From the Master of Kadosh (July, 2012)

posted May 23, 2015, 5:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 5:49 PM ]
Roger Bibb
An excerpt from the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide:
To every Mason, Wisdom or Intelligence, Force or Strength, and Harmony, or Fitness, Proportion or Beauty are the Trinity of the Attributes of God. With the subtlelties of Philosophy and Scholasticism concerning them, Masonry does not meddle, nor decide as to realty of the supposed Existences that are their Personification ; nor whether the Christian's Trinity be such be such a Personification, or a reality of the gravest import and significance.
To every Mason, the Infinite Justice and Benevolence of God give ample assurance that evil will ultimately be dethroned, and the Good, the True and the Beautiful reign triumphant and eternal. It teaches that Evil and Pain and Sorrow exist as parts of a wise and beneficent plan, all the parts of which work together under God's eye to a result which will be perfection.  Whether the existence of Evil is rightly explained in this creed or in that; by Typhon, the Great Serpent; by Ahriman and his army of wicked spirits; by the Giants and Titans warring against Heaven; by the two co-existent, co-eternal principles of Good and Evil; by Satan's temptation and the fall of man; it is beyond the domain of Masonry to decide, and it does not even inquire.  Nor is it within its province to determine how the ultimate triumph of Light and Truth and Good over Darkness and Error and Evil is to be achieved.          

Roger Bibb   
Master of Kadosh