Masonic Q&A: Why does the music industry use Masonic symbols?
I know that goal of Freemasonry is to make world a little bit better and that their main values are liberty, equality and fraternity. But why does the music industry use their symbols accompanied by naked girls and slogans like “let’s die young”? I’d like to ask real freemasons.
The goal of Freemasonry is to make good men better men.
The core values of Freemasonry are four of the cardinal virtues: prudence (to help each man to make good decisions), temperance (to help a man practice self restraint), fortitude (to give a man confidence through tough times) and justice (every man needs a moral compass).
I haven’t seen any “music industry” group using the square and compasses, which is the universal Masonic symbol. And certainly not in conjunction with naked girls or sayings like “let’s die young.”
I have to disagree with your statement about the four cardinal virtues being core values of Freemasonry. They are more “the how” then the “what”. They are what is expected of a Freemason but not necessarily his beliefs.
The “what ” would be the three principle tenants: Brotherly love, relief and truth.
Brotherly love ( better known as: “all men are cheated equal”. Sound familiar?). Is probably formost but Relief (Charity) and Truth (honisty and integrity) being right there with it.
Yes! Freemasonry invented and implemented the concept of “Tollarance” 75 years before it was written into law at the forming of the US. And, 300 years before the libreal press grabbed it, made it their own, and proceeded to use it for political motives and to devide the same nation.
It’s unfortunate that you start with an incorrect statement. You don’t “have” to disagree with my statement, you “want” to disagree with my statement. Why? Because that way you have something to write about, and you believe that by disagreeing with my statement that gives you an opening to do so.
To correct some misconceptions:
- “Brotherly love” is absolutely NOT “all men are created equal.” “Brotherly love” is a distillation of the ethic of reciprocity; the Golden Rule. Jesus of Nazareth is attributed with vocalizing it for Christianity when he summed up the Old Testament thusly: “Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.” In simple English, this is phrased as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” THAT is “Brotherly Love.”
- The three principle tenets are just that: three principle tenets. They are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. The core values are the four Cardinal Virtues that I previously mentioned: Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Justice.
- Perhaps you’re not familiar with Jacob’s Ladder, which is mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 28:12). In Freemasonry the ladder is described as having the three principle tenets as three of the rungs, with the other rungs made up of the four Cardinal Virtues. The ladder itself – with all of the rungs – forms the guiding virtues of Freemasonry.
To correct another set of errors:
- Freemasonry did not ‘invent’ or ‘implement’ the concept of tolerance – and certainly didn’t come up with it “75 years before it was written into law.”
- “Tolerance” was NEVER written into law at the forming of the United States of America. The United States Constitution – the supreme law of the country – was a blueprint delineating the framework of government; how it would work, and how it was limited.
- The Constitution wasn’t even ratified until 1788, which means that the United States – although declared in 1776 – didn’t become a country with a government structure until that year. Maybe you’re using common core math, but I’m not. The country isn’t even close to 300 years old. It’s 225 as of this writing. Therefore, the liberal press cannot have done what you claim they’ve done “300 years” after the country was formed.
While the mainstream media is guilty of many things, it cannot be guilty of something 75 years in the future. This isn’t a Tom Cruise movie, this is reality.
To conclude: thank you for wanting to disagree with me, and opening a dialogue. Unfortunately, your flawed premise, mistaken understanding of Freemasonry, and questionable timeline regarding the founding of the United States of America kinda makes further conversation along this line moot. I encourage you to find out more about Freemasonry. There are many books out on the subject.