Pike wrote about the immortal power of thoughts and words, and their existence within the soul: “Take, then, the attributes of the soul. On the surface, it might look like the Masonic cyberbullying gang has won the argument; but not really.
You see, their success was only limited to their cyberbullying group of Masons; all the good Masons had already left, or chose not to participate in the unbecoming behavior.
Pike wrote about the problems of politics and religion: “, 1871, p 35).Most often, I go online for Masonic inspiration, education and ideas; however, sometimes I find infighting, which is a behavior unbecoming a Mason; or as Pike so poignantly wrote: “Wherever there is strife and hatred among the brethren, there is no Masonry; for Masonry is Peace, and Brotherly Love, and Concord” (Albert Pike, , 1871, p. When I see such behavior, I often feel compelled to leave that forum and never return to it. The fact that Thought continues to exist an instant, after it makes its appearance in the soul, proves it immortal: for there is nothing conceivable that can destroy it. Sometimes It Is Better Not To Respond At All: Sometimes I don’t respond at all.In fact, because some sites are so poorly monitored, and it happens so often, and is so harsh, I simply leave (un-join) the group, and never return to it; and I have done so on numerous occasions. It’s simple, because I believe Masonry is a personal journey of discovery, and not a debate club, or as Pike wrote about interpreting Masonic legends and its history: “WHETHER the legend and history , 1871, p. You see, if Pike was asked a question today about online debating of Masonic history and its legends, I believe he would say the same thing he said in 1871, that, “we should not now debate;” rather, he would tell us that we must find out for ourself what something means. Think Before Responding, Because There Is Power In Your Thoughts And Words; So Use Them Wisely: In the past, I let my emotions get the best of me, and I responded too quickly, which led me to writing something I regretted a few days later. I make upon a paper certain conventional marks, that represent that Thought. The spoken words, being mere sounds, may vanish into thin air, and the written ones, mere marks, , who is the immaterial soul of the Universe, and whose THOUGHT, embodied or not embodied in His WORD, is an Infinite Power, of Creation and production, destruction and preservation, quite as comprehensible as the existence of a Soul, , 1871, p. I do this because I felt the question or comment was only used to lead me into a debate; something I hate doing, because I personally believe such behavior may tarnish my soul. Don’t Invite Others Into A Discussion Only To Gang Up On Another Mason: I have seen this unbecoming behavior several times on Facebook.So what if some orders accept women and others do not; or some orders charge more money than others; or there are two Grand Lodges fighting for control; and so forth and so on.When a Mason attacks another order, viewpoint or position, he does nothing to change those organizations or its followers; such behavior only makes enemies of them.