Monday, April 1, 2013

Rough Ashlar No. 7

Why has Freemasonry seemed to forget all its positive traditions - esotericism, hermeticism, universal spirituality, personal as opposed to institutional charity, self reflection, love of education? Where has the willingness to take personal risks, to be at the forefront of changing society for the better, being the leaders of social change rather than being the conservative rear guard, supporting cosmopolitanism as opposed to provincialism gone? Why does it seem intent on embracing and fighting to maintain all of its intellectual shortcomings in the name of "tradition?"

Such shortcomings include racism, sexism, and sectarian bias.

There is still time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It only takes courage and the ability to remember what Freemasonry was founded to be, rather than what it has been allowed to become. I'd like to think that Freemasons are capable of such change.

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