Well, isn't that special?
Originally posted by eudaimonia
Goddamnit Axeman, if there's one member I dislike the most, i'ts you.
You talk waaaaaaaaaaay too much, a lot of words, yet you haven't proven the "conspiracy nuts" wrong either. There is an very nasty and
condescending side to your "rhetoric" language. Show me some resources/articles/references whatever that is based on neutral grounds that concludes
undoubtedly that freemasonry is as benevolent as you and others claim it is to be.
Well, that's your problem, now, isn't it. Let me tell you something. There are generally two kinds of sites that present Masonry. There are
legitimate Masonic sites, set up by Masons, for Masons and non-Masons alike, from which to glean information about Masonry; and then there are
anti-Mason sites. Most of the latter are religious intolerants who are trying to demonize Masonry because it dares teach ideas that parallel religious
teachings, and yet accepts men from all faiths. Then there are those that talk about Masonry having a "secret stranglehold on the world" or some
crap like that. If you peruse around these sites long enough, with a level head, you will start to see that most of them aren't firing on all
cylinders, if you know what I mean. Not only that, but they all repeat the same garbage
! They don't even bother to do their own research, they
just pass around the same articles and post them on every conspiracy site, assuming that if people see it enough times at enough different places,
they'll believe it.
The remaining people, who aren't anti-Mason and aren't Masons themselves, generally believe that it's just a fraternity. They're right. It is. A
very old, very well respected fraternity, that does alot of good things for people, mostly anonymously. Masons don't give in order that they should
be recognized, they give just to give
. The public philanthropies of the Masonic family are but the tip of the iceberg. The acts of
loving-kindness that Masons do on their own accord
never get publicity, because Masons don't make a fuss about it. They just do it.
You say "neutral ground." People who are on "neutral ground" generally don't have strong opinions either way, genius. Look up the word
It boils down to this: You can either take the word of wackos who think everyone and their Reptilian Overlord is out to get us, who use dubious, flat
out false, or already debunked sources they're counting on you not researching for yourself; or you can take the word of good men who have documented
sources, not to support their position, per se, but to show that the anti's claims are completely unfounded. You see, Masonry doesn't set out to
make itself look good; it merely defends itself when attacked and will try to set the record straight when lies are propagated against it. Nothing
wrong with that. They don't run around yelling "Look at us! Look at us! Look how great we are!" No. It merely says, we are not what these people
say we are. And who can blame them?
Some links. Some of these may qualify as "neutral" to you, some won't. If not, frankly I don't care. You have already shown me that if the truth
slapped you across the face you wouldn't see it.
(be sure to read the section on Anti-Masons vs. Masons, about 1/3 of the way or so down
Again, I must point out the obvious. Your persistent arrogance and lack of humbleness throughout these threads will only progress us to
encourage more personal friction and hostilty.
"Us." Heh. Yyyyyeah... You've got a real crew going...
Your persistent embrace of your ignorance
will only encourage me to continue to call you on it.
Quote of the month:
Originally posted by eudaimonia
By the way, I'm proud of the fact that I CHOOSE to NOT understand any thing that is a part of Secret Societies.
[edit on 8/19/05 by The Axeman]