Membership Decline Linked to Climate Change

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  1. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Membership Decline Linked to Climate Change

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    Satyre Point, FL –
    In an unprecedented scientific study of the Craft, Masonic Scientists have concluded that Climate Change is the cause of declining membership worldwide. Masonic experts from diverse fields came together recently for a Masonic Summit organized with the intent to discuss the epidemic problem that has plagued the Society for over half a century.

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  2. GrandJojo

    GrandJojo Registered User

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    That is hilarious!
     
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  3. GKA

    GKA Premium Member

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    I see some truth in it, as it gets hotter, those tux's become unbearable :)
     
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  4. pointwithinacircle2

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    I agree that climate change and the decline in membership in Freemasonry are linked. Not by numbers on a graph, but by a common thinking mistake. Both ideas are based on the theory that change should not occur, and that if change does occur it needs to be fixed. Lets examine climate change. Our best scientists tell us that the Earth has been getting warmer for about 10,000 years. No one was complaining about Global Warming when the leading edge of the Arctic Glacier was in Indiana. The history of our planet is a story of continuous change. Suddenly, in the last two decades this has become a "problem" that we need to "fix". Suddenly I am supposed to panic because I realize that the Earth is still evolving? Please, give me a break!

    Similarly, enrollment in Freemasonry has waxed and waned over the centuries. I am sure that if there had been a Grand Lodge of Rome in Julius Caesar's day they would have moaned and groaned that fewer and fewer men petitioned for the degrees as the great civilization of Rome fell into decline, never thinking that the decline in petitions might be linked to the changing political fortunes of their country. Things Evolve - Things Change!

    Please forgive me for posting this light-hearted tirade. "Global Warming" and "The Decline in Masonry" are both pet peeves of mine. Personally, I think that the declining numbers in Freemasonry may be the best thing that has happened to Masonry in many decades. Masons are waking up. Masons are actually looking at the Craft instead of taking it for granted. Masons are actually saying "How can I help make the Craft better?". Masons are realizing that "Becoming Better" is an activity that they need to actively engage in! Wa-Hoo!

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  5. GKA

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    I like it, can I extrapulate that Freemasonry has been around as long as climate change?
    That would be something :)
     
  6. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    I also wonder how many true brethren have no interest in the old forms of Masonry and now belong to other more relevant organizations.

    Perhaps new bottles are needed for new wine.
     
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  7. GKA

    GKA Premium Member

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    I see at my lodge that no one is interested in ancient masonic teachings, they see the fraternity as some sort of elite social club, their membership justified by social awarness and philanthropy
     
  8. GKA

    GKA Premium Member

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    Come on coach, you must have more to share :)
     
  9. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    Yep. In due time my Brother...

    In the meantime, pass the beans, will ya?
     
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  10. Ressam

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    Climate is changin', Honorable Gentlemen!
    This is not a joke!
    God is Love. Love cannot judge. But, sth. must stop Humanity which is goin' Wrong Way.
    Of course, may be I'm mistaken! But, this "technological way" is just wrong!
    Pumpin' oil from The Mother-Earth until it'll be completely finished. It's wrong. Just wrong.
    We'll have another -- The Deluge! Mark my words.
     
  11. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Global Warming is one of the biggest cons to hit the planet. People have made millions on this hoax including the main face of the movement, Al Gore.
     
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  12. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    coachn strikes again, lol.
     
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  13. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    shhhhh... eat your beans,,,
     
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  15. GKA

    GKA Premium Member

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    I knew that NAFTA was a bad idea :)
     
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  16. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    The topic may not be trivial.

    The population of the planet is moving away from the attributes of God as a Developer or Architect and more towards God as a Preserver or Steward. This can be seen in the rise and rise of environmentalism.

    The resulting decline of interest in Western religions - particularly those of "vengeance is mine" origin - may be contributing to the decline of post-1717 Freemasonry.
     
  17. Warrior1256

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    It could be the death blow to Masonry, lol.
     
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