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Posted By: Squire Bentley
Subject: Building Free Men
Date Posted: October/12/2015 at 4:55pm

“ Do men exist who cannot see Past Surfaces? Ritual repeatedly tells us they do. They only Grasp the Superficial Aspects of Life and this includes other males. They cannot See ‘in Depth’, nor do they Seek to See anything other than what is Seen upon the Surfaces when they gaze. They cannot Cross Perpetual Bournes and are themselves unpassably hampered by their Burdens and lauded Weaknesses.”

No one else can transform their thoughtless ways. Their choices create their Limitations. Their Progress lessens each day they refuse to do Rudimentary Work intended to Improve them. Corruption eventually Ruffian’s its way through their Every Manner and, in time, even their very Looks Betray them. No overall good comes by Passing Brothers Unprepared to take Manhood’s reins. Doing so Pollutes our Numbers and Sabotages our Aims.”

“Yet, Choices to do so, based upon fears of doors closing and coffers shrinking, directs our ranks away from our Professed Principles. Titular Progression is to these Brothers’ detriment and to our collective Body as well. Bestowing Youths with unmerited titles rather than Maturing them toward Manhood is the Antithesis of Craft Ideals and Goals. For the Craft to regain its original Value, it must as a whole ‘grow up’ and do so unapologetically and without fear of losing lost boys. Restoration demands that it ‘man up’ in every way and to do so Masterfully. It shall not occur though until each member does so for himself. Only Men can lead Youths into Manhood, Without Manhood, males are Bound and not Free.”

So begins Coach John Nagy’s book, “BUILDING FREE MEN, Uncommonly Freeing Masonic Education.”

Illigitimi non corborundum

Posted By: Cookslc
Date Posted: October/12/2015 at 10:50pm
Too many capitalizations.

G A Cook
F&AM of Utah
AF&AM of Oklahoma

Posted By: Adept?
Date Posted: October/13/2015 at 2:54am
yup... 54 too many by my count.  Didn't notice that the first time I read it.  Weird...

"It is humanity that creates god, and men think that god has made them in his image, because they make him in theirs."

Posted By: coach
Date Posted: October/13/2015 at 5:51am
Originally posted by Adept? Adept? wrote:

yup... 54 too many by my count.  Didn't notice that the first time I read it.  Weird...

Yup. It's weird until you learn what is behind it. Once learned, an entirely different emphasis is discovered hidden within the text.

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Posted By: Squire Bentley
Date Posted: October/13/2015 at 9:30am
That is the way the author writes. When I quote somebody I do not change the quotes.  All Nagy's books are written in this style.

Frederic L. Milliken

Illigitimi non corborundum

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