Letter of the month: November 1998
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 00:59:12 EST
I have many family members that are or have been masons. My father
was a thirty- second degree master mason before resigning from the
fraternity. I have also been raised in church all my life and I proud
to say that I am a born again Christian. My question to you is this--
if The Masonic Lodge is a Christian oriented fraternity and The King
James Vesion --- Bible is used, why do members take oaths when it is
strictly forbidden by Jesus in the word of God? Also why do members
perform hazing rituals for rank like clutest groups and religion? One
last question...did Jesus keep any secrets? I would greatly appreciate
it if you would reply to email@example.com.
Subject: Re: Question
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 11 Nov 1998 00:59:12 EST."
Whoever told you that Masonry was a "Christian oriented fraternity"?
That's just not true. Masonry is not "Christian". But Masonry is not
"anti-Christian" either. Some people just can't tell the difference
between "not Christian" and "anti-Christian".
Also there is absolutely no "hazing" in Masonry. But I am a Mason,
so perhaps you won't believe me.
Also, I don't know what "clutest" is.
Yes, it seems to me that Jesus kept many secrets. He proclaimed his
"secrets" to the world, but judging by some of the "Christians" I hear
from every week, he used such plain and simple language that he fooled
them. Apparently they have remained "secret" (from some people at
least) for 2000 years!
| Gary L. Dryfoos <firstname.lastname@example.org>| PM: Ocean Lodge AF&AM, Saugus, MA
| P.O.Box 425400, Camb, MA 02142 | PM: Mt. Scopus Lodge AF&AM, Malden, MA
| http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/ | Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, MIT, 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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