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My little massonry gnomes serie continues with another subject. Ok it isn't politically correct but I hope enjoy the semi-serious humor :-)
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Apr 6, 2004 12:34:43 pm
I don't know what you're trying to imply here, with the juxtaposition of Baphomet and the square and compasses. If you are a brother, then I would urge you to be more circumspect in the use of the symbols of your order. If you are not a M.M., then I respectfully request that you not cast aspersions on that which you do not understand.

That square and compasses means a lot to us, we who unite under them for charitable work and moral fellowship. We have worked for centuries to make them mean something. Please respect that labor, and that history.

It is not in my authority, nor should it be, to censor your work, or to malign your intentions in any way. I respectfullly ask only that you reconsider your actions in the light of charity, and the noble past of an organization that has earned the love of millions of men around the world, and the gratitude of millions in need.

kukri, Master Mason, A.F.&A.M.

by kukri Homepage »

Jun 23, 2004 12:06:54 pm
A scene of pure fantasy ! Beautiful gnomes ! Congratulations !

by estevez Homepage »

Jul 13, 2004 4:54:00 am
Such a wonderful mystical picture! You have made something marvelous!

by BrasilGirl2004 Homepage »

Aug 31, 2004 3:55:58 am
Quadruple awesomeness!! :)

by LFNForever Homepage »

Oct 20, 2004 7:43:10 pm
so wonderful. a fantastic artwork. very creative idea. !!!!!!!!! #:O) !!!!!!!!!!!

by logiloglu Homepage »

Mar 3, 2005 5:33:06 pm
Cool gnomes! I'm sure that Baphomet will not get mad.

by Tarpan88 Homepage »

Aug 6, 2005 10:24:23 am
So that is what those guys are up to in their spare time.

by Ethesis Homepage »

Aug 21, 2005 10:02:48 am
A very respectful plea by kukri! The Masons have indeed suffered prejudice from the Catholics especially! Who would love to lump them in with Satan. I believe the Masons do a lot of good charity work, however they have not helped thier own cause by being a secretive organization. Still, it would be better not to presume that they are evil, which I don't see evidance of. Interesting....

by Digimon Homepage »

Nov 23, 2005 11:49:25 am
It's clear kukri and Digimon don't get the humor, and probably do not understand what Baphomet stands for. Quite a statement, especially wit the tomb as backdrop. This piece made me LOL - not in a bad way, either!
Art was not meant to be 'respectful' but to express. Maybe if you're concerned with the respect that Masons apparently guard so jealously, you could put a comment like 'all due respect to --' or something. Meanwhile, keep working! Your art is beautiful!

by ErisX Homepage »

Mar 9, 2006 9:20:11 pm
Hello dear Whylma! As always I am delighted with a visit to your site, I love the serious and the humor. You have an exceptional grasp of what you want to portray and do it magnificantly. Thank you so much for your many visits these past months. I am so honored that you continue to visit. Big hugs, much love, be well!! Bravo on your gnomes, I love them!!!

by ShadowsNTime Homepage »

May 15, 2006 9:55:57 am
Very interesting design. :)

by Khrys Homepage »

Jul 6, 2006 11:51:24 am
Hahaha...hrmmm. Serious, yet funny. The catholic church has done a lot to demonize certain organizations, Mason among them.

by TwoPynts Homepage »

Aug 8, 2006 8:25:06 am
differant type of one's view in seeing things

by sandwood12 Homepage »

Aug 15, 2006 1:40:48 pm
Excellent!!! Though I am oblivious to the symbolism (would like to know more about it for sure though) , I really like this :) However, now I remember the name of Baphomet! >:)

by nootz Homepage »

Dec 22, 2006 3:52:05 pm
Excellent image. 5+.

by Fidelity2 Homepage »

Jan 13, 2007 2:57:44 pm
I keep coming back for another look at these.
paul

by pteb Homepage »

Feb 20, 2007 2:17:37 pm
A brave compo that mixture symboles ....well some people, very religious, don't like comparations and yuxtapositions of concepts....well there they go...i can understand you ...your gnomes every time are working very hard.

by babuinodeoro Homepage »

Jun 15, 2007 9:54:56 am
Very very well done!

by elvis72 Homepage »

Jun 27, 2007 2:56:33 pm
This is funny I saw the gnomes and had a great laugh! Had
to look closer and saw they were Masons, What a sense
of humour you got! Totally original work here!
Fantastic Done! Cheers! :D

by BobaDuffs Homepage »

Nov 14, 2007 4:32:26 am
Great composition!

by Horstmeister Homepage »

Mar 16, 2008 8:00:20 am
LOL! excellent!
Hugs

by Evanooh Homepage »

Aug 17, 2008 9:58:45 am
Thats COOOOL ;-)

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »

Aug 27, 2008 4:01:26 am
Very beautiful

by kasalin Homepage »

Sep 3, 2008 10:56:13 am
An amusing composition, Whylma, but a slightly disturbing one. I have met quite a few Masons, covert and overt, over the years, most of whom did not have a proper sense of humour, but did have an overgrown sense of self-importance. I am sure that none of them were Satanists, but they did seem to have a great, knee-jerk antipathy to any organised religion, and especially Roman Catholicism.

Irreverent humour is acceptable, because it is still repectful. Malicious humour is not acceptable because it demonises a specific section of society. The humour in this image is not malicious, but I can see that Masons would be annoyed by someone making fun of their organisatino, and more so with the suggestion of devil worship. So would any sincere people who follow and love their brand of organised religion.

Kukri has a cultural perception which is different from non-Masons. That is to be expected. However, if they cannot accept that not everyone on RENDEROSITY is a Mason, of whatever stripe, then, well 'hard cheese'.. Kukri's call for respect is understandable, and, as a Catholic, I fully support it, even if I did not have any good experiences in my contact with Freemasons, in my social and career history. I think that local 'brothers' in Scotland and Northern Ireland, were not representative of the bigger, international organisation. At least I hope so.

Getting back to the image, I must suggest that these 'Masonettes' seem to me to be dwarves and therefore, in character, peculiarly Scottish. I am a Scot, so I can comment. Am I biased? Well my wife bought me my first post-wedding birthday present, many, many years ago. It was a pair of cufflinks, masonic cufflinks. She did not know the significance of the symbolism. She spotted the letter 'G', and picked it as being one of my initials. Her father and I had a good laugh... ;o) I never wore them.

Warm regards, from Glasgow, John.

by jgkane Homepage »

Aug 25, 2009 4:14:56 am
All I see out of context is the image of the baphomet. I cant remember right now but it is a image made by a guy that was trying to connect Freemasonry to satan. That image has been used ever since. I do like these works of the masonic nature.

by nigh23 Homepage »

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