quote]Originally posted by LogoWatch
Pretty convincing about Pike and the KKK.
Only to someone whose research credentials would parallel those of Bozo the Clown. This hoax is all over the internet on anti-Masonic sites, and is
being perpetuated by quacks like Lyndon LaRouche. But the simple facts are that there are no Klan documents in existence ever showing Pike to have
been a member, the Ku Klux Klan never claimed that Pike was one of their members, Pike never mentioned them in any of his writings, but the vast
volumes of writings that he did
leave behind show that his beliefs were incompatible with those that were required to be a Klansman.
And that, my friend, is "pretty convincing."
This whole story is pretty cut and dried: you can slander him all day long about it, but no matter how many times you claim it, it still won't make
it true. Better luck next time.
Then again since Pike himself clearly stated Masonry is all about lying and deception its no surprise his KKK ties are constantly denied by any
Wrong again. What Pike actually wrote is that all
religions and other metaphysical disciplines use false interpretations of sacred symbols
whereby those unworthy to receive them would be led astray, that the Arcanum would not be profaned. This certainly isn't an earth-shattering secret,
nor is Pike telling the intelligent reader anything he doesn't already know. After all, Plato, Jesus, and St. Ambrose, along with thousands of other
scholars, have all said the same thing.
Plato said that a man's intellect and perseverence must be tested in this manner, which in part is what makes him worthy of the truth. Jesus warned
his disciples not to cast their pearls before swine, and said "To them I speak in parables; but to you, I speak openly."
Therefore, if you just don't get it, blaming Pike for writing the facts isn't going to help you anyway. Who ever made any advancement or wise
decisions by shooting the messenger?