Originally posted by ParanoidAmerican
I disagree Retirednature with a lot of what you said but that could be the case with some Lodges. Someone who is not a member could never know how
Brothers treat one another. Brothers are only human and there may be squabbles among them just as siblings would. Some Brother may not give a %$&*^
about you but they are not adhering to the teachings; there is pushing of any belief system only encouragement to expand your knowledge. You are right
that he should read up and do some thinking.
Like your Second post though....haven't thought about that song in ages...
edit on 18-3-2013 by ParanoidAmerican because: (no reason
1. Not a member and could never know:
Lets not speak in extremes here... I'm sure you know as well as I do that sometimes things become less private and secrete as emotions come into play
Press a mason hard enough with questions, interjecting ignorance here and there, press the right buttons... they will tell you everything you want to
know. Especially if it's family.
2. Brother's are only human:
This is exactly why I said "Sure the conversations are interesting, and you may gain a different perspective... but in the end of the day we're
human; the knowledge of this shouldn't be ascertained through the structures that are these lodges. "
I think that many who wish to be mason are under the false assumption that everything is in order and people agree, that it is free of deceit(tactical
deception, whatever you want to call it) and hate, that it's all "Brotherly Love", which is absolutely not the case. It's just a bunch of humans,
just like any other place or social structure. So my point is, becoming a mason should not be thought of as a means of escaping ailments of society.
3. Pushing of a belief system:
From everything I've read(masonic literature) I'd say you're right and wrong lol. Granted, the texts from multiple faiths are spoken of, yada yada
yada. But! There certainly was an underlying thread of "The Good Book" being the basis for much of the discussion. Although, I could be saying
this because most of what I've read was all from the same author (hint((lol)): The author also wrote the official government report in regards to
I've also heard masons admit to being atheist as well, so what does that say lol. In the end of the day, it's all different everywhere you go.
I'm not gonna lie though... I actually learned a lot from the "little"(10 or so 15 page books, and a couple longer ones) that I read.
I just know that pagans rise in the east and that elephants don't like getting molested by blind monks. But the question is, how many heads does the
Answer that, and I'd be impressed lol.
"Again, everyone's experience will be different... so I guess, have fun figuring life out lol. "