Originally posted by stompk
A club is exclusive. One must become a member.
If this club is so much for the betterment of mankind, why the secrecy?
If the Masons do hold ancient secrets, why not share them? What makes Masons so much better, that they get to keep the secrets?
And why would anyone be in a club, when they are not sure of the upper levels' agenda?
Im not a mason, but I play one on t.v.,
Let me have a go at this...
- an exclusive club. What do you mean by exclusive? The fact you have to join? Then the boy scouts and golf clubs are exclusive. lol
- why the secrecy...and why not share them, this I wont to get into.
But first to answer the last question...why not join a club when you dont know the upper levels agenda? Know one knows the true agenda and inner
workings/politics of some organizations, but they still join. I
In short, your benefiting from things do not depend on who is at the top.
If it did then the whole world would be scre***. Its only those that subject themselves (their will) to someone else's that this happens to. (and yes
you can work with someone, etc. and not be 'subjected' to them. Anyway...
BUT - to the main point.
The human mind (at least consciousness or lack thereof), sometimes resembles that of a rock...not getting anywhere fast. - I hate to put the rock
down, at least its utilizing it full potential. lol
Basically, we are, for the most part, that which our milieu shaped us to be.
If its a dogmatic closed minded person...then pretty much, that person will stay that way. Yes some may change positions that seem drastic (Im
Christian, now Im Hindu), but they just switched one role identity for another. (that is the person identifying with mind or ego...or false self for
those Christians reading Paul.)
At a certain age, it is known that your neuron net is pretty much established and set.
How then, do you go about trying to advance humankind in this age of technology - when technology seems to be moving faster than human
In other words, why did Jesus talk to his disciples in parables? Was he forming a secret society? Those at the top could understand what the parables
Of course not...he was coming down to a level of thought that was most commonly understood by the masses.
The problem was that the masses could not and was not even ready to begin to understand and see past the pointers (words and symbols) that Jesus was
giving, to the higher truth. In short, they just didnt have the experience needed to help make a change in their life or way of thinking.
Perhaps you are seeing where Im going with this now...but then again, words are tricky, and we understand them through the view and perspective of our
own (mostly limited) experiences.
If you ever notice that people in large cities are more open minded then those in small cities. Some would say that it is the sin of the world that
people in large cities have been blinded by the things of the world. (some classic christian perspective.)
No, in reality, they demonstrate more love then these classical Christians who think that 'tolerance' is a 4 letter word. (despite that Jesus never
coerced anyone to change...)
Imagine, again, Jesus trying to explain quantum mechanics (advanced science) to a group of fisherman and to peasants. One man trying to change a whole
generation without having the necessary establishment (education system at a young age) to do so...was quite daring in and of itself. (Got him killed
to from the religious intolerant.)
So now you can see, perhaps the benefit of having a secret society.
We process information slowly, and if we truly are seeking to change...to better ourselves, to grow, whatever you want to call it...then the answer
will come to us.
BUT...we will not always be able to handle it all, or more precisely, we can not handle it all at once.
We have to have our way of thinking expanded, while slowly replacing and explaining what these old symbols were in our lives, that we mistook as
Now, do the masons have the truth...and at the top you get it?
Funny, since life seems infinitely limitless with potential, I would say that this is an ongoing process. I wonder who those at the top of masons get
their knowledge from...or are they stuck.
Some classic christians are under the impression that masons reveal that Satan is actually God, etc. once you take your last rite.
I will say, I do not know what they teach...BUT, if it were so, then this is proof as to why such a system is set up. Because what is Satan? Well, the
classic Christian has their whole view set up as to what the Bible says, and for the most part its doctrine that isnt even there...its just the stuff
peddled from the pulpit.
I would say, in a hypothetical scenario like this, that the top masons definition of Satan would not be anywhere near what the classical Christian
thinks it is...and infact is more on line with that of Science. Therefore not actually saying that Satan is God after all.
This may or may not get across. The point is, "seek and you will find when you search with all your heart." Open heart, not closed mind. As you do,
a lot of prejudices, and judgments will drop off, and hey...thats already starting to sound more Christ like to me!