reply to post by Fire_In_The_Minds_of_Men
Regarding stars: could it just be that people feel your posts do not contribute enough to merit a star? It doesn't mean everyone disagrees with you,
just that you have not contributed anything sufficient enough that anyone feels like starring you. Nah, must be a masonic conspiracy! I think you
should wait for the anti-masons to make their rounds here, then ALL your posts will go up several stars - then can I claim an anti-masonic
I do grant that your level of writing is not the average "masons are evillllll satan worshipping child rapists" - and for that I thank you. It is,
indeed, refreshing. However, I still do not see that your argument has any merit, and here is why:
While masons are not required to advertise their membership, I know of not a single one who will not say "yes" to the question "are you a mason?"
In fact, most masons I know are absolutely decked out in masonic jewelry, bumper stickers, and anything else you can mention. I myself have two
masonic rings (one sottish rite, one blue lodge), and a masonic pendent on a small gold chain that I wear if I'm not wearing the rings. Its quite
obvious that I'm a mason, and I know quite a few people in the fraternity that go way beyond what I do to advertise their affiliation.
So essentially, the problem with your theory is that masons aren't keeping their membership secret. George Bush isn't a mason - no president has
been for quite some time. We trump up every single masonic politician we can find out about in this fraternity - we love talking about all the famous
people that are masons. I wish he were a mason - I may not agree with him, but I'd welcome him into the fraternity. But its just not true.
Did you know that if you called up your local college fraternity, they would not give you a list of all their members? Do you know why? Because its
none of your business. However, you can find out who is in the fraternity very easy - hang out around the frat house, see who goes in - go around town
and see who wears the frat t-shirts. You can ask suspected brothers, who will of course answer yes if they are members. If you want to find out famous
members of the frat, their governing bodies always list them and do profiles on them.
...Wait. That sounds just like freemasonry. So why aren't you demanding everyone in a college fraternity register their affiliation with the
[edit on 25-5-2008 by ALightinDarkness]