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Me Changing Me

In Insights and Thoughts by Mike Bishop

One of the fundamental practices of Freemasonry is that we do not discuss religion or politics in Lodge. Many carry this same principle outside into the world in an attempt to foster harmony. Others walk a fine line. Recently, a Brother expressed support for a specific candidate for political office. On the surface, there is no problem with a Brother, …

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Why through Symbols?

In Insights and Thoughts by Mike Bishop

The Most popular definition of Freemasonry states that it is “a System of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” Many a brother has asked “Why illustrated by symbols? Why not illustrated by plain statements of truth, completely defining the ‘system of morality’?” There are many answers. Among them is the truth that definition limits what is defined. Seldom …