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Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
I believe that JFK wasn´t talking about you guys here. (or some secret golf club)
He was talking about conflict of interests, and Masons that are secretive and are in charge of most important positions in the country.
Masons don't have to prove their innocence. I'm pretty sure that the burden of proof is on the accuser. Also, where do you see Masons "laughing at the poor common man"?
But does Masonry have a PR problem, as a whole? Yes, after almost five decades post-JFK, still a problem.
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I've covered this speech in dozens of other threads before. Your first point of ignorance though is that he actually gave it April 27, 1961, two and a half years before he was assassinated... not six months.
Originally posted by JR MacBeth
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.
Originally posted by HomerinNC
I wanted to join the masons, still do, it seems to be a good organization, they do have charitable functions (ie the Shriner's Hosptials), but I am a convicted felon, have have been told over and over no I cant.
I know they want people of GOOD moral character, but what about us that have made mistakes in life and want to better themselves? Shouldnt we be included?
Originally posted by HomerinNC
No offense taken, I know noone trusts a felon....
Thats how life is...and ya wonder why recidivism is so high
Originally posted by johnny c
reply to post by getreadyalready
Would people not feel very un welcome being told they were not wanted in the order? People might feel you guys dont want them full stop or are you told you might be considered again?
thanks for your time
Esotericism or Esoterism is a term with two basic meanings. In the dictionary sense of the term, "esoterism" signifies the holding of esoteric opinions or beliefs, and derives from the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos), a compound of ἔσω (esô): "within", thus "pertaining to the more inward", mystic. Its antonym is "exoteric". In scholarly literature, the term designates a series of historically related religious currents including Gnosticism, Hermetism, magic, astrology, Kabbalah, alchemy, Rosicrucianism, Vajrayana Buddhism, the Christian Theosophy of Jacob Böhme and his followers, Illuminism, Mesmerism, Swedenborgianism, Spiritualism, and the theosophical currents associated with Helena Blavatsky and her followers. There are competing views regarding the common traits uniting these currents, not all of which involve "inwardness", mystery or secrecy as a crucial trait.