Friday, July 10, 2015

Freemasons: What if We Really Were to Seek Light?

Freemasons, what if we really were to seek light? If we did, what would that oblige us to do? We cannot sit back and talk about things. We must be ready to take chances and insist upon change. Here's something to think about: if we don't radically change the direction our world is heading in, Freemasonry, and a whole lot more, won't matter, because in 100 years there will be no humans to call masons. We must become part of the solution, or else we will just be part of the problem, but not for long.



Elexir said...

At parts I do understand what you mean a non-political masonry away from the rubble of the outside we can have time to think, to relax and to meet new people and learn their stories and on my own finding out how to best live my life.
You dont have to be political to make a change, true masonry (atleast from my point of wiew) is about making a man face himself and in his own way finding out who he is and with involving ones lodge in politics you force the change up on that man while in some aspects blocking his light.

E C Ballard ஃ said...

I think the issue is in part that we have different working definitions of the word "political." As someone trained in the social sciences, all human actions are "political," in that all interactions are engaged in a process of attempt to create some sort of social event. If you for example, are married you will realize there is probably no human relationship which is more political than that. This is so even in the best of marriages, and of course, being "political" in that broader sense of the word is not to be viewed as a bad thing. We all simply have positions and desired outcomes, even when those outcomes may be construed as simply wishing the best for someone else.

Masons, despite their varying degrees of dogmatic belief vis a vis politics, are by definition a political institution. Why? Because they seek to bring about change, in themselves first, but also by making the world a better place. I feel strongly however, that we need to question how we have done many things and whether we need to try some new approaches. The luxury of inaction is something we can no longer afford as a species, nor as masons.