Originally posted by Fitzgibbon
Originally posted by district9
The lower level masons, I believe 32nd degree and lower do not appear to be apart of the true illuminati agenda, its the higher levels that are the
top of our ridicule.
Oy! Another one that knows nothing about Masonry (not that numerous posters here haven't tried) and assumes that Scottish Rite rulez! The degrees
you're referring to are in a side rite to Masonry and have no more impact on Masonry.
Let me ask you a question: which is larger? 32" or 3'? Same thing with Regular Masonry; the 3rd degree is the highest. End of story. Full Stop.
Despite the numerical focus that anti-Masons have, they just seem unwilling to recognise being glaringly and repeatedly wrong about even so
straightforward an aspect about Masonry. And for good measure, I'm going to bet that this 33rd degree focus is going to lead back to a
long-discredited swipe at Pike about lying to the lower degrees.
Hum. I'm surprised, you're right, Freemasons or ritual 'masons' do not lie, not once or ever, they deceive (my father would call it being
democratic with the truth) - and you are right there is a difference.
Let me explain, as one progresses through each degree, the ritual practices, change, to reflect that, as does the interpretation of the current
'reality' or 'consciousness', some of these rituals are private, many as a Freemason you may not know about, until invited, or attaining a
Although it is unfounded to say that Freemasonry degree system is a cast based system of deceit, at the very least, it is founded to say that
misleading people is a very confounding way to reach the same goal (not the full truth, or full known interpretation of bearer(s)).
I try and keep away from the pike topic , personally, but yeah, Freemasonry should actually thank Pike for doing so much to modernize the masonic
traditions, and you know, other more 'faithful' people may take a distasteful pleasure over the possibility of pike being a satanist, I actually
take a dislike to the fact that Pike, as a bloodline, may , and has been suggested many times to serve the Illuminated Agenda.
It is in my opinion though, it is, a little disingenuous to consider the Scottish rite 'have no more impact on freemasonry' - as compared to
You also mention 'The 3rd degree is the highest. End of story. Full Stop.', in terms of attainment there is a great deal of focus put on the first 3
degree's isn't there? Funny that, but I think it is something that neither of us are qualified to answer??
Enjoyed reading your post. ta