The direction this forum has taken lately is counter productive.Submitted by OFallonBrent on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 14:21
The direction this forum has taken lately is counter productive.
There are now raging debates about religion and masonry. I've been involved in the latter, but that is not the point of this post.
Masons, no matter what your opinion of them, are all about free speech and liberty. There are however two subjects that are not allowed to be discussed in the lodges, and are even discouraged from discussion among its members outside of the lodge.
Religion and politics. The reason is simple, those topics are very divisive and very destructive to the atmosphere of brotherhood and brotherly love so important to masons.
This is a political forum. We are brought here by our shared concerns for our country and our desire to preserve EVERYONE'S liberties.
We need each other. We need this "brotherhood", "coalition", "revolutionary army", whatever you want to call it, to remain focused on why we are here.
United we stand, divided we fall.
I would encourage us all to take a cue from the masons. While it is obvious we must discuss politics here, we should refrain from discussing religion. It will only divide us and make enemies out of allies.
I'd also like to extend an olive branch to ArmorofChrist777. Please let your anti masonic threads die. I'd much rather have you as an ally for freedom than to continue defending against attacks on something that means a great deal to me.
Please do not turn this topic, which is meant to discourage the divisive religious discussions, into another mason bashing one.