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Subject: Welcome to ALT.FREEMASONRY
Alt.freemasonry (on USENET) is an unmoderated newsgroup for the discussion of freemasonry.
It is an unmediated newsgroup for the discussion of *anything* that the masons want. This freedom does not however apply to nonmasons.
Nonmasons are only allowed to ask short questions and are required to accept whatever response is given to them by the Masons.
If they persist in their questioning they will suddenly start receiving unsolicited e-mails from Masons in this newsgroup seeking their personal identity, address, and telephone number.
One of the many "e-m@sons" who does this regularly is "MasonTruth".
They say that they need this information to have a lodge in their area contact you to answer your "concerns".
In reality this is nothing more than intimidation and veiled threats.
This is normally enough to scare off the inquiring "cowan".
This is what is really going on in that newsgroup.
Freemasonry uses cult tactics to intimidate its critics into silence.
If this fails, the alt.freemasonry enforcers will use their network in the industry to identify the poster and then the rest of the "brethren" will deluge this questioners i.s.p. with fraudulent accusations about alleged harrassment for "denigrating" their "gentle brotherhood" by refusing to accept their "truthful answers".
This has happened time after time after time in that newsgroup.
That is why so many of the posters who are critical of freemasonry use anonymous posting blinds to hide their personal information.
Masons will use anything and do anything to "get a grip" on their perceived enemies.
You do not believe?
Then try it and see how quickly you lose your e-mail accounts and isp services.
Later these "moral men" will even boast of their conquests in that newsgroup.
This is the real face of Masonry and is repeated every day throughout the land on the internet, as well as in business, political, personal, and social life.
Freemasonry is a danger to freedom of expression and it gives only lip service to the law and constitution.
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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 13:40:34 EDT
In your entire trash site you have not shown any proof to your accusations. I will admit that you put much work into your site and I admire that. Seems as if you were either a Masonic Orphan and dad was gone to a few too many meetings or you were turned down for membership.. For whatever reasons you dislike Masons I find your entire site to be nothing more than a bunch of hogwash and lies. Opinion does not make fact and your site proves just that. Besides a true and good man stands behis(sic) convictions with a name and affiliation. You take the cowardly approach which is more proof that your site has no credibility...
Bro. Manny BlXXXXX, S.W.
Moreno Valley Lodge # 804
Moreno Valley, CA
Jurisdiction of G.L. of CA.
"Ask A Friend or a Neighbor Why He Isn't a Mason."
Originally posted by Rockpuck
You need a linky link buddy.. not sure what is with the Anti's and not linking or EX'n their quotes..
Originally posted by Trinityman
I'll let you into a secret RP - it's from ... Freemasonrywatch (Three Dramatic Chords). That fine purveyor of quality masonic news with just a subtle hint of deep-seated bitterness and all-consuming paranoia.