Degree XXIX — Questions

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Lecture for Degree XXIX

1. The Lecture for this Degree alludes to atrocities perpetrated in the name of religion.
a. To what extent do you consider inhumanity to be a uniquely religious phenomenon?
b. Can you think of other motives which have given rise to torture and cruelty?
c. Is there a tendency on the part of some people to conceal their true natures and/or objectives under a religious cloak?
d. What is it about religion which enables some people to take advantage of others?

2. a. What personal qualities do you consider necessary to enable you to live like a true Freemason?
2. b. Is it necessary to join a Masonic Order in order to exemplify these qualities?