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Originally posted by AceWombat04
Since I know so little, the first thing I would need to know is if such a conspiracy as the one/ones being alleged is at all possible or probable. So my questions to any Mason qualified to know would be this:
Is it at all conceivable, when considered wholly apart from any personal or emotional considerations, and when viewed with complete objectivity, for there to be a relatively small number of high degree Masons with knowledge and powers of the sort that have been alleged, without your knowledge?
Originally posted by Nygdan
Certianly there must be some masonic groups that have, in their decades of existence, developed some insights into "esoterica"? Maybe not in the progression from 1st degree to 33rd or to Knights Templar of the York Rite and the like, but in one of the official side groups that are part of it?
I maybe not even secret information, but if masonry is worth its salt in that respect, surely something must've come out of it in terms of research no?
Originally posted by Tom_Braider
I'm confused, but I'll add my 2¢ of what little I know.
Years later, I was invited to join in NY, but I declined because the lodge did not accept black people, and I refused to be part of any organization that discriminated.
Dude, you're lucky most of the guys here decided to ignore your insolent post. Unfortunately I'm too hot-headed for that. Even so I've restrained myself from saying what you DESERVE TO BE TOLD because I'm better than you. In any case, if your principal directive in life is what you stated above, you must be stupider, more low-rent, weaker than anything that Freemasons or our silly club could ever be.
As mentioned, if a Mason vows before God and his Brethren to obey the Moral Law, it's not an option to later violate his vows.
it would seem to me that a Mason can technically be more trusted than those who have not made a similar vow.
Since a Mason is sworn to Truth, there exists a deeper bond between Masons and truth than exists between those who have not taken such a vow.
In other words, when members are asked by non-members to divulge the secrets of Masonry, they don't show them fake secret handshakes or passwords. They either tell them point blank that they cannot betray the trust of their Brethren by revealing the secrets of Masonry unlawfully, or ignore the question altogether.
There is no 'secret knowledge' you get by sitting through them, it is more like sitting through a college level philosophy class except its a play. Not only does the Scottish Rite allow it, they encourage it. You, the general public, can buy the Scottish Rite Monitor in many book stores and even the Rite's own website. It has all the rituals, "secrets" and philosophies of the rite as well as all the high points of the ritual in it.
The other comments are comments trying to show that masons seem to think they are above everyone else....
I don't hate masons, I hate their ideals and their beliefs...