This post isn't about the problem with Scottish Rite Freemasonry, but about the problem of Freemasonry in Scotland.
Most of you will already be familiar with the history of Freemasonry and it's origins in Scotland. So I ask, why has Freemasonry in Scotland become
so corrupt, twisted and different from the values and ethos masonry is supposed to uphold?
My step-grandfather was the Grand Master of the Kilwinning lodge, Mother Lodge of Scotland. Again, those who know there history will know this lodge
well. I recommend those who don't look it up. My brother-in-law is also a Master Mason at the same lodge.
Now, I always despised and mistrusted Masons, mostly because I grew up around the west coast of Scotland. Why? Becasue it is a twisted society of men
that have no other reason to be there other than for personal gain above non-masons.
In the west coast of Scotland all masons are Protestants. This is because masonry, for some reason, has many links to a football team called Rangers
from Glasgow and therefore Protestantism. It would be very very difficult to find a mason in the west coast of Scotland that is not a Rangers fan and
therefore Protestant (we have a big Catholic/Protestant sectarian split relating to Celtic and Rangers football clubs respectively. There are many
nutral fans as well but the game is marred by sectarianism).
Whe I learned about masonry and started to read up on it I was amazed at what I saw. Masons accept any religion, teach esoteric thinking and the
handbook states all men should be kind and accepting no matter what their beliefs?!? This is the complete oposite to the Freemasonry I had grew up
I questioned my brother-in-law about what he gets up to. He is very secretive about it but got annoyed about me slagging him off about sun and goddess
worship (i was just having a laugh cause it annoys him). He told me they learn nothing. Nothing esoteric at all. They just socialise and make
'business' connections. I asked for an explanation of this but he wouldn't give one. This has made me mistrust masonry even more.
I recently finished The Temple and the Lodge. A good read and very interesting. The section at the end really hit home to me why I really do not trust
Joseph Brant in 1776 during the colonists mission to Canada saw a man from the enemy being prepared to be burnt alive by his men. The man made the
masonic sign of appeal and he ordered him released.
Joseph Clement, a British Mason from the 8th Foot, saw an Indian ready to scalp a colonial prisoner. The prisoner made the masonic sign of appeal and
Clemet ordered the Indian off him and had him transported to a nearby farmhouse where he was nursed to health. Clement was later captured himself but
luckily the jailor turned out to be the very man he had rescued, who returned the favour and set him free.
At the battle of Camden Baron de Kalb was mortally wounded. Cornwallis' second in command found him and, recognising him as a freemason, took him to
Moira's tent who looked after him for 3 days and arranged for a masonic funeral when he died.
These seem like nice incidents of brotherly love between waring factions, however, if these people had not been masons they would have been left to
die. This suggests to me there has been a history of thinking in masonry whereby masons consider themselves and their lives to be of more value than
I belive this has carried over to Scottish masonry in that it is used to further people in an exclusive social club.
Masonry is very popular in the UK police force and judiciary system, to the point that the Home Secretary in 1998 almost ruled that they would have to
. This ruling never happened though. I wonder why. I doesn't give me
much faith in the Scottish police force or judicial system.