When does tolerance no longer apply?

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality' started by Blake Bowden, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. MasonicHermit

    MasonicHermit Registered User

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    This is a great point! We should be masons outside or inside of a lodge, and we should exemplify the same amount of tolerance that was used with us.

    Yes there are other attributes of freemasonry, but we should strive to be the best we can possibly be.

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  2. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
     
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  3. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    What lodge do you belong to?
     
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  4. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    Can you clarify if you are or are not a Mason, and if so what Lodge you belong to?
     
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  5. dfreybur

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    I describe this as "symmetrical tolerance". Start out with tolerance then return intolerance when and if I encounter it.
     
  6. Pointwithinacircle3

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    I find that disinterested compassion serves me better then tolerance.
     
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  7. Warrior1256

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    I don't quite understand, please explain.
     
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  8. dfreybur

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    Disinterested compassion is a very elegant way to explain tolerance.
     
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  9. hanzosbm

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    "...practice out of the lodge those great moral duties which are inculcated in it..."

    We come to Freemasonry to make ourselves better men, not just in lodge, but in the world. A man who ceases to behave Masonically when on his travels has completely missed the point.
     
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  10. MasonicHermit

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    I have not been initiated into a lodge yet. Though I have petitioned and spoken to a lodge member who is starting me on my journey.

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  11. MasonicHermit

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    I am not a Mason YET. Though I want to be.

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  12. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    Then please refrain yourself from making "We" statements and attempting to instruct us on proper Masonic actions.
     
  13. Warrior1256

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    Got it!
    Good point.
     
  14. MasonicHermit

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    Understood.....

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  15. Warrior1256

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    Don't be in such a hurry. Just relax and enjoy the journey. We will help you with this anyway that we can.
     
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  16. MasonicHermit

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    Thank you. Though for the most part I feel excluded and not helped. But I guess this is as to be expected when I'm dealing with master masons.

    I appreciate the kind gesture

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  17. Brother JC

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    There’s really not much anyone can help you with. You submit a petition and wait, that’s how we all did it. We can answer some questions but overall you must be patient.
     
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  18. MasonicHermit

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    I was talking about on this forum not my petition for a lodge. I realize how long I must wait for entrance, but it eludes me how some here can be mean spirited. I thought masonry was about creating a better world and community........ That is not what I'm seeing on this forum. Instead I see contempt and frustration because a newbie has a few misconceptions or (in your mind) doesn't follow the Masonic principles.

    But then again I am new so what do I know......

    I know that I will never have the attitude of some here. It drives people away and doesn't invite them in. I have patience and realize how long this will take.

    I also know how this will be received.... The same way it is received always....... There are a few here I would model myself after such as: warrior 1234, and even you JC.

    If this group has an issue with me expressing myself then Freemasonry is not what I thought it to be and I will excuse myself.

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  19. MasonicHermit

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    And I'm not trying to instruct I just gave my opinion on the matter. If my opinion is wrong then say so. It is not my job to instruct anyone here.

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  20. Winter

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    That's a pretty bold statement putting that on the members of the forum when you waltzed in here and made such an ass of yourself you got banned. I know you tried to apologize when you made the new profile but you never get a do over on a first impression. And it really doesn't help that you put the S&C in your profile photo and have made several posts that make you sound like you are a Mason and handing out instruction. So if you want to know why you are getting the treatment that you are receiving, maybe look in the mirror.

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