posted on Nov, 10 2003 @ 05:49 AM
There aren't as many secrets in freemasonry than most would think. And there is no law that says a freemason cannot tell another person that he is a
member. In fact, here in the UK, we had an occasion called Freemasonry In The Community, where we opened our lodges to the general public and held
open days to explain what we do.
The concept that freemasonry is secret dates back to the days when masons were persecuted and executed. Freemasonry has been a pretty convenient
whipping boy and scapegoat for anyone with a hate agenda. And we're not talking ancient history here either - Hitler gassed freemasons and some
countries in the East still persecute them.
If you really want to understand freemasonry, read everything - not just the anti freemasonry literature - which to be quite frank, 99% of is complete
and utter fabrication. Then go to a lodge and ask there. You don't even have to join for information as most freemasons will gladly tell you what it
Like most subjects, freemasonry falls victim to ignorance. And ignorance can sometimes breed hatred. Nowadays in our Western societies and with
freemasonry being a lot more open and accessible, there is no excuse for this ignorance.
By the way. The one thing that really gets my goat about the conspiracy theorist is the often repeated claim that a freemason doesn't know what he
has got himself into and that he is serving a higher, darker purpose. This is a very insulting claim and totally without basis. Most freemasons tend
to be people who actively look for answers (this board has a few members) and to imply that they are ignorant is groundless banality.