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It is the tradition of our order not to reply to slander and attack.
Since time immemorial, it has been the tradition of Freemasonry and Freemasons not to reply to slander and attack. It is felt that nothing can be gained from striving with the hateful. Although his philosophy is foreign to the order, we must recall the words of Nietzsche :
"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster,
and if you gaze into the Abyss, the Abyss gazes also into you."
If a man is to improve himself, he must take practical steps to do so, and for this reason I will not reply to this attack. Please do not take my silence for assent... it is merely an indication that the argument presented is self-evidently false and baseless.
Those with serious questions about Masonry or my experiences therein are invited to contact me by U2U or through a message in the "Secret Societies" forum.
Originally posted by mwm1331
Since you all seem open to honest questions I have a few.
Let me begin by saying that I know nothing of freemasonary, and have no opnions of it either ill or good. I do however have a curious nature.
So what is a freemason? what do you all do? what is the purpose of your club? (is club the right word?) what does it mean to be a freemason? what is the history behind freemasonry?
Basically i am looking for a "idiots guide to fremasonry" If there is a website that will awnser my questions, without tireing out your typing fingers feel free to point me in that direction.
Originally posted by Masonic Light
Therefore, while the Accusers will continue spreading their lies under the cloak and shadows of anonymity, it is unnecessary for us to legitimize their fictions with endless responses. By doing so, we enable them to exercise their only hope to spread their message of hate, viz., by bringing us down to their level of discontent and pettiness. Let us remember and be true to the Principles of our Profession, which are above the principles of our Accusers; lastly, as the Most Wise Master hath said, let your Light so shine before Men that they may see your Good Works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.