Why is it you assume all here are Scottish Rite Masons or under control of the Scottish Rite? I'm here to counter the lies and misinterpretations
spread by so many misguided or hateful souls that seek to lurk in their corner of the web. No one told me to do it. I did it on my own accord.
I'm not a Scottish Rite Mason nor do they have any authority over me. I'm Blue Lodge, York Rite, and OES. The Scottish Rite has no authority over
any other body than itself. A Scottish Rite Mason who is a member of the Blue Lodge or York Rite is treated no different than any other member. They
are given recognition only for their achievements in that body, not others. If you really wanted to use a symbol familiar with the entire Masonic
Order, I would have used the "Square and Compass" not the "Eagle".
A conspiracy is often tore apart because it is based on lies, misinterpretation, misconceptions, and misquoting (cut-and-pasting only parts of quotes
or editing something entirely). You have many here who know the history of the Craft and those involved.
The problem with those trying to defame us is that they come here and don't realize the stuff they are posting has been posting a billion times
before and that we have squashed it that same amount of time.
What do you expect of us? To just take your lies on the chin? I personally don't like to suffer being lied about.
I counter the lies, more often than not its how we are organized, structured, and controlled by. Then the other lies usually concern religious
Being a former member doesn't make ones testimony more credible just because your willing to believe it. One who is willing to break their oaths is
someone who is willing to break their word and cannot be trusted. He is detestable. There is also the fact that not all who claim to be ex-Masons
are who they say they are. Often those who claim they are or were sometimes cannot prove it.
Our rituals are out there and yet, I hardly ever see those used against us. Its always public books written not for official Masonic use, but rather
the authors opinion, whether it is right or wrong.
I've also seen several people claim something and cite a source. When looking at the source its either not even there or the source even refutes the
very claim. On another site, I've seen people cite "The Onion" a parody site. More often than not you are all very predictable in your sources
Our oaths are not blood oaths. A blood oath requires you to spill blood at the time of taking the oath. Our oaths require you to keep your word. If
you break your word, you can be expelled if detected. No one is killed for violating their oaths.
I really hate when people pull one quote from a Pike book. If you haven't actually read the entire book, of course, you're going to take it out of
context. I suggest you read the entire thing as it is quite an intriguing read.
Actually we are not bound to lie. We are told to be truthful. If someone asks me certain questions, then I tell them I cannot tell them. I'm not
lying to them, I'm just not revealing to them. If one lies, they are not upholding the charges given to them to be truthful.
The only enemies Freemasonry has is ignorance, tyranny, and fanaticism.
reply to post by W3RLIED2
Jealousy is one of the fuels the fire against Freemasonry.
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I guess you have it down to a science.
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
Our Temples won't fall. Truth has kept them upright since their creation.
Long in the tooth? I'm 26-years-old!