Monday, November 12, 2007

2nd Intl. Conference on the History of Freemasonry May 2009

Okay, sure, it's a little early for buying airline tickets. But the Grand Lodge of Scotland has announced that the 2nd International Conference on the History of Freemasonry will be the last weekend of May on the 29th, 30th and 31st in 2009.
"2009 is a significant year for Scotland and Freemasonry as it marks the 250th birthday of Scotland's National Bard - Brother Robert Burns. It is hoped that a part of the conference will be devoted to Robert Burns and especially his Masonic activities."

Start working on those papers now! And keep watching the Grand Lodge of Scotland's website for breaking news.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello,
( I originally wanted to post this on the Euclid post where you talked about the GOdF )

I sent you several emails about it, and you never replied to me ( on T3P, on your Blog, on the KoN forum ....),
I know you through the" freemasonry for dummies", both in English and French.
When you visited Paris I had the opportunities to talk to you and I felt that you were an open minded person.
So I am surprise to read not for the first but for several time now your disdain or contempt about the GOdF.

First of all I am not a member of the GOdF but a lot of my brethren are.
The GOdF is one of the oldest masonic institution in the masonic world with a rich history linked to many historical important events or personage.
But what surprise me the most it's that you seem not to know the GO history or the French history where the GOdF have its roots, but anyway you have a very bad opinion about it.
An opinion that I am used to read under the pen of anti masons.

You mention a protest, ( in a reply on your blog),
it was the celebration of the separation of state and church in 2005,
you must understand that this law passed 100 years was the symbol of freedom not only for French Freemasons but also for Jews, Protestant and Freethinkers.

But I don't see why it is ashaming to celebrate freedom ?
Do I judge decades of American freemasonry just looking at a Shriners parade ?
I can believe that an intelligent person as you look may think that your masonry is the real thing,
but I am sure that you know that each country, each culture, maybe each historical period, have is own masonry.

I don't know exactly where is the origin of your problem with the GOdF,
but I think it's maybe because you don't have all the information to make yourself a...
fair and balanced opinion.

If you need a "GOdF for dummies" I can ask the competent brothers all the information that you need.

bien fraternellement,
Fred ( ParisFred)