posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 04:18 PM
if you naviate from the OP's first link (the one quoted that references the Pike work et al) you will quickly notice that the website hosting the
article is, undoubtedly, a homophobic depository of junk essays written on topics often tossed around when discussing gays and homosexuality.
As noticed, the Pike article shares space with such intellectual black holes as "sexual abuse: a major cause of homosexuality," "do homosexuals
have a hidden agenda," "Strange but logical reprucussions of societal approval of homosexuality," and my personal favorite "on the unhealthy
homosexual lifestyle" (as if to imply theres some inherently unhealthy about homosexuality that cannot be also present in a heterosexual
existence.... news flash, there isnt).
I'm not opposed to indulging the OP's idea of Masonry having a connection with homosexuality... thats quite possible I'm sure and wouldnt suprise
me. Then again, since I'm here on ATS, I do have a rather open mind and am apt to give consideration and thought to anyone's theory... regardless
of how unlikely it may be.
That being said, I will only give such consideration if the person introducing the idea does so with carefully chosen sources that are both respectful
to intellectual discourse and academic standards of reason/science/etc.
The page containing this article, as well as the others linked by the OP, are pretty laughable from the perspective of critical observation. With
this, I feel silly even responding as such. However, I do feel as though I have some duty to remind all of us on ATS that, in the future, it may be
wise to reference the OP's material/sources before flagging/staring the post because it belies some greater, personal interest in masonry or
Simply put... this stuff is garbage. Can we move on now??