Video Games And Freemasonry
I was quite impressed with the Scouting movement when I discovered that they’d introduced new badges related to video gaming. It definitely shows forward thinking and an understanding of the youth of today and I’ve got to commend the Scouts for finding a way to teach kids about responsible gaming.
Of course I’m too old to be a Scout any more (it would be a little creepy if I applied) but, as some readers may know, I am a Freemason which is basically the same thing as Scouting except for rich white men who control countries. However, as most lodges complain about not enough young people joining, I began pondering if Freemasonry could take a leaf out of the Scouts badge book and somehow make the whole thing more appealing to youngsters by integrating with video games.
Here are some of my ideas:
Replace the rituals with video game tournaments
Although much of Freemasonry is about history and remembering the past, young folk find the all of the rituals and services to be outdated and inefficient. Instead, lets have video game tournaments which we can be used to determine the rank of each member! FPS or beat-em-ups would be perfect for this and I can almost hear the chants of “two men enter, one man leaves” echoing throughout the halls.
Instead of degrees, have levels
The idea of degrees (ranks of Freemasonry) is so passé now and hard to follow. A much simpler solution would for each Mason to have a level, awarded and increased when they win tournaments. Fellow Masons could chime “ding” whenever someone levels up.
It’s the 21st century for crying out loud, we shouldn’t have to actually physically go somewhere in order to attend a meeting. Instead of old fashioned get-togethers in buildings, lets have virtual online lodges!
Freemason Facebook App
Farmville may be fun but it doesn’t help much when you’re trying to communicate secretly with the most powerful men on the planet. A Facebook app that requires a secret handshake to activate and lets Masons from all over the globe communicate and conspire would be just the ticket.
I know, all of these ideas sound a little crazy now, but just wait until it’s a picture of my all-seeing face on the one dollar bill. Anyway, I’ve gotta shoot off as I’m having dinner with John McCain and Warren Buffett followed by a discussion on what rich white men can do in order to remain rich white men.
P.S. I’m thinking about starting a Freemasons guild in World of Warcraft. I wonder if I could get enough members?