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Originally posted by GLeamer
There is little sense in any post yet from any mason at best it amounts to name calling or misdirection an often use tactic of avoidence.
1. It is a secret society
If it was secret you wouldn't know about it, it just keeps certain things to itself, the same as any other group/religion/business etc etc
2. Women are exclude.
Anne Summers excludes blokes so what but there are masonic groups solely for women.
3. It has been linked to wars and conspiricies through out history
Personally I thought most wars were caused by politics, religion and dictactors, but my school, colleg and university may have been wrong.
4. Their members are always in political power in many countries.
They are also follows of faith, belief in equality for all faiths. Just because they are successful doens't make them bad, and seeing as most politcial organisations are voted in it is hardly a conspiracy, oh don't tell me though it's all fixed like the national lottery.
5. Their members include business in international power
I don't know any sole trader that is of any influence, in fact I don't know of any real large sole traders. Many masons run successful companies, or are employed by successful companies, that have numerous directors and committees that make a collective decision on running them.
6. There are no villians in the Craft
There are villians every where, and there will always be people that will take advantage of their position whether it be mason, school teacher, preacher, politician, policeperson etc etc
7. It is a program/way of life/
it teaches men to be honest, true and offer charity where it is needed, not really a problem. In fact it requires the basic principles of most faiths, so surely that can't be a bad thing
8. Symbols are a major part of their rites
Symbols are a major part of everything, a picture says a thousand words and all that. Bet you can't name a single organisation/relgion etc that isn't represented or doesn't include symbols
9 Masons built/designed significant buildings all over the world
do you know what a mason is, of course they built things.
10.Any sign or symbol found outside the Craft are coincidental
Not sure what you mean by that
The masons want the world to believe they have power and are yet powerless.
That there hands bear no part of the evils of the world even if their members are/were involved
funny how Freemasonry let you know all this but has forgot to tell the masons here. I have nothing against your opinions and believe me I don't, but there just doesn't seem to be anything to show how you came to this conclusion.
I do not have the need or want to debate any point with any Freemason.