posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 01:28 AM
I beleive it is posts like the above that are exactly
the the kind of problem that needs to be dealt with.
Originally posted by intrepid
2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, hateful and/or racist manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.
Contrast that with what has just been said:
Originally posted by twitchy
I despise your institution
Is it little wonder that threads in this forum devolve into what they have?
I really do feel for those who so passionately despise
an institution which they have never joined, and has never actually touched their life
in a negative way. We live in a world with real evil, with things that are worthy of being despised. These are things both masons and anti-masons
agree should be despised: genocide, famine, etc. But yet some would still choose - for reasons beyond me - to direct what almost borders on hatred to
an entire institution.
It is ironic that people like twitchy give masons so much power over him. You have imbued members of the fraternity with fantastical power and
authority that even the most evil mason could only dream of. In the rush to rationalize your reasons for despising the institutions and by obvious
extension we the members, it is necessary for you to not only demonize millions of people, but to make them out to be immensely powerful beyond their
I must point out this has an interesting parallel. Is there anywhere else in history where people demonized millions of other people based on a single
characteristic, and based on this characteristic those people were given immense power in the minds of those who hated them? A people who, thorugh
this demonization and imbuing of false power, were blamed for being responsible somehow for a large portion of the world's problems? I'll give you a
hint: World War II.
Twitchy, you give the fraternity enough power to frighten even me. But I must confess - I am terrified of you
and the sheer passionate hatred
you seem to expouse toward the institution and its members. This road is eerily similar to another path taken in the not-so-distant past, and nothing
good came of.
[edit on 31-1-2008 by LightinDarkness]