posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 02:59 PM
Originally posted by network dude
Originally posted by Oceanborn
Originally posted by AugustusMasonicus
Originally posted by Ben81
What does any of that have to do with Masonry and your mommy-issues?
Really? You are the one who believes in fairy-tale beings like the Devil and I am asleep?
How do you know he doesn't exist? I'm not trying to start anything,i just couldn't help but ask since i've seen other freemasons here say the same
thing with the same confidence.
If my post will be considered off-topic and gets deleted i'll just start a thread about it and PM you to join.
This is my answer and may not be the same as other masons. In researching all the claims about masonry being demonic and how we worship Satan and
Lucifer, we tend to do a lot more study into these "entities" than most people do. In research, we find that most manifestations of evil were
created by man in popular literary works to scare the reader, and they did such a fantastic job, it kind of stuck. The hell most know of was first
described in Dante's Inferno, and the image it represents is what preachers still throw at parishioners today.
So if the Devil dressed in red with a pointy tail and a pitchfork is your mental image of Satan, then you may have fallen for a classical
representation of Evil.
Evil exists and can evolve in any of us. Just as good can. It's up to each individual to learn to subdue his passions and keep himself with the
boundaries of the rules of mankind. (that's a masonic lesson or "secret" as you might know it)
So the devil only exists if you let him. I chose to put my energy into God and bypass the devil completely.
Thanks for the reply.
It's true that we find descriptions of demonic creatures in novels and what not but they don't matter,neither it matters if some (or many) people
are effected in any way by them since they should know better.I'm not interested in books such as those and neither i have read any of em (dante's
inferno for instance,never even touched it.the only "dante's inferno" i know is the album of iced earth
The thing is,satan as an entity is being mentioned in the holy scripts.Yes,some people (including me) believe in that evil entity (for those who
don't understand,belief and worship isn't the same thing).I want to point out that claims such as "devil doesn't exist,it's a fairy tale" are
false and are based on personal beliefs,not knowledge.There's the danger of misinformation and it can easily happen even if there's no intention for
You were honest enough with me and said that it's your personal opinion based on literature and your research in general that such entity doesn't
exist.That's your belief and i respect it 100% but that doesn't make it a fact (i'm not saying you personally implied such a thing).So,both sides
are based on beliefs,not facts.
What i know so far is that noone has proof about satan's existence/non-existence and i think network dude
will agree with me that we just have
different beliefs,nothing more,nothing less.Now,if someone has something more i believe most of us would be very interested to know about it.Until
then i think we all should care a little bit more about what we say and how we present it as we could easily mislead others.
That's pretty much it.Excuse my long post.