I'm going to leave ATS for a while, so I won't be able to provide answers to this post.
Once upon a time, I was just like every other conspiracy geek, blaming the Freemasons for being a part of the New World Order, taking over the world
and stuff. Then, I got older and hopefully wiser and my opinion on the Freemasons changed drastically.
In a matter of fact, I have a fortune to know a couple of Freemasons and I must add that they are very nice people - probably the best people I've
So the whole Freemasons-Are-Evil campaign dates all the way back to the Knights Templar (Freemasons in fact originate from Knights Templar) and the
whole Friday the 13th of October 1307 where the French King Philip IV arrested and executed a great deal of Knights Templar. And so the hate campaign
against the Freemasons went on and it still exists today, as many of us blame the Freemasons to be the Illuminati, to eat children, perform occult
rituals, to take over the world, etc.
Now, before you start bashing the Freemasons, you ought to read some books about them, there is in fact
a great deal of accessible information about
Freemasonry out there
To sum things up, without revealing too much, the mail purpose of the Freemasons is to answer these three questions, I quote from a book about
1) Where do we come from?
2) Why are we here?
3) Where are we heading?
That's basically it.
Now, all of us humans are on different spiritual levels. Some are very evolved and some are just started. Some are Level 50, others are Level 1 (to
illustrate my point).
The Freemasons is a Good People's Club
- a society of humans that are/have done something extraordinary and who want to make a difference to
this world instead of remaining sofa potatoes. That's why, to illustrate this, the Freemasons don't invite people on for example Level 1 of their
spiritual development, but first accept those who are on Level 10 and up.
Think about it: if you had a club of highly intelligent people, you too wouldn't invite fools to join, wouldn't you?
So about the whole hush-hush thing. The purpose of the Freemasons is NOT a secret - you can read about it in all those books about the Freemasonry out
there. The things which are secret - are the rituals.
And why? Let me illustrate: if you are reading a really good book, you wouldn't want to know what's on the next chapter, before you read it
yourself. Thus, those on the higher degrees of Freemasonry are not allowed to tell the newbies what's going to happen. Thus, all the rituals must
remain secret, otherwise the whole experience will be spoiled.
Freemasonry is a life-long journey towards becoming a better human.
The symbols the Freemasons use are a sort of NLP-tools, to help the lodge
members remember, stay aware and evolve. Many of those symbols and rituals are so complex, so even if they were not secret, one would not have any
clue about what it's all about.
Those symbols and rituals are a part of bigger picture of a journey towards becoming a better human.
That's why you see top leaders, politicians, writers, philosophers and other prominent people among the ranks of Freemasons. They are all very
special people, they all strive to make the world a better place and to help humanity. They all have the "Be the change you want to see in the
. They are not perfect nor holy, but all of them are striving to become better people, to live their lives to a full extent and
to write history instead of being a passive witness.
What people don't know is that Freemasons do a lot of charity, support a lot of schools, hospitals and institutions. So yet again: the Freemasons is
the Good People's Club. And in order to protect the good, they are not accepting everyone into their ranks and certainly not telling everything about
So, it is up to you what you think about the Freemasons. It is up to you to believe me or not. I have not come here to recruit you nor to convince
you. The choice is always yours and you must find your own answers.
But what I can tell, due to my own personal experiences, is that the Freemasons are great, caring and inspirational people and I am deeply thankful to
possess that knowledge about them.
This is all you will get about Freemasons from me - I am not answering any further questions regarding the Freemasons, this only post will suffice.
[edit on 12-2-2009 by Spooky Fox Mulder]