Letter of the month: November 2005
Subject: Claudy Books "Introduction to Freemasonry"
From: "Peter R. Thorsen Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org.Virginia.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 10:01:12 -0500
I have been a visitor to your webpage many times here since I decided to
join the brotherhood of Freemasons.
I saw on your site that the "Introduction to
Freemasonry" books by Carl H. Claudy were being published again and
when I tried to follow the link to them today it did not work. Do you
know if this is an intermittent problem that the might go away or has
something happened to the site and they are no longer offering those
books or any others.
I appreciate your time regarding this matter,
Bro. Peter R. Thorsen Jr.
King Solomon's 194, Crozet Va.
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 13:25:26 -0500
From: A Page About Freemasonry <masonry-ask@MIT.EDU>
To: "Peter R. Thorsen Jr." <email@example.com.Virginia.EDU>
Subject: Re: Claudy Books "Introduction to Freemasonry"
dear Bro. Peter,
Thanks for writing. I'm sorry you've had trouble reaching Temple Publishers, and
even sorrier to say that I can't help you today.
Here's why: I'm travelling for the week, visiting my family, and the
cafe where I'm working today insists on routing all of its WiFi traffic
through one of those annoying nanny filters, one that has apparently
decided to rate Temple Publishers as a "forbidden website" because of
its "cult/occult" contents. (Fortunately they don't seem to have done
the same about mine -- yet!!!)
I have complained to the management of the cafe, to the Panera Cafe head
office, to the operators of Panera's WiFi system, and to Sonic Wall --
the nanny filter service in question. I hope this will have the
long-term effects of (1) changing the Temple Publishers rating at Sonic
Wall and (2) convincing Panera to choose another nanny filter that lets
adults read without censorship or perhaps even (3) drop the use of nanny
Masonry has always taught the importance of the individual's freedom of
conscience, and the development of self-restraint appropriate to that
freedom. Nanny filters deny that freedom and replace self-restraint
with involuntary restraint by others. Man cannot learn freedom from
inside a cage.
I hope to be able to reach the Temple Publishers site in the next couple
of weeks, and to ascertain whether the link at my website is still
correct. Thank you for contacting me, and I look forward to being able
to resolve your question.
fraternal best wishes,
-- Bro. Gary
Since returning home, I've been able to try to reach "The Temple
Publishers" at http://thetemplebooks.com/. The
website seems to be up and running. They do still offer Carl
H. Claudy's Introduction
to Freemasonry and a variety of other books.
Up to the Letters: Main page
All the way UP to A Page About
Freemasonry main page.