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Will Truth Really Set You Free?
December's topic will be conducted by Brother Karen Kidd on a study of Freemasonry: Will Truth Really Set You Free? After a short lecture, a discussion and debate by the group will follow. “We do not see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.” This quote often is attributed to the Talmud as well as to Anaïs Nin. Like every bit of wisdom that arises with seeming spontaneity from all of humanity, the truth in this statement is self-evident. But what is truth and will it really set you free? There is much to be gained from suspending ones truth long enough to consider that ones truth may only be a version of that truth, and that being open to the truths of others is worth pursuing. There are many who become Freemasons out a of a deep sense, even yearning, for "truth." Some never get any further than that yearning but the more intrepid in the Craft soon find the question is turned back upon them and they go through a difficult process of questioning what truth actually is. This self-reflection is a sort of purging away of the mortal parts. Once applied to ones truth, which can be painful for some, the discipline can be applied elsewhere, but, again, one must ask will the truth set you free once you find it? 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:

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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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