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Freemasonry admits morally upright candidates. Freemasonry encourages the cultivation of upright morals to their members. The natural tendency for goodness and the encouragement and work of further goodness is theorized to guide one to wickedness and evil upon completion? That's where the conspiracy falls direly short.
I think George Osbourne, the Chancellor of the United Kingdom, would make an obvious & fitting vessel for the Antichrist. Yesterday he announced that he was removing welfare support for hundreds of thousands of disabled people, while simultaneously offering tax breaks to the rich. He's a moral disgrace, deserves to be thrown in a human-sized bleneder, and even looks the part of 'evil genius plotting to take over the world'.
Well, a lot of your more wicked criminals are "good people of good reputation". At least people think they're moral and ethical until they get caught. Why would it suddenly be different because they joined the free masons?
originally posted by: Sahabi
a reply to: Willingly
One must be a good person of good reputation to join Freemasonry. Thereafter, Freemasonry teaches the individual to cultivate additional goodness in their thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.
A morally and ethically good person prior to Masonry becomes a morally and ethically good Freemason. And then it is expected by the conspiracists that one would drop the qualities of goodness to suddenly accept evil and wickedness? It doesn't make sense to me.
(Afterthought: Do Christians even believe in 'One God' with their Trinity Doctrine?)
The Druids cut an oak into its shape and held it sacred, and built their temples in that form. Pointing to the four quarters of the world, it was the symbol of universal nature. It was on a cruciform tree, that Chrishna was said to have expired, pierced with arrows. It was revered in Mexico.
originally posted by: JohnFisher
I don't think that has anything to do with it regarding the trinity because protestants believe in the trinity as well. The trinity is all the same one God. Think of it in terms of water. You have ice, liquid, and vapor, but in all three forms it is still the same water.
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Saurus
In Scotland, it used to be that Catholics couldn't be masons, it was only for Protestants, but I don't know if that is still the case. Is that where the idea of a 'one God' requirement came from (ie not a trinity) or has this got nothing to do with Scotland?