Well, jukyu, I'm surprised there haven't been more replies to your original topic. I see the only person who has replied is Masonic Light, who,
(forgive me if I'm wrong), is a Mason himself. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but considering the subject matter it would make sense
that you are atleast a little bit biased, and understandably want to defend yourself and your Brethren.) Now as a non-Mason and ex-Mormon, (16 years
as a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), I think you might find my views on this subject atleast somewhat interesting,
since I am probably going to be biased in a different way than what's previously been said, although I must admit Masonic Light has brought up some
very good points.
Now when I saw your topic I was impressed because I have the same theory. I thought perhaps yours was more developed because I think you said you
wrote a paper on it or something, but I kind of get the feeling that my theory is a little more developed.
You mentioned that the Book of Mormon has been suspected of being written by someone other than Joseph Smith, and the theory being that the Masons
wrote it for him. This is a large part of my theory, also.
Now Masonic Light may have more information on this than me, but if I recall, Mormons were not allowed to be Masons for awhile. I'm going to assume
from something Masonic Light said earlier, that this was due to the fact that they allowed polygamy. I think today Mormons are allowed to be Masons,
I know a Mormon who is a Mason so I hope I'm not wrong. Mormons are not allowed to be polygamists anymore, so that could be the reason. But part of
my theory is that that could've been a front, to make people think that Masons and Mormons were not in any way affiliated and never would be planning
Anyway, this is my theory. It's just that, though: a theory. Kind of a primordial ooze made up of small bits and pieces of facts and assumptions,
but it's a fairly interesting theory in my opinion.
(Before I say it I've been saying in my other posts that I know next to nothing about the Masons, so everything I'm saying is SPECULATION in the
most literal sense of the word. I don't want you Masons to think I'm suddenly against you when I was just recently saying I have nothing against
you...yet...because I don't know much about you.)
So anyway, this is the theory: The Masons are planning they're whole New World Order thing. Things have been going somewhat as planned for a few
hundred or so years or whatever, but the process is just going SO slow! They feel they need to throw something new in. By doing this they also might
take some of the attention of the cult-accusers off of them. So they convince a bright young man that he is a Prophet. (They may have staged the
Angel Moroni's and God's and Christ's appearances, or maybe they convinced him to lie about it.) So he "translates" the Golden Plates into the
Book of Mormon.
He also does the whole temple thing, which is obviously strikingly similar to the Masonic rituals, not to mention the symbols.
Now, the Mormons run around for about a hundred years or whatever, converting a countless number of people, (including my ancestors), until today it
is the fastest growing religion on the planet with a number of well over 11 million members.
Now at the head of the Mormon church is the Prophet, which today is President Gordon B. Hinckley. I have trouble believing he is part of this whole
conspiracy, although he might be, but I believe he is a pawn in the whole sordid thing. He has all this power over the Mormons, (almost total mind
control if you ask me), because they believe he speaks for God. (Yes, I was one of those poor saps.)
There is a little-talked-about belief in the Mormon Church that somewhere around the time of the Second Coming or Armageddon or the Millenium or
whatever, that the United States government will need to be taken over by the Mormons. And I quote Brigham Young, former Prophet of the Mormon
Church: "When the Constitution of the United States hangs, at it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the "Mormon" Elders to save
it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it." (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 361)
So I think that it's POSSIBLE, that the Masons will do something to make the government fall apart, (aren't they currently infiltrating it?
See my post about how over 90% of my superiors in the Army are Masons. And then once the government falls apart and "hangs as it were by a thread",
the Mormons will step in and take over. However, the whole while, the Masons are watching as their plan unfolds. The Masons are pulling the strings
and somehow controlling the Mormons, although they really only need control over one man: the Prophet. Everything he says goes. And as a Mormon I
was always taught that one day I may be called upon by the Prophet to do a special mission "for God", and I was asked if I would be righteous and do
what I was told no matter how weird it seemed to me. So now, the higher-ranked Masons or whatever, have control over the Masons, the Mormons, and the
United States Government AND military.
Well, that's a whole lot of fluff, and now that I look at it it's not quite as developed as I had thought. A lot of theorizing and not much fact,
but hopefully I said a thing or two that sparks something in your search for the truth.
If you find anything else out let me know! I'll be sure and share anything else I find out with you.
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