Originally posted by Wgatenson
If they are not a secret seocity, why is the list of there members secret?
If they are not a secret seocity, why do they make you take an oath of secrecy, with the threat of burrying your tounge at a sacred spot somewhere on
the east coast?
If they are not a secret seocity, why don't you get me some pictures of the inside of there ritual rooms?
Masons built and run the country.
p.s. Donations are tax wright-offs
If I can understand what you are saying through the twisted jumble of illiteracy, I will answer your questions.
There is a list of freemasons. Within Europe, governments have access to those lists and actively discriminate against freemasons over employment
opportunities. For example, in my country you will not be accepted into local government in many places if you are a freemason.
The oath that is taken is merely an oath not to disclose the passwords or the signs. There is no oath taken that says that a freemason cannot discuss
anything else about the craft. The ancient oath that describes the tongue being buried on a beach is symbolic and nothing more. You are even told that
it is symbolic when you take it.
You can find many pictures of freemasons temples on the internet. There is no rule that says a freemason cannot have a photograph of his temple or
show it to others. To tell the truth though, the temples aren't that interesting after you have sat in them for a while.
Yes, masons did help build the US. Many of the signatories to the Constitution were freemasons. Many of the people who created US society were
freemasons. Look at what that Constitution is based on and you can see that this is hardly a thing to whine about.
Freemasons have also been at the forefront of modern science and created The Royal Society. Most of Western society has been built with the help of
Yes, the tax is reclaimable on a charitable donation but if you give to the local cat's home, it's reclaimable too. Why should it be any different
for masons? If the law changed and nobody got tax relief then neither would masons.
The old chestnut that freemasonry is Satanic at it's higher levels is just used by people who can't pick holes in it any other way. They state that
"lower ranking" masons, who are in a far better position to know the truth than any accuser, are ignorant of any deeper meaning.
Finally to those who say that Freemasonry does not accept black people - utter and total trash. This statement, has been made before and it really is
time to put it to rest. The ignorance expressed by this accusation is probably one of the worst falsehoods I have seen made about freemasonry. ANY man
can be a freemason as long as he is a decent person and over 21.
[Edited on 3-3-2004 by Leveller]