reply to post by lazy1981
The use of the Skull and Bones banner by pirates was a ruse, to fool people into thinking that their approaching ship was a Templar vessel. It would
be my guess that after people got wise to this pirates kept the flag and symbol as a fear tactic. (To destroy your enemy's resolve by fear at first
sight is an advantage)
Though it cannot be ruled out that the actual pirates that started using the flag its self where in fact Templar. It was especially popular with
English and French pirates, where the Templar where persecuted the severest and where the Templar fled to Scotland.
And it is no crime in any faith to remind one that we are all mortal and death may come at any moment
Nope. Its not. I deal with a lot of life insurance and uh .. people don't like death. They don't like to talk about it. I could get people to
talk about intiment sexual positions they favor before I could get them to contemplate their own mortality.. Thus, death is evil, alien, and
abrasive.. the Skull and Bones is a symbol of death, a reminder to us all.. so naturally those insecure with their frail existence despise its image
and declare it evil.
though this is not the reason why the Skull and Bones is in Masonic symbolism
Actually that IS the reason for it in Masonry. It is a symbol of death, and it is to remind us that as we are here, we will one day return through
death. Contemplate your mortality and decide if your time on Earth is being well spent for the benefit of others.
Everyone is supposed to contemplate this themselves and come to their own outcomes.
As to the "Skull and Bones Frat.
Eccentric rich daddys boys. Nothing more, nothing less. Their involvement with success has nothing to do with the frat more then their daddy's
They had taken much from Masonry as I understand it. I feel that The Skull and Bones Frat. is a chapter of the Illuminati and that is why you will see
some Masonic symbolism and parallels in certain ways.
And what is the Illuminati, its purpose and goals, its history, its political structure, its relation to the Craft? If it is as so many think it is,
it would appear to go against everything Masonic..
As for the arrgument that they don't exist well niether did the Mafia.
There is proof the Mafia existed. There is even proof Presidents where involved with them. There is even proof that new mafias exist today.
There is no proof of an Illuminati.
And when it all boils down to it that's all they realy are is an extreamly wealthy Mafia.
A wealthy select few who run society?..... no way... can't be... is it....
Capitalism with an Oligarchy that every one pretends doesn't exist????
I like to tell people I am the President of my Lodge.
"after you have taken the 3rd Degree in crafts you will then be able to delve into this further..."
Aigh.. when I got my 3rd Degree I asked for a bit of the world plunder in form of allowance to pay for tuition at Yale to join the fraternity and
carry on my hopeful career to be King of the World.
Instead I got 2 dues cards and I suppose I should consider my self lucky I don't have more then that ... not to mention instead of getting gold and
riches I still have to pay for everything in Masonry..... nothing in Masonry is free. Even the free stuff requires a donation lol. Its tough ruling