Originally posted by emsed1
Originally posted by Agoyahtah
That video is hilarious. The mason is toying with the poor interviewer. Masons don't believe in Lucifer. Masons don't believe in anything. If you can't see it, feel it, touch it, it doesn't exist in the Masonic world.
That's not true at all.
We believe in a lot of stuff.
Each mason enters with his own beliefs.
Whether he still feels strongly about those beliefs after graduating through the various degrees is another matter.
The less beliefs he holds onto, the higher he goes.
It's all about taking off your clothes.
Every man has clothed himself with various thoughts, ideas, and principles. These are his garments, his outer garments, his inner garments, and his secret garments.
When a mason first enters the lodge, he's asked to "remove his clothes".
That is symbolic of the willingness to remove the garments of beliefs that the naked man hides under while in the open society.
He then gets a special garment to wear, it's a lambskin apron, that just covers a small part of his anatomy.
That's symbolic of the fact that masons don't cover themselves with a lot of "beliefs" when doing their work.
They work naked, with the exception of a small set of "tools".
All that is written about Freemasonry, and published in the outer world, is largely nonsense upon nonsense.
The mason at the top has the least garment covering.