posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 03:38 PM
If there are any fraternities out there doing anything out there that even vaguely resembles "taunting" the outside world with their ritual, than
they are far out of the mainstream.
The only instance in which ritual is "dangled" in front of anyone is as a reward during the new member process and/or continued development within
the fraternity, and the people who are being motivated by this ritual are members/pledges (depending on your system, as pledge model is declining) who
are already on track to be put through this ritual.
The only place I could see you getting the "taunting" from are the recruiting seminars, etc. that point out that the only difference between
fraternities and many groups on campus now is the ritual, and that this should be used in recruitment. However, what they mean by this is that you
must be clear that your fraternity has a higher purpose than, say, the Club Discgolf Team or Drama Club, that being your core values/creeds. They
aren't saying that you recruit by telling people you have super awesome/scary/dangerous mind blowing rituals that they must join to go through; they
are saying that you make it clear that your fraternity attempts to instill higher morals, values, and purpose, a process of which the actual rituals
are merely a part.
While I'm sure somewhere there is someone "taunting" outsiders with rituals, as you have suggested, they are the exception to the rule and going
against the intent of their national organization. Just look at the posts above these; you have fraternity members testifying that their ritual
wouldn't be meaningful to people not involved in the organization, and would be uninteresting if just posted up here.
Also, I'm not claiming that anyone has a "right" to secrecy. I'm just saying that I don't think there's anything to be gained by posting Sigma
Chi's rituals here, and while anyone who wishes to has the right to do so, it would be a discourtesy for the sake of discourtesy. If the original
poster is truly still interested and someone really wants to drop it on him, than perhaps a private message would be better.