GOD and the Holy Bible

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality' started by Mark89, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Mark89

    Mark89 Registered User

    52
    23
    8
    Yes sir, you're right. I've realized that it's not a good idea, it's not right.


    Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry mobile app
     
  2. hfmm97

    hfmm97 Premium Member

    451
    214
    63
    This is NOT a DEBATING FORUM- do you mean discussions? Please state clearly in your messages that you are NOT a MASON.

    Actually, detailed questions should be asked of Masons where you live-apparently Masonry is very different in your country than in the USA and/or Canada...


    Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry mobile app
     
  3. Mark89

    Mark89 Registered User

    52
    23
    8
    Ok, thank for you advice. I think that the Freemasonry in my country is similar that in USA, Canada and Europe. Greetings.


    Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry mobile app
     
  4. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,328
    183
    VERY well put coachn!
    Agreed!
     
  5. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

    2,082
    2,073
    133
    Much Grass Senior! Occasionally I get things right ;-)
     
    Warrior1256 likes this.
  6. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,923
    3,361
    183
  7. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,298
    3,033
    133
    Nah... especially because this is a good place ask questions of real live (or sometimes half dead) masons..

    Tell that to Brother Coach :p
     
    Bill Lins, Warrior1256 and Glen Cook like this.
  8. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,923
    3,361
    183
    I disagree as to discussion in a Masonic online group. It is quite commonly done, and has been in this group, which is usually well mannered. Perhaps a mod could let us know if we’ve strayed.
     
    Bloke, coachn and Warrior1256 like this.
  9. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,328
    183
    Lol!
    Agreed.
    Agreed. I suspect that more than a few non-Masons have joined The Craft over the years after visiting here and asking questions.
    Lol....Yeah.
    Agreed.
     
  10. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,923
    3,361
    183
    Is it not? Then I’m going to Masonic Hell (defined as listening to the minutes read in a slow voice in a hot lodge room without air-conditioning in a seat with no padding for eternity) Debate, if done with good manners, can be enlightening. One of our goals as Freemasons is to master rhetoric.
    Embrace the debate! :).
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2018
    Bill Lins, dfreybur, Bloke and 4 others like this.
  11. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,328
    183
    Very true!
    Oh no....Oh please.....No.....Anything but eternal MINUTES!!!!!....AGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!
     
    Bill Lins likes this.
  12. LK600

    LK600 Premium Member

    654
    711
    113
    ... Very well put Brother.
     
    coachn likes this.
  13. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,298
    3,033
    133
    It's late... I first read that as "Perhaps a mob could ...." and was gonna ask if I could bring by pitchfork and flaming torches ?
     
    Bill Lins likes this.
  14. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

    2,923
    3,361
    183
    To be fair, there are times the internet response is exactly that.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2018
    Bill Lins likes this.
  15. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

    4,298
    3,033
    133
    Maybe.. but it just lacks the festive feel a good mob can bring and my desk light is definitely not as inspiring as a flaming torch.

    Night Glen :)
     
    Glen Cook and Bill Lins like this.
  16. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

    7,335
    3,328
    183
    Lol! Geez......you guys!
     
    Bloke likes this.
  17. oren_hammerquist

    oren_hammerquist Registered User

    4
    4
    3
    I believe this is called dispensations. From a literary criticism angle, the Old Testament is more heavily based on traditions rather than discourse. Much of it is allegorical or traditional facts. Large sections are lyrical. The New Testament is heavily discourse related.

    Sent from my SM-T350 using My Freemasonry mobile app
     
  18. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

    3,935
    2,388
    133
    I know the word Psalms means songs so clearly parts were sung. In English the Proverbs can be chanted or sung so I suspect the Hebrew original works that way as well.

    I don't know Hebrew. Can a lot of the Tenach be chanted or sung? It's impressive to listen to the Koran being chanted in Arabic so I wonder if most of the Old Testament is similar.
     
  19. otherstar

    otherstar Registered User

    203
    85
    28
    I would say yes, the Tanakh can be chanted. It's my understanding that it is a common practice.
     
    dfreybur likes this.
  20. hfmm97

    hfmm97 Premium Member

    451
    214
    63
    Bro Dfreybur:

    Check out this youtube channel “How to chant the Torah”. Although I have family and friends and Masonic brothers that practice Judaism I’ve not yet been to a synagogue but here’s a link to an episode in the channel-sounds Beautiful!
    Consider checking out Cantor Azi Schwartz
    chanting some sort of mourner’s prayer in Hebrew at the ecumenical 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero


    Sent from my iPhone using My Freemasonry mobile app
     
    otherstar and dfreybur like this.

Share My Freemasonry