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originally posted by: KSigMason
There's nothing stopping you from starting your own group.
yes it could. I could explain the pyramids but I won't. I am very interested in this and would like to hear more as well I could allow access to things that make the pyramids look like a hack job.
originally posted by: audubon
Masonry, on the whole, is a noble thing - upstanding professionals of good character, and a fair amount of charitable works to be proud of. The occult 'enlightenment' mumbo-jumbo business is a bit daft, but as I understand it that's a 'dumbshow' for the lower orders, and the real business takes place among the top ranks.
The problem is that it also provides a sort of hot-house for the planning of schemes and plans. Not automatically undesirable in itself, but it can so easily tip over the edge from being a plan for the benefit of everyone, to being a plan just for the benefit of the parties involved, and from there can head rapidly into a plan to benefit the parties involved at the expense of unsuspecting dupes, or worse.
Everyone goes on about the P2 lodge, but - while fascinating - it's a truly exotic and probably unique example of a masonic mega-conspiracy. Something like the Kenneth Noyes case is far more representative of the perverting of masonic principles.
Incidentally, a friend who has reason to know the score tells me that the current and rising generation of British freemasons consists almost exclusively of software designers and IT professionals. Which, when you think about it, could explain quite a lot.