posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 10:01 PM
reply to post by JoshNorton
Generally, Masonry itself is not political, even if some of its individual members are. There were a number of Masons who signed the
Declaration of Independence. It's rumored that the guys who did the Boston Tea Party were from the same lodge.
I've always heard it was the youthful Demolay that orchestrated the Tea Party, the actual Masons only adjourned lodge early and stood by to make sure
they didn't get into too much trouble. The minutes of the Lodge meeting from that night are said to read, "Adjourning early to attend urgent business
at the harbor."
To the OP,
Masons don't exist as a single group, so it is difficult to say what they have or haven't done. Masons are just a group of men. You could call all
Math PhD's by a singular name, and it would be similar. They have similar knowledge from similar instruction, but all from different places and
times, and all taught and learned a little differently. It would be hard to say what all math docs have done, but it would be easy to point out what
small groups have done independently.
Masons created the Shriners and the Shrine Hospitals, that is a pretty big deal. Masons contribute somewhere around
$5 Million per DAY!!!
to charity, that is a pretty big deal, but more importanly,
Masons just exist as a place where good men desiring camaraderie and mentoring can get together and find what they are looking for.
1-7-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)