I came across this today, which I wanted to share in brief because it captures such an important and laudable aspect of Freemasonry. This touches on the theme of religious tolerance which has been written about before on this blog. That the craft appeals to people from so many different walks of life, religious persuasions, … Continue reading Brotherhood

Jonathan Swift, Lilliput, and Religious Tolerance

Jonathan Swift is listed in Denslow’s 10,000 Famous Freemasons as a freemason and member of the Goat-at-the-Foot-of-the-Haymarket, No. 16 lodge in London. His writings from earlier in life in Dublin also indicate familiarity with Masonic rituals. In a portion of Swift’s famous work Gulliver’s Travels, the main character Gulliver travels to an island name Lilliput, … Continue reading Jonathan Swift, Lilliput, and Religious Tolerance