Saturday, January 07, 2006
Da Debbil's Bidness
I remember standing around the Holy Altar once, leaning on my staff when I was Senior Deacon, during a ritual practice. While the Master was practicing his lines, a Past Master standing near me asked, "Have you read that Da Vinci Code book?"
I said, "Yes. Have you?"
"Naw," he replied. "I ain't gonna read that. It's un-Christian and... it's crazy!"
I recall wondering how he knew so much about something he hadn't read, and then it dawned on me that that is exactly what the anti-Masons think about what we were doing, and they were forming opinions and reaching conclusions without knowledge, understanding or evidence, just as this Brother was doing.