Shame is a good thing. When correctly applied, shame allows peersÂ to point out a minor lapse in honor, with the hope honor can be restored, and further lapses avoided. Without out shame, there is no honor, and no means to grow and develop fraternal bonds.Â Too often shame is used to permanently markÂ an individual as despicable and wholly devoid of virtue – or, the application exceeds the severity of the lapse – or the shame is applied by authority, not peers. This is not shame, this is degradation.
With this in mind, I really like the following list, as a way of shame for the Craft – even though it comes from a totally spurious expression of Masonry. The information was
stolenÂ liberated from the PhylaxisÂ SocietyÂ (which if you never checked out, shame on you).