Mail-Order Esoteric Masonry Feb 24, 2010 2:21:27 GMT
Post by magusmasonica on Feb 24, 2010 2:21:27 GMT
It's interesting to me that you would consider this a benefit.
In my obedience, the Ob is what defines me as a Mason. Don't get me wrong, I really don't care about your practice; after all there are lots of groups that have no Ob. But to call it Masonry...well, I can see why many would object.
I'm also a US Marine, another initiatic order.
Lots of guys will say they're Marines, even though they've never been to bootcamp. Some other Marines make quite a sport of exposing these men, but personally I just let it go.
Where did you get they we don't have obligations? I have never written that.
I simply stated that we do not feel the need to follow codes of organizations we do not belong to therefor they have no jurisdictional control over what we do.
The comparison of Freemasonry to the Marine Corps is a flawed one. The Marine Corps are a specific division governed and administrated by the US Navy. Freemasonry is made up of sovereign bodies who are only bound by and have jurisdiction over their individual memberships.
Just as no individual speaks for Masonry no one organization have sole control over it.
Love and Light,