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Yet, we condemn, as do many. Are we right to do so, when we know so little?
... but I kept reading...
If you're Catholic, and especially if you're Irish Catholic, you know that Masons hate us, and always have. So, we hate them. You know that they are conspiring against us, and have some sort of plan for global domination they have been working on since they started all this in the 16th Century. So far, the plan hasn't worked out so well, but global domination takes time. You also know that almost all the rich and powerful men (women aren't allowed) in the world are Masons — all the better to dominate the world, of course.
It's refreshing to hear someone who admit he doesn't have all the answers. Too often those who condemn Masonry do so out of stubborn ignorance. To me it seems like one of the fundamental tenets of the Masons is that learning is a lifelong endeavor, while another is that squabbling over matters of faith is pointless as in the end, the only time you might ever know if you were right is after you've died.
As I simply don't believe there is evidence that this strange, ancient organization represents a threat to humanity, religion, spirituality, or peace -- and certainly not Our Loving God — I am content to let them go their way, as we go ours. So far, that approach seems to have worked out just fine. I don't understand them, and I'm not sure that even the Vatican theologians who have studied them for centuries — and they are far more-schooled and studied than I in this kind of painstaking research — do, either. Yet, we condemn, as do many. Are we right to do so, when we know so little?
Originally posted by JoshNorton
while another is that squabbling over matters of faith is pointless as in the end, the only time you might ever know if you were right is after you've died.
While we're having the Masonic love-in, I've been meaning to tell you for a while that The Final Cut has been my favorite Pink Floyd album for more than 25 years. He may be an egocentric jackass, but Roger Waters certainly influenced the way I look at the world, politics, war, etc. I think that quote from "Two Suns in the Sunset" is an apt summation of meeting on the level.
Originally posted by network dude
that is my fundamental reason for why I enjoy masonry so much. I don't know who is right or wrong in their religions, but after seeing what I wanted to see in the Bible, it is obvious to me that anyone who lives the life God intended us to live is on the right track. It is not nessesary to build a big church, or attempt to convert someone over to my way of thinking. In fact the opposite is true (IMHO), finding out why they feel the way they do should increase my knowledge and love of God.
Finally I understand the feelings of the few.
Ashes and diamonds
Foe and friend
We were all equal in the end. - Roger Waters
If you're Catholic, and especially if you're Irish Catholic, you know that Masons hate us, and always have. So, we hate them. You know that they are conspiring against us...
Originally posted by w....
Whats funny is roman catholics are part of freemasonary, and they working together to change the world.