Revitalization Project May 20, 2016 6:40:26 GMT
Post by billmcelligott on May 20, 2016 6:40:26 GMT
But anyway, I'm really just trying to get ideas from brothers who have done things in their lodges and noticed an impact. Failed programs are still good info. Then I can dig down and find out the root causes and the 'why' of how it worked, or didn't work, and then come back with ideas based on that data.
Well you kinda illuded to the concept in the framework of your questions.
 Freemasonry has always been something greater, a fraternity of men making each other, and the world around us better. We are, or should be, men who work to fit our every action, thought, and belief into the due bounds of our obligations, and who the non-initiated might look at and desire to emulate. Men who may disagree with their brethren, but do not allow that to color their interaction with each other or their attendance at lodge.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke
[ 2 ] The soul and spirit of Masonry, to me, isn't that much of a mystery. If I read the ritual and really listen to the words, the charges, and the obligations - I find the soul and spirit of Freemasonry easily enough.
[ 3 ] It rather depends on whether the GAOTU has any interest in Masonry. If not it can be anything we want, racially and sexually segregated with exclusive territory and identical rituals that do not change with the seasons.
If you wish to steer in a different direction , nothing stopping that.