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Adam and Eve: Whimsical Tale or Plight of the Human Condition?
September's topic will be conducted by Brother Marius Phoenix on a study of Freemasonry: Adam and Eve - Whimsical Tale or Plight of the Human Condition? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. A Gallup poll published in 2017 revealed about 38% of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form about ten thousand years ago, while 57% believe that humans have evolved, either guided by God or not, from lower animals. The story of Adam and Eve and their fall from the Garden of Eden has split humanity. There is indeed a great percentage of people that believe the story is true in a literal sense, there are those that thrive on finding problems with the story, and there are those that are indifferent to whether the story holds true to factual scrutiny and are more interested in the metaphors and symbolism of the story. During this MPS gathering we will try to understand if this story has any significant underlying message for humanity today. In Freemasonry, rituals and symbols are essential. A masonic ritual stripped of the meaning of its symbols loses all power and significance. The story of Adam and Eve as a story has very little to offer. When one looks at the symbolism attached to the story it becomes universal, personal, and deeper meanings are derived. Mission Statement The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind. More Resources Website: Facebook: Learn more about Freemasonry:

Berger Park Cultural Center

6205 N. Sheridan Rd. (@ Granville) · Chicago, IL

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    This group meets monthly to discuss subjects of import to humanity and how it relates to Freemasonry. From philosophy and religion to science, history, and politics, this study center debates any subject under the sun in the hope to understand the world and one’s self in it.

    Universal Freemasonry is a fraternity including men and women of every race, nationality, and religion. Wishing to do away with all cause for division and strife, it continually seeks the means which to help all human beings to unite and work together for the perfecting of Humanity.

    Any person who is a freethinker, tolerant and open, and who seeks rational discourse is invited to attend and learn more about one’s self, the world, the universe, and Freemasonry.

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