posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 04:24 PM
reply to post by network dude
Are you implying Masons have no agenda?
What are you implying is my agenda? Truth? Understanding? I'll gladly accept that kind of accusation. If you are implying I have some other agenda, I
am interested to hear how that opinion is not baseless conjecture.
reply to post by KSigMason
The breakdown is you telling me you base your opinions off official GLOBAL policy. Yes, you say you also base it on experience. I ask you this: has
your experience taught you official global policy does or does not have precedent over individual opinions that conflict with official global policy?
In other words, even if you did think it was a religion, would you tell me in this public setting? I would need to hear a compelling reason why you
could go against official global policy to validate a perfect strangers opinion... the idea you would or could, while still wishing to remain a good
Mason, seems entirely too absurd to consider as a real possibility.
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
Have you considered I was NOT referring to you when I made the comments you are now responding to? Do you understand I am a single person engaged in a
fluid conversation with 3 or more Masons, and my comment about a wall of text came immediately after 2 decent sized posts were made by 2 people who
are not you? If you insist I maintain a strict chronological order to the flow of a multifaceted conversation, perhaps it's best you communicate this
before attacking me when I fail to meet your standards I am not aware of and have not agreed to.
I'm not sure exactly where you made points to how salvation is nowhere to be found. You told me it's not even discussed. Well, how can I agree or
disagree with what you tell me is or is not discussed in a private setting that I am not a witness to? If I simply take your word as gospel, how would
that be an intellectual discourse, or even a discussion at all? I've read enough about disclosed Masonic teachings, and keep in mind I do have the
ability to spot bias and act accordingly, to know that salvation is found in Masonic teachings, it's simply done differently than all traditional
religions I know of. Truths exist regardless of denial or admittance.
I feel the only way to proceed with an intellectual discourse is for Masons to openly and honestly discuss Masonic teachings... I would be lying if I
said I expected that to happen. Feel free to surprise me and let the intellectual discourse commence! Or perhaps show an alternative means to that
There we have it, a wall of text and I still have not addressed any of the things I originally said would require a wall of text to properly address.
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