posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 09:34 AM
Originally posted by Masonic Light
Also, the HF Club was not a "Masonic type" organization. In fact, it was sort of a bordello.
Bordello, lovely choice of words...isn't amazing just how many terms exist in the English language for a 'house of ill-repute'.
I agree, from what I have read of Freemasonry I would hardly describe the Hell Fire Club as Masonic, quite the opposite. The Hell Fire Club were
hedonists and their natural progeny were people such as the Bloomsbury Group and the white colonialists as depicted in films like White Mischief. In
many ways the antithesis of what masonry stands for (unless all the stories are true
). The Hell Fires certainly weren't sexually segregated,
though unlike the later Bloomsbury set, they did not have female members as such I believe instead they - ahem- employed the company of ladies of the
night to aid in their debauchery. Bordello is as good a term as any.