a reply to: cocopugg
Without even looking at the article, I can tell it's going to be full of crap. It's going to be based on an quote from Weishaupt over exaggerated by
the ignorant and fanatical then repeated over and over by the mindless anti-Masonic drones that have dotted history. Let's take a look at it and see
if I am right or wrong,
Yep, sure enough, right off the bat…Weishaupt. There was no infiltration. The Illuminati’s rituals were quasi-Masonic at best, but had no
authority over Freemasonry nor did any Grand Lodge in existence recognize them. They attended the 1782 Congress of Wilhelmsbad where many claim the
“take over” occurred, but for the most part the Masons rejected them and the Congress resulted in the downfall of the Rite of Strict Observance
and the rise of the Rectified Scottish Rite, which is still in existence today. Even before the Bavarian government suppressed the Illuminati, they
had internal problems as seen by Baron von Knigge leaving the group.
You’re parroting the words of a fascist government who suppressed a group who had libertarian goals.
John Q. Adams was not a Mason and had a sterling and irreproachable reputation.
Ummm…your knight in shining armor has a few stains on him. Does the term “corrupt bargain” come to mind? No? Well, let me refresh you. Adams
used Clay in the House to decide the winning vote in the election of 1824 then Adams appointed him to a Cabinet position. A man you say with
“irreproachable reputation” used corrupt, nepotistic methods to win an election.
Jackson did serve as Grand Master, and I’d say he was high ranking member in that sense, but what I understand of the hierarchy of Freemasonry and
what you understand are two different animals.
The history of anti-Masonry goes back farther than Adams: www.travelingtemplar.com...
His words mean as much as yours. I’d say though that it paints a rather unflattering look upon a man who sat as President of the US. As to the
Morgan Affair, I’d like to point out its based solely on speculation and no evidence to substantiate it all. There was no need to take him out or
attack him for his writings as there were plenty of “exposes” already out on Freemasonry so he was going and did not release anything that
actually exposed any wrongdoing of the Masonic fraternity, but idiots nonetheless still raise him up as a martyr of their cause. Plus, there is no
evidence he ever served as a Captain.
Actually Washington was not the inactive Mason as you would try to make it. There is plenty of evidence preserved by his home Lodge and the GW Masonic
Memorial that demonstrates his activities in the Fraternity.
FYI, Thomas Jefferson was not a Mason.
In addition to being poorly educated…
How was Jackson poorly educated?
Really so far, your website is just the opinion of the author. It’s not facts, but perception and opinion; nothing more than a John Q. Adams J/O
session so far. What a waste of time.
John Adams is probably the greatest of all Founding Fathers.
FYI, Franklin Pierce and Woodrow Wilson were not Masons.
edit on 16-4-2015 by KSigMason because: (no reason given)