posted on Mar, 13 2006 @ 04:13 PM
"There is a way that seems right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death." The Bible.
Some pretty good reasons here too:
(excerpted from Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, 1999)
The average Mason, as well as the modern student of Masonic ideals, little realizes the cosmic obligation he takes upon himself when he begins his
search for those sacred truths of Nature as they are concealed in the ancient and modern rituals. He must not lightly regard his vows, and if he would
not bring upon himself YEARS AND AGES OF SUFFERING he must cease to consider Freemasonry solely as a social order only a few centuries old. He must
realize that the ancient mystic teachings as perpetuated in the modern rites are sacred, and that powers unseen and unrecognized [THE SPIRIT WORLD]
mold the destiny of those who consciously and of their own FREE WILL take upon themselves the obligations of the Fraternity.
Manly P Hall. 33rd degree freemason talking about demonic possession.
6. The attempt at suppression of critical literature. Many cult groups today like Mormonism, Christian Science and Scientology have something to hide.
It may be an unsavory past, current abuse of members, leaders’ immorality or destructive secret teachings. These groups often attempt to undermine,
discredit or suppress works that are critical or too revealing. Stephen Knight observes, "There is evidence of very considerable efforts being made
by Masons—including pressures on publishers, distributors and libraries—to suppress works critical of the brotherhood.... This even extends to the
brotherhood’s own publications."26
It is significant, however, that in Masonic ritual in use in so called Christian lands, as Great Britain and the United States, quotations from Holy
Scripture abound. It cannot be doubted that this fact has blinded the eyes of many to the real character of the Masonic order.... Time and again in
Masonic ritual portions of the Word of God are erroneously—and, it must be said, even blasphemously—applied.... Masonry does most serious violence
to the inscripturated Word of God and does the gravest despite to Jesus Christ, the personal Word.