But I don't think anyone below 32nd degree will have a clue about it.
How can you claim to support it when you wont even know what it's all REALLY about until you reach the highest levels?”
Hello, OP, I think I have a clue to your question. I don't think they get mad either; I think it is merely frustration, and a little bit of sour
I grabbed those two quotes because they illustrate a point I would like to make based on MuzzleFlash's misunderstanding and the quote that JoshNorton
In none of these 'secret societies', which utilize Templar Order, are the 'secrets' saved for the 'end' or higher degrees.
Like all true systems of initiation the 'Final Secret' is in the first lesson
. That is a universal quality of these organizations and if you
are a quick little Monkey then you are going to get it and if you aren't then you aren't.
It takes work and preparation and if you don't have it then, well, that may be the origin of the sour grapes.
One thing I have noticed for sure in these 'societies' and 'lodge culture' in general; 99% of the applicants have no idea at all what they are getting
in to, they actually think they are going to learn it all there . If they have really come to learn; most seem to be around for the pot lucks and a
sense of community.
The Masons on ATS are great guys but a little bit lazy. I have found that once you guys are taken out of familiar territory you get all lazy and the
thread dies. Is it because when someone who has their crap together with this subject matter shows up you gentlemen actually have to go to work, and
just pulling something out of your box of debunking memorabilia won't cut it? I think so.
I have had fun meeting you guys on these threads and I have no personal axe to grind concerning Freemasonry. It is just that it has been an interest
and a hobby for so long that I am in Pig heaven on ATS where folks actually want to talk about it. At least until it becomes work.
So that is my theory. If the issue can't be dealt with immediately by grabbing something out of the box then the frustration ensues.
We can revisit Lucifer and Pikes fascination with him any time you'd like.
Ed. I just wanted to add that I really did mean that. I will say it a final time because I will have to be in character if we are supposed to be on
opposite sides of the fence.
I, Frater210, have no personal woody against Freemasonry. I have just been fascinated since I was a little kid and love to talk about things I have
discovered along the way.
You might be interested in what I have found because I have belonged to all of the 'Other' organizations (and yours) that also utilize Templar
Let's be friends.
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