posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 07:45 PM
First, allow me to encourage the OP, I think that anyone who has chosen to pursue personal growth has already chosen wisely, regardless of where they
may turn, as they set out on that noble path.
But, there are some issues that will probably continue to follow you down that path, if you choose Masonry, as you can already see.
For example, I think the famous speech JFK gave back in 1963, before the National Press Club, 6 months before he was assassinated, needs to be
confronted, head-on by Masonry today.
Can we clear the air?
Since that time, the steam continues to build, with a relatively recent Oli Stone movie, "JFK", thrown in for added emphasis. And yeah, he pretty
much made some insinuations, which helped perpetuate the common notion, that Masons / Masonry, were behind the assassination.
People can find that Kennedy speech on YouTube, etc., but if someone knows what I'm referring to, JFK specifically called out "secret
societies" in that speech. I believe many at the time were shocked quite frankly, that he would say such things publicly, but the upshot was
that he was then on record for it.
And then he was killed.
THEN, a massive cover-up, by all appearances, that suggested involvement, and / or accomplices, at the very highest levels.
I'm not trying to derail this thread by opening up the JFK assassination, really I'm not. But the fact remains that the public today is virtually
"unanimous" that the JFK assassination involved conspiracy, and probably a pretty high percentage continues to believe that the Masons were right
smack in the middle of it (if not behind it).
I'm not sure "how" Masonry can be exonerated, maybe it never will be, but I can easily see why people continue to connect Masonry to "bad"
things, like killing presidents.
"Should" Masons expect a pass on this one, because the Masons they happened to know, are nice old grandpas, decent family men, Christians,
Maybe not. Which is why people are going to say that "of course" they're not at a high-enough level! Well, compared to the good ole' boys
club on the Warren Commission, maybe we can concede a small point here?
Anyway, regardless of where one stands on this matter, I think Masons would be doing themselves a big favor if they stopped just immediately
"laughing" at the poor common man, who after all, may have some "real" reasons to think the way they do, after all the water under the bridge.
No doubt many Masons have dealt with this issue already, many times before, and probably did so with patience, and civility. But until this elephant
in the living room goes away, I think that a fair amount of patience is going to be the better approach.
Think for a minute: The average bear out there, is going to see some of the "masonic" avatars, read a snide comment or two, and just go away
feeling that their notions have been confirmed, yet again! No, it's not "reasonable" perhaps, but totally understandable.