Originally posted by pepsi78
So you telling me there are secrets?
Mecdonalds is a company that makes profits by seling products to customers.
How would masonary profit form the world like mecdonalds do, influence?
Call it social Darwinism, if you like.
There are people out there that believe in being a good person, in thankless charity, in personal honor, and other such values. If you bring those
people together, they remain strong in their convictions. They do what they can to help other good people prosper. Other folks, who are not so good,
do not prosper. The world naturally and progressively becomes a better place. The craft profits.
Why did you join the forum, to keep the secret? this is a conspiracy theory forum.
I joined to read up on political and scientific matters. I found this section by accident. The 'facts' provided by folks like you urged me to look
deeper into the fraternity (something I'd done passively for years).
Then why the secret?, since it wont help the world it would besomething negative, every thing has a negative or a positive, it's either left or
Not true at all.
Let's say that I know the twist ending of the next Harry Potter book. You've not read it, but want to. If I tell you, it will ruin it for you. So I
keep it secret, so you will enjoy the book when you read it.
That secret does not 'help' the world. It doesn't really affect it. But it certainly is not a negative thing.
The blue lodge does not represent masonary in the whole picture, I do know that other masonic lodges use albert pike for lecture, so why you trying to
excuse him from the big picture?
You demonstrate a startling lack of knowledge about Freemasonry. Freemasonry consists of three degrees. The lodges that confer those degrees are
nicknamed the Blue Lodges. That is the whole of Freemasonry.
As I explained before, there is another group called the Scottish Rite, that expands upon the teachings of Freemasonry. They meet in 'valleys', not
lodges... but even if you say 'well, that's just a name change, they are still lodges!!!1!', you will still not find Pike's work. He only worked
in the United States, and in the Southern Jurisdiction. And that was a long time ago. His contributions have certainly fallen prey to the pen of
revision, by now.
Morals and Dogma is not, as you assert, canon for any masonic or quasi-masonic group.
I'm not the one that reads such lectures and then go by them
Did well in school, I imagine?
I'm not the one who joins secret sociaties
Neither did I. I joined an organization that meets at a publically posted time, in an openly marked (and historic) building adjacent to our city
I'm not the one taking oaths in front of a group of people behind closed dors with a rope around my throat or blind folded, usualy radicals do
Sounds like the kind of accusation a terrorist would sling.
Radical - adj. - Favoring or effecting fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions.
Quite right. I favor a fundimental change in human nature. That is pretty radical.
I would say masonary is different when people dont know what they are joining, so I'm really doing this for others, so they would think twice
Fantastic. You are trying to scare people off from an organization you 1) don't understand, 2) are intent on maligning, 3) do not belong to, and lack
true insight upon.
I commend your mission. We traditionally don't recruit... so we rely upon folks like you to drive people to Freemasonry. Keep up the good work.
I'm rather curious, though... since you have this mission to make people think twice. Why do you feel the need to do this? Wouldn't it be more the
Christian way to live and let live? Wouldn't it be a Christian's responsibility to do their own research, not listen to you?