This short piece comes from Sanjay Mandaiker on the heels of recent editorials on the differences and disputes between Freemasonry and Catholicism. From those differences, he suggests another path of discovery and consideration from a far off tradition for most in Freemasonry. I have noticed … [Read more...] about Suriya and the Light of Freemasonry
Ask yourself the question, who was more tolerant, your parents or yourself? - Bryce on Morality I have been working on a project aimed at teaching morality in a uniform manner. This has caused me to examine the properties of morality and consider the causes for its decline in this country. One key … [Read more...] about Are We Becoming More Tolerant, or Less?
Freemasonry is one of the most misunderstood institutions on the planet. It is not a religion, charity, political action committee or cult. It is simply the original fraternity whereby members congregate to enjoy friendship, morality and brotherly love. Despite this, people are suspicious about … [Read more...] about Our Intolerant Society
Recently I had the joy of instructing a class of our newly raised Master Masons. Going over “what’s in the book” is vitally important and we did that. But equally important is to teach what is not in the book, what is not part of the curriculum per se. For me that means teaching the new … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Masonic Lesson
The Deepening of Fraternal Intolerance & Autocracy There is a disturbing trend that has come back into American life. It is the return of INTOLERANCE. We can see it all across society in religious, political and fraternal settings. In the religious realm I can think back to the post 911 … [Read more...] about Is Mainstream Masonry Primed For Another Morgan Affair?
Back to the drawing board on the virtues and vices of Moral Turpitude, this time woven again with the Grand Lodge of Kentucky Masonry where it is being tangled in with the moral law. "...these charges are retribution for speaking out about the discrimination that I experienced..." Reported in late … [Read more...] about More of the fight of Kentucky Masonic homophobia
“Boy, am I perplexed!” said the young Brother as he sat down on the bench outside of the lodge building. Ferris Thompson, a Past Master who spent most of his time mentoring his younger Brethren was sitting on the bench contently puffing his bent bulldog pipe. “What has you confused? Not that I'm … [Read more...] about The Christian Mason