Originally posted by Simplynoone
Ok now we are making some progress ..
I will check out your link ..I will even do some very deep digging into the history and the origins of these practices and will get back to you
Are you willing to possibly debate with me on them after I do my homework ?
I will promise to bring in Ancient Texts ,Ancient Masonic Texts and everything else I will need to debate it with you ?Without anyone getting angry I
It will take me a few days ...
I need some info though..
How long have you been one > ? And what degree are you ?
You're going to do all that in "a few days?"
No offense, but you might want to bring some lunch. I've been at this for well over 25 years. (Well, except for recently due to illness, or more
likely old age!)
As for degrees, while you're researching, be sure to put emphasis on the degree structure of Freemasonry. It's important that you understand that
"more degrees" does NOT mean "more of a Mason" or "high-ranking Mason"
The Master Mason (Third Degree) is the highest degree that can be held.
Many of us here on ATS have taken additional degrees though.
So, to specifically answer your questions I'm a Past Master (i.e., former presiding officer of the Lodge) In the York Rite Chapter I'm a Royal Arch
Mason, in the Council, a Select Master & Super-excellent Master in the Commandery, a Knight Templar and member of the York Rite Sovereign College.
I'm a Knight Mason, a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, a VII° member of the Masonic Rosicrucians, member of the Allied Masonic Degrees and in
the Scottish Rite, I am a 33rd Degree Mason.
There's probably some more, but that's a start.
Oh, and I hold or have held offices in several of these branches of Freemasonry, some on a state and/or national level.
I'm curious as to WHY you want to debate, though.
I'll gladly discuss, but there's really no need for debate. Debate indicates (eventually) a winner and a loser and there cannot be a winner on this
topic. If your goal is to show me that Freemasonry is evil or Satanic, or nefarious or something of the like, it will never happen, because like
most active members, I know better.
[edit on 30-8-2008 by Appak]