posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 03:31 PM
What Whitewash says is true, but there are also younger guys joining Freemasonry and middle aged guys already in it. Yes, Masons do more charity and
community work than you may think. True. But there is much more to Freemasonry than that. Ritual. What we call Degrees. Although our opening and
closing lodge is ritualized. Our meetings are also structured by The Roberts Rules of Order, which, is no doubt shared by City Halls and other
One should realize that there are hundreds of lodges in each state, province or country. Almost everywhere. You would be surprised. Masons are, for
the most part, good men. We would never sanction devil worship or "goat" rituals. In fact, the goat has become quite a bit of a joke among Masons
to play with the newbies. All in good fun. We are not keepers of goats.
Now in every lodge there are circles within circles. There are also many other Masonic bodies from the Shriners to Royal Arch to several groups in
the Scottish Rite. In this way, Masons from different lodges can meet and become friends. Masonry is like every other group in the sense that just
because you are a member does not necessarily mean you will like another member. Some you will naturally have an affinity for, while others you will
not. Circles within circles.
It is possible that a few members of a lodge can conspire together to do something that they should not. I believe this to be the case in the Morgan
affair. In this way, several more extremist members are guilty, while the lodge as a whole is innocent. Thus, I do not believe that the lodge in
Batavia, New York in 1827 in any way sanctioned the disappearance of William Morgan. There are extremists in EVERY group imaginable including church
groups, boy scouts, whatever. This is a universal law. So if you are really looking for truth keep that law in mind. There may only be a couple
guilty ones among the group.
[edit on 4-9-2010 by Methos777]