Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah

Of all days, this Tolerance Awareness Tuesday is the one that must remind Masons and all men and women of good faith why tolerance is such a crucial aspect to modern society. Six million men, women and children were slaughtered in the 1930’s and 1940’s in Nazi Germany simply because they were of a different race and a different faith.

After the War, the cry went out: NEVER AGAIN!

And yet, genocide has happened again. And again, and again.

In Rwanda. In the Killing Fields of Cambodia. In Bosnia-Herzevogina. In the Sudan.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

Masons state that they are good men, striving to be better. It therefore behooves us to take a stand against intolerance, which is the first step toward genocide.

Light a candle tonight. Say a prayer for the victims of the Holocaust.

Pledge anew: NEVER AGAIN. And let’s mean it this time.