what about Women ?
is it only for men ?
Originally posted by Ceara
There have been cases in the past where women were allowed. I heard one such story from a local Mason, but don't have the particulars. Only that she was nosey and as a result of being nosey (she got caught), they decided to let her in. I think it occurred back in the late 1800s... but not sure.
There is another one for the York Rite, but for the life of me I can't remember its name. I was initiated into that group but never attended because I felt it was kinda strange.
The counterpart to the Shriners is the Daughters of the Nile. They claim to make homemade dolls/toys (at least the chapter in my hometown did) to be given to the children in the burn hospitals. Those ladies like to dress up in belly dancing type costumes.
Originally posted by tetsujin420
I really don't know why people think the we are evil. We are NOTHING more then a club that revolves around morality. What is evil about morality?
We as an orgaization world wide giva away millions of dollars away a day, give scholarships to local teens, have hospitals for children, and help out the community.
Now before you blast the 33 degree Masons and say that they are the "inner circle", I must say not being a member of the Scottish Rite I have no "proof", but I so know several 33 degree Masons and they do not seem evil. Most that I have met are not even powerful men with in the community. Farmers and normal people, humble and respectable.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Myself being a mason and a christian, i read in great depth before becoming one. I am a college educated, church going, husband and father and if you ask my wife who is not a star "female equiv of a mason" and knows nothing about the art or arts of masonry, she will tell you that since becoming a mason it has made me more subdued and a better husband, father, and community member. The upper elite of the masonic order are no more "evil" than the upper elite of any other orginization. I know several people who majored in theology who would make the same claims against the vatican. And millions of americans make the same claim against the government and oil companies. I think that people inherintly fear that which they do not understand and lash out against it. there are secret handshakes and words in the order that I would not divulge, not for fear of being a bad mason, but just simply because where would the fun be in a secret society if we gave away all the secrets. the secrecy part of any secret orginization like the greeks on any number of colleges is simply a recruiting tool to get members. people join the masons becuse it is exciting to be "in the know" and feel like you know something everyone else doesnt. remember when you were a kid and had a secret! those were the best moments of your life. even as adults when we hear a secret at work how quickly and gleefuly we scatter about showing off the secret that we know. People if you want to know what being a mason is all about, or you want to bash them publicly, try joining to get the real story. Because people who are not members of a club arguing with members of that club and claiming to know more about it than active participants just seems silly. that would be like me, an englism major walking into a math class and arguing with the professor about a math theory!
Originally posted by mastermind77
Nice, unfortunately that is merely a disguise to hide the secret knowledge kept from the public, knowledge of space travel, alien contact and 9-11 and armegeddon, time travel.
I am not sure I am following you here. Are you saying that Masons donate time and resources to charity to distract the populace from the fact that we are in contact with aliens while silmutaneously repressing information regarding the September 11th terrorist attacks, time travel and the end of of the world?
Originally posted by News And History
All occultists are evil. They practice witchcraft, and other oddities, which the general-population does not accept as appropriate, holy, or pleasing to the creator. Man-made religions are messed up.
Originally posted by pepsi78
My god when some one posts anti-masonic material, it's like a masonic gathering you guys gather like in a trully organasied way, and start talking about your lodge , it's like 15 against 2, not only that but the thread gets distorted by "ohh what did you do today at the lodge, ohh it was fantastic, arent we the good guys or what" over and over and over again.