Oral Tradition

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by drapetomaniac, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    I'm wondering if your image of oral tradition has changed since becoming a freemason. I was surprised by the oral tradition because the image of oral cultures and traditions is so negative in Western culture.

    Here's one of my favorite quotes on maintaining oral liturgy.. Somehow it seems familiar.


     
  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    it hasn't really changed. i guess because i haven't seen it the same way. hrm, i'd have to think about it.
     
  3. drapetomaniac

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    I just remember going through "the phone game" at various times as a child. Often this was cited in classroom settings as why there is a deference for written traditions or even total dismissal of oral cultures and histories because they couldn't possibly be accurate.
     
  4. Wingnut

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    My instructor never did any chanting... a lot of cussing but thats different
     
  5. drapetomaniac

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    No cigarette burns for mistakes? Maybe cigar.
     
  6. Wingnut

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    LOL ever watch NCIS? He did a Jethro and slapped me upside the head.
     

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