posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:42 PM
I have been reading this website for a long time and this is my first post. I too am a Mason and have been for the past six years and I currently hold
the highest elected position in my lodge which is due to expire in a month and then the next officer in line will take over. I say this to give some
credability to what I am writing. I have memorized, recited, initiated, and spoken all of the blue locge degree work, opening and closing ceramonies
and other special guest ritual. I have followed this thread and the OP is spot on about American Freemasonry. It is boring, time consuming and I have
yet to recieve even the least impression of any special favor or treeatment because of my status as a brother. That being said, Masonry in America is
dying, we loose more in my state each year to death then comes in. I attribute some of this to the state of the world we live in, the "me" first
society, or most people are working longer for less and do not have the time to attend meetings, be active etc. so they dont bother participating. It
is true 95% of our activites involve charity work, and it is very rewarding, but very time consuming.
I just finished a short book called, Masonry - The Truth, by Gordon Cameron. It is available on lulu. They are spot on to every ritual I have ever
witnessed, or memorized. I encourage all Masons to read this and would like to discuss some of what is said about the higher degree, the 33rd to be
exact and find out if this there is any truth to his claims.
Truelight's post has struck a chord with me and would like to discuss something. I found out about Mason's in the military, joined after I left the
service wanting to find out first hand what it is all about. I read all the negative, elitest, santanic overtones to Masonry but decided to find out
for myself. I asked a Mason, and it all started there. I was excited and scared as hell at the same time wondering if was unknowingly damming my
eternal soul. And to this day I am still not convinced that I have not.
Why is that, well this book talks about the low level negative energy fear based control that Masonry makes all initiates swear to during their
initiation. I never though much of it, but yes, it is a form of fear based control, which we reiterate at every meeting. More on that later if any
Mason reads the book and wants to talk.
It is written, in the above book, that the 33rd degree, which 95% of all Mason's will never attain, reveals the true meaing behind Masonry and that
is fear based control. If you have ever seen then photo of the astronaut on the moon, or basement, whatever you believe, holding a Masonic apron on
the moon, and all the evidence of the fake pointing back to Mason's, what better group to pull off the hoax. I encourage everyone to watch secret
space Vol 1, and the Illuminati p1 and 2 as found at enigma.tv. This idea of fear based control resonates so perfectly, that I cannot shake it.
The author is only talking about UK Masonry, but the rituals are the same.
I have yet to find any hard evidence of satanic overtones in my lodge with this exception. Initiates ask for more light in Masonry, I have never been
able to shake the idea that is a incantation to accepting, or at least verbally accepting a Luceferian doctrine of the pursuit of forbidden knowledge.
If you dont know look up Luciferian. There is so much I want to ask my brothers of the 33rd degree but am fearful of ailenating myself from my lodge.
Another point from the book, Masonry has its roots in Christianity, but nowhere is ther any mention of Christ. The reason given is that religion and
politics are taboo subjects. The author states it is because Masonry rejects Christ because he was the last human sacrifice. No more blood sacrifices
were needed and this negates all the pagan blood religions before Christ. It claims that the eliets reject Chirst teachings because blood sacrifices
are no longer needed. Just love and forgiveness. (endP1