Originally posted by Spooky Fox Mulder
I'm ashamed of all you people out there who bash the Freemasons.
I'm ashamed of all you people out there who believe that the Freemasons are TEH EVIL.
I'm ashamed of all you people out there who don't even know what the Freemasons are all about, yet you judge and condemn them to be of Satanic
I have a few friends that are free masons and they are lovely people. That said, the world isn't perfect. Some people will always want to use power
and influence to furhter their own agenda, I'm slightly ashamed myself to say this, but it's in our nature.
I'd agree that on the whole, freemasons are a perfectly honest group, but there will always be 'bad eggs' no matter what demographic your
targetting. The problem with the free masons is that they have much more power and influence than most.
I'd also have to say that the way it is structured, attaining degree's of enlightenment, private study into 'hidden knowledge' aswell being
choosen as a 'select few', I feel that this may inherently instill a sense of elitism, even if it is unwanted. Couple this with their charitable
work, funding and foundations it could really go to your head, would you feel proud, maybe even superior if you were a part of this?
I'm ashamed of all you people out there who never do your homework and just go with the flow and accuse the Freemasons of being the
Illuminati, to eat children, perform occult rituals, to take over the world, etc.
I personally think that the Illuminati may be a sub-sect within the freemasons, powerful, like-minded individuals that have gained alot of money and
influence through their work and their vast networks of contacts and influence.
Eat children, probably not. Perform 'Occult rituals'? to the unlearned eye maybe, try and take over the world? Possibly, as a collective I'd say
they'd have the power and the reach, but as I said earlier, I believe them to be a sub-group, rather than the whole.
So, re-cap, freemasons as a whole are quite fine. Yet no matter were you look, bad people will surely be. I'd say even more so within a group focused
upon collective power and wealth (helping each other out, not literally a collective wealth/power), it would be a magnet for certain types no?
It seems you've swung from one extreme to the other, perhaps settle for a middle of the road with a good firm pinch of salt attitude?
Either way, we're probably wrong.