Originally posted by Pinocchio
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
reply to post by EnochWasRight
What's your issue with Freemasonry?
My Issue with Freemason is I love them but don't know where to find them so I can thank them for my welcome mat herein in the states.
Also... Nobody... and I mean nobody!... likes Pinocchio here at ATS! Why'o'Why???
Am I not, according the profile pic my own, the most handsomest ever? Even my colors are cool!
WARNING: "Wise Up ATSians Or Pinocchio Will No Longer ATS You!"
I've wondered why there's been no double speak yet. Pinocchio is a puppet on a string that says, Why o Why can't I (Cry). It's about a boy wanting
to "Be good" and become a real boy. The esoteric meaning of the story is tied directly to the Mystery Schools. The creator of the story, Lorenzini,
was a Freemason and disciple of the revolutionary Mazzini.
In the mystery schools, the "Profane" are those who do not know. They are in the outer court. In the inner court, you have the initiate that knows.
To be a real boy, a Mason must become illuminated. The Masons symbolize this transition from profane to adept with the allegory of the Rough and
Perfect Ashlar. While this sounds good, the work of rising to God is not our work. The work belongs to God through us. We find the mirror to this
in the Bible.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one
can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
This is a really good illustration, because we can clearly see the lie outlined by the ritual. The lie is the same as it was in the Garden. If we
would do this, then the other will happen for you. The lie is mirrored from the actual truth. It's never about what we do, but what is done for us.
We do nothing in this world other than think and move. The rest is done for us. The thinking and moving part is what God uses around the rest to
develop our faith in Him. He is Lord, not us.
The Masons make this out to be a puppet on a string. Nothing is further from the truth. We have the choice to act by our own will to take or act
according to the will to give. God gives and we repeat this forward. Positive is created in the process and no negative. When we take, a debt is
created. Compare this to smoking. If you smoke, you get cancer. Take a reward and you suffer the debt. Reverse this. Suffer in the gym and your
health improves. Suffering will happen on either side. The trick is to follow the law forward for reward to be produced as the will to give is paid
“‘In speculative Freemasonry, a rough ashlar is an allegory to the uninitiated Freemason prior to his discovering enlightenment. A Perfect Ashlar
is an allegory to a Freemason who, through Masonic education, works to achieve an upstanding life and diligently strives to obtain enlightenment. In
the Fellowcraft Degree, we see the use of the Rough and Perfect Ashlars. The lesson to be learned is that by means of education and the acquirement
of knowledge, a man improves the state of his spiritual and moral being. Like man, each Rough Ashlar begins as an imperfect stone. With education,
cultivation and brotherly love, man is shaped into a being which has been tried by the square of virtue and encircled by the compasses of his
boundaries, given to us by our Creator.”
Not a bad goal to have, but the question is not what we can do for ourselves. The question is, "Who is to be master, that's all."
The riddle of Humpty Dumpty points this out. In the Alice Stories, Humpty reveals the truth.
`And only one for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'
`I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't -- till I tell you. I meant, "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"
`But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.
`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - - that's all.'
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
`They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs, they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I
can manage the whole of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'
Who is to be master? God. Otherwise, it's impenetrable. Two things cannot occupy the same space. Good and Evil must be separated.
5-8-2012 by EnochWasRight because: (no reason given)