Logic and Our Current Situation
- From: Torence <torenceake@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:21:04 CST
Brother Doug Freyberger states that, ?Logic is more than reason.
Logic is a method and a set of rules that can tell if a statement is
true based upon the truth of supporting statements.? As Masons we are
taught to revere Logic as it forms the basis of one of the seven
Liberal Arts and Sciences. But how would we square up the use of
allegory, the Hiramaic legend, our tendency to dupe the newcomer into
to believing that the way we practice our art currently is that method
which has been performed in the past, the baggage of an inherited
heavy governmental paternity, etc. against our professed reverence for
Truth? Are we as Masons acting in accordance with Logic? Would our
society be improved if we discarded or diminished Geometry in our
instruction and focused instead on this other course for study?
Brother Doug further states that ?Grammar is about being
understood. Rhetoric is about convincing others. Logic is about
finding the Truth. What a powerful set of steps for making a good man
How, then, does Geometry figure in with these three?
Torence Evans Ake
Secretary ? Auburn Park No. 789 ? Crete, Illinois
PM ? Arcadia Lodge No. 1138 ? Lansing, Illinois