posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 12:25 AM
Originally posted by nakiannunaki
The fact that freemasonry's degree system is based on ancient egyptian kabbalism and the fact that Jesus was directly involved at somepoint in his
life with egyptian life and politics could mean that he was privvy to insider knowledge but then again maybe not...
Certain portions of post enlightenment interpretation of freemasonry may borrow from such, but original Freemasonry is entirely rooted within the
Christian and Jewish faith. I suppose there are even now some masons that will disagree with me on that. But on every point of ritual I have found a
simple direct link to biblical , apocryphal, or didache verse as the most reasonable point of origin that requires no stretch of meaning or words, or
theology. These in themself were esoteric enough given the Bible was not available to the general populace, much less the apocryphal books of which
were unknown but to a small portion of clergy in Europe, and in some items I see a direct Didache reference that defies the general accepted theories
there when the Didache was still forgotten. However all of those origins are entirely within the Christian and Jewish faiths.
By the time the 1700's comes and masonry goes "above ground" the enlightenment is booming sea trade has created contact with all sorts of new cultures
and traditions, and there's a huge popularity to attaching all sorts of connections to Egyptalogy, however I simply do not see it in the older
organizations, unless of course you mean those influences on Judaism that predate Jesus, and are apart of the hellenistic Jewish historical
period....in which case it can be argued ALL western religions were thus influenced indirectly by Greek and Egyptian theology, Judaism was no
exception. Much of ritual masonry for instance the third degree was not even used by that earlier group......when most people think of masonry
starting, is actually an entirely new phase in which much of the original had been lost.
edit on 26/2/2012 by ForkandSpoon because: (no reason