In this installment of Symbols & Symbolism, we look at a reading from Albert G. Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry on the Christening of Freemasonry, a sentiment that Mackey feels "... does not belong to the ancient system" of Freemasonry. You can read more installments of Mackey's … [Read more...] about The Christianization of Freemasonry
For some reason, I have noticed a lot of people talking about how religion influences Freemasonry lately. Some folks have proclaimed that the foundations of Masonry are found in Kabbalah or Hermeticism. Others argue that Masonry is essentially a Christian art. Quite frankly, I disagree with both … [Read more...] about Freemasonry’s Religion
Is Freemasonry a Religion? Yes, Freemasonry Is Religion, And It’s Incompatible With Some Christian Beliefs. Here’s Why. http://youtu.be/75gCDrOhWfg I’ve been a Freemason for only about four years, but I’ve already done a lot of changing in my views. One view I used to have, which I think most … [Read more...] about The Age Old Question: Is Freemasonry A Religion?
A brother forwarded this to me. What you have below is a teaser video to a longer telecast that is appearing on various broadcasting outlets including Direct TV, where it appeared on the NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) network, channel 378. The video is by Dr. Ron Carlson, posted in June of … [Read more...] about How rampant is anti-Masonry today?
In the Entered Apprentice degree, the new Masonic initiate is taught about Jacob's Ladder and how it applies to Masonic symbolism. Of course, in Masonic symbolism, three of the rungs on Jacob's Ladder represent faith, hope, and charity. The story of Jacob's Ladder and its symbolism is beautiful and … [Read more...] about A Victim of Biblical Karma
This year my Grand Lodge will be involved in a major struggle for power at its Grand Session. So once again I am dismayed at the way Freemasonry is headed. What is lacking is a Freemasonry focusing strongly on its message. The key words here are research, education, instruction, reading, … [Read more...] about The Path Of Destruction
What Can Freemasonry Do For You? A friend stopped by to visit with me the other day. He is a non Mason and a man of deep faith. Eventually the topic got around to Freemasonry and he asked me why I needed another church as he knew I was quite active in mine. Now I have been aware for quite some … [Read more...] about Something To Die For
I stumbled across this post from John Whitehead, a Catholic Historian in Oxford, in his blog Once I Was A Clever Boy who had some interesting thoughts on Catholicism and Freemasonry. In it he said: Whether Freemasonry is a direct threat in this country [England] or in the English speaking world to … [Read more...] about Interesting views on Catholicism and Freemasonry
The Backyard Professor takes on the assertion that the Mormon church is threatened by Freemasonry. He points out some very good points in the discussion. It does lend itself to an assumption that Mormonism is true branch of Christianity. I wonder how the same argument would be approached from a … [Read more...] about Freemasonry is a threat to Mormonism
by Charles Lloyd Mashburn Jr. 32° Thunderbolt Lodge # 693 Thunderbolt, Georgia Preface As a young Freemason involved in my Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite of the Valley of Savannah, Georgia the idea of a place of unity for all the orders of Freemasonry has been a thought in my mind for … [Read more...] about The Unity of Light – a Universal Temple of Freemasonry