Thank you for your response. I would hope that Neil would be proud! :-) I am interested in all of this, because I suspect my father is/was a
Mason. I was disowned by my family basically, and treated like a foster kid growing up. My father was a minister, which has really messed with my
head. So I am trying to figure out why. We have alot of family secrets, that don't want to be discussed. So I am here.
1. Masonic legend as taught in lodge originates from the region including The Mountains of Zion and centers on the construction of King Solomon's
Temple. This however does not create a unified Masonic political/religious stand, it is a personal choice, what you believe before you become a mason
will probably believe afterwards. The craft does not dictate political or religious viewpoints.
How does that work? My understanding of the craft, is that it doesn't matter what religion you follow. You just have to believe in a higher power. I
am assuming from the legend, that you probably have Zionists as members. Do you also have Muslim extreemists, that believe in the subjugation of Jews?
Please don't take offence, I mean no disrepect. Masons don't discriminate against religions, so I am assuming you have Muslim members. How do you
know if they are sleepers or not?
2. This is a personal choice, however the ranks of Masonry is a little heavy on law enforcement and military; you do agree to be a law abiding citizen
as a tenet of your membership. Libertarian thought process takes over from there... take that with a grain of salt.
So if someone lived in the Netherlands, and they were a Mason. They could use Marijuana, and the Masons wouldn't have any problems with that? I guess
what I am getting at, is do they have a problem with the drug itself, or just that it's against the law to use it?
3. Politics are out! No way, no how, but we'd rather have a Brother (which Bush & Kerry aren't) in the Whitehouse than a Skull & Bones (both are
Are "Yalies" not liked because of money status, or what?
4. Never had a cavity in my life, and I'm about as big a capitalist as you could meet.
Would the majority of Masons consider themselves Capitalists?
I've had probably 8 cavities when I was little. I grew up in Co. Springs, the first city in the US to add Fluoride to their water. Wasn't allowed to
eat sweets and drink pop growing up either. Brushed, flossed, even used a Fluoride gel. Does it bother you that there is no way to regulate, how much
Fluoride you have in your diet on a daily basis? Are you aware that toothpaste containers have warnings on them, that state if swallowed, seek
imediate medical help? Does that make sense to you? My brother says "people in the know, know this. That's why they drink bottled water." So:
1) Why isn't the general public being warned by the people in the know.
2) Why isn't anything being done to get it out of our drinking water?
3) The Masons are known for all of their charity, that's what they are about is trying to help people. So why don't the Masons care about this
There have been several contries that have banned Fluoride in their water. There are countless medical reports on what Fluoride does to the human
body. The joints, the bones, brain chemistry, tooth Fluoridation (white spots), ect.. They even suspect now, that it is causing the huge increase in
ADD in children, among other things. It prohibits the flow of Melatonin in the brain, which the brain needs to be able to concentrate. That's why
it's linked to ADD. Do Masons not believe the evidence?
5. Definitely pro depleted uranium, especially in these wonderful increments: 20mm, 25mm, and 30mm. Preferably after they have perforated some tape
making, AK-47 wielding, goat loving, extremist piece of %@*$#*&^%@@%$^T^%%^%#@#$^ who thinks he' got any chance of toppling the good ol' U.S. of A.
Oooops, sorry wrong thread for this.
(By the way, what do last two questions mean anyways?)
Depleted Uranium is one of the suspected causes of Gulf War Syndrum. That and the shot series they recieved. So I was wondering if it bothers Masons
that it is having these negative effects with contamination? Do they believe it is linked to birth defects etc., in Iraq after the first Gulf War?
6. Religion, off limits, you affirm that you believe in a supreme being and we move on. Your immortal soul, your call.
7.Not as a unified charity. The majority of Masonic charity is at a local level, helping your own community. If this is a priority for you; you make
efforts towards helping in this area. The flip side of Masonic charity are the Shriner's Hospitals, about as big and single-minded a philanthropy
(Worlds Greatest) as you can find.
Understood, pretty straight forward.
8. Trick question, are you talking about sacrificing human beings or including the word "god in the Pledge of Allegiance?
No trick here. This goes back to the Marijuana issue, among other things. From my understanding Masons want to be free from government regulations
etc.. So my curriosity is, I am assuming you have Jewish, Muslim, and Christian members. All of these religions have the first five books of the Bible
in common. Genesis 1:29 states And God said, behold for I have given you every seed bearing herb of all of the lands..... and all of these things I
have given unto you, to be as to meat. The law says that Marijuana is illegal. Any Christian or Muslim, or Jew, or American Indian for that matter,
could say that this goes dirrectly against their spiritual beliefs. Masons also say that they will never infringe on you spiritual beliefs. The only
way you can be kicked out from my understanding, is not paying your dues, or breaking the Mason morals/rules etc.. So their seems to be a
contradiction to me? What takes president the persons spiritual beliefs, or following the Mason morals. If it is breaking Mason morals, are the Masons
for Marijuana legalization, so the morals don't infringe on the persons spiritual beliefs?
What if a member said Fluoride has been medically proven to hamper the flow of Melatonin in my brain, making it so I can't concentrate. I use
Marijuana, because it has been proven in a medical study to increase the production of Melatonin. So I am using it for medical reasons. What wins out,
the Mason being healthy, or following Mason morals?
Hope this was of some help.
It was, and I really appreciate you time and consideration.