Devotion to the interests of the People; detestation of Tyranny; sacred regard for the rights of Free Thought, Free Speech, and Free Conscience; implacable hostility to Intolerance, bigotry, Arrogance and Usurpation; respect and regard for labor, which makes human nature noble; and scorn and contempt for all monopolies that minister to insolent and pampered luxury.
This blog is intended to be a record of my journey into Freemasonry as well as periodic articles on, about, or related to the subject of Freemasonry.
Manthanein (pronounced man-tha- nine) is a transliteration from the Ancient Greek and means "to learn."
The Mason to whom Freemasonry is not a grave and serious affair is a false Mason; and if anything in the cremonial seems absurd or trivial, it seems so only to ignorance, which we are glad to enlighten, or to self-conceit, which is not worth enlightening.
-From the Entered Apprentice degree of the Scottish Rite
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