The Devoted Freemason Nov 28, 2007 20:01:09 GMT
Post by devoutfreemason on Nov 28, 2007 20:01:09 GMT
I especially like his outline of beliefs:
We hold true to these beliefs:* That all human beings are endowed with certain inalienable rights* That peace and harmony among human beings is only possible where there exists a separation between church and state* That absolute freedom of conscience is an essential element in the pursuit of happiness among all peoples* That all human beings are created equal and that equality is fundamental to democracy and freedom.
This is a paraphrase of the Declaration of Independance,with elements from Thomas Jeffersons letter to the Danberry Baptists and the Constitution. The same as when they were the "United Grand Lodge of America", although in that case they plagerised almost the entire document of the Declaration inserting "Masonry" and "Masonic" occasionally.
I had kept an open mind up until I read that. That's when it became clear that there was little substance behind the symbolism.
His reluctance to post anything of substance is telling in and of itself.
Lofty ideals are fine, real world workability is another matter.
You kept an open mind. You must really think that we fell off the turnip truck yesterday. I can say it one more time keep your own opinion about us. Go ahead and walk the path you want to walk. that is A Ok with us. No one is trying to convert you, sell you, represent you or anything else. Have a great time. Just don't think that myself or anyone else is going to change thier minds or go away just beacuse you desire it. Bullying make work on the other forums you are on Maximus. No need to sweat that.