Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
reply to post by JBpage76
true enlightenment is in Buddhism or gnostic christians or sufi muslims not masonry.
Originally posted by MagnaCarta19
Haha, you Masons get so sensitive when it's implied that you possess secret esoteric knowledge.. it's alright, no-one's saying that you do specifically (though c'mon, I know you've seen a few funky things here and there that had you wondering)... some people just say that people very high above you in ranking (knights templar york rite, knights of malta, 33rd degree etc) may know and partake in things that could shock and surprise us all (or not, depending on what you know)... and I don't think that's really controversial to suggest given the overwhelming amount of documentation in many forms regarding these matters
you can call me a ludicrous conspiracy theorist if you want but may I suggest that would be painfully ironic given the website we're on
oh and as for this apology, I think it might be more genuine than some of you are thinking.. sure it's worded in a misguidedly insinuative way, but I think the gist of it is that this guy used to have a quite negative and possibly hostile attitude towards your organization.. but has now more or less made his peace and has realized that the vast majority of Masons (up to a certain degree that is.. but as I understand it, the first three degrees conferred by the grand lodges cover the vast majority right?) are good, liberty loving folk who have a deep respect for the world and mankind and want nothing to do with any kind of police state new world order.. unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the likes of those who call themselves such things as Knights of Malta (see William "Wild Bill" Donovan, Allen Dulles, Franz von Papen and many others who generally hate most human beings with a destructive passion).. Peace, and long live ludicrous conspiracy theories, for truth passes through 3 stagesedit on 1-6-2012 by MagnaCarta19 because: Wrong wordingedit on 1-6-2012 by MagnaCarta19 because: Wrong wording, again
Originally posted by KSigMason
reply to post by bowtomonkey
No beginning? How so?