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Free Masonry

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by authiodionitist, Aug 30, 2007.

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  1. authiodionitist

    authiodionitist Senior Member

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    Aside from the basic political response "An Orthodox may not be a Freemason," what is our relationship with Freemasonry? Please do not quote websites that are not authorized by any Holy Synod (like Orthodox Information Center). I'm looking for something intelligent and well-researched (out of, say, books) to say to my co-worker.
     
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  2. RobNJ

    RobNJ So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish!

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    might be less "in depth" than you want. but:

    http://www.oca.org/QA.asp?ID=209&SID=3
     
  3. ClementofRome

    ClementofRome Spelunking the most ancient caves of Xianity

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    ...and of course it is difficult to discuss this with them as the are NEVER completely forthcoming with what they believe and how it is practiced....esp at the upper levels of their "club"
     
  4. authiodionitist

    authiodionitist Senior Member

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    Yeah that's the problem with that resposne. And he's got lots of "secret club" rhetoric to keep it secret.
    Example: If someone takes an oath to keep a club's secrets, then later breaks from that group and tells the secrets, how can you trust that man? (deontological principle)
    Counter-argument: Priests retain confidentiality of all confessions. If a child molester confesses to the priest what he did, and the priest is called to the witness stand in court, he will break his vow to save the molested child.

    I know what ya mean.
     
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