reply to post by MagnaCarta19
I wonder how many pages of books, quotes, documents, letters and a myriad of other revealing evidence it would take for Masons to admit that
possibly, while Freemasonry is on the large part as positive and innocent as Masons here say it is, it has been infiltrated by people who you'd hate
just as much as "anti-Masons" do
First off, one would have to define "infiltrated." I've used this analogy 1000 times, but if 12 Math professors from 12 different Universities get
together and create a crime syndicate, does it automatically mean the Universities are "infiltrated?" Or, does it mean all other Math professors
are unknowingly part of the scheme? Should we dedicate a million websites, books, investigations, and publications to shutting down the institutions
responsible, and banning the teaching of mathematics?
Of course not, all it means is 12 bad guys have something in common.
The exceptions do not define the entire group. If there are an elite group of 12 that happen to be Masons, then they are just criminal anomalies,
they are not infiltrators, and they are not some secret group at the top that we all unknowingly support.
Every dime spent through Masonry is accounted for. There are tax returns, there are meeting minutes, there are checks and balances. Many of us know
Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries, and there terms are limited in duration and someone replaces them.
What you, and some of the others propose is just not logistically possible, and Masons know this, and that is why Masons scoff at the very notion.
Even if the elite group of Illuminati, or Council of 12, or Avengers exist, it has nothing to do with Masonry any more than it might have to do with
being in the Chamber of Commerce together, or being in the same Bowling League, or wearing the same brand of pants. They would just be some criminal
anomaly and it would not define the group as a whole, and it would be ridiculous to assume the group participates or supports them voluntarily or
involuntarily. When I pay my tuition at the University, I am not involuntarily supporting some Math Professors Black Jack scheme, I am just paying my