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.
July’s topic will be conducted by Bro. Matias Cumsille on a study of Freemasonry: Iconoclasm: Does the Destruction of Religious and Political Society Improve Society?
After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow.
Synopsis: The world today is seeing the destruction of icons that hold religious and political ideas significant in the mythology of Western society. This act known as iconoclasm has a long history going back thousands of years even to Ancient Egypt; and iconoclasts are those individuals that believe they are challenging "cherished beliefs or venerated institutions on the grounds that they are erroneous and pernicious" by the destruction of "false" icons or "false" gods. We will examine the historical, cultural, and political ramifications of this movement in the past as well as in modern times. Freemasonry neither condones or condemns these actions but will serve as the foundation of the discussion and education on this relevant topic.
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.
Learn more about Freemasonry: http://www.universalfreemasonry.org