posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 03:25 PM
Originally posted by KAOStheory
Most here that are not Masons have some level of suspicion, distrust, and belief that they are part of some sort of conspiracy against everyone else
I think you'd find that most of the Masons on ATS believe there is a conspiracy as well. The difference is that that Masons are fairly
certain it has nothing to do with us. I could point to the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Grove attendees, the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, etc.
None of which have anything to do with Masonry, yet have a lot more people in positions of power and influence than Masonry does.
But Masons are not Black or Gay. It's a choice. We should be able to speak our minds a bit more freely about our suspicions without worrying
about being accused of hate-speech on here.
Speaking your mind is fine and encouraged. But give some thought to why you're saying what you
are. Have you done the research yourself, or are you making assumptions based on what you've heard from other conspiracy theorist wrote or said?
As to the matter of hate speech, we have seen posters on ATS who have said "The only good Mason is a dead Mason." And that framing, "the only good
X is a dead X", is NEVER appropriate, for any value of X.
Nobody will claim all Masons are saints. We're people, just like everyone else. Have there ever been Masons who were pedophiles? Probably. Are Masons
statistically more likely to be pedophiles than members of any other group? Probably not. So if, for instance, .05% of men were pedophiles, chances
are .05% of Masons might be too. We wouldn't know it sitting in lodge with them, any more than you'd know what your co-worker does when he goes home