posted on Sep, 3 2004 @ 12:29 AM
This deserves its own thread, I think.
Until one of the anti-masons actually JOINS a lodge, we'll be stuck in these back-and-forth arguments (Necros doesn't count, by the way, for obvious
Many will not want to join, sadly. An alternative: What I can suggest is that these individuals at least meet with Masons in person, either by
attending an open-house, or expressing interst in Freemasonry by e-mailing a local lodge, and meeting in person at a coffee shop or something..
I'm a bit troubled by the fact that there is real, empirical evidene to be had, yet anti-masons aren't interested in collecting it. You don't need
to join, just arrange to meet some Masons in person. Sure beats the hell out of posting obscure, pointless internet links and images, right?
Perhaps these anti-masons choose not to meet Masons in person - perhaps over a coffee, because they fear that they might actually turn out to be good,
decent people, and **poof**, there go all the sexy theories. Are you afraid that you miht actually LIKE what you hear? I'm sure you folks are ALOT
better than people who, even when given evidence to the contrary, still hold fast to their assumptions . . right?
Case in point: I already have two sponsors, both Master Masons. At any time during our interviews I could have politely excused myself and left. If
you don't like what you hear, you don't need to remain. I'm sure most people's human intuition is good enough (you're not babies) to determine
in the first 10 minutes or so what kind of person you're speaking to. Most of you anti-masons are intelligent and very keen about learning (or
rather, teaching, lol.) So, give yourselves some credit and move out of your theoretical bubbles.
It's about giving people a chance, really. So go ahead, meet a Mason in person. It isn't enough to simply make blanket statements about Masons using
the relative anonymity of the internet. If you are so bold and brash to condemn Masons and Masonry, please have the courage to do it in person, to a
It's only fair, not just in terms of Masons, but anyone.