting things into it that I hadn't thought of yet. Therefore it seemed threadworthy and interesting.