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Originally posted by Shoujikina
The thing that frustrates me about the whole thing is that the newbies and low in hierarchy don't know anything, except lies (they are treated well, and they are shown the whole thing as something completely innocent and harmless, and this is what the beginners end up believing). And that's why the newbie masons always whitewash masonry and their dark deeds - that's why they try to convince people that masons are somehow good and decent people, the good guys of the world, etc.
And then when they finally rise up in 'degrees', and get to actually know something (I think above 22th degree or something along those lines), they are in too deep to be able to ever tell any outsider the truth.
So they perpetuate the same lie - this time KNOWING they are lying, but they of course have no choice at that point.
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
No need to forget that Shriners are based on Sufism. Yet Islamist's or is it Muslims(?) are supposed to be world terrorists... Irony.