Originally posted by Golfie
Ok...One last time....
Altho this article is on the Grand Lodge of Scotland's website it is written by an Associated Press journalist....read *very* carefully what the
POLICE said and that the reporter clears up the misconception of the SOCIAL Fellow Craft CLUB and the Fellow Craft Degree.... pay close attention to
paragraphs 7, 13, and 17. (And before certain someone screetches about the paragraph's numbers....remember this was written by an AP reporter...not
by someone transmitting a secret reptillian code about blowing up toilets or world domination)
Sorry to all of you who hope to find a red herring in this....it's not going to happen.......
Your repsonses are insufficient.
"Police called the shooting "completely accidental," but Eid was charged with second-degree manslaughter. He pleaded innocent and bail
was set at $2,500."
This adds nothing to shed light on Mayo's comments in the AP article from March 10, 2004, saying it was an initiation into the Fellow Craft within
"I have never heard of anything like that," agreed Len Henderson, a 30-year member of a lodge in Portsmouth, N.H. "I was extremely
upset to think people would think this had anything to do with a legitimate Masonic initiation."
This adds nothing still. Because some 30 year old guy named Len who is a Freemason says he has never heard of this before, so it must necessarily
never have happened? Poor logic. This proves nothing and does not address Mayo's comments.
"There are three levels of entry into the organization: apprentice, fellow craft and master Mason. Although the Patchogue group used
the name "Fellow Craft" for its social group, it is unrelated to the second-degree moniker officially sanctioned by the Masons, said Robert Leonard,
a spokesman for the New York State Freemasons."
Spokeman's for Freemasons are not going to cut it on this one. Moreover, this, again, says nothing to shed light on Mayo's comments.
Your reply has failed to further this case any. Once again, nobody has shown, with any evidence whatever, that the AP article on March 10 in the
Washington Post is incorrect in regards to Mayo's comments. Further, nobody has addressed witness statements talking of gun rituals going back 70
years. Nobody has shown how old the supposed "Fellow Craft Club" is. Therefore, this case is not closed.