Police Detective Has Time for Traditional Path
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:06:22 -0400
From: Robert Cairo <RCAIRO1@woh.rr.com>
Subject: One Day Classes Cheat New Masons
I became familiar with the controversy over the One Day Classes
through your fine web-site. Unfortunately, the Grand Lodge of Ohio had
a One Day Class conducted earlier this year (2007). Luckily for me, I
petitioned my Lodge just after the class.
I am very glad that I did not get the "opportunity" to churn through
all three degrees in one day. I will remember my initiation for the
rest of my life. It was a simultaneously powerful and bewildering
experience: THAT IS THE IDEA.
The Masons in the One Day Class get cheated out of that experience
and the do not get the leisure to contemplate the why of the ritual. If
they never learn it then they will just be McMasons. If they later
learn it on their own then they will be angry with the Grand Lodge for
denying them a centuries-old experience.
I am a police officer in a very over-worked Detective Section in a
busy police department in a violent city; added to that, I attend
college at night. So I don't have any patience with the idea that
certain, "successful" men are "too busy" to attend Lodge and earn the
degrees in the traditional manner.
I hope that the Grand Lodge of Ohio may hold another One Day Class in
2009. By that time, I will be a MM and plan to campaign against it.
Sincerely, Robert Cairo
(Bro. Cairo sent a follow-up letter a
few months later.)
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