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Shriners are not the same as freemasons. Yes, they happen to be freemasons, but this is the same as saying:
All Jusuits are Christians. The Jusuits once misappropriated funds. Therefore, Christianity is an institution which misappropriates funds.
And I am certain that if they did do what is claimed, they would immediately have been expelled from Freemasonry.
That is inncorrect. All Jusuits are Catholics;
And all Catholics are Christians!
Certainly you're not suggesting that those Shriners are following the ways of Freemasonry?
If its true that I am spreading lies and you are spreading "the truth", why did you refuse to enter a formal debate under the scrutiny of judges...who may not even be impartial but biased toward conspiracy-theory?
The offer still stands...from MasonicLight...or, if you prefer, I´ll debate you too.
Then how can you possibly blame Freemasonry for the alleged acts of some Shriners?
But we decided that your logic was flawed, since you cannot hold Freemasonry responsible for the alleged acts of some Shriners.
Both of us, I assumed, since you did not refute the fact successfully.
If you disagree, please give reasons why Freemasonry should be held accountable for the alleged actions of some Shriners (who happen to all be Freemasons), whereas Christians should not be held accountable for the alleged acts of Catholics (who happen to all be Christians.)
Just as not all Christians are Catholic, not all Masons are Shriners.
Originally posted by Distracto
I believe you are projecting as well; I have never stated you are a liar.
I was addressing this to freight tomsen.
On the other hand, many Christians have never set foot in a Catholic church.
Therefore, being Christian is not a prerequisite to being Catholic or vice-versa.
However, being a Freemason is a prerequiste to becoming a Shriner.