What was true 40 years ago…


The new guard in Freemasonry is developing new ideas to better the fraternity, with many of the old guard tearing them down. Why is this, one may ask, often I am told because there is to much change involved, or because it is not the way they do (or did) things.

We are drowning in our own overconfidence, and will likely suffocate much of our potential membership with a blanket “We do not do it like that” answer. Working through Grand Lodges, in many instances, gets stifled because of one persons uneducated opinion, and it is happening in more places than we are aware of.

Because of this, it has been my impetus in creating the site Freemason Information.
It’s over reaching purpose is not to advertise a particular lodge or Grand Lodge, not to ring a bell for our accomplishments, or even tout my own limited knowledge of the fraternity. Instead, it is my desire, to make it a beacon, of sorts, to simply tell new Masons about masonry, and point those interested in masonry in the right direction. There are to few sites about Freemasonry in General, and many more anti-sites competing for attention. If we continue to hide ourselves, soon the world will forget who we are, and like so many other fraternal organizations, we will cease to exist.

Rebellion and insurrection are not the answers, and we do need to mind out obligations. But we are still Freemasons, first and foremost, and to the fraternity we owe our duty. What was true 40 years ago is not true today.

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~ by Greg on December 23, 2005.

2 Responses to “What was true 40 years ago…”

  1. How refreshing to see somone else blogging about Masonry. A Masonic friend of mine gave me the link to you blog. Plese email me if you know of any other active Masonic blogs out there.

    mailto:jratcliff@infiniplex.net

    Have a Happy New Year brother!

  2. You wrote: “Rebellion and insurrection are not the answers, and we do need to mind out obligations. But we are still Freemasons, first and foremost, and to the fraternity we owe our duty.”

    Sadly, rebellion and insurrectio ARE sometimes the best and even the only answers. Our obligations only extend to the point that they don’t violate our duties to God, our country, neighbors, family and ourselves.

    The United Grand Lodge of America of Accepted Free-Masons was established on December 27, 2005. Read about it at http://BurningTaper.blogspot.com or at its site http://www.uglofa.org.

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