The Badger Catholic
Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle. 2 Thes 2:15
This is worth looking into. There are some Catholic conspiracy theorists who see Freemasons in every cloud formation, but this Seminary thing is very strange, to say the least. It's not unreasonable to expect an explanation.
Thanks for posting this Matt, keep up the good work.
I'm just curious. Even if the Freemason insignia were on the lamp posts, I'm curious was possible relevance that has to the Catholic education at the seminary? Interesting, sure; but does it really make a difference what the lamp posts are stamped with?
I guess it would be the same relevance if satanic symbolism was present. Everyone's just wondering why? Was it some construction company's practical joke? A sinister plot? I guess we just don't know.
Just for everyone's knowledge, the Catholic Church does not accuse Freemasons of being satanists. That is a Protestant conspiracy theory. The problem with freemasonry from a Catholic perspective is their Naturalist doctrine in which they promulgate that human reason trumps all religious teachings or divine revelations. Thus, if something can not be understood by human intelligence alone, then it can be dismissed.Therefore, Freemasonry is in direct opposition to the idea that the Catholic Church is the messenger of God's revelation and conferrer of sacramental grace.
I was not drawing a correlation in my comment, I could have used Hindu, I just picked some symbolism.
Except that a freemason symbol can probably be logically explained as part of a company logo on the stonework of the lamp post. Whereas as satanic symbol or one from another religion would be difficult to resolve.
You will find there is a preserved grid of a minimum of these lamp posts. The blocks surrounding one of these lamp posts once had many more. Only a few will remain, let alone ones with G's. Take Marquette, MI. Only 1/4 of the town has those lamp posts, of those there are roughly 1/4 G's, and the rest are inconsequential letters, along with other misplaced or stolen plates replaced with plain stainless.
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