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Originally posted by madhatr137
When we think of Secret Societies, obviously the first ones that come to mind are the NWO, Freemasons, Bilderbergs, and the Illuminati. Obviously, there are a few more, but, the gist of it is always the same, ancient European secret societies are the ones in control.
My question is this, who has ever heard of any non-European Secret Societies?
I don't know, "the Red Dragons" or something from China or Japan...
Perhaps some sort of Middle Eastern ancient secret society?
Every conspiracy theory we have seems to be Euro-centric...there has to be more organisations out there..that we just don't talk about.
Originally posted by newyorkee
I would really like to see how this one develops....doing my home work now.....and I´m off
The Druze are considered to be a social group as well as a religious sect, but not a distinct ethnic group. Also complicating their identity is the custom of Taqiya—concealing or disguising their beliefs when necessary—that they adopted from Shia Islam and the esoteric nature of the faith, in which many teachings are kept secretive. Druze in different states can have radically different lifestyles. Some claim to be Muslim, some do not. The Druze faith is said to abide by Islamic principles, but they tend to be separatist in their treatment of Druze-hood, and their religion differs from mainstream Islam on a number of fundamental points.
Originally posted by ShadowScholar
reply to post by Avatar777
It's true they weren't the winners in history,but they did survive so could've had their own narrative. Enlightenment can be a good thing or a bad thing depending upon how it is looked at.
A person could believe it is ok to take the homeless from the street and conduct experiments on them as a previously useless person now has a use. There are more probably stronger examples of this.
I've had a long look at it, and I think that many of their outward practises seem great. However they were pledged to their group beyond death, and raised an army and attacked and killed people. For supposedly enlightened people all about equality, they did start a war during a time of relative peace and a time when all religions were being embraced and talked about. There was no need for the secrecy or the army. So why did they have it?