reply to post by Road Warrior 31
I would not ask you to read into only one side of the story. There have been numerous books on Freemasonry written by Masons who are indifferent or
even against Masonry for various reasons. However, again I stress that the majority of books against Masonry by Masons that I have read or been told
of by other masons are critical of Masonry for a religious intellerance perspective.
I would really stress to stay away from the typical "elite group" conspiracies because not a single person has ever shown proof of its existance..
all lead into vague "illuminati" "nwo" and so forth, that again no one can produce a shred of evidence to show this to be true.
Now whether Masonry is a good organization or not is personal preference.. its not for everyone, we don't expect it to be, and we don't expect
everyone to like what our meetings, rituals and supposed "secrets" are about. But to say we are all devil worshiping satanist who rape kids,
sacrifice humans, keep a goat in the lodge and plot world domination with other uber secret organizations is.. imo, obviously the thought process of
children, young children at that.
It all makes for a great movie, but the silver screen is not the real world.
I used to believe that Masons where sinister, and I thought that because I had never heard of them until I read a conspiracy book about secret
societies.. man I was all confused, all this time funny guys in aprons where running my life and I never knew they existed. I watched some videos,
read some books, came to ATS .. in the end, if you want to know the truth you have to REALLY seek the truth.
So even believing they may be sinister, I pettitioned a Masonic lodge and was rejected. Apparently the WM at the time had not read the new laws
passed lowering the age from 21 to 19 in my state, 6 months later I made them aware of this and I was admitted in...
I can assure you, the Masonic governing system is not clear to non-Masons.. the hierarchy of the entire organization is not clear to non-Masons, and
the meaning of the rituals cannot be interpreted from reading passages from a book, but only if experienced when you your self are the candidate.
Needless to say, I do not think highly of conspiracy theorist in regards to Masonry anymore.. in fact I hold a personal vandeta against them for the
willfull ignorance that they portrait, and the fact that they use false information to move innocent people against a harmless organization and its
It's hate and vile bigotry by people who lack the intellectual capacity to understand the world around them as it is, and not through the
publications of fiction writers and propagandist of the Religious self righteous.
So I am not telling you to "not" look into other sources other then directly from Masons.
Just advising you, when you start to research Masonry to be careful on what you choose to believe...