posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 03:53 PM
Originally posted by vinay86
Now, You are trying to link use of skull and bones in freemasonry with church. Earlier you told me it is part of culture.
Unless you're trying to say that religion isn't a part of culture, I'm failing to see a contradiction.
So, according to you freemasonry works on the ideologies of christian church, but religious connection has been already denied by
You've misunderstood (surprise); we do not deny that there are several connections to several religions, only that Freemasonry is itself not a
And, cultural connection of freemasonry has already been denied by your mason friend network-dude on other thread.
If your position is that Freemasonry is a cult that brainwashes its members into a hivemind, showing how two members can have two opinions on a pretty
important topic is not a good idea.
There is no connection of freemasonry with any culture around the world, otherwise freemasonry would have been taught to the school children's
So let me get this straight: anything that's not explicitly taught in school isn't part of someone's culture? Do you have 20-hour school days over
At any rate, this is a red herring: I didn't say that Freemasonry was part of any particular culture but that the skull and crossbones was, and that
it's useful as an emblem of mortality.
Earliest use of skull and bones was by roman catholic church, NAZI SS, Order of the Skull & Bones and secret societies. And freemasonry claims
to be none of that.
We predate National Socialism and the Skull and Bones Society, so we're obviously not "part of" them. As for the Catholic Church, their opinion on us
isn't much different from yours. Wanna be connected to their worst deeds on a vague similarity with a minor issue?
So, Freemasonry does not follow any scientific method of teaching, and Freemasons are hypnotized philosophers.
Given that millions of men all over the world credit Freemasonry with a positive impact on their life and character, I'd say we found something that
works and kept doing it. We do not pore over the latest in education science with a red pen over our ritual (though, as pointed out earlier, they seem
to think we're doing fine), but "good result=do it again" is science at its most basic.
edit on 20-3-2011 by OnTheLevel213 because: didn't
close a quote.