Originally posted by DeReK DaRkLy
reply to post by network dude
Yea, I feel like we the people need to have much more of a hand in deciding the fate of the bills that are passed.
Ok, so we agree there.
It seems to me that the problem is that the TYPE of individuals who seek positions of power hold an ELITIST attitude, and treat people according to
their class, race, religion, etc. instead of seeing all people as equal.
My goodness, somebody did a snow job on you. The masons I know are so far from ELITIST it isn't funny. There might be 6 out of 200 that are what I
would consider "well off", the rest are normal people. Retired from the phone company, electricians, plumbers, you know , regular people. We seek
to keep going and we also seek to help our fellow man. that sounds cheesy, but it's real. We feel good when helping others so we keep doing it.
Incidentally, I think this is why the Freemasons get the raised eyebrow, because there is an air of Elitism that is generally associated with their
rituals, medals, uniforms, secrets, agendas, goals, etc.
It depends where you go. Most in my area meet in street cloths, don't wear medals except the jewels of our office, and we put them back in the box
after the meeting. Our meetings are business meetings where we decide how to spend out time and how to raise money to do what we decide to do. (Like
fix AC units, Help tornado victims)
So, can anyone tell me what the ultimate goal of Freemasonry might be?
I will tell you but you will swear I am making this up. Are you ready?
To make good men better. that's it. If there is a bigger goal that the 33rds want, it's not what we as "lower level" masons want and therefore,
not our agenda. (BTW, I know plenty of 33rds and they are just like me, but they wear a white hat where I wear a black one)
What type of global society do the Masons want to see?
believe it or not, we don't discuss anything like this. Individuals have their opinions. All are different like with normal people. I want to see
less government, get back to the constitution, and stop policing the world. I want to see our troops stay our of war for a while, they need a break.
I want to have our borders be a bit more secure, and I want my kids to be able to have jobs. But that is just me and another mason may want something
Let me know if you have other questions, and thanks for those.
edit on 10-5-2011 by DeReK DaRkLy because: typo