Letter of the month: July 2002
From: "Kyle Connolly" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 20:39:35 -0400
Sir I have a very good question.I was watching a movie last night
called From Hell.And well It showed who they believe Jack the Ripper
was.William Gull.Well in the movie he is Freemason member.But in the
movie it seems to me that your "guild" is of well, kinda weird
background.I am not interested in joining but I would like to know what
the purpose of your "guild" is.
To: "Kyle Connolly" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Freemasons?
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 11 Jul 2002 20:39:35 EDT."
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 23:12:46 -0400
Dear Mr. Connolly,
Freemasonry is dedicated to making good men better; teaching and putting
into practice the virtues of Friendship, Morality, Brotherly Love,
Relief of the Distressed, and Truth. It uses the forms and ceremonies
of the mediaeval stonemasons' guild to teach the dependence of Man upon
society, that of society upon the integrity of Man, and the integrity of
Man upon the inspiration and intimations of His Creator.
Hollywood is dedicated to none of those virtues, and someone who
believes things because they occured in a movie may have a difficult
time navigating in life. You may, if you wish, construe either of those
observations as advice.
You can find out much more about Masonry at my web-site. I hope you
will use that opportunity. Thank you for writing.
| Gary L. Dryfoos <email@example.com>| PM: Ocean Lodge AF&AM, Saugus, MA
| P.O.Box 425400, Camb, MA 02142 | PM: Mt. Scopus Lodge AF&AM, Malden, MA
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| "...one sacred band, or society of Friends and Brothers, among
| whom no contention should ever exist, save that noble contention,
| or rather emulation, of who best can work and best agree."
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