posted on May, 31 2005 @ 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Truthisoutthere
"Well you know, there's the .1% of the "elite" "high-ranking" "upper-level" "big cheese" "high-and-mighty" "33rd degree" masons, and the
other 5.9 million are the "muscle", who take orders and carry out the demands of the "upper-echelon". "
And what exactly does ORDERS TO BE CARRIED OUT mean. ? Sounds like a militia or something ? Is this christian like you mentioned ?
And why would an christain oranization like this need "degree's" for ?
Beisdes hearing the ole "All corporations have levels bit" please enlighten us.
I was being sarcastic
. I was just repeating the silly things that others accuse Freemasonry of on these forums. None of it is true, of course,
but that won't stop people from believing whatever makes a good story.
And Freemasonry does NOT have "levels". All masons are 100% equal, and nobody takes orders from anyone in Freemasonry. The whole notion of something
like that going on in a fraternity is just absurd. It doesn't happen.
The ONLY time that anything of the sort goes on in Freemasonry, it's among the lodge's officers, who are elected to one-year terms. They have a
hirearchy and chain of command, but this is only in place for lodge administration purposes. Outside of lodge business, even the Grand Master of a
Grand Lodge is an equal member of the fraternity.
Oh, and one last thing: degrees, after the 3rd, don't mean a damn thing in Freemasonry. Degrees don't denote authority, position, rank or purpose
within the fraternity. a 33rd degree mason and a 3rd degree mason are 100% equal. Any mason can be a lodge officer. Degrees are only badges of masonic
membership, they show which bodies of Freemasonry you are a part of.