reply to post by lifttheveil
Well, I'll tell you the whole story. I first became interested in Freemasonry when down on military Pass in NOLA. I came across the graveyard owned
by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. I started doing research (reading books since I was heading to the Sandbox).
When I was home I decided to join so I looked it up and on a cold, rainy December night I walked up to the Boise Masonic Temple. I approached an
elderly man and said I was interested in joining. He said they were having dinner and that I was welcomed to join them. I sat down and for
30-minutes I talked with the men who were there. I got up, told them I'd be right back, went to the ATM and pulled the money, and returned to give
them the money with a petition. They gladly accepted my petition.
In January I was called and told that I had been elected to join Freemasonry. Due to military obligations, I had to wait until May to even be
initiated, but the wait was worth it. I come from a middle-class family and I'm the first of my family to join the Freemasons.
reply to post by eastendkid
I can't speak for the UK, but luckily I live in a country where I can freely associate with who I wish.
That guys opinion is not fact and just because he believes something doesn't mean anothers privacy needs to be infringed upon. This guy doesn't
think it will become a witch-hunt? Seriously?
As to the second video, the radio host points out some facts. Her sad story doesn't prove Freemasonry was involved, just a bad children's home. The
person who produced the video is throwing in their own beliefs into the videos hoping people will take it as fact and not merely the misguided opinion
of some schmuck on the internet.
The maker of the video also seems just obsessed with sex. So many who try to label Freemasonry as such do so out of their own interpretation and
often their own hidden feelings. It's called projection.
The end of the third video shows the illogical though process of many anti-Masons. Just because our aprons go over our front and sit in front of our
crotch doesn't mean we're into sexual magick or anything of that nature. In fact, just that is what your mind goes to when you see that doesn't
mean anything...again projection. Why is it so many anti-Masons have sex on the brain?
Freemasonrys is occult..
I think somebody needs to go back to school and re-learn how to write. Plus, how are we "occult" since that means "hidden" and we're pretty well
in the open.
hiding secret Baal-sex-worship and it's relationship to ritual abuse. Both are occult / demonic in nature.
We don't deal with either Baal nor sex worship.
reply to post by eastendkid
Throughout the Old Testament, the word Ba'al is an ordinary everyday word, with ordinary everyday meanings. It is true that it is used sixty-nine
times to represent a Canaanite god or gods, although often not as a proper name, but as a description. It is used as a proper name of other things or
persons many times. For Example Ba'al is the name of a city in 1 Chronicles 4:33. In 1 Chronicles 5:5 and 9:36, it is a name of a Jewish person.
It is used even more frequently in combination:
Baal Gad, Baal Hazor, Baal Hermon, Baal Meon, Baal Perazim, Baal Shalisha, Baal Tamar, Baal Zephon, Baalah, Baalath (feminine of Baal), Baalath Beor
and Baale are names of towns or places.
Baal Hanan and Baalis are names of kings.
Baal Berith, Baal Peor, and Baal Zebub (Lord of the Flies) are names of gods.
However, what is much more significant is the use of baal translated into other words. It is translated as "master" four times...
This is very important, as by analogy, Yahweh is the Ba'al of Israel. Another translation is "owner" (twelve times).
A third translation is as husband (eleven times).
Actually nowhere in that audio recording does Sarah speak about Freemasonry being an occult. You attempting, poorly, to attack Freemasonry and label
us something you can't prove.
The "G" is primarily an American device. Most Masonic bodies outside the US, like in England, don't use a "G" in the Square and Compasses.