I see people in this part of the forum are still spouting rediculous uneducated non sense thats been spoon fed to them from the likes of Alex Jones
and his groupies I see. I love this site but the secret societies forum has the a lot of BS, imo.
I mean some of these things you guys say about
masons are so absurd they are literally hilarious I know they crack me up and I bet other masons here laugh about it too.
All you anti mason guys can do is insult masons, call us names, say we don't know about the "higher degrees" and BS like that. I love it when you
guys talk about "the forbidden knowledge" that the "average mason" doesn't have, I guess its only for the elite? Damn. lol. If there really is
any forbidden knowledge can any of you prove it? What about this "inner circle" of elite masons yall always talk about? Can any of yall prove that?
Its really quite absurd and pathetic to make these baseless claims (and I'm not calling any of you pathetic, just the rediculous conspiracies you
pass around). How would any of you know more about freemasonry than actual masons? You don't. I find it particularly funny when you guys who aren't
masons attempt to tell us who are masons that we don't know what we are talking about. I think most of us know a bit more than you regarding
freemasonry at least. All the masons I've seen on here have been completely honest with everything from what I've read, but yet you just brush them
off and call them liars. You anti mason guys get all your info from people with agendas who write sensational stories to sell books. Like for instance
the few ex masons who wrote books are really just hacks trying to make money and their crappy books are full of lies, half truths and sensationalism
similar to a tabloid. Lies and sensationalism sell, and apparently a lot of people take it as fact judging by some of the stuff you guys post on
Sure there are some masons who don't study up on the history and meanings of everything, but many of us are very devoted and study a lot (I for
instance studied for years before joining and I continue to read and research for hours every night after work). If youd do some REAL research on
masons and do the research on UNBIASED sites and books you'd see you are wrong with most you say about masons.
I have a huge collection of books and read a lot so I can reccomend some good ones that you can probably even find for free online. I will make a list
of the best and easiest to find ones and make a new thread in a couple days with the list and descriptions of each book or website. I've thought
about making a thread like that for a while and others can contribute their favorite books or websites to it if they want. I think its a good idea
for a thread and I'll make it in a few days unless someone wants to make it before then.
But seriously please stop with the name calling (I know noone will actually stop) like calling us cowards and cult followers and crap like that. From
what I've read here most masons on this board respond atleast semi respectfully considering the crap we are called on here. We don't insult you
really, so please try to do the same. We are all (I assume) adults here, right? Am I theonly one that notices this? I hardly see masons on here name
calling or anything beyond calling someone a troll, but yet people on here call us cowards, cult followers, brainwashed, sheep, rapists and every name
in the book. People even think we are after their children and weird stuff like that! Its rediculous! Why do you guys hate us so much? Has any mason
ever done anything to yall personally? Or is the hate just because you buy into rediculous conspiracy theories? In my experience in life the people
who resort to insults and name calling are the ones with no argument or nothing to say.
And btw this post isnt a response to anyone in particular. I just want people to do some real research and study and stop getting all their info from
conspiracy sites and wikipedia. If I can encourage even just one person to do real research and study then I'm happy!
And this is kind of unrelated but in case anyone noticed a post of mine a few pages back where I said I am not a mason the reason I said that is
because I've been harrased at other sites like this for defending masonry. So when I joined this one I decided not to say anything so people
wouldn't be biased about my posts but now I see there are plenty of other masons on here so I don't care. On these other sites I was basically the
only one. Its nice to see ATS has a big and diverse community. Plus I have nothing to be ashamed about! I'm a proud person and shouldn't hide who I
am. Plus I don't care what people on the net think of me.
Sorry for ranting.
[edit on by jeasahtheseer]