posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 10:44 PM
First of, I'd like to mention that my uncle r.i.p. was a mason, and also happened to be a man of great character. He happened to be the President of
a company that I won't mention for fear of revealing who I am, but is a company that handles many government contracts.
Here is what I think is the biggest "problem" with masons if we can call it a problem this early: Secrecy.
It's not that there is anything intrinsically immoral about secrecy. There isn't.
However, when any one of us looks deep into ourselves, and then considers the nature of those things that we want to keep secret, what do we find?
it's those agendas that others would object to, it's those things we did in the past that we don't want reveal. It's our selfishness.
So, reflecting upon ourselves, and not in an unreasonable way, we assume that secrets are equivalent to hidden agendas, and therefore, matters that
would otherwise be objectionable by those from whom the secret is kept.
After all, if there was no objection to it, why should it be a secret?
Now, just put a little bit of paranoia on top of that, and you get a conspiracy theory that masons want to rule the world. After all, this place here
Once again, masons have every right to keep secrets, there is nothing intrinsically wrong with that, and as far as the evidence I have, I cannot find
proof of wrong doing.
But it is simply human nature to question the motives behind secrecy. And the theories that people come up with are not surprising giving the
My questions to those freemasons here would be, do you first of all recognize why secrecy can be controversial? My second question would be, quote a
reasonable motive for secrecy (can be hypothetical, but reasonable)