Sunday, March 9, 2008

What will Dan Brown's book do for Masonry?

I am a very young member of Freemasonry as the title of my blog suggests. Because of my age, I have been asked the question many times before "what young men are seeking from Masonry." One of the issues I see with the new Dan Brown book is that it may paint a picture of Masonry that will give new brothers a different view of what Masonry really is. We have three tenets: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. If this book intends to make Masonry an "exciting" organization (by exciting, I mean to say that we go around plotting world domination), we may have to become more focused on each candidate's qualifications to prevent thrill seekers. Unfortunately, I am not sure just how much impact this book will have on Fraternity. Of course, it is quite possible that when I am Master, the lodge may be expecting 1950's numbers. We just need to be prepared.

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