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Originally posted by bigred1000
There are alot of people on this board who are opposed to masonry, and this question is for them.
Can you produce any evidence of a consprinicy, illegal activity, collusion, ect. ?
Originally posted by Snoresman
If any lodges where or are involved in selling drugs or fronts for street gangs their charter would definitely be arrested and the members expelled.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Were there any instances of lodges being involved in criminal activity like drug selling or gang activity?
On a lighter note, were lodges involved in any bootlegging or moonshining during prohibition? Did any lodges become speakeasies?
Originally posted by DenyAllKnowledge
I don't know if masons were allowed to smoke in their Lodges, if they were do they have to conform to the smoking ban?
but is it possible that from time to time *some* masons or *some* lodges could have co-opted the organization of the masonic lodge to commit criminal conspiracies?
Originally posted by meurig
Why does the world and the people need Secret Societies?
What function do they have?
If the Society is there to benefit the common people then why not publicise the fact and open the doors?
Originally posted by tyriffick22
Hmm. I would simply ask any of those here who are Masons these questions.
If the oaths of the Scottish and York rites are not of any occultic value or effect, why then not divulge them?
If religion is of no relevance to Masonry, why then the references to GOD without mention of JESUS AS LORD in any of those oaths?
Why the acceptance of all gods of Islam, Hindu, Kabbalist, Shinto, Buddhism and the Babylonian gods of old and not acceptance of JESUS CHRIST as the son of GOD?
Why do these oaths threaten death upon divulgence....