reply to post by Arcticnull
Thank you for answering a great deal of my post.
I may appear to be an ass, and perhaps I am, but I do try and respond to everything.
I have never watched a google video about your order. I have done very little reading and have only became ultimately aware of it while being a member
of ATS. One disconcerting part of your above quote that due to your position with in your organzation you belive that you're better than I or any
else who will ask a question about therefor you feel entitled to speak down to them.
Yes and no actually.
I hold no special position in Masonry, many Masons on the board are Past Masters, of which I am not, I have just entered the officer line. As far as
that goes there are many more on here with more experience then me, and it was reading their post that got me to join Masonry in the first place,
Masonic Light, Corsig, Apak who isnt around much anymore, Trinity Man, etc.
Being a 32º is special for various reasons, but essentially all you have to do is pay $150, size a ring and sit down and watch a few plays. No
memorization or anything, no work, just listen and contemplate what you see.
Anyone who joins the Scottish Rite is a 32º unless you have to stop and go to work, you may be a 14º usually, and that only means you couldn't come
the second day, or you couldn't make the first day but got he 32º with out a few lower ones. At my reunion we had I believe 7 or 8 degrees. I
don't even have all 32.
So no, your wrong in the sense that I think I am better because of my exalted position.
I do however talk down to those who declare that they know MORE then ME about MYSELF and the organization to which I belong to and THEY don't. Yes.
I have an insiders perspective and when discussing things like "they are all evil" yes, I can talk down to such bs.
As a case in point it would the be same as myself going into my hapkido class and sparing with our newest student and I using the most destructive of
our techniques and I just smugly tell him as he's lying on the mat with a dislocated knee and two broken arms "ha ha you're hurt and I'm better
than you" With that sort of attitude Dojunim would take my belt away and beat me to a pulp first. It's to bad whom ever is above you in your Mason
lodge doesn't reprimend you for your attitude.
Listen, if you want to learn thats awesome. If you don't within a few post that can be evident.
You admit that you know nothing of Masonry. Yet you also apparently have a problem with Masons being the dominant force in the forum in regards to
WE tried many approaches to fair and balanced easy conversating etc, basically ended up talking to people like school children, then most of us came
back to our senses and recognized how pathetic some people can be.
Wu Kung had a good thread, don't have time to link right now though.
Now you're making me into a sterotype when I posed a question and thought about a why The Masons would use ATS.
Everyone stereotypes me and my brothers, I think I can do the same.
gtg but il be back