Originally posted by Mirthful Me
What you have come upon is the basic stage setting, including costume and makeup, list of characters, and outline of the 32nd degree which is
communicated by performing a play! A skit! A staged reenactment of Masonic lore. Sherlock you're not, because there are far more interesting aspects
of Freemasonry than what you choose to dwell upon.
... and this isn't even the right info for any 32nd degree done under the jurisdiction of any recognised Supreme Council 33^o in North America,
AFAIK. This bears only the vaguest superficial resemblance to what we do in Canada. I did want to note that we do do things a little differently up
here, since many of you seem to be in the SJ of the US, and not aware that some of our SR degrees are fairly different.
I also wanted to say that I do not entirely agree with you, MM, when you say that there are far more interesting aspects of Masonry than the degree
rituals (if that's what you meant, I could have misinterpreted you). Especially in the SR, the degrees are full of fascinating meaning and history,
and even the setup and regalia are communicating something.
Mr. Necros does
seem very upset, and he is referring to Freemasonry Watch, which is a website made, I must say, by one of my compatriots (i.e.
a Canadian). I'm not sure I understand why either one is upset. I wish, Mr. Necros, that you'd clearly state what you think is wrong with
Freemasonry, so perhaps we could put your mind at ease.
Also, I'd like to note that I do not appreciate anyone challenging the validity of my 32nd degree, or that of my brethren here. We were all given
the 32nd degree in extensio
in a properly formed lodge of SPRS, and under the auspices of our respective internationally recognised Supreme
Councils 33^o (in fact, I will show my own pride by saying that the Sovereign Grand Commander of Canada's council, a friend of mine, was at my
). We are all Freemasons who have experienced the 32nd degree ritual, yet you claim we know less about the SR degrees than you do... how
can that be? We have access to the same information you do, plus additional information.
In any event, I do not mean to get frustrated with you, Mr. Necros, but I wish you'd communicate why you are so upset.