Thoughts on tolerance from our Grand Lodge Education Officer, Edward Halpaus. This is an excerpt from Worshipful Brother Halpaus newsletter, 3 – 5 – 7 dated August 20, 2008:
For many Masons, tolerance means we should be ready to accept the fact that others have a right to their opinions as much as we do, and to understand that while we may deem their opinions to be incorrect, so might ours also be at times.
Remember the old saying ‘I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor – rich is better.’ To paraphrase it for this article; ‘I’ve been tolerant and I’ve been intolerant – being tolerant is better;’ being tolerant is a part of a Mason’s character.
Worshipful Brother Halpaus is a most prolific writer and his publications are used by Masons around the country and world for lodge education. He as also posted a video on qualifications to become a Mason. I've posted a link below, which also links to another great blog, The Millenial Freemason.