Sunday, April 23, 2017

‘Parallel Universes and Eternal Life’

     
Maryland Masonic Research Society will meet in a few weeks for another luncheon-lecture that makes me wish I didn’t live so far away. From the publicity:



Parallel Universes
and Eternal Life
Presented by John Maclay
Saturday, May 6 at noon
410 University Blvd., West
Silver Spring, Maryland

One of the 25 Landmarks of Masonry says “every Mason must believe in a resurrection to a future life.” Scientists are now convinced that there are parallel universes. Is it possible that a future or eternal life exists there? And how might a transition to it occur?

John Maclay is a Past President of Maryland Masonic Research Society, a Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Maryland, a Past Master of two lodges, a Past Grand Inspector, and a past presiding officer of five other Masonic bodies.

Lunch at noon. Meeting and presentation at 1 p.m. $20 per person, payable at the door. Please RSVP to the Secretary by Wednesday, May 3. We look forward to having you attend.
     

2 comments:

Chris said...

It's interesting that in UGLE Masonry, there is no mention of a requirement to believe in a resurrection to eternal life as a Landmark. In the Address to the Brethren at the end of an Installation, the Installing Master (me this year) says, "The Brother who has...discharged his duties as a Freemason may patiently await the arrival of his dying throb, that awful change which we must all experience, when the soul takes wing through that boundless and unexplored expanse: and may TGAOTU then say, 'It is well finished' and admit us to the Grand Lodge above where the divisions of time shall cease and a glorious eternity burst open to our view."

This being said, when interviewing a prospective candidate for initiation, we only ask, "Do you believe in a Supreme Being."

Dion said...

Whose Landmarks? It isn't one of Mackey's 25. I know of no Landmark requiring a belief in resurrection "to a future life."

Supreme Being? Yes.

Best I can determine, the glorious hereafter is a matter of Hope.