originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: 1FreeThinker
We have quite a few Mason members here at ATS. Im sure they wlll help you understand....
They never do.
All Freemasons will ever say publicly, is give a bunch of names of people who were Freemasons, and claim some historical references to show they were
around for a long time. But, about what Freemasons actually do or believe, they are always silent.
It's a big mystery. Which, of course, you have to join to find out.
The whole problem with Freemasonry, is that you can't know anything specific about it, until you're one of them.
And once you become a Freemason, it's too late, to change your mind.
Once a Mason, always a mason. You can't "change back" to a simple "cowan."
Masons will tell you that you can "demit" or be "expelled" etc..but that doesn't change you back to the way you were before initiation.
Having said this, even when within Freemasonry, many masons don't know what it's all about. They are always seeking "more light". Taking "higher
degrees" to find that light.
And then, it depends on which lodge you enter. Since, for some Freemasons, things are purely "symbolic", while for others, things are very "real".
There are a few things that most Freemasons say, that will allow you to "guess" what they do."
For example, they say:
"Freemasonry makes good men better.
How do they do this? God made men the way they are, so how can Freemasonry improve on these men? What does Freemasonry do to "bad men"? From several
examples, like Norwegian Freemason Anders Brevik, we see that what Freemasons say public-ally must be just one part of the story, the complete
statement is more likely,
"Freemasonry makes good men better, and bad men worse.
The proof that this is the correct completion of the public statement, can be deduced from another Freemason maxim, which says
"Freemasonry requires a belief in god, but doesn't specify what version of god you must believe in.
When we "parse" this objectively, we see that both Adonis and Lucifer are acceptable, both the Dark and the Light are approved versions of god for
Freemasonry. That explains why bad men get worse. They are simply being "perfected" in the eyes of their opposite god.
So, using logic, and observation, parsing the public statements from Freemasons, and applying Jesus's wisdom that "from their actions they are known,"
you can get some inkling about what Freemasons do. For certain, you can clearly see that what Freemason's say public-ally, is just "one part" of their
"truth". They can't tell outsiders the other part, because that would cause an uproar, and many gullible individuals wouldn't join.
Since God made men the way they are, and Freemasonry can't really improve on that, it is obvious that what Freemasonry really does is "empower" men to
"exhibit" their true nature.
So, whereas, an evil person might be constrained and limited in his ability to do evil in the society, Freemasonry somehow removes these limitations,
so that the same man can now act more "freely."
One way that this is done, is by inducting many high officials, lawyers, judges, policemen, politicians, etc.. and having them "pledge" allegiance to
the "brotherhood", to protect the members regardless of what those members do, under threat of having their throat cut, heart ripped from chest, and
being disemboweled. In this way, the normal checks and balances that constrain men from evil are removed. They can now do both good and evil without
constraint. The individual then simply picks the path that suits his own individual nature. Hence good men are empowered to do good things in the
society, and evil men are empowered to the evil that was always sitting there in their minds. It then "appears" that these men have become "perfected"
in the eyes of their own god, but all that really happens, is that they were "freed" from restraint.
That's FREEMASONRY, in "general terms".
But, like I said, to know the "specifics" of what they do or have done, you've got to join.