posted on Nov, 8 2002 @ 08:40 PM
I'll say this to your question....something that is in society, changes with that society, in order to maintain a tradition...one would have to
remain outside of the society they are in....therefore, for an organization that does have ideals, for it to maintain those ideals unaltered in any
nation and any religion, it remains to itself, hiding its art and teachings so that those outside it don't pervade it, and those within it understand
it more and respect it more than if it were an open organization.
Take Christianity for instance, there are literally HUNDREDS of versions, neither of which recognizes the other, and Catholism tried to fight this by
subverting the world...Islam is the same, and though Buddhism did it peacefully, it too was the same, in that it also is fractured into many sects.
There is only ONE form of Freemasonry, no other forms, never have been, never will be.