Ferris Thompson was sitting on a bench outside of the lodge building, enjoying a pipe full of Marlin Flake. One of the younger, more progressive members of the lodge, Sean, came out of the building and sat by him. “I hear that Brian dimitted from the lodge,” he said, “he gave some reasons … [Read more...] about The Non-Christian Mason
Archives for July 2009
The Palmetto Bug on the Masonic Line has made mention just recently of some of the disparity between internet blogging on the various goings on in the Internet world of late. Specifically the points of the W. Virginia Affair; the Georgia Affair, and the recently reported Virginia Affair which is … [Read more...] about Tempests in tea cups.
By Timothy W. Hogan PM, KT, 32* KCCH, S.I.I., District Lecturer for the GL of Colorado Freemasonry is a system of initiation that draws its Masonic symbolism from a variety of sources and traditions. Masonic historians are quick point out some of the connections between Freemasonry and the … [Read more...] about Gnostic Reflections in Freemasonry
The immense silence you hear from Georgia these days is the result of the charges being dropped against the Worshipful Master for admitting a non White but it is still not clear to me whether charges still remain against the Lodge. The charges were dropped because of the intercession of a Brother … [Read more...] about Grand Lodge Grab For Power, The Aftermath of Georgia
Fatherhood can change your perspective in a hurry. I realize that’s probably the biggest understatement in history, but our six-year-old son has got me thinking about a lot of things. Mainly, I wonder what Freemasonry will look like as he grows up, and if it will offer anything to him and his … [Read more...] about What will Freemasonry Offer My Son?
I wanted to give a quick thank you to Br. Brent Morris and the Scottish Rite Journal for their mention and piece on the Masonic Central Pod cast in their July/August 2009 edition. We have a tremendous amount of respect for the work that the Scottish Rite promulgates and appreciate that they took … [Read more...] about Thank you to the Scottish Rite Journal
As Brother Chris Hodapp has made public, the Grand Lodge of Georgia has reportedly dissolved the charges against a Master of a lodge for raising a black man. This knowledge can put us all at ease and we can sweep this issue under the rug and go on with business as usual, right? Wrong. This … [Read more...] about Racism Issue Not Resolved
Join Masonic Central this Sunday, July 5th at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT as we meet and talk to Br. Mark Tabbert, who is the Director of Collections at the George Washington Memorial in Alexandria Virginia. As we reflect on the celebration of our nations independence this weekend, where better to turn … [Read more...] about Br. Mark Allen Tabbert on the George Washington Memorial.
“Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.” Martin Luther King, Jr This week I’ve started and stopped writing 3 different pieces on the "Georgia Affair" because of a range of conflicting … [Read more...] about Change in the face of the Moral Law.